University of La Verne adjunct professors will not move to a time card system in January, as officials had announced last month.
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Faculty concerns about the future of tenure at the College of Law and its implications for the University, combined with questions about a to-be-announced change in pay structure for the University’s underpaid adjuncts point to a disturbing trend – of devaluing educators and by extension – education.
The University’s roughly 700 adjunct faculty – who teach more than 60 percent of the classes here – will need to fill out time cards starting in January.
Assembly Bill 1466 was approved by the California legislature and now awaits Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature. If the governor signs it this month, it would mean a roughly 88% pay raise for adjunct faculty, who are currently woefully under paid here, with private universities across the state.
Adjunct professors’ salaries at the University of La Verne could increase dramatically – by roughly 88% – if a bill currently making its way through the California legislature becomes law
The University’s new mandatory diversity and cultural competence training for all full time faculty took effect this summer, with a completion deadline of Oct. 1.
Like most adjunct professors, Lance Pugmire has to juggle teaching responsibilities with his regular job. However, unlike most adjunct professors at La Verne, the latter involves late night fights, going to New York on weekends and helping put mixed martial arts on the mainstream map. Such are the perks of being a sports writer for […]
Glowing with positivity, his upbeat personality and amusing sense of humor has the ability to attract people from all walks of life. Jon Sweat, senior adjunct instructor, also has three types of cancer: polycythemia, skin cancer and leukemia.
The University of La Verne chapter of the American Association of University Professors released a statement last week calling attention to the University’s increasing “corporatization” and the need for true shared governance between faculty and administration to improve the student experience.
A new adjunct faculty council has formed at the University to provide better representation and communication for adjuncts at all of the University’s regional campuses.