The San Diego Mesa College Academic Senate voted to pass a resolution asking Governor Jerry Brown to fully fund budgetary items to increase adjunct pay and provide more full-time positions.
In addition, the resolution calls for “[l]eaders and decision-makers on local, state, and national levels address the working conditions of our temporary faculty in order to greatly reduce the practice of adjunctification, or the hiring of part-time instructors in place of full-time contract faculty. This can has been kicked down the road for too many years. It’s time for action!”
The Mesa Senate is right: it’s time for action!