NFM Information Sheet

Data Resources on Contingent Faculty

Faculty Working Conditions as Student Learning Conditions

Resources from NEA

Resources from AFT

Strategy 1: Alleviating Loan Debt Burdens for Students and Adjuncts

Adjunct Faculty Loan Fairness Act of 2015 https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/1556

"30-Hour Work Week Is a Critical Threshold for More Than Just Health Care" http://chronicle.com/article/30-Hour-Threshold-Affects-More/136841/

The Delta Cost Project http://www.deltacostproject.org/

"Students Cover More of the Their Public University Tuition Now Than State Governments" http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/get-there/wp/2015/01/05/students-cover-more-of-their-public-university-tuition-now-than-state-governments/

"For Profit" -- performance piece on college costs by Aaron Calafato, Cofounder of Student Debt Crisis (a nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to reforming funding for higher education in America). Aaron is a recipient of a 2012 Emerging Artist Grant from The Puffin Foundation for his Solo-Theater for Social Change. http://futureofhighered.org/showing-profit-campus-equity-week-oct-28-nov-2-select-campuses/

Strategy 2: Collecting Accurate Data and Holding Institutions Accountable

National Study of Postsecondary Faculty( NSoPF) http:/www.nfmfoundation.org/research.html

New Faculty Majority Foundation’s Back to School Surveys  http://www.nfmfoundation.org/research.html

Coalition on the Academic Workforce Survey of Contingent Faculty Members and Instructors (2012) http://www.academicworkforce.org/survey.html 

MLA Academic Workforce Data Center http://www.mla.org/acad_work_search

The Adjunct Project http://adjunct.chronicle.com/

Tracking Adjunct Pay When Universities Won't Provide Information, The Center for College Affordability http://centerforcollegeaffordability.org/2013/02/01/tracking-adjunct-pay-when-universities-wont-provide-information/

"The New Old Labor Crisis: Think Being an Adjunct Faculty Member is Hard? Try being a black adjunct professor." by Tressie Cottom McMillan  http://www.slate.com/articles/life/counter_narrative/2014/01/adjunct_crisis_in_higher_ed_an_all_too_familiar_story_for_black_faculty.html

Women and Contingency Database by NFM and the Center for the Study of Academic Labor at Colorado State University http://csal.colostate.edu/secondary-material/nfm-women-and-contingency/

Strategy 3: Transforming Compensation Policies for Adjuncts

Crisis at the Boiling Point: A Documentary Look at Adjunct Workplace Abuse and Recommendations for Federal Policy Change by SEIU November 2014 http://www.nfmfoundation.org/Crisis-at-the-Boiling-Point_SEIU_Report-_1114.pdf

NFMF Comments to DOL on Overtime Revisions http://www.nfmfoundation.org/NFM-F_Comments_on_Overtime_Revisions_DOL.pdf

National Petition to DOL re wage and hour violations: (11,000+ signatures) https://www.change.org/p/david-weil-dir-wage-and-hour-div-u-s-dept-of-labor-open-an-investigation-into-the-labor-practices-of-our-colleges-and-universities-in-the-employment-of-contingent-faculty

NFM Blog Post on FLSA  https://extraordinaryfacultynfm.wordpress.com/tag/nfm-works/

"How Faculty Unions Help Lower Costs" http://www.ohio.com/editorial/mark-cassell-how-faculty-unions-help-lower-costs-1.610185


Strategy 4: Ensuring that Adjunct Faculty Have Access to Unemployment Insurance 

Steve Street Unemployment Compensation Initiative http://www.unemploymentforadjuncts.com/campaign/

Landmark Cervisi Decision Turns 25 http://www.cft.org/news-publications/newsletters/california-teacher/april-may-2014/828-landmark-cervisi-decision-turns-25-part-time-faculty-won-unemployment-benefits.html (Cervisi Decision: https://www.santarosa.edu/afa/Forms/cervisi.pdf)

Access to Unemployment Benefits Insurance for Contingent Faculty  http://www.chicagococal.org/downloads/Access_to_Unemployment_Insurance_Benefits_2008_0325.pdf

December 2014 Follow-up Letter to Department of Labor Regarding Unemployment for Adjunct Faculty http://www.nfmfoundation.org/2014_12_19_Letter_to_Asst__Sec__Wu.pdf

AFT Petition: Give Adjuncts Fair Access to Unemployment Benefits https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/give-adjuncts-fair-access-to-unemployment-benefits



Strategies for Overcoming Inequality in Higher Education: 
Supporting Adjunct Faculty and Their Students
October 26, 2015
New Faculty Majority/NFM Foundation
in cooperation with the National Education Association

Selected Resources