Colorado House Votes to Let Public Colleges Offer Adjuncts Enforceable Contracts

The Colorado House of Representatives has passed a bill giving the state’s public colleges and public-college systems the authority to offer long-term, enforceable contracts to adjunct faculty members. Under current Colorado law, adjunct instructors enter into agreements to work at colleges but are technically considered “at will” employees subject to termination for any reason at any time.  The new measure, now pending in the state Senate’s education committee, would require the contracts with adjuncts to contain a provision allowing colleges to terminate the agreements in the event of a financial crisis.

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