The following is a message from Diana Vallera, president of P-Fac, the Part-Time Faculty union at Columbia College Chicago, and a member of the Illinois AAUP State Council:
You are invited to join P-Fac and UIC as we kickoff our new Pursuit of Truth Campaign to build a coalition of Chicago colleges and universities.
Pursuit of Truth
Kick Off Campaign
Friday, July 11
600 S. Michigan, 8th Floor
* Light Refreshments and beer and wine provided
Come join the movement to reclaim the college’s original mission of serving the public good and pursuing truth. In coordination with the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), in conjunction with AAUP’s One Faculty Campaign, Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor (COCAL), UIC United Faculty and the Coalition Against Corporate Higher Education (CACHE), we’ll be hosting a series of workshops and panel discussions featuring experts on academic freedom, economic justice and shared governance for all faculty, this fall. The event will be live streamed all over the country.
Please invite fellow faculty members from other schools and spread the word. We are reclaiming the principles of academic freedom, shared governance and dignified work environment for all faculty! You must RSVP for the kickoff by Wednesday, July 9.
I hope you are able to attend!
UPDATE: Marc Bousquet, author of How The University Works and associate professor at Emory University, will be a featured speaker at a fall panel on Sept. 18, not on July 11.