- tolerated my public activism;
- provided benefits to a small number of adjuncts and created an associate faculty tier that pays slightly better than the extremely low national average adjunct rate;
- invited adjuncts to faculty meetings (despite the absurdity of this show where all faculty cannot vote);
- charged tuition that is relatively fair and keeping with community college standards;
- rewarded innovation and provides training opportunities; and
- had unionized full-time and part-time faculty, albeit under one collective bargaining agreement that should be renegotiated with a closer eye on adjunct labor (or adjunct faculty should get informed and organize a distinct agreement).
"I quit because community colleges help perpetuate the labor crisis in higher education by shortchanging adjunct faculty at a time when community colleges are in the national spotlight and positioned to collect more taxpayer dollars through, for instance, presidential candidates’ proposed free tuition plans.
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