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Category Archives: contingent faculty appointments

The Adjunct Cookbook

Here’s a creative but effective educational and organizing tool that our colleagues in the AAUP chapter at Front Range Community College in Colorado have published and which merits the broadest … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Salaita Academic Freedom Speaking Tour Heading To Chicago!

UPDATED ITINERARY SEPTEMBER 24, 2014: Professor Steven Salaita, who had been appointed as an associate professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is planning a five-day speaking tour … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

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