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TESOL Member Resolution on Part-Time Faculty and Fringe Benefits (1981)

Whereas although TESOL does not endorse the over-dependence of ESL programs on part-time faculty, TESOL recognizes the necessity of special instances to employ some part-time faculty, and

Whereas part-time faculty work for hourly wages without the benefits that accrue to full-time employment,

Whereas the teaching contribution of part-time faculty to many ESL programs is considerable;

Be it Therefore Resolved that part-time faculty in ESL programs be entitled to fringe benefits in fair proportion to those available to full-time teachers, and

Be it Further Resolved that this resolution be published in the TESOL Newsletter, and

Be it Finally Resolved that the Executive Secretary of TESOL distribute this resolution to appropriate academic officers of administrators when individual TESOL members so request.

1981 TESOL Convention
Detroit, Michigan USA

Note: This member resolution was voted upon during the annual business meeting of the association in 1981. Resolutions passed at the annual business meetings of the membership are not official policy of the association. The resolutions need a vote of approval by the Board of Directors.

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