Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.04
Liaison Shoshana Blank
Submission Date March 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Tufts University
IN-21: Adjunct Faculty Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Deborah Blackie
Director of Compensation
Human Resources
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The average compensation paid per course to the institution’s adjunct faculty members:
6001 US/Canadian $

Documentation supporting the average adjunct faculty compensation reported above (upload):
Documentation supporting the average adjunct faculty compensation reported above (text):

Our office of compensation reports that supporting documentation and specific amounts for adjunct faculty are confidential, and they were unable to provide an average or supporting documentation for this reason. However, the office verified that average compensation for adjunct faculty (specifically lecturers) is above the threshold of $6,000 per course required for credit. The collective bargaining agreement available at the link below indicates minimum wages per class taught by part-time faculty.

The email documentation of this correspondence with the Office of Compensation is available in the two attached pdfs. IN-21-email-1 is the outreach email, IN-21-email-2 is the response.

Additionally, the copy of the 2017-2022 CBA indicating per course wages for part-time faculty can be found in appendix A, page 36, in this link: https://as.tufts.edu/sites/default/files/CBApartTimeLecturers.pdf


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2017/10/12/tufts-adjuncts-reach-second-contract-agreement

https://as.tufts.edu/sites/default/files/CBApartTimeLecturers.pdf
The per-course rates agreed upon in the collective bargaining agreement at the above web address can be found in appendix A on page 36.

Tufts part-time lecturers reached a five-year agreement with Tufts University in 2017 to get pay raises of 22.5% over 5 years for part-time faculty and 12.% increase for others. The adjunct faculty unionized in 2014.

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