Part-time Faculty Info

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Letter From The Administration

March 10, 2016

Dear faculty,

I’m writing to let you know that the full text of the ratified contract between Northeastern and the Service Employees International Union, concerning the terms of employment of eligible part-time faculty members at the university, is now available at

We are pleased that this contract meets all of the major goals the university communicated to the union at the outset of the negotiations.  These goals included maintaining flexibility to expand and contract academic program offerings to meet student needs by determining part-time faculty teaching assignments on a term by term basis.  These goals also included continuing to offer reasonable and fiscally responsible compensation, which this contract achieves.  Finally, the contract clearly defines the role played by part-time faculty, which is separate and distinct from the contributions and expectations of the full-time faculty. 

Also available is an FAQ sheet covering some of the major terms of the agreement. 

The university will shortly be offering training and orientation sessions about the terms of the contract for supervisors of part-time faculty members.  In the meantime, questions about the contract’s implementation may be addressed to May Lee, Senior Human Resources Consultant at x4319 (, or Stacy Saravo, Senior Benefits Administrator at x5378 (   



Anthony L. Rini
Vice Provost for Budget, Planning & Administration