Selected Media Stories

Adjunct Profs Get Nod from Readers — April 18, 2015

Fight for $15 Rally to Include Profs in Poverty — April 13, 2015

Plain Dealer Oversimplifies Adjunct Issues — Letter to the Editor, March 17, 2015

Adjunct Professors Deserve Stable, Fair, Long-term Contracts — Op-ed in Cleveland Plain Dealer, Feb 25, 2015

Congressional Attention to Adjuncts and NPR Focuses on Ohio, Feb 2014

Higher Ed Analyst Blasts UA, July 2013

WKYC Takes on Tri-C Administrative Costs, June 25, 2013

OPTFA on WCPN, June 3, 2013

Plain Dealer Readers Respond to News About Adjunct Pay, May 26, 2013

Coverage of University of Akron Rally, May 1, 2013

Adjuncts and OPTFA in the News, April 2013 — includes Akron Beacon Journal editorial

Go to College to Learn What SB5 Will Do — Op-ed in Cleveland Plain Dealer Feb 2011

OPTFA resources

Unemployment Insurance resources

Affordable Care Act resources

Ohio Sunshine Law resources

Reports, fact Sheets, infographics on Ohio Colleges and Universities






Reports – general



  • Access to Unemployment Insurance Benefits for Contingent Faculty, by Berry, Stewart and Worthen, published by Chicago COCAL, 2008. Order from
  • Reclaiming the Ivory Tower: Organizing Adjuncts to Change Higher Education, by Joe Berry, from Monthly Review Press, 2005. Visit this page for full information, individual sales, bulk ordering discounts, or to invite Berry to speak at an event.


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