Publication Date

April 3, 2013

Declaring that “access to health care is a basic human right,” the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has issueda statement calling on colleges and universities to comply with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and to calculate the hours of part-time and adjunct faculty in a fair and accurate way.  Such calculations would take into account the full responsibilities of these faculty for grading, advising students, and so forth, and not just the hours they spend in the classroom.  The AAUP is responding to news accounts of a few institutions that have threatened to cut the course loads of non-tenure track faculty in order to avoid offering them health benefits- a move the AAUP terms “reprehensible.”

This post first appeared on AHA Today.

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