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Part-Time Faculty Pay in State Center District Lags Behind Rest of State

One of my most dismal memories from the three years that I was a “full-time part-time” philosophy instructor at the Clovis Center (teaching three classes every semester) was the day I handed in my final grades one May. I wanted to celebrate; I had money for the $5.00 coffee drink which would make my joy complete. But the prospect of my final paycheck for the school year left me too emotionally incapacitated to celebrate or even happily fill my gas tank before I headed to the mountains for a hike. My paycheck would be less than $2000 and more than a third of it would go for rent. The news for our part-timers has not gotten any better in the intervening ten years since I indulged in

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