A kickoff rally to show support for part-time faculty members at Youngstown State University will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church on March 12 at 7 p.m.
The rally will include an address on part-time faculty status at the university and a puppet show featuring how YSU has set its part-time budget for the past 28 years. YSU part-time faculty members have not received a raise for nearly 30 years.
Pay for part-time faculty is based on a professor’s education level, according to a Nov. 2018 Jambar article.
For those with a bachelor’s degree, they receive a pay rate of $650 per semester hour. Adjuncts with a master’s degree are paid $800, while those with a doctorate receive $1,050.
Music and cookies will be provided for rally attendees. St. John’s Episcopal Church is located at 323 Wick Ave.
The rally is hosted by the YSU Part-Time Faculty Association. For more information, contact Jim Zupanic at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-539-9188, or visit the association’s website at ysuparttimefaculty.blogspot.com.