Colorado Community College Faculty Bill of Rights

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The following is reproduced from the website of the Colorado Conference of the AAUP. 

Faculty Bill of Rights Proposes to End Adjunct Labor

by Suzanne Hudson

Following several years of work with the Colorado legislature and a thorough investigation of community college finances and employment practices, the Colorado Conference of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has published its Colorado Community College Faculty Bill of Rights. The document lists the faculty’s rights, according to AAUP standards, including an end to adjunct labor throughout the Colorado Community College System (CCCS).

The Colorado Conference’s  23-article Faculty Bill of Rights calls for the abolishment of the failing, two-tier faculty system that has created a type of “academic apartheid” in which the vast majority of community college teachers are not considered to be faculty, receive poverty level wages, and have no job security or assurances of academic freedom.  The Faculty Bill of…

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