This is the discussion area for the HEP Part-Time and Contingent Faculty Issues forum. Please feel free to join, post calls for papers, new initiatives for Part-time Faculty activism, and questions about contingency and pedagogy to the group!
Maria Maisto, Past Chair Jan. 2017
Lee Skallerup Bessette, Chair, Jan. 2018
Virginia Cooper, Secretary, Jan. 2019
Maria Grewe, Jan 2020
Robin Sowards, Jan 2021
Department of Labor Guidance on "Contract" and "Reasonable Assurance"
This 22 December 2016 U. S. Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Program Letter (UIPL) provides guidance to states about the interpretation of "contract" and "reasonable assurance of future employment" in determining eligibility for unemployment insurance of adjunct faculty members in higher education. The guidance in this UIPL supersedes the guidance provided in the UIPL of December 1986. The letter recognizes the dramatic changes since 1986 in the employment model higher education uses and seeks to clarify the conditions that make adjunct (especially part-time) faculty members eligible or not eligible for unemployment compensation during periods when school is not in session.