HAPPENING TODAY: Rally to raise ETSU adjunct professor pay

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Several student organizations at East Tennessee State University will hold an “Adjunct Action Rally” Wednesday afternoon, in an effort to raise adjunct professor pay.  

The rally is scheduled for 3 pm in Borchuck Plaza on ETSU’s campus. 

Currently, adjunct professors make $600 dollars per credit hour. 

Adjunct professors are considered part-time faculty hired on a contractual basis by the university. The positions are also considered temporary with “some opportunity for renewal”. They do not include medical benefits or other university benefits. 

Efforts to raise adjunct pay statewide are moving through the Tennessee General Assembly. If passed, HB0707 would raise the base adjunct pay to $1,000 per credit hour

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