Contingent faculty at Arcadia University share in their own words why they support a union on their campus. (Click the CC icon for captions.)
Paul Dannenfelser, an adjunct in the College of Public Health at Temple University, is voting YES to join the faculty union. He explains step-by-step how adjuncts at Temple can send their ballots to the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board (PLRB) to vote yes in the upcoming election.
***To vote yes for the union, check the box for Temple Association of University Professionals, American Federation of Teachers.***
Ballots will be mailed from the PLRB on Monday, November 9, 2015, and must be returned to the Harrisburg office by 5:00pm on Tuesday, November 24, 2015. (That is not a postmark date; it must be received by the PRLB by then.) If you have not received your ballot in the mail by November 12th, contact the PLRB at 717-787-1091.
Paul is a faculty member at Temple University and not a representative of the PLRB.
Over 1300 adjunct faculty at Temple University are organizing a union with United Academics of Philadelphia and Temple Association of University Professionals (TAUP). Temple University's Provost Dai has made his feelings clear, saying that adjunct faculty do not need a union and in fact he claims that it is not in the faculty's best interests to collectively come together.
But a vast majority of the adjunct faculty disagree. Job security is one of the most important reasons why adjunct faculty are organizing a union at Temple.
Check out why hundreds of adjunct faculty are standing up and are ready to vote Union Yes!
Temple University and Provost Dai--let us vote!
On December 17, 2014 United Academics of Philadelphia (UAP) and Temple Association of University Professionals filed an overwhelming majority of authorization cards seeking an election to represent Temple University's 1100 adjunct faculty.
Some of the members of UAP toasted to the start of the organizing campaign at Temple University. More schools to come!
Most colleges and universities rely on student evaluations as a main factor in rehiring an adjunct to teach. It's uncommon for an adjunct to be observed by a peer to evaluate teaching strategies, or to give feedback for improvements.
Most student evaluations do not offer critiques any deeper than what is found on ratemyprofessor.com
Join United Academics of Philadelphia and help us advocate for a rehiring process that reflects quality and skill, rather than whether or not we deserve a chili pepper.