ST. LOUIS (AP) – Adjunct professors at Washington University have reached a tentative contract with the St. Louis school.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that details of the deal weren’t immediately released, pending ratification of the contract.
The deal gives the part-time instructors better job security and higher pay. Adjunct professors typically make up the majority of college instructors nationwide and work on semester-long contracts.
The median per-course pay for adjuncts in Missouri is about $3,000, $2,100 less than such pay at Washington University.
Adjunct faculty members in recent months have formed unions at Washington University, St. Louis Community College and St. Charles Community College.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch