January 25, 2013
30-Hour Work Week Is a Critical Threshold for More Than Just Health Care
The way colleges count adjuncts' workloads is important not only for determining whether they are eligible for health insurance under the new health-care law but also for their participation in some other federal programs.
A federal student-loan-forgiveness program uses the same 30-hour benchmark as the health-care law for determining full-time employment, a key requirement for eligibility. And at least one adjunct is having trouble qualifying because the colleges she teaches for are