Activism

Budget and non-reappointments, Blackboard

Dear Colleague,

We have been following two issues that we would like to update you on:

NTT Layoffs:  At the “Open Meeting to Strengthen the Budget Process” on May 12, the Administration stated the following:

● Notices of non-reappointments will be sent to all NTTs who are Associate Lecturers and to Lecturers with semester by semester appointments.  Some may be re-hired this summer, but this will obviously difficult to NTTs to plan their lives. 

● The University will raise the student/faculty ratio.

Info From the FSU

Dear Colleagues,

Here are some activities you may be interested in:

Help UMass Lowell Adjunct Faculty

UMass Lowell adjuncts have been negotiating their second contract for 11 months, and the University argues that they should not have parity with sister campuses at UMass Boston and Amherst, both in benefits (health care and retirement) and compensation (some members make 34% less than their colleagues here.)

Save the date: Four campus NTT/Adjunct faculty meeting, April 17

A GATHERING OF NON-TENTURE-TRACK AND ADJUNCT FACULTY

From the UMass campuses in Amherst, Boston, Lowell and Dartmouth

Sunday, April 17

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

UMass Boston, Third Floor Ballroom

Free parking in the UMass garage

You are cordially invited to a gathering of non-tenure-track and adjunct faculty from four UMass campuses.

This first-of-its-kind event will offer a way for us to share our experiences and discuss the issues that interest us.

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