The Baruch College Adjunct Faculty Handbook
Personnel Policies and Procedures
Last updated on 7/9/2010
Adjunct instructors are appointed by the department chair each semester per collective bargaining agreement with the Professional Staff Congress (the Union).
Terms of the PSC Contract govern the employment and termination of adjuncts. Of immediate interest is the procedure for notifying adjuncts regarding appointment.
"Persons in adjunct titles hired on a semester basis shall receive such notice on or before December 1 in the Fall semester or May 1 in the Spring semester. Such notification of appointment shall be subject to sufficiency of registration and changes in curriculum which shall be communicated to the employee as soon as they are known to the appropriate college authorities."
Notification letters (appointment, reappointment, or non-reappointment) are required per the agreement with Union. Experience has shown that one can receive a non-reappointment letter when there may be every intention of hiring you as an adjunct for the following semester. Sometimes the department chairperson may follow the first letter with a second letter clarifying your situation. Whatever the case, if in doubt, check personally with the department as to your status.
Please click on the 2007-2010 Contract to ensure up-to-date information.
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