Minutes of Meeting

Adjunct Affairs Committee Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 10:15 AM

Location: Building 57, 3rd Floor, Leadership, School Counseling, and Sport Management Conference Room

Call to Order:

The meeting was called to order at 10:15 AM by Elizabeth Gregg, chair.

Members Present:

Elizabeth Gregg, Catherine Silvers, Adel Boules, Jacqueline Shank, Patricia Geesey, Linda Connelly

Members Absent:

none

Others Attending:

Marianne Jaffee
  • Approval of the Minutes
    The April 6, 2016 meeting minutes were approved.
    The September 1, 2016 meeting minutes were approved.
  • Introductory Remarks/Old Business
    Elizabeth Gregg welcomed guest Marianne Jaffee to the meeting and introduced the topic for the meeting: increasing adjunct pay and adjunct travel stipends.
  • New Business

     The committee discussed the issues surrounding adjunct pay rates and identified areas to investigate. There are two groups of adjuncts: teaching for pleasure and teaching for a living. The committee’s goal is to seek pay increases for adjuncts to allow a higher quality of life for those teaching for a living. Marianne Jaffee will run data reports to highlight information such as adjunct length of employment, salary, and pay comparisons with peer institutions.

    Additional discussion followed to brainstorm options for adjuncts to save money and to address the lack of travel funds for adjunct faculty. The committee will investigate the feasibility of establishing a competitive pool for research and travel funding. Ideas such as parking permit discounts, tuition reimbursement, online orientations, and mentorship were discussed.


    Marianne Jaffee suggested that the committee invite Jay Coleman to continue the discussion.

  • Other Discussions/Announcement
    Adjunct Teaching Award applications will be reviewed at the next meeting.

    Email Notes Update:
    As it turns out, we have some time before we will need to review nominations for the outstanding adjunct teaching award. That said, we will not meet tomorrow, 10/18, as previously planned. I have to be out of town for a conference the first Tuesday of November. I’d like to schedule our next meeting for Tuesday, November 8th at 10:30 am in the LSCSM conference room. Please let me know if you have any agenda items you would like to include. At our last meeting Marianne Jaffee recommended that we invite Jay Coleman to our next meeting. I will reach out to him to see if he is available.
     
  • Adjournment & Next Meeting
    The meeting adjourned at 11:15 AM.

    Next meeting will be on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. in the Leadership, School Counseling, and Sports Management Conference Room.