Being a part-time faculty member does not need to mean being contingent and disposable. We are working to reach agreement with Lesley administration to begin to move past contingency towards more stability.
We know that we won’t fix the whole problem for all adjunct faculty in this first contract. Our goal is to make progress in this contract on which we can build in the future.
The Lesley administration seems wedded to the idea that the only way the university can function is if the adjunct faculty remains marginalized and disposable. At our February 6 contract bargaining session, the administration made modest improvements to its previous proposal – but nothing significant. See details below:
We responded to the Lesley University administration’s proposals on some of the most important issues that need to be addressed in our first union contract. Our proposals aim to balance Lesley’s need for some flexibility with our need for greater stability and predictability – both in our employment and teaching. These proposals are outlined below: