Sunday, November 4, 2018

Hoeller and Collins, Dr. Keith Hoeller and Doug Collins Op-ED Shows Unjust Treatment of Washington State "Adjunct" College Teachers, Seattle Times, Oct. 23, 2018


"The Seattle Times just published our op-ed on the city's Proposition 1, which will pay for free tuition to the Seattle Colleges.  Doug Collins and [Dr. Keith Hoeller] have pointed out the irony of paying tuition for high school students while the adjuncts are earning poverty-level wages.
For writing letters to the editor ("

"No free tuition until Seattle College teachers are paid living wages"
If Seattle is willing to tax property owners to subsidize free college tuition, it should insist the Seattle Colleges abandon their two-tiered salary structure and adopt a career-friendly faculty pay system.

Unfortunately, our state’s community and technical colleges have created a tenuous career system for their own professors. The select few tenure-track professors (4,000) have modest base salaries, averaging $62,000 an academic year (Fall, Winter and Spring quarters), with many earning more by teaching overtime or “moonlight” courses.

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