Category: Part-Timers

Call for Nominations for 4Cs Statewide Officers

Call for Nominations for 4Cs Statewide Officers

The 4Cs has opened nominations for statewide and chapter elections. The statewide election will take place from April 3 through April 22, 2019. As in the past, the 4Cs will utilize online voting software to conduct the vote. Members must be in good standing to run for office and vote within the election. Please review […]

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Reminder about Course Cancellation Payments for Part-Time Faculty

Reminder about Course Cancellation Payments for Part-Time Faculty

Just a reminder to part-time faculty that if your course was canceled and assigned to a full-time faculty member within seven days prior to the first day of classes, you should be paid $300, as noted in the 6/7/17 Tentative Agreement.

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Contract Now Available

Contract Now Available

The 4Cs 2016-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement is now available online here. It is also available on the BOR website at http://www.ct.edu/hr/labor#unclassified. Looking for the Part-Timers Agreement? Jump to page 122 of the Contract (or numbered page 116). Looking for the salary grids? Jump to page 79 of the Contract (or numbered page 70). Thank you for your patience throughout this […]

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Register Now for the 4Cs Membership Conference

Please join the 4Cs for our 2018 Membership Conference on Saturday, April 28 at the Mystic Hilton. The agenda and registration can be found here. Workshops will include preparing for retirement, promotion and tenure, contract questions and answers, labor history, conflict resolution, the politics of public higher education, and more! Our lunchtime speaker will be […]

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Campus Equity Week

Campus Equity Week

This week, we celebrate Campus Equity Week! According to their website, ” The national Campus Equity Week campaign (CEW) seeks to promote awareness of the harmful consequences of the precarious situation of faculty in higher education, to organize for action, and to build solidarity among stakeholders.  CEW has expanded activism within the higher education labor movement and led to significant gains in equity (increases in […]

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Adjunct Symposium: Pathways to Success for Adjuncts and Part Timers in Academia

Adjunct Symposium: Pathways to Success for Adjuncts and Part Timers in Academia

Adjuncts as educators have unique challenges depending on their personal and professional situations. Join us on Saturday, April 22 for a 4Cs conference from 10am-2pm at Middlesex Community College that will address issues each part-time educator faces in long-term professional development. The 4Cs is seeking presenters of workshops by adjuncts and full-time educators and others to share […]

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A Personal Account of an Adjunct’s Peril

A Personal Account of an Adjunct’s Peril

Hello and welcome to the Spring Semester! I hope you were fortunate enough to have your class run. Last semester, one of my courses was canceled due to low enrollment. It looked like that would happen again this spring, but the night class filled at the last minute. Whew! I teach computer graphics at Tunxis. I’ve been […]

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University of Hartford Votes to Join 4Cs

The University of Hartford adjuncts voted to join the Congress of Connecticut Community Colleges and SEIU Faculty Forward, marking the first successful effort by adjuncts at a private university in Connecticut!

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COCAL

COCAL XII Conference

By Bob Reutenauer, 4Cs Organizer Adjunct faculty members Robyn Brooks (Tunxis), Ray Esponda (Gateway), and 4Cs staff organizer Bob Reutenauer represented the 4Cs in early August at COCAL Conference at University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. The Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor (COCAL) is a grassroots coalition of activists in North America working for contingent […]

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Low Wage Worker Advisory Board to Meet on Nov. 10

      Adjunct faculty are joining the global  day of action on Tuesday, November 10 in support of the Fight for $15. Strikes and demonstrations will take place in 270 cities. In Hartford, there will be a march starting at 3:45pm at the McDonald’s at 170 Washington Street and ending at the Legislative Office Building.   […]

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