SUNY Student Assembly Resolution

SUNY Student Assembly

This weekend, the statewide SUNY Student Assembly, representing almost half a million students, will vote on a resolution (see here) in support of a minimum starting salary for adjuncts of $5,000 per three-credit course. We’ll be reporting the results: watch for them here!

Please reach out to your student leadership and try to support similar resolutions in any way you can. The New Paltz Student Association passed a similar resolution last year, which is something that contingent activists could work on with student leaders on their campuses.

If $5K is not appropriate in your situation, then ask for another amount: pro rata, equal pay or more.

The main thing is to educate students and work with them to improve contingent faculty working conditions.

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About @NatM4Equity

The National Mobilization for Equity is a coalition of organizations committed to alleviating the present staffing crisis in higher education: three-quarters of the teaching jobs in American colleges are held by underpaid, precarious and poorly-supported contingent faculty. Our long-term goal is to end contingency as the norm. The current untenable situation not only adversely affects all faculty members, both contingent and tenure-track, it also negatively impacts our profession, our students and the quality of their education.

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