Contract Changes affecting Part-Time Faculty

In 1983, the General Assembly passed legislation that enabled part-time Connecticut state employees, including part-time faculty, the right to bargain collectively. In an election that followed, CSU part-time faculty chose AAUP as their bargaining agent. The 1982-84 Collective Bargaining Agreement was amended to cover part-time faculty.

Prior to their first contract, the part-time faculty had received only one raise in ten years. Since then, through a series of increases, minimum part-time salaries have more than quadrupled from $295 to $1207 per credit. In addition, CSU-AAUP has been able to improve working conditions for part-time faculty. All faculty now have voicemail, email accounts, and mailboxes.

Effective fall 2007, part-time faculty who teach nine or more load credits across ANY of the state’s public colleges and universities (CSU, UConn, and/or Connecticut Community College Systems) are now eligible for state subsidized healthcare. Please read the memorandum on State Sponsored Health Insurance for Adjunct Faculty for more details about this new benefit. Part-time faculty who meet this eligibility criterion should contact their local Human Resources department regarding enrollment.

Further, in the 2007-2011 Contract, CSU-AAUP negotiated a $300 course cancellation fee (if cancelled within 7 business days prior to the first day of classes) and the possibility of multi-semester contracts.

CSU-AAUP and ECSU-AAUP continue to work towards further improvements such as adequate office space, computer access, and secretarial support.