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USF opposes adjunct union drive

By Nancy McCann Soon after adjunct faculty members in the USF system got serious about forming a union, university administrators came out swinging. A union seeking to represent adjuncts from USF Tampa, USF St. Petersburg and USF Sarasota-Manatee submitted a petition to the state Public Employees Relations Commission (PERC) on April 20 for approval to […]

Arsenault ‘shocked and disturbed’ by Genshaft’s handling of regional chancellor departure

Part-time professors take first step to form union

Adjuncts, the temporary, part-time faculty members who teach many key courses, have taken the first step to form a union at the three campuses of the USF system. A group representing the adjuncts in St. Petersburg, Tampa and Sarasota-Manatee filed a petition last week to hold a union election sometime in the months ahead. If […]

Arsenault ‘shocked and disturbed’ by Genshaft’s handling of regional chancellor departure

Adjunct professors have full-time workloads with part-time benefits

Adjuncts taught nearly one-third of all course sections at USFSP during the fall 2010 semester—the result of austerity measures, a decades-long shift in employment and an increased demand for college degrees. They are classified as part-time, non-contractual employees; have no access to the state health care plan and are paid significantly less than their full-time […]