The Department of Art History writes to express our deep appreciation and support for our part-time and contingent faculty members.
While administrators claim that they strive to make this campus a more inclusive community, they easily expose their hypocrisy when they neglect their own faculty members and students.
In the event that part-time and contingent faculty hold a legal strike, the CSCRE will not seek to replace them in order to fill our instructional needs.
The college is committed to negotiating a collective bargaining agreement. The parties are meeting, and progress is occurring at each session.
If we are to realize fully IC’s vision of a “student-centered learning community,” we must ensure that all instructors are compensated equitably.
We call on the administration to ensure that adjunct faculty per-credit pay for teaching is equitably based on that of full-time contingent faculty.
We highly value the work of our part-time colleagues in the Art Department. It is clear that our students greatly value their expertise and teaching.
No matter what our concerns as part-time instructors, I will not deprive my students of any of the education that they and their parents paid for.