Saturday, January 25, 2014

A "Must-Read"

Yesterday, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce released The Just-in-Time Professor its report on adjuncts in higher ed ... a glimmer of light on the horizon?

"To address many of the concerns related to benefits raised by respondents to the eForum, which largely stem from contingent faculty’s part-time status, Congress should extend a number of critical workplace protections to part-time workers. H.R. 675, the Part-Time Workers Bill of Rights Act, sponsored by Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), addresses coverage issues for part-time workers in a number of federal labor laws. The bill does three things: First, it would extend the ACA’s employer responsibility requirement to include part-time workers. Large employers that are required to offer health care to full-time employees or pay a penalty would also have to offer health care to part-time workers or pay a pro rata penalty. Second, the bill extends job-protected family and medical leave to part-time workers under the FMLA and, finally, it would require part-time workers to be treated like full-time workers for purposes of participating in their employers' pension plan."

Monday, January 20, 2014

Our lives begin to end
the day we become silent
about things that matter.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, January 13, 2014

2014 : Our first meeting of a promising New Year

WHO:        Part-time Faculty
WHEN:     Friday, January 17
WHERE:   Room 7110
TIME:       11:00 A.M. - noon

On the agenda we'll discuss who will be eligible to run for office and to vote for officers in this year's election and what's happening as we enter our 14th month of collective bargaining a first-time agreement.

Bring a part-time colleague with you! 

Monday, January 6, 2014

KVCC Closed Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Due to inclement weather, Texas Township, Arcadia Commons Campus and
Kalamazoo Valley Museum will be closed Tuesday.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Friday, January 3, 2014


When asked if the part-time faculty would like to be acknowledged for their years of service, the response was, "Yes."  

Part-time faculty have earned the right to be acknowledged through appointments based on senior status, an increase in compensation and an equitable contract.

No breakfast necessary!