Saturday, August 8, 2015

Cuts in Adjuncts' Pay and Raises for All Others - Ashley A. Smith, Inside Higher Ed

Many adjunct professors at Florida SouthWestern State College in Fort Myers will see less money for teaching after the two-year institution's board cut their funding to balance the budget. Despite dealing with a budget deficit and cutting the adjuncts, the college gave an overall 2 percent increase to full-time faculty and staff at the same time. The decision to cut adjunct pay was made before the college learned it would receive additional money from the state's new performance funding formula. "Obviously you never feel good when you have to cut salary like this. These people contribute a lot to our institution and they're very important to our institution," said Denis Wright, provost and vice president of academic affairs at FSW. "Florida SouthWestern had the highest pay for adjuncts in the state -- No. 1 in 28 [state colleges]."

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