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New Legislation for Adjunct Support

The Oregon Senate has voted unanimously to approve the Oregon Faculty and College Excellence Act. This bill  “allows part-time faculty at community colleges and universities access to quality health care insurance benefit plans through the Oregon Educator’s Benefit Board (OEBB) health care plan.”  It also requires institutions to keep track of staff and salary ratios,  with the idea that institutions will eventually move toward providing adjuncts equal pay for equal course-loads across public universities and colleges. This is a great step for adjuncts who, according to the American Association of University Professors, make up 70% of instructors in public and private colleges and universities.  We look forward to a time when adjuncts will have equitable support in all areas of university life, and we want to remind you that TEP is a university support service  fully available to every instructor free of cost.

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