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Full Text of SJR0002  102nd General Assembly

SJ0002 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY


  

 


 
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SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION

 
2    WHEREAS, Adjuncts/non-tenure/part-time instructors in
3institutions of higher education are not treated, respected,
4nor valued the same as full-time instructors; and
 
5    WHEREAS, Adjuncts/non-tenure/part-time instructors in
6institutions of higher education are not valued the same as
7full-time instructors but have the same credentials; and
 
8    WHEREAS, Adjuncts/non-tenure/part-time instructors in
9institutions of higher education teach a majority of all
10courses offered; and
 
11    WHEREAS, Adjuncts/non-tenure/part-time instructors in
12institutions of higher education are expected to teach the
13same material and are held to the same standards as full-time
14instructors; and
 
15    WHEREAS, Currently, all part-time/contingent/adjunct
16Illinois public teachers, librarians, counselors, and
17educational support personnel are not equitably compensated,
18have no access to health benefits, and lack full and fair
19pension reporting and accountability; and
 
20    WHEREAS, Student learning is directly related to

 

 

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1part-time/contingent/adjunct working conditions; it follows
2that college and university student learning is negatively
3impacted by the inequities and unfairness embedded in the
4system of higher education; therefore, be it
 
5    RESOLVED, BY THE SENATE OF THE ONE HUNDRED SECOND GENERAL
6ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE HOUSE OF
7REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING HEREIN, that
8adjuncts/non-tenure/part-time instructors in institutions of
9higher education deserve to be treated with the same respect,
10recognition, value, and standards as full-time instructors and
11no longer be second class citizens within the ranks of higher
12education professionals as has been the practice within these
13institutions of higher learning; these professionals have the
14same credentials as the full-time instructors and are being
15underpaid to do the same job; and be it further
 
16    RESOLVED, That we pledge to seek solutions that include,
17but are not limited to, legislated salary parity, mandated
18access to health benefits, and full and fair pension reporting
19and accountability for all part-time/contingent/adjunct
20Illinois public teachers, librarians, counselors, and
21educational support personnel; and be it further
 
22    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
23delivered to the Higher Education Council of the Illinois

 

 

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1Education Association.