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Category Archives: contingent faculty appointments

So You Want to Be a Tenured Ally

You’re tenured or on the tenure-track, and you would like to help out your non-tenure-track colleagues, but you’re not sure how.

August 31, 2015 · 3 Comments

Respect Part-Time Lecturers!

Below is a poster produced by the Rutgers University AAUP-AFT: 

August 31, 2015 · 1 Comment

Because I Am Apparently a Masochist

Phil Magness keeps attributing the growth in the percentage of part-time faculty to the rise of the for-profit universities. But his own chart seems to show that that impact has … Continue reading

August 25, 2015 · 6 Comments

Addendum to Aaron Barlow’s Post on Contingent and Adjunct Faculty

Another element of the broader issues addressed in Aaron’s post is the disparity in the nature of adjuncting–of teaching part-time–in different disciplines and in covering different levels of courses. The … Continue reading

August 23, 2015 · 6 Comments

Adjuncts and Contingent Hires: Do Not Force Them Apart

A bit more than a decade ago, I took on my first full-time higher-ed teaching job in the US. I had taught as an adjunct at a number of different … Continue reading

August 22, 2015 · 29 Comments

John Hess: Teacher and Faculty Leader

This morning word came via AAUP Contingent Faculty Committee member Joe Berry’s indispensable COCAL Updates of the death last week of John Hess, following a six-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease.  … Continue reading

August 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

Duquesne Adjunct Faculty Threatened with Termination for Testifying Truthfully under Oath

Writing for In These Times, Moshe E. Harvit reports that in a brief filed with the NLRB supporting its opposition to being forced to recognize and negotiate with the union … Continue reading

August 8, 2015 · 3 Comments

University Bureaucracy as Organized Crime

Vincent J. Roscigno, a Professor of Sociology at Ohio State University, has published a clever and insightful piece under the above title in the online magazine Counterpunch.  The entire article … Continue reading

August 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

From “Awfulizing” to Organizing

Yesterday I posted an entry about the AAUP Colorado Conference’s efforts to organize part-time community college faculty, who represent the overwhelming majority of community college teachers in that state.  Central … Continue reading

July 29, 2015 · 2 Comments

Colorado Community College Faculty Fight for Equity

In Colorado, somewhere between 70% and 80% of all community college faculty members teach part-time on term-to-term contracts.  Yesterday, July 27, following the AAUP’s successful 2015 Summer Institute in Denver, … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · 5 Comments

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