June, A. W. (2010). A canadian college where adjuncts go to prosper. Chronicle of Higher Education, 56(41), B39-B41. Retrieved from http://chronicle.com/article/A-Canadian-College-Where/123629/
Vancouver Community College (VCC) in has, over a two-decade, period managed to develop a program that lends to solidarity among part-time and full-time faculty, creating a one-faculty environment. Unlike many programs in the U.S. Vancouver offers its adjuncts job-security and much more equitable situations than U.S. institutions. The Chronicle of Higher Education article details some of the differences between the VCC program and many higher education institutions in the U.S. Some notable differences are the ability to move from a part-time status to a more “regular” status in which there is more job security. Compensation is also based on the compensation of full-time faculty, not solely what the market will bear in paying adjuncts. VCC adjuncts who meet certain criteria can also qualify for professional development opportunities such as the cost of conferences and research subscriptions. VCC and the union representatives are still working toward even more equitability, but they have made good progress.