Inside Higher Ed
July 29th, 2015
Many adjunct professors at Florida SouthWestern State College in Fort
Myers will see less money for teaching after the two-year institution's
board cut their funding to balance the budget.
Despite dealing with a budget deficit and cutting the adjuncts, the
college gave an overall 2 percent increase to full-time faculty and
staff at the same time. The decision to cut adjunct pay was made before
the college learned it would receive additional money from the state's
new performance funding formula.
"Obviously you never feel good when you have to cut salary like this.
These people contribute a lot to our institution and they're very
important to our institution," said Denis Wright, provost and vice
president of academic affairs at FSW. "Florida SouthWestern had the
highest pay for adjuncts in the state -- No. 1 in 28 [state colleges]."