NPR Show Looks at Labor Rights for Part-Time Profs
Matthew C. Nisbet, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Public Policy, and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University. Nisbet studies the role of communication and advocacy in policymaking and public affairs, focusing on debates over over climate change, energy, and sustainability. Among awards and recognition, Nisbet has been a Visiting Shorenstein Fellow on Press, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, a Health Policy Investigator at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and a Google Science Communication Fellow. In 2011, the editors at the journal Nature recommended Nisbet's research as “essential reading for anyone with a passing interest in the climate change debate,” and the New Republic highlighted his work as a “fascinating dissection of the shortcomings of climate activism."
WAMU's Kojo Namdi Show spotlights labor rights for part-time faculty. You can listen to the full show here
Labor Rights for Part-time College Professors
For Washington-area universities, the large pool of professionals willing to teach on a part-time basis is an embarrassment of riches. But some have argued that colleges are over-relying on part-time labor, and underpaying teachers. We learn about a new collective bargaining agreement between George Washington University and a local union of part-time and adjunct staff.
Kip Lornell, Adjunct Professor of Africana Studies and Music, George Washington University; Member, Service Employees International Union Local 500
Donald Lehman, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Professor of Theoretical Physics, George Washington University
Richard Boris, Director, National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions (NCSCBHEP)
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