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Meeting Times for the AFT Washington Contingent Faculty Issues Committee

All committee meetings are usually held once a month (except July-September) at the AFT Washington offices, 625 Andover Park W., Suite 111, Tukwila. For more information or to get on our email list for notices, contact or call 206-242-4777.


Adjunct/Part-time Faculty Working Conditions are Linked to Student Success

A lot of research and energy has gone into understanding what helps students to be successful.  Colleges are investing in programs that improve support for students based on the findings.  Those things that make students successful are the same things that make faculty successful.  It has been shown that there is a direct link between the working conditions of faculty and student success.  Yet many teachers are denied even the most basic kinds of support that would make us better able to help our students reach their goals. Download an excellent document written by AFT Seattle President Annette Stofer that outlines the connections between student success and faculty working conditions.


Current News


AFT announced that they are partnering with Freelancers Union to offer access to benefits to contingent faculty. [more]

Legislators should let community college faculty manage their own affairs | Feb. 21, 2014 | Guest Opinion by K. Strickland and M. Boggess

Adjuncts talk successes, challenges to organizing at national conference
Inside Higher Ed | Apr. 8, 2014 | Submitted by Colleen Flaherty

Photos from the 2014 Contingent Faculty Issues Conference, 4/26/14


Contact Information

Committee Chair: Vice-President of Contingent Facutly Michael Boggess

Staff: Richard Burton, Internal Organizer, at or 206-432-8070

Contingent Faculty Issues Conference 2017

Registration is open for our Contingent Faculty Issues Conference on Saturday, April 8th at the South Seattle Georgetown Campus. This conference is held for contingent and/or adjunct faculty to meet one another, learn and share strategies on key issues, and organize for equity and respect. Bearing in mind the new and uncertain political situation at the federal level, the conference will also focus on the importance of defending and strengthening public education, labor unions, and human and civil rights.


There is no registration fee but registration is required at