“I feel really good today,” brody Burroughs, an art teacher and union committee member, said on March 27. “In terms of defining a path to pay equity and creating some job stability for people, I think everyone is happy with what we have. All this work was worth it. Graham said she hopes to work with the university to find a solution that is best for everyone involved. All faculty members of the bargaining unit are subject to the collective agreement between Ithaca College and Employees International Union, Local 200 United. Part-time employees or Adjunct Bargaining Unit are all part-time faculty employed by Ithaca College on its campus in Ithaca, New York, including, but not limited to, faculties in the Lecturer or Adjunct designations. For more information on the Union, click here: www.ithaca.edu/hr/contingent_unions/. Successful candidates must attend an orientation meeting prior to their first day to meet with union management. Guilherme Costa, the college`s vice president of legal affairs, said in an email that the only comment he has on this is that the university is complying with the terms of the collective agreement, including the provisions relating to appointments. Marc Israel, deputy propst for finance and administrative operations, also declined to comment, as he cannot discuss the details of faculty contracts. In a statement on Monday, TOM Schneller, a quota faculty at SEIU Local 200United, said it was a collective victory. Megan Graham, the union`s vice president and assistant professor in the literature department, said the union has heard from a dozen full-time faculty members that their contracts will not be renewed, although they have the right experience to automatically get a reappointment, in accordance with contractual agreements. Members of the contingent faculty are not on the Tenre Track, but they are entitled to benefits. Union members are concerned that Article 22 of the treaty, ratified in April 2017 and dealing with appointments and interventions for full-time quota faculty members, is interpreted differently by the university from what was originally negotiated, a topic that threatens the job security of full-time contingent faculty members.
“That`s what we really want to do with college. in a way that can protect the jobs of educators who are loved here at IC, as well as the courses students have relied on,” Graham said. I am concerned that students are halfway through their studies and that the courses they are trying to take are drying up. She said this section was set up to ensure that contingent members of the faculty have job security after reaching a certain senior as consistent pedagogues at the university. She said the union viewed part-time faculty members only as a substitute for a person who goes on sabbatical or medical leave or to teach a specialized class that no one can, not to replace a full-time faculty member to save money. According to the American Association of University Professors, more than 70 percent of professors across the country are not on the Tenre Track. According to a study in the journal International Higher Education, the proportion of faculties that teach part-time at the federal level has doubled over the past thirty years because part-time work is cheaper. . . .