Campus News

Colorado mulls changing contracts

Colleges and universities in Colorado’s public system could soon have the ability to offer long-term, enforceable contracts to adjunct faculty members, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported.

The new measure, which has been passed by the House and awaits Senate action, would require the contracts with adjuncts to contain a provision allowing colleges to terminate the agreements in the event of a financial crisis. Currently, adjunct instructors may enter into employment agreements, but are considered “at will” employees subject to termination for any reason at any time, the Chronicle reported.