The Heartland Community College board on Tuesday approved a new union contract with its adjunct faculty, guaranteeing at least 2% per-credit-hour raises over the next three years.
The new three-year agreement kicks in July 1. The contract provides flat dollar amount increases in rate of pay per credit hour of 2.5% in year one, 2.5% in year two and 2% in year three, Heartland said.
The college said “the flat dollar amount was achieved by applying an across-the-board percentage for each tier of adjunct faculty and then averaging the resulting increases to identify a flat dollar amount.”
The contract also more clearly defines the role of part-time faculty in the college’s shared governance processes, according to Heartland. Heartland has around 187 part-time faculty.
Last year Heartland reached a three-year agreement with its full-time faculty union.
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