The Spectator

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...


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...


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...


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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