The New School recognizes Local 7902 Academics Come Together/ACT-UAW for all part-time faculty, employed by the university, with the exception of part-time faculty teaching at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.
All employees who either belong in this union or supervise such employees must thoroughly review the contract between the university and Local 7902.
ACT-UAW, Local 7902, and the university concluded negotiations and signed a Memorandum of Agreement on November 21, 2009. The Memorandum of Agreement lists the agreed upon changes to the collective bargaining agreement (pdf) that expired on August 31, 2009. These changes will be incorporated into a new agreement, which will replace the one currently posted here.
|Important Updates Regarding Appointment Letters
Beginning with the 2012-2013 academic year, appointment letters will be emailed to a part-time faculty member's New School Google address. They will no longer be sent via mail, as in past years. The letters will be emailed in accord with the calendar outlined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement and Memorandum of Agreement between the University and Local 7902 as follows:
- June 1 for annual appointments to Part-Time Assistant Professors and Part-Time Associate Teaching Professors
- July 1 for annual appointments to Lecturers with post-probationary status and fall-only appointments to Lecturers with probationary status
Part-time faculty members must accept (or decline) their appointment electronically. The email with the appointment letter will contain directions on how to do that. There is no need to mail, fax or scan and send signed appointment letters as long as the appointment is accepted electronically.
Please be sure to check your University email around June 1 or July 1.
June 4, 2012 Update to Part-Time Faculty Members of the University:
If you are experiencing difficulty accepting or acknowledging the terms of your appointment letter and 195.1 Employment Notice, please click on the link below. You may be asked to sign in using your New School email username and password.