Faculty adjuncts receive pay raise

07/29/15
The administration at Fort Hays State University recently approved a wage increase for adjunct faculty teaching in the FHSU Virtual College, taking effect in the fall 2015 semester.

Adjunct faculty of all levels will be compensated an additional $60 per credit hour they teach, totaling a rate of $726.67 per credit hour or $2,180 for a three-hour course. Adjuncts who have taught for 11 years or more will be compensated $926.66 per credit hour or $2,780 for a three-hour course.

This year's adjunct salary increase is the first phase of a three-year plan to increase all levels of adjunct salaries by a total of $166.66 per credit-hour, effective in the fall 2017 semester. When all three phases are complete, new adjuncts will be compensated $2,500 per three-hour course, and adjunct faculty who have taught 11 years or more will be compensated $3,100 per three-hour course.

The salary goal of $2,500 per three-hour course for new adjunct faculty will bring FHSU adjunct pay in line with the national averages, said Dennis King, director of the Virtual College.

"Our hard-working adjunct faculty are instrumental in facilitating great online courses for thousands of students, and we are excited to bring them the compensation they deserve," said King.

For more information, contact Nicole Frank at nmfrank@fhsu.edu or 785-628-4291.

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