News

Updated Feb. 15, 2014

OPTFA Stories

OPTFA. NFM President testifies before House committee on ACA effects on adjuncts. Nov. 15, 2013

OPTFAWKYC takes on Tri-C administrative costs. June 24, 2013

OPTFAWatch, comment on PBS broadcast on faculty. March 19, 2013

OPTFA. OPTFA and NFM support proposed state legislation to give adjunct faculty collective bargaining rights. March 13, 2013.

OPTFA. Kasich’s budget bill would add to faculty workload. March 5, 2013.

Campus Equity Week 2013 Media Coverage

Adjuncts and Working/Learning Conditions

Chronicle of Higher Education Blog #FutureEd. Adjuncts’ Livelihood: Let’s Make It a Political Issue. Feb. 14, 2014. Mentioned in the article: Maria Maisto, president of NFM.

Chronicle of Higher Education. To Improve Adjuncts’ Plight, ‘Step 1 Is to Acknowledge the Problem.Feb. 10, 2014. Quoted in the article: Maria Maisto, president of NFM.

Boston Globe. Letter to editor: Academic caste system hurts students, tooFeb. 10, 2014. Written by Betsy Smith, NFM board member.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education. Report: Part-time Professors Represented Among the Working PoorFeb. 7, 2014. Mentioned in the article: NFM.

AlJazeera’s Stream. Adjuncts fight for a living wage. Feb. 6, 2014. On the program: Maria Maisto, president, NFM.

Alternet. The highly educated working poor, toiling at a campus near you. Feb. 6, 2014. Mentioned in the article: NFMF

PBS NewsHour. Adjuncts in higher ed: Is academia suffering from ‘adjunctivitis’? Low-paid adjunct professors struggle to make ends meet. Feb. 6, 2014. On the program: Peter Brown, NFM board member.

PBS NewsHour. How one professor’s American dream — teaching — turned into the American nightmare. Feb. 5, 2014. Mentioned in the article: NFM

USA TodayCollege hiring: Helping students or padding payrolls? Feb. 5, 2014. Mentioned in the article: Delta Cost Project

Nickysaeun.com. Twitter activism and the power of social media: Never underestimate your adjunct! Feb. 3, 2014. Mentions NFM.

NPR – All Things Considered. Part-Time Professors Demand Higher Pay; Will Colleges Listen? Feb. 3, 2014. Mentions NFM.

Chronicle. Chronicle Chat: What Does Attention From Congress Mean for Adjuncts? Feb. 3, 2014. Mentions NFM.

Chronicle of Higher Education. Adjuncts Gain Traction With Congressional Attention. Feb. 3, 2014. Mentions NFM.

Slate. Hit ’Em Where It Hurts. Jan. 31, 2014.
Mentions OPTFA.

Inside Higher Ed. Focus on Faculty. Jan. 28, 2014. Mentions NFM.

Slate. The Black Professor: An Endangered Species. Jan. 27, 2014.

Inside Higher Ed. Congress takes note. Jan. 24, 2014

VitaeAn ‘Alarming Snapshot’ of Adjunct Labor. Jan. 24, 2014.

Crikey. Follow Friday: @sarahkendzior, commentator and the full Kendzior. Jan. 24, 2014.

New York Times. Crowded out of ivory tower, adjuncts see a life less lofty. Jan. 16, 2014.

Slate. Do what you love. Jan. 16, 2014.

Jim HightowerThe highly-educated working poor: Adjunct professors. Jan. 16, 2014. Mentioned in the article: New Faculty Majority

The Atlantic. We Are Creating Walmarts of Higher Education.’ Dec. 26, 2013.
Mentioned in the article: New Faculty Majority

In These Times. The Adjunct’s Lament. Dec. 19, 2013.

San Diego Reader. We’re Constantly in Fear: The life of a part-time professor – Academia’s dirty little secretDec. 16, 2013.

Chronicle of Higher Education. 2013 Influence List. Dec. 9, 2013.

Vitae. Q&A: The Congressman Who Wants to Make Adjunct Labor an Issue. Dec. 6, 2013.

Sandusky Register. BGSU finalizing faculty cuts. Dec. 5, 2013.

OpEdNews.com. Ending Academic Apartheid: Equity and Dignity for Adjunct Professors. Dec. 5, 2013.

Youngstown Vindicator. A poor educational system. Dec. 1, 2013.

Times Dispatch. Adjunct faculty members struggle for a living wage. Dec. 1, 2013.

MSNBC, Melissa Harris-Perry Show. Off the Tenure Track, Part-time Professors Face Low Pay, Negligible Job Security. Nov. 30, 2013.
On the panel: Maria Maisto, NFM President and NFMF Executive Director

Vitae. A Congressman Asks for Adjuncts’ Stories, and Responses Pour In. Nov. 25, 2013.
Quoted in the article: Maria Maisto, NFM President and NFMF Executive Director and Ana Fores Tamayo, NFM Board Member

Chronicle of Higher Education. Advocates for Adjunct Instructors Think Broadly in Search for Allies. Nov 18, 2013
Quoted in the article: David Wilder, co-chair, OPTFA Organizing Committee and Maria Maisto, NFM President and NFMF Executive Director

Inside Higher Ed. Democratic Lawmaker Wants Adjuncts to Share Their Stories. Nov. 20, 2013
Quoted in the article: Maria Maisto, NFM President and NFMF Executive Director

Inside Higher Ed. Adjunct Connections. Nov. 18, 2013
Quoted in the article: Maria Maisto, NFM President and NFMF Executive Director

The Hill. House GOP: ObamaCare hurting education. Nov. 14, 2013.
Quoted in the article: Maria Maisto, NFM President and NFMF Executive Director

WOSU. The Increasing Role of the Part Timer. Nov. 13, 2013
Interviewed in the piece: Matt Williams, Vice President of New Faculty Majority. His interview starts about 19 minutes from the end.

New York Times. Invitation to a Dialogue: An Academic Divide. Nov. 12, 2013.
Note: The NYT invited readers to respond briefly by 11/14/13 for the Sunday Dialogue. It planned to publish responses and a rejoinder in the Sunday Review. Email: letters@nytimes.com

HuffPost College. 9 Reasons Why Being An Adjunct Faculty Member Is Terrible. Nov. 11, 2013

Star Press. Ivy Tech recognized nationally for investing in part-time faculty. Nov. 10, 2013.

Doane Line. Pros and cons of being an adjunct professor. Nov. 9, 2013.

The Ranger. Adjunct Faculty Council drafts morale survey. Nov. 7, 2013.

Doane Line. Adjunct professors underappreciated. Nov. 6, 2013.

Colorado Public RadioCSU President Promises Adjuncts Better Working Conditions. Nov. 5, 2013

Inside Higher Ed. Report Details Financial Struggles of Boston Adjuncts. Nov. 4, 2013

Baltimore Sun. Adjuncts Need Support. Nov. 4, 2013

Cleveland SceneThe Plight of CSU Adjunct Faculty. Nov. 4, 2013

ABC News. Growing Number of Part-Time Professors Join Unions. Nov. 1, 2013.

ScienceCareers.orgAttention Must Be Paid. Oct. 31, 2013

The Cauldron. Part-time, full loadOct. 29, 2013
Quoted in the article: David Wilder, co-chair, OPTFA Organizing Committee

Akron Beacon Journal. One-man play highlights perils of college debt; performances scheduled in Akron, Cleveland. Oct. 25, 2013

Vitae, Service of The Chronicle of Higher Education. From Welfare to the Tenure Track. Oct. 25, 2013

Huff Post CollegeSilence of Lambs: Adjuncts in Academia. Oct. 24, 2013

Fairfield MirrorAdjuncts fight for their rightsOct. 23, 2013

DigitalJournal.com. Campus Equity Week Events Raise Awareness. Oct 22, 2013

Chronicle of Higher EducationDear Governors: Adjuncts Want to Know You Care. Oct. 23, 2013

All Over AlbanyWork Week: Con Job. Oct. 22, 2013. View the documentary film’s Facebook page.

NEO TodayCampus Equity Week: Help Improve Adjunct Faculty Working ConditionsOct. 18, 2013

Huff Post CollegeUnethical Academia: The Next Front for Low-Wage Worker Uprising? Oct. 17, 2013

Times UnionCampus Notebook: RPI adjunct ‘was like being a volunteer‘. Oct. 17, 2013

Inside Higher EdNot Too Expensive to Fix. Oct. 16, 2013

Al JazeeraAdjunct professors in dire straits with low pay, lack of full-time jobs. Oct. 15, 2013

Inside Higher Ed. Adjunct Inequities. Oct. 15, 2013

PolicyMic. Your Education is Only As Good As Your Professors’ Pay. Oct. 14, 2013

Canton Repository. Why does college cost so much? Oct. 14, 2013

Pittsburgh City Paper. Adjunct Mary Margaret Vojtko’s death raises questions on college campuses all across Pittsburgh. Oct. 2, 2013
Quoted in the article: Maria Maisto, NFM President and NFMF Executive Director
Mentioned in the article: Campus Equity Week 2013

The Street. College costs soar while adjunct faculty head to pauper’s grave. Oct. 2, 2013

CNN. Adjunct professors are the new working poor. Sept. 24, 2013

Yahoo. Should adjunct professors be paid more? Sept. 23, 2013

Opposing Views. Former Duquesne University Professor Margaret Mary Vojtko’s Death Reveals Plight Of Adjunct Faculty. Sept. 23, 2013

NPR. The Sad Death Of An Adjunct Professor Sparks A Labor Debate. Sept. 22, 2013

Youngstown Vindicator. YSU part-time faculty earn low pay, few benefits. Sept. 22, 2013
Quoted in the article: Jim Zupanic, OPTFA contact person at YSU.

Inside Higher Education#iammargaretmary. Sept. 19, 2013
Quoted in the article: Maria Maisto, NFM President and NFMF Executive Director

Chronicle of Higher Education. An adjunct’s death becomes a rallying cry for many in academe. Sept. 19, 2013
Quoted in the article: Maria Maisto, NFM President and NFMF Executive Director

Huff-Post CollegeWoman Who Taught At College For Decades Dies Making Reportedly Less Than $25,000 A Year. Sept. 19, 2013

Akron Beacon Journal. Key to Student Success. Sept. 10, 2013
Letter to the editor by April Freely, co-chair of OPTFA Organizing Committee

Women in Higher Education. Assess Your Adjuncts to Improve Student Learning.” Aug. 29, 2013. Mentioned in the article: NFM

Akron Beacon Journal. Misplaced UA prioritiesAug. 18, 2013
Letter to the editor

Trib Live. Adjunct instructors say gains outnumber losses in lengthy battle for respect. Aug. 17, 2013.
Mentioned in the article: New Faculty Majority

Akron Beacon Journal. Proenza’s legacy. Aug. 15, 2013.
Letter to the editor by Matt Williams, Vice President of New Faculty Majority

Akron Beacon Journal. Failed priorities at the university. Aug. 14, 2013.
Letter to the editor by Yvonne Bruce, member of OPTFA Organizing Committee

Inside Higher Ed. Ceiling or incentive? Aug. 13, 2013.
Quoted in the article: Maria Maisto, NFM President and NFMF Executive Director

NT Daily. UNT to eliminate adjunct-taught classes. Aug. 12, 2013.

Akron Beacon Journal. UA graduate rate is awful. Aug. 11, 2013

News Herald. Adjunct professors making the grade at area colleges. Aug. 10, 2013. Quoted in the article: Evan Chaloupka, Organizing Committee Member, OPTFA

Akron Beacon JournalEverything at UA but enough grads. July 26, 2013

Daily Emerald. Universities have a rising trend in hiring more adjunct faculty and paying them less. July 22, 2013.

The Recorder. Study: Community colleges relying too much on adjunct faculty. July 18, 2013.

Public News ServiceThe Case of the Disappearing Full-Time Faculty. July 17, 2013.

Lancaster. Colleges increasingly rely on part-time teachersJuly 14, 2013.

LancasterSome adjunct professors want more pay and respect. July 14, 2013.

The Nation. The Pink Collar Workforce of Academia. July 11, 2013.
Quoted in the article: Maria Maisto, NFM President and NFMF Executive Director

Akron Beacon Journal. Adjunct college instructors seek unemployment compensation. July 4, 2013. Quoted in the article: Maria Maisto, NFM President and NFMF Executive Director; April Freely and David Wilder, co-chairs of OPTFA organizing committee

WKYC. Should tax dollars go to administration or classroom? June 24, 2013. Interviewed: April Freely, co-chair of OPTFA organizing committee

Cleveland Plain Dealer. Tri-C’s new formula to determine adjunct work hours stirs debate. June 5, 2013.

NPR. State Impact Ohio. Adjunct Professors Try to Cobble Together a Full Workload. June 4, 2013. Quoted in the article: Evan Chaloupka, Organizing Committee Member, OPTFA.

NPR. Sound of Ideas. ‘Professor Staff’ Dominates Today’s Colleges. June 4,2013.

Cleveland Plain Dealer. Letters to the Editor: “While adjunct professors do the work, administrators multiply. June 2, 2013.

Cleveland Plain Dealer. Part-time college faculty fight for better pay and working conditions. May 26, 2013.

Inside Higher Ed. Bucking the Trend. May 22, 2013. 

People’s World. Education coalition assails wide use of temporary faculty. May 20, 2013. 

MPR. More and more, faculty work for less pay and no security. May 17, 2013.

Akron Beacon Journal. Letter to the Editor. May 15, 2013. Author is Matt Williams, NFM VP.

Huff Post College. Rich Colleges, Poor ProfessorsBy Jane White. May 14, 2013. Quoted in the article: Maria Maisto, NFM President and NFMF Executive Director.

Akron Beacon Journal. Wage Gap. Editorial. May 2, 2013.

Akron Beacon Journal. Part-time faculty at UA to rally over cuts in classroom hoursBy Carol Biliczky. April 29, 2013.

Akron Beacon Journal. Failing marks in higher educationThe subjects are student debt and part-time faculty. Column by Michael Douglas. April 28, 2013.

SEIU. Adjunct Action Symposium Unites Contingent Faculty from Across Boston. By Mariah Quinn. April 18, 2013. Quoted in the article: Maria Maisto, NFM President and NFMF Executive Director.

The Chronicle of Higher Education. New Complaint to Accreditor Assails College’s Treatment of Adjuncts. By Peter Schmid. April 17, 2013. Quoted in the article: Maria Maisto, NFM President and NFMF Executive Director.

The News Record. Lawmakers Review Adjunct Faculty Legislation. By Lance Lambert. April 17, 2013. Quoted in the article: Maria Maisto, NFM President and NFMF Executive Director.

WKSU. Ohio’s adjunct professors prepare to lobby for benefits: New association says part-time university faculty deserve more rights. By Amy Cooknick. April 16, 2013. Quoted in the article: Matt Williams, NFM VP.

Digital JournalOp-Ed: Universities hire more part-time faculty with minimal pay. By Ken Hanly, April 12, 2013.

Collegiate Times. ’29 Hour Rule’ affects Tech student employees and adjunct professors. By Matthew Johnson. April 11, 2013.

NBC NewsMeet your new professor: Transient, poorly paid. By Barbara Raab. April 9, 2013.

WBUR. Adjunct Instructors In Boston Area Rally To UnionizeBy Sacha Pfeiffer and Lynn Jolicoeur. April 10, 2013.

Huffington Post. Faculty Pay Survey Shows Growing Gap Between Public, Private Colleges. By Tyler Kingkade. April 8, 2013.

New York Times. Gap Widens for Faculty at Colleges, Report Finds. By Tamar Lewin. April 8, 2013. Mentioned in the article: NFMF Research Report “Who is Professor ‘Staff’ and How Can This Person Teach So Many Classes?

The Daily Progress. UVa faculty pay falls further behind, report shows. By Ted Strong. April 8, 2013.

Diverse Issues in Higher EducationAAUP Faculty Salary Report Highlights Contingent Faculty, State Funding Concerns. By Ronald Roach. April 7, 2013.

Akron Beacon Journal. Akron adjuncts launch part-time faculty group. By Carol Biliczky. April 11, 2013

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Colleges are hiring more adjuncts professors: Plight of part-time faculty focus of Steelworkers conference. By Bill Schackner. April 5, 2013.

Slate. Thesis Hatement. By Rebecca Schuman. April 5, 2013.

The Village Voice. Contingency Plan: Outsourcing EducationBy Neil deMause Wednesday. April 3, 2013. Quoted in the article: Maria Maisto, NFM President and NFMF Executive Director

The New School Free Press. Teaching Part-Time. By Michael Kaplan. April 1, 2013.
Quoted in the article: Maria Maisto, NFM President and NFMF Executive Director

University of Maryland The Faculty VoiceThe Expansion of Contingent Faculty: Precarious Working Conditions in the House of Intellectual Enlightenment. By Nelly P. Stromquist and James Purtilo. March 30, 2013.

Inside Higher Ed. Imperative for Change. By Colleen Flaherty. Feb. 22, 2013.
Quoted in the article: Maria Maisto, NFM President and NFMF Executive Director

Inside Higher Ed. Digital Pink Slips. By Paul Fain. Jan. 29, 2013.
Quoted in the article: Matt Williams, NFM VP

Take Part. Higher Education’s Darkest SecretOp ed by Maria Maisto, NFM President. Jan. 22, 2013.

Copy and Paste. Marsellus Wallace on Higher Education. By Josh Boldt, NFM Board Member. Jan. 22, 2013.

Chronicle of Higher Education. As Part-Time Faculty Wait for Payday, Peers Help Out With a Food Drive. By Sydni Dunn. Jan. 17, 2013.

Inside Higher EdThe Adjunct Scramble. Aug. 23, 2012.
Quoted in the article: Maria Maisto, NFM President and NFMF Executive Director

NPR. Why So Many Ph.D.s Are On Food Stamps. By NPR staff. May 15, 2012.

CBS News. Do Colleges Exploit Their Professors? By Lynn O’Shaughnessy. Nov 27, 2012.
Mentioned in the article: NFM

Adjuncts and Organizing

Inside Higher Ed. Double Time. Feb. 10, 2014. Quoted in the article: Maria Maisto, NFM President.

Sacramento Bee. Duquesne Adjuncts Participate in National Day of Action. Dec. 5, 2013.

Chronicle of Higher Education. Adjuncts Appeal to Higher Power in Debate Over Unions at Religious Colleges. Dec. 9, 2013. Quoted in the article: Ana M. Fores Tamayo, NFMF Board Member. Mentioned in the article: NFM

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Dozens protest Duquesne University’s opposition to union drive. Dec. 5, 2013.

New York Times. More College Adjuncts See Strength in Union Numbers. Dec. 3, 2013
Quoted in the article: Maria Maisto, NFM President and NFMF Executive Director

Los Angeles Loyolan. Adjunct faculty aim for union. Nov. 7, 2013

MyNorthwest.com. PLU instructors fight for union, part of national campaign for right to organize. Nov. 6, 2013

Adjunct Action. Tufts Adjunct Faculty Say Yes to Union. Sept. 26, 2013

The Tufts Daily. Adjunct faculty to vote on union rights. Sept. 20, 2013

Inside Higher Ed. Union Raises for Adjuncts. July 25, 2013.

Boston Business Journal. Tufts readies for September adjunct union vote. July 22, 2013.

NPR Marketplace. Adjunct professors join steelworkers, auto workers to get organized. June 20, 2013. Interviewed: Maria Maisto, NFM President and NFMF Executive Director

Inside Higher Ed. Union Democracy for some? April 29, 2013

Akron Beacon Journal. Akron adjuncts launch part-time faculty group. By Carol Biliczky. April 11, 2013. Note University of Akron comment regarding unemployment compensation: “UA spokeswoman Eileen Korey said the university would not appeal claims for unemployment by part-timers who have an expectation of employment from term to term and whose jobs have been eliminated.”

The Hoya. Adjunct Union Extends Reach. By Mallika Sen. April 26, 2013.

Boston Herald. Adjunct faculty to discuss forming union in Boston. Associated Press. April 13, 2013.

BostInnoBoston-Area Adjunct & Non-Tenured Professors Announce Plans to Unionize on 20 Campuses. By Lauren Landry. April 12, 2013.

Inside Higher Ed. Fighting the Fear. By Carl Straumsheim. April 8, 2013.

Chronicle of Higher Education. Universities Benefit From Their Faculties’ Unionization, Study Finds. By Peter Schmidt. April 5, 2013

The Georgetown Voice. Adjunct unionization efforts deserve support. April 4, 2013.

Inside Higher Ed. The Union-Agnostic Adjunct Agenda. By Colleen Flaherty. Jan. 30, 2013.

NLRB Announces Landslide Victory for the Adjunct Faculty Association at Duquesne University. Sept. 20, 2012. Read more.

Adjuncts in the Classroom

Insider Higher Ed. Don’t Call Me That. By Coleen Flaherty. Feb. 6, 2013.
Quoted in the article: Maria Maisto, NFM President and NFMF Executive Director

Temporary Workers

NPR.org A ‘Permatemp’ Economy: The Idea Of The Expendable Employee. Jan. 28, 3013.

NYT Blog. The Rise of the Permanent Temp Economy. By Erin Hatton. Jan. 26, 2013.

Adjuncts and Gender

Feministing.com. The Academic Feminist: Advocating for Contingent Faculty’s Rights with Marisa Allison. Oct. 14, 2013. Marisa Alison is a researcher with the New Faculty Majority Foundation.

The Nation. Academia’s Pink-Collar Workforce. July 11, 2013. Quoted in the article: Maria Maisto, NFM President and NFMF Executive Director

Diverse Issues in Higher Education. At the Intersection of identity and Contingency. July 11, 2013.

HuffPost Live. Career Killing Babies. June 20, 2013.

Inside Higher Ed. Paternal Parental Leave. By Collen Flaherty. Jan. 24, 2013.
Quoted in the article: Maria Maisto, NFM President and NFMF Executive Director

Adjuncts and Governance

Chronicle of Higher Education Letter to the Editor. Contingent Faculty Are Here to Stay, So Treat Them Well. March 18, 2013.

Inside Higher Ed. Making Room for the Majority. By Colleen Flaherty. Jan. 23, 2013. Quoted in the story: Maria Maisto, NFM President and NFMF Executive Director

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Contingent Faculty Should Play Broader Role in Governance, AAUP Says. By Nick DeSantis. Jan. 22, 2013.

AAUP.org. Report on Contingent Faculty Participation in Governance Issued. By Gwendolyn Bradley. Jan. 17, 2013.

Adjuncts and the Affordable Care Act  

Washington PostFederal formula to tally workload of adjunct college faculty. Feb. 11, 2014. Quoted in the story: Maria Maisto, president, NFM.

Huff Post College. IRS Explains How To Count Adjunct Work Hours. Feb. 11, 2014. Quoted in the story: Maria Maisto, president, NFM.

Inside Higher Ed. (More) Clarity on Adjunct Hours. Feb. 11, 2014. Quoted in the story: Maria Maisto, president, NFM.

Chronicle of Higher Education. ‘Reasonable’ Ways of Calculating Adjuncts’ Hours. Feb. 11, 2014. Quoted in the story: Maria Maisto, president, NFM.

Chronicle of Higher Education. Lawmakers Told of Health-Care Law’s Harmful Effect on Adjuncts and Colleges. Nov. 15, 2013
Quoted in the story: Maria Maisto, President, NFM and Executive Director, NFMF

Daily Kent Stater. Part-time faculty face cuts before new health care law. Oct. 2, 2013
Quoted in the article: April Freely, co-chair of OPTFA Organizing Committe, and Katherine Burke, member of OPTFA Organizing Committe

Investors.com. ObamaCare Mandate: 301 Employers Cut Hours, Jobs. Sept. 19, 2013
Mentions the ObamaCare Employer Mandate: A List Of Cuts To Work Hours, Jobs that includes “46 universities and colleges — in some cases college systems — that have reduced teaching loads for adjunct faculty.”

Cleveland Plain Dealer. Obamacare’s part-timer consequence: Limited work hours at colleges, municipalities. Sept. 6, 2013. Quoted in the story: Maria Maisto, President, NFM and Executive Director, NFMF; and April Freely, OPTFA Organizing Committee Co-Chair.

University Herald. Obamacare Provides Adjunct Professors With Benefits or Better Working Limitations. Aug. 9, 2013.
Quoted in the story: Maria Maisto, President, NFM and Executive Director, NFMF

Huff Post College. Adjunct Faculty Still Waiting To Hear Their Fate Under Obamacare. Aug. 8, 2013
Quoted in the story: Maria Maisto, President, NFM and Executive Director, NFMF

Inside Higher Ed. Undecided on Adjunct HoursAug. 5, 2013.
Quoted in the story: Maria Maisto, President, NFM and Executive Director, NFMF

BloombergFed Ponders Part-Time Shift as Obamacare Role Questioned. July 19, 2013. Quoted in the story: April Freely, OPTFA Organizing Committee Co-Chair

Red Alert Politics. Florida colleges cut adjunct faculty’s hours because of ObamacareJuly 15, 2013.

Inside Higher Ed. No Rush to Restore Adjunct Hours. July 5, 2013.
Quoted in the story: Maria Maisto, NFM President and NFMF Executive Director

Order of Education. Buy Your Very Own Ohio Adjunct! May 9, 2013. Quoted in the article: Williams, NFM Vice-President.

Inside Higher Ed. Trading Adjuncts. May 7, 2013. Quoted in the article: Matt Williams, NFM Vice-President

WCPN. Ideastream: Sound of Ideas. Reporters’ Roundtable. May 3, 2013. On air: Matt Williams, NFM Vice-President.

19 Action News. Protest at University of Akron. May 1, 2013. Quoted in the article: Maria Maisto, NFM President and NFMF Executive Director, and Matt Williams, NFM Vice-President

Akron Beacon Journal. UA’s part-time faculty complain about cut in workload.May 1, 2013

Canton RepositoryPart-time faculty at Akron protest reduced hoursMay 1, 2013

Buchtelite. Protest for Part-TimeMay 2, 2013

Inside Higher Ed. Tackling the cap. April 24, 2013
Quoted in the article: Maria Maisto, NFM President and NFMF Executive Director

Take Part. “There’s Something Sneaky Going on at Colleges Across America.” Op-ed by Maria Maisto. April 23, 2013. Maisto is NFM President and NFMF Executive Director.

The Chronicle of Higher EducationAdjuncts’ Advocates Call for Fair Treatment on Work-Hour Calculations. By Sydni Dunn. April 23, 2013. Quoted in the article: Maria Maisto, NFM President and NFMF Executive Director

Inside Higher Ed. Tackling the Cap. By Carl Straumsheim. April 24, 2013. Quoted in the article: Maria Maisto, NFM President and NFMF Executive Director

SEIU. SEIU Urges ACA Coverage for Part-Time Workers, Adjuncts. April 19, 2013. Quoted in the article: New Faculty Majority.

Akron Beacon Journal. UA limiting part-time hours to avoid health-care costs, may boost workload of others. April 6, 2013. Quoted in the article: Maria Maisto, NFM President and NFMF Executive Director

The Flat Hat. Health Care law limits hours for adjunct faculty. By Katherine Chiglinsky. April 5, 2013.

Idaho Business Review. Universities in the hot seat over health care. By Michelle Hicks. April 5,2013.

Huffington Post. AAUP: Don’t Cut Adjunct Hours To Avoid Obamacare Requirements. By Tyler Kingkade. April 4, 2013. View a slideshow of colleges cutting hours in response to the ACA.

Times Union. HVCC cuts hours to dodge paying benefits. By Cathleen F. Crowley. March 25, 2013.

Journal Online. Oakton Adjuncts Speak Up On Talks Of Limiting Health Care. By Tom Robb. Feb. 22, 2013.

American Thinker. Educators Hit by ObamaCare. By Eileen F. Toplansky. Jan. 20, 2013. Mentioned in the article: NFM

Wall Street Journal. Health Law Pinches Colleges. Jan. 18, 2013.

MSNBC. Colleges roll back faculty hours in response to Obamacare. By Ned Resnikoff. Jan. 14, 2013.

The Daily Beast. Are Adjuncts Full Time Employees? By Megan McArdle. Jan 14, 2013.

UVU Review. University preps for upcoming health care provisions. Jan. 14, 2013.

MPNnow.com. FLCC: Health care law impacts adjunct professors. By Erinn Cain. Jan. 14, 2013.

Huff Post College. Palm Beach State College Limiting Adjunct Faculty Hours To Avoid Health Insurance Coverage Costs. By Tyler Kingkade. Jan. 11, 2013.

Huff Post College. IRS: Adjunct Faculty Hours Must Be Calculated With ‘Reasonable’ Method. By Tyler Kingkade. Jan. 8, 2013.

The Chronicle of Higher Education. IRS Says Colleges Must Be ‘Reasonable’ When Calculating Adjuncts’ Work Hours. By Audrey Williams June. Jan. 7, 2013. Quoted in the article: Maria Maisto, NFM President and NFMF executive director.

Science Careers Blog. IRS Issues Clarification and Invites Public Comment on Adjunct Healthcare Coverage. By Beryl Benderly. January 7, 2013.

Insurance News.com. ADJUNCT ACCOUNTING [Diverse Issues in Higher Education]. By Lesesne, Cherise. Jan. 1, 2013.

The Plain Dealer. The decision is hours: Fund an ‘Affordable Adjuncts Act’ By Rick Ferris, guest columnist. Dec. 29 2012.

Akron Beacon Journal. Northeast Ohio universities seeking legal advice as ‘Obamacare’ mandates loom. By Carol Biliczky. Dec. 12, 2012.

Huff Post College. Youngstown State University Limits Part-Time Hours To Avoid Obamacare Rule. By Tyler Kingkade. Nov. 29, 2012.
Quoted in the article: Matt Williams, NFM Vice-President.

Student Debt

WKYC. Local man part of national campaign on student debt. Aug. 12, 2013.
Quoted in the piece: Aaron Calafato, For Profit.

Adjuncts at Modern Language Association Convention 2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education. MLA Sessions Keep the Focus on Adjuncts. By Jennifer Howard. Jan. 5, 2013.

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Adjunct Project Reveals Wide Range in Pay. By Audrey Williams June and Jonah Newman. Jan. 4, 2013.

Inside Higher Ed. MLA delegates vote on CUNY, adjuncts, gun control. By Libby A. Nelson. Jan. 7, 2012. Mentioned in the article: A motion co-sponsored by Maria Maisto, NFM President and NFMF executive director.

Inside Higher Ed. Making the Adjunct Case. By Colleen Flaherty. Jan. 9, 2013. Quoted in the article: Debra Leigh Scott, NFM Board Member; Marisa Allison, NFM’s Acting Research Director; Ethan Miller, NFM member; Adrianna Kezar, NFM member; Gary Rhoades, NFMF board member; Matt Williams, NFM Vice-President; and Maria Maisto, NFM President and NFMF executive director. NFM at the Modern Language Association Convention 2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education. What if the Adjuncts Shrugged?. By William Pannapacker. Jan. 6,2013

Other news

Akron Beacon Journal. Support staff at University of Akron votes to join union. By Carol Biliczky. Feb. 19, 2013.

Inside Higher Education. The Alt-Ac Track. ByBrenda Bethman and C. Shaun Longstreet. Jan. 14, 2013.

University Affairs. Sessionals, Up Close. By Moira MacDonald. Jan. 9, 2013.
Mentioned in the article: NFM

Dissident Voice. Will College and Culture and Civilization Go to Hell in a Handbasket? Walmartization and McDonaldization: Two Models Bound to Put Blood Clots in our Education. By Paul Haeder. January 11, 2013.

Inside Higher Ed. Least Stressful Job? Really? By Scott Jaschik. Jan. 7, 2013.

Association for Women in Science Newsletter. The Scarlet A: A is for Adjunct. November 2011.

NFM President Maria Maisto and Member/SEIU VP Kip Lornell on Kojo Nnamdi Show (NPR DC: WAMU). Monday, Oct. 1, 2012

NFMF releases Back-to-School Survey: CHE August 23, 2012  IHE August 23, 2012.

Chronicle of Higher Education. Remembering Steve Street. Aug. 17, 2012. Links to articles written by Steve Street for the Chronicle of Higher Education can be found on this page.

Chronicle of Higher Education. NLRB Rules in Favor of Columbia College Chicago Adjuncts. July 18, 2012

The Seattle Times. Community & Technical Colleges: Anxious Students, Invisible Faculty. May 29, 2012

Inside Higher Ed. Voting Rights for Adjuncts. June 28, 2012 

Inside Higher Ed. Non Tenure Track Economics. June 20, 2012 

The Battalion Online. Crosses at Heart of Campus Clash. June 11, 2012

NPR. Which Workers Need Unions, and Which Ones Don’t?. June 7, 2012 

AFT. Colleges Not Adequately Supporting Their Teaching Force. June 20, 2012 

Labor Notes Blog. Oregon Faculty Organize Against Corporate Creep.

New York Times. NLRB Rules in Favor of Duquesne Adjuncts. June 22, 2012 

Chronicle of Higher Education. Call to Arms for Adjuncts…from an Administrator. Oct. 14, 2008.

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