As part of the Marymount Adjunct Collective, there’s a variety of benefits available to you:

The Medical Assistance Fund

The MAF is a $30,000 fund shared between ourselves and MUSE (the staff union at MMC). It is a reimbursement plan – not insurance – but it is a first step towards an insurance plan.

It is available to eligible members of MAC and part-time staff of MUSE who are either uninsured or self-insured. It’s paid out in the beginning of the calendar year for medical expenses incurred during the previous calendar year. This includes premiums if you are self-insured.

It is now administered by an agency hired by the College. Notices for applying for the fund normally go out in January of each year.

The amount you will be reimbursed is based upon the number of applicants to the fund.

The Professional Development Fund

The Professional Development Fund is a $10,000 fund for which eligible adjuncts can apply for grants of up to $750 per year for for travel, room, board, or other expenses incurred for verifiable active participation at an academic or professional conference or meeting. Guidelines are available here.

Applications are available on the College’s website here, and on our documents page here.

Longevity Bonus

Adjuncts who have taught 14 semesters at Marymount will receive a longevity bonus of 3.5% of their gross wages following the end of the semester.

Tuition Remission and Auditing

Eligible members of MAC can receive tuition remission from the College, and are permitted to audit classes. Contact us for details.


The AFT (American Federation of Teachers) and NYSUT (New York State United Teachers) are our parent unions. Both of them have extensive benefits that you are eligible for: legal services, insurance, hotels, car rentals, cell service… Check out the links below:

AFT Benefits

NYSUT Benefits

please note: for both AFT and NYSUT you will have to log in to get benefits