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University: hearing officer is biased, adjunct profs not entitled to union

By Nancy McCann Although USF St. Petersburg relies heavily on adjunct professors, the university system says they are just temporary employees who fill “unexpected holes” in the teaching schedule and therefore are not entitled to form a union. In a 37-page document submitted to the Public Employees Relations Commission on Oct. 27, the USF administration doubles […]

From thrift store to runway: alumnus hosts fashion show

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 […]

From thrift store to runway: alumnus hosts fashion show

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 […]