Only one-fourth of colleges recently surveyed by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources reported having policies in place for calculating adjunct instructor hours, which often include time spent outside class preparing for class or grading student work. Under the Affordable Care Act, colleges will have to provide health care benefits to adjuncts working 30 hours or more. As a result, some schools have begun cutting adjunct hours. The Obama administration has delayed the new rule, which was slated to take effect Jan. 1, for one year.
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