Today, our negotiating team met with Temple administration to begin negotiations over the inclusion of adjunct faculty at Temple into the TAUP faculty contract. Our intention is for this process to be conducted as smoothly and as cooperatively as it was in 2014 when we were able to reach a satisfying contract for Temple’s full-time faculty. During today’s meeting with administration, we continued to stress our vision of a unified faculty, which benefits our students and the greater Temple community.
We will hold University to the forward direction that Provost Dai pledged to all faculty following the overwhelming vote by adjunct faculty in support of joining TAUP in November 2015. Our goal is to bargain for a fair contract that supports all faculty.