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Petitioning Boise State University Administration

Give adjuncts a meaningful raise!

Adjuncts are rising at universities and colleges across the country to advocate for better working conditions, and Boise State is no exception. Over the last 20 years, part-time, contingent faculty has become the new faculty majority. Data from the U.S. Department of Education finds the nationwide average to be approximately 75% of faculty.

$17,000 is not a livable wage, yet this is the average annual salary for an Adjunct Instructor at Boise State teaching a 3/3 schedule, or nine credits both Fall and Spring (.75 FTE).

Adjuncts now comprise approximately 50% of faculty at Boise State.

Adjuncts teach approximately 50% of the course load at Boise State.

Adjuncts are not allowed to be at full-time status, are permanently temporary, and do not receive benefits like insurance or retirement. 

If we value education, we must necessarily value instruction. "Teacher working conditions are student learning conditions." Boise State adjunct faculty deserve better: just compensation and fair treatment. 

Give Boise State adjuncts a meaningful raise! We ask that a minimum salary for adjuncts per course start at $4,700, which would result in an annual salary of $28,200 for a 3/3 schedule. Still wildly low, but within range of relative fairness.

The Boise State Adjunct Faculty Association advocates for changes necessary to improve teaching and learning conditions at the university. We invite you to join us in advancing this cause by signing and sharing our Living Wage Petition.

Thank you!

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