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The Present and Future of Academia for Faculty—Teaching Amid a Global Pandemic

The Present and Future of Academia for Faculty—Teaching Amid a Global Pandemic

June 8, 2020

At the start of the pandemic, Seattle University faculty were asked to completely overhaul their class lesson plans as the effects...

Faculty Gets a Salary Bump as Lack of Transparency Continues

June 5, 2019

As a private university, Seattle University is not required to release any information on faculty pay rates. Through the work...

MAKANA HOLGERSON • THE SPECTATOR

HR Study Finds Faculty Pay Below National Benchmark

May 15, 2019

Seattle University’s Human Resources (HR) Department recently conducted a study on the salaries of faculty and staff, comparing...

CONNOR MERRION • THE SPECTATOR

Are Course Evaluations Doing More Harm than Good?

March 13, 2019

Student evaluations are often considered nothing more than an opportunity for potential bonus points; though the impact they have...

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 class he teaches. Clune started out as a full time...

Climate Survey Reveals Low Faculty Morale

April 26, 2017

According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a single person living in Seattle who earns under $50,400...

NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR

Stronger Together: Seattle University’s Unionization Victory

September 28, 2016

After waiting for two years, Seattle University adjunct faculty were officially granted the right to unionize on Sept. 12. The...

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