Adjunct Professors at HCC Hope Union Vote Brings Higher Pay
As college prices have ballooned, the number of low-paid, part-time faculty also has swelled. In 1975, tenured and tenure-track faculty made up about 57 percent of the nation’s college workforce, according to the American Association of University Professors. Today, just 30 percent are tenured or on track to be. Half of the nation’s faculty now work as part-time adjuncts, paid per class, often without benefits, offices and job security, according to the AAUP. Florida is no exception. In 2015, HCC had 310 full-time faculty and 1,142 part-timers. Full-time faculty teach just over half of all classes.