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Category Archives: contingent faculty appointments

Significance Unknown: Transitions at Marylhurst University

This is a guest post by Simeon Dreyfuss, a contributor to the recent September-October issue of Academe. Dreyfuss is chair of interdisciplinary studies and president of the AAUP advocacy chapter at Marylhurst University. He … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

A is for Adjunct: Resources for Organizing the Contingent Faculty Majority

This is a guest post by David Kociemba, a contributor to the recent September-October issue of Academe. Kociemba is the president of the Affiliated Faculty of Emerson College AAUP chapter and the chair of … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

What Should Contingent Faculty Be Fighting For?

This is a guest post by Ron Bramhall, a contributor to the recent September-October issue of Academe. Bramhall is a senior instructor in the Charles H. Lundquist College of Business at the … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

Why You Should Not Miss That Expensive Conference

One Adjunct’s Reflection on the 11th International Conference of the Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor (COCAL) By Chris Cruz-Boone In a candid moment at the COCAL XI debriefing, organizers admitted … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · 3 Comments

Mills College, a Selectively Progressive Institution

The Oakland College Has Been Very Progressive on the Rights of Transgender Students but Not on Collective-Bargaining Rights or Adjunct-Faculty Rights   In a very recent post, I commented on … Continue reading

August 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

“Why Would They Hire YOU?”

When I returned to campus, after two years teaching elsewhere, for the final interview that would bring me back full-time, I stopped into the adjunct room to see if anyone … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · 3 Comments

Dear “Whining Adjuncts,” Just for the Record Even I Think That This Is Tone Deaf

Some time ago, Aaron Barlow wrote a post titled “To My Tenured Colleagues” in which he asked those with tenure to treat the adjunct faculty at their institutions as full … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · 2 Comments

COCAL–A Tri-National Contingent Workforce Self-Organizes to Abolish Contingency

By Joe Berry and Helena Worthen Over 200 people attended the eleventh conference of COCAL (Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor) which took place August 4-6 at John Jay College of … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · 5 Comments

PBS NewsHour Series on “Rethinking College”

Lil Taiz, President of the California Faculty Association, has shared the following information which should be of broad interest. The PBS NewsHour contacted the CFHE leadership about CFHE’s take on … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Dismissal of Ned Balbo

The Maryland AAUP conference sent us this piece by Ned Balbo, who taught for twenty-four years in the writing department at Loyola University Maryland. In it, Balbo recounts  how he … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

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