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Faculty Gets a Salary Bump as Lack of Transparency Continues

Faculty Gets a Salary Bump as Lack of Transparency Continues

Logan Gilbert, Staff Reporter

June 5, 2019

As a private university, Seattle University is not required to release any information on faculty pay rates. Through the work of professors and staff, along with key members of administration, who are starting to make changes to rectify faculty being underpaid for several years. In the fall, David...

Seattle U Pays Small Settlement Fee to Dismiss Adjunct Lawsuit

Seattle U Pays Small Settlement Fee to Dismiss Adjunct Lawsuit

Josh Merchant, Investigative Editor

April 24, 2019

A judge has dismissed the lawsuit filed by a former Seattle University adjunct professor in early January against the university, which alleged that the university withheld wages and did not pay adjunct professors for their rest periods. According to Seattle U Legal Counsel Mary Petersen, the univer...

Lawsuit Allegations Resound Among Adjunct Community

Lawsuit Allegations Resound Among Adjunct Community

Anna Kaplan, Author

January 30, 2019

Four weeks ago, a former adjunct faculty member filed a class action lawsuit against Seattle University claiming the school withheld wages from non-tenure track faculty. The lawsuit alleges that adjunct faculty — who are only paid for each class they teach, known as a piece-rate basis — were not ...

Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Seattle U Withheld Adjunct Wages

Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Seattle U Withheld Adjunct Wages

Anna Kaplan and Alec Downing

January 16, 2019

A former adjunct faculty member has filed a class action lawsuit against Seattle University that alleges that they and other non-tenure track faculty were not paid for breaks and work outside of the classroom. In a copy of the lawsuit obtained by The Spectator, the complaint alleges that Seattle ...

Adjunct Faculty: Underpaid, but not under contract

Bailee Clark, Author

June 10, 2018

The cost of attending a five-credit class for a quarter at Seattle University is around $5,000. The payment received by a part time adjunct professor at Seattle U is less than this figure. James Clune, a part time adjunct professor in the Communications department said that he makes $4,000 for each...

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