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Full-Time Faculty Pass Resolutions to Show Support for Part-Time Faculty Colleagues

The following departments have passed resolutions showing their support for their Part-Time Lecturer Faculty colleagues. More departments or units are taking up the solidarity resolution in their faculty meetings (or by electronic communications). When a resolution is passed, please notify the union office at 732-964-1000, or write to the union office via email aaup AT The template of the resolution is below and can be tweaked as faculty members consider the resolution.

New Brunswick
New Brunswick Faculty Council
Plant Biology and Pathology
Journalism & Media Studies
Nutritional Sciences
Materials Science & Engineering
Spanish and Portuguese
Mason Gross School of the Arts (MGSA) - Visual Arts
Graduate Student Association
African, Middle Eastern, South Asian Languages and Literatures (AMESALL)
Graduate School of Education (GSE) - Department of Learning and Teaching

Philosophy & Religion
Camden Faculty Council

Arts, Culture & Media
Newark faculty Council
Urban Education


A Resolution in Support of Part-Time Lecturers at Rutgers
who are organized as the Part-Time Lecturer Faculty Chapter (PTLFC)-AAUP-AFT
and in the midst of negotating a successor Collective Agreement
with Rutgers University management

This resolution was passed unanimously by the Executive Council of Rutgers AAUP-AFT on September 9, 2015

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.

Department/School: ______________________________________________

Date: ___________




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