Full-Time Faculty launched a campaign of support for their Part-Time Lecturer Faculty colleagues on September 9, 2015
The Executive Council of the Rutgers AAUP-AFT unanimously passed this sample resolution and began the process of mobilization to have departments pass the resolution in their departments.
Faculty are allowed to tweak this sample text, if needed. Here's a link to a Word doc 97-2003 version: http://rutgersaaup.org/documents/editable-version-resolution-support-ptls
Return to the AAUP-AFT office at 11 Stone Street in New Brunswick ASAP! You may return via email to email@example.com.
Support for Part-Time Lecturers
Whereas, over 1500 part-time faculty teach at Rutgers in a given semester, and offer over 30% of all class room instruction;
And whereas, in many departments the duties and responsibilities of part-time lecturers (PTLs) are the same as those of full-time non-tenure-track teaching faculty;
And whereas, PTLs frequently earn as little as $4800 to teach a three-credit course, which does not reflect either the scope of the work nor the parity in pay scale that Rutgers has established for other faculty members;
And whereas, PTLs are only paid for classroom and grading time and not for academic advising, holding office hours, writing letters of recommendation, serving on committees, or developing new courses;
And whereas, PTLs receive no health insurance, no job security, and no academic freedom;
And whereas, PTLFC-AAUP-AFT (part-time unit) has been in negotiations to improve the circumstances for PTLs for the betterment of Rutgers University and our students;
And whereas, the PTLFC-AAUP-AFT has made specific proposals on fractional appointments that would be more justly compensate PTLs for the actual work they do;
Therefore be it resolved, that we call on President Barchi to conclude negotiations with the PTLFC-AAUP-AFT in a timely manner and to provide fractional appointments, increased job security, and, thereby, dignity and respect in the workplace.