Sample Chair Letter to Adjunct Faculty to Support Unemployment Claim
We are posting this for department chairs who want to support adjunct faculty in their pursuit of unemployment benefits.
Dear [faculty member]:
I write to let you know that due to COVID-19, at this point in time, we are not able to guarantee any faculty member off the tenure-track reasonable assurance of continued employment in the fall.
I encourage you to look into your eligibility for unemployment. You can find a link to information about the process in our state by going to the Department of Labor, finding our state, and clicking the link for “Apply for Unemployment Benefits.”
I will have more information for you about the fall as enrollments become clearer. In the meantime, if you can get unemployment benefits, I hope that helps.