About Us


Kent Part-Time Faculty Alliance (KPTFA) was born out of discussions by a handful of part-time faculty members sharing their individual stories about their daily condition as educators– nagging economic and job insecurity, lack of affordable health care, and an overall precarious future that was no future. Discovering agreement that these working conditions were untenable for a highly educated group of high-achieving professionals, they decided to take action, organize, and mobilize.

As Frederick Douglass said, “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” So we are joining together to exert our power with a demand that will end in our gaining the dignity, the economic security, and the respect we deserve as educators in higher education at a premier university.

Contact and join us, and let’s wrest control of our future and better our university by changing it to live up to its calling.