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Senior Taylor Ford is a member of Students for Labor Action at Ithaca College, which has held teach-ins in conjunction with part-time and contingent faculty to discuss their unionization efforts.

Commentary: Helping teachers helps students

By Taylor Ford October 4, 2016
There is also another powerful reason for us to reconsider the way that we treat our part-time faculty: our experience, as students.
Ithaca College part-time faculty and students from Students for Labor Action pose for a photo outside the Peggy Ryan Williams Center, after the part-time faculty met with Ithaca College administrators April 15. Tommy Battistelli/The Ithacan

Ithaca College part-time faculty prepare for union contract negotiations

By Max Denning, Assistant News Editor August 24, 2015
After electing to unionize in May, Ithaca College part-time faculty members have identified increased compensation as a major priority heading into negotiations after spending the summer forming a bargaining committee.
The proportion part-time faculty represented of all teaching faculty at degree granting institutions over time.

A look at unions on college campuses: locally and nationwide

By Aidan Quigley and Natalie Shanklin March 5, 2015
The Ithacan's three-part package on unionization on college campuses: Part One: Colleges weigh-in on value of unions Part Two: Part-time faculty across the nation move toward unionization Part Three: Colleges increase use of adjunct faculty as their role evolves

Part-time professors do not participate in national walkout

By Aidan Quigley, Assistant News Editor February 25, 2015
Adjuncts and part-time professors at colleges and universities across the country organized a national walkout event Feb. 25, but Ithaca College’s part-time faculty did not participate.
Peter Rothbart, professor of music theory, history and composition, has been at the college for 35 years and is in his third year as the chair of Faculty Council.

Q&A: IC Faculty Council chair adresses recent issues

By Kayla Dwyer, News Editor February 18, 2015
Ithaca College’s Faculty Council represents all faculty on campus in issues ranging from academic structure to benefits. Amid predictions of lower salary increments and the news of part-time faculty’s plans for unionizing, the council serves as a body of governance and counsel for its constituents.
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