Video: Montclair Adjunct Faculty Awardees

Ruth Clark

Prof. Clark started teaching at Montclair State University more than three decades ago as a way to give back to the community and brings a wealth of experience to her craft.


Karen Guancione

Guancione is a practicing artist who brings her craft to Montclair State University students. She mixes art with activism.


Chris Natale

Biology Adjunct Faculty member, Natale has been teaching at Montclair State University for 20 years and brings pharmaceutical industry experience.…

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Rutgers AAUP-AFT Endorses Murphy for Governor

The Rutgers Council of AAUP Chapters, an affiliate of both the American Association of University Professors and the American Federation of Teachers, endorsed Phil Murphy for the Democratic nomination for Governor of New Jersey.

“Phil Murphy’s attention to detail and his focus on the issues affecting higher education today make him our clear choice to serve as our next governor,” said David M.…

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College Professors Fed Up with Lack of Contract

By Michael Aron
Chief Political Correspondent

State college and university professors and staff are fed up. They haven’t had a raise in nearly two years. Today they marched in protest on seven college campuses around the state, in some cases delivering a New Orleans style funeral dirge as they marched.

Montclair State University Adjunct Professor Union President Bob Noonan helped lead his campus’ march.…

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William Paterson AFT On the March for a Fair Contract

Quality Faculty Deserve a Quality Contract

Photos: Milton Eng

More than 150 full-time and adjunct faculty, professional staff and students demonstrated at William Paterson University calling for a fair deal for workers in state contract negotiations and protesting the lack of shared governance and transparency at the university. AFT members have been working without a state contract since July 1, 2015.

The March 2 rally helped raise awareness on campus that faculty, librarians and professional staff at NJ public colleges and universities have suffered economically for years due to health insurance costs exceeding minimal non-competitive salary increases.…

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Nick Yovnello Social Justice Scholarship Winners: Students Confront Campus Rape Culture, Anti-LGBTQ and Anti-Muslim Bias

Scholarship winners Amanda Gonzalez and Maryam Sarhan tell the stories of their activism. Amanda, Maryam and Kelsea Rowan were honored as recipients of Nick Yovnello Social Justice Scholarships for confronting campus rape culture, anti-Muslim bias and promoting acceptance of LGBTQ students and organizations.

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Making Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Work on the State Level

The New Jersey Department of Education has been conducting meetings with stakeholders in education to formulate the state plan for implement of the federal “Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the successor of “No Child Left Behind” in guiding education policy.

The Perth Amboy Federation hosted a small group information session after school Monday (Oct. 24) to discuss best practices in successful schools and where teacher training, professional development and programs for students need improvement.…

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Assembly Higher Education Talks Adjuncts and Tenure

The working conditions of Adjunct faculty were up for discussion in the State Assembly Higher Education Committee meeting Thursday, Oct. 6 in Trenton. Chair Mila Jasey heard from legislators Sen. (and former Governor) Dick Codey and Assemblyman Dan Benson, former Assembly Speaker Joseph Doria as well as an AFT New Jersey delegation consisting of Dan O’Connor, Susanna Tardi, David Chapman, Elaine Bobrove and Steve Young.…

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