The number of full-time administrators at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is way up, according to federal data. Growing administrative ranks at colleges is a national trend, but the seven-fold increase on the Lowell campus over the past ten years stands out as one of the highest.
Read more at WGBH: On Campus| At UMass Lowell, Healthy Growth Or Bloat?.
Update: Audio is now also available on SoundCloud.
The UMass Lowell student newspaper has published a letter of support for adjunct faculty at UMass Lowell.
I am writing to show support for UMass Lowell adjunct faculty in their campaign to receive the same benefits that the rest of the UMass schools provide to their adjunct faculty. At UMass Lowell, the adjunct professors teach a majority of the freshmen and sophomore classes and should have access to the same types of benefits their other UMass adjunct colleagues receive.
read it here: http://umlconnector.com/2017/02/help-adjunct-faculty-at-umass-lowell/
Updated, January 31, 2017
By contract, Adjunct Faculty may request up to $1,000 per fiscal year (July 1—June 30) for professional development expenses “to enhance the teaching capabilities of the adjunct faculty and continued enhancement of the UML reputation.” The form required to request such funds may be found here: Professional Development Request Form for Adjunct Faculty .
MARCH FOR EQUALITY
Tuesday, December 6
Meet at Riverside Parking Garage on North Campus
UML Adjunct Faculty deserve equal pay and benefits as Adjunct Faculty at Boston and Amherst.
Student tuition is almost equal. Why aren’t faculty treated equally?
STUDENTS and FACULTY – March with us to deliver over 3,000 signatures to Chancellor Maloney demanding equality!
PDF of March flyer
Women leaders know the importance of parity in the workplace.
UMass Lowell adjunct faculty are mostly women and are equal in experience and ability to faculty at every other UMass campus.
Tweet at UMass Lowell using the hashtags #UMLWLC and #UMLWomenLead to demand equal compensation for equal work!
Ellen Martins, President of the UMass Lowell Union of Adjunct Faculty, and Tess George, Communications Director, were interviewed on Lowell Community Television.