Colleges could reconsider cuts to adjunct faculty hours amid a decision yesterday by the Obama administration to delay for one year the requirement that employers offer health benefits for anyone working 30 hours or more. Community colleges had led the way in cutting adjunct hours to avoid paying benefits and may wait for more federal guidance before restoring hours. Maria Maisto, president of adjunct advocacy group the New Faculty Majority, said she was pleased with the delay, so colleges "would have time to deal with this more thoughtfully and inclusively."

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