11.1.2017 NTT Faculty Bargaining Update

11.1.2017 NTT Faculty Bargaining Update

In recent negotiations with Loyola administration, we made our proposals on promotions, appointments, course assignments, and evaluations – all aimed at making non-tenure track, and particularly, adjunct faculty positions more stable and predictable.

For full-time NTT faculty, we proposed a clear promotional path to Advanced and Senior Lecturer positions, with longer appointments and recourse if promotions are unfairly denied.

For adjunct part-time NTT faculty, we rejected semester-to-semester and course-to-course appointments that treat faculty as disposable and leave people not knowing if they have a job. Instead, our proposals include:

  • Adjuncts would receive one-year appointments with a clear path to multi-year renewable appointments
  • Multi-year appointments would include a guarantee of the number of courses assigned based on the number of courses in the most recent three years
  • Canceled course assignments would not result in a loss of pay or benefits (it is unfair that adjuncts shoulder all of the risk of courses canceled because of low enrollment or any other reasons)
  • Adjuncts would have rights to open full-time NTT positions before hiring comparably qualified external applicants

The proposals also include fair comprehensive evaluations in the penultimate year of appointments and a presumption of re-appointment for all NTT faculty. The administration would have to provide clearly defined reasons if they do not re-appoint NTT faculty.

In our next negotiations on November 8th, we will make proposals on increased compensation as well as parity in all benefits with tenured and tenure track faculty. Every NTT faculty member is welcome to attend for some or all of the negotiations.  If you are interested in attending, RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2A74Xxm

Next Negotiations:
DATE:        Wednesday, November 8, 2017
TIME:         9:00 a.m. to Noon (try to come by 8:30 a.m., if possible)
PLACE:      Norville Athletics Center, Rm 114

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