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Negotiations with P-Fac make progress

By Lisa Schulz

September 19, 2011

Columbia’s part-time faculty union, P-Fac, and representatives of the administration have been negotiating a new contract since March 2010 and are streamlining their teams so that only two members are representing each side to simplify the decision-making process.“Progress is being made in the negotiations,” said Louise Love, interim provost and vice president of academic affairs, who became part of the college’s large...

P-Fac changes legal strategy

By Samuel Charles

March 7, 2011

The college’s part-time faculty union, P-Fac, has taken steps to consolidate its efforts to gain what it calls more equitable treatment of adjuncts from Columbia.But to do so, it has withdrawn one of its unfair labor practice complaints.On Feb. 15, the union withdrew the ULP it filed in January, which alleged that the college was reducing the number of credit hours assigned to long-serving adjunct faculty members.In tha...

Fiery talk from adjunct faculty

By Samuel Charles

February 14, 2011

Columbia’s part-time faculty union, P-Fac, is asserting that the college is unfairly reducing the number of classes taught by union members, some of which have been taught by the same professors for several years.In the January 2011 P-Fac newsletter, the union states that the college changed course schedules, which as a result, decreased the number of classes certain long-time adjunct faculty members can teach.“Columbia ...

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