COCAL Updates

BY MARTIN KICH COCAL is the Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor, a nearly 20 year old network of contingent activists and their organizations that does a conference (now tri-national – USA, CAN (including QBC), and  MEX) every other year, usually in August. It also sponsors a listserv, called ADJ-L, and has an International Advisory Committee…

North of the Border: Concordia University Part-time Faculty Association (CUPFA) Campus Equity Week

By Maria Peluso This is the eigth and last in a series of Academe Blog guest posts arranged by the AAUP Committee on Contingency and the Profession in celebration of Campus Equity Week. For information on and resources for CEW, see the national website at http://www.campusequityweek.org/2013/. The Concordia University Part-time Faculty Association (CUPFA) has been…

COCAL XI: The Way Forward

By Marcia Newfield This is the sixth in a series of Academe Blog guest posts arranged by the AAUP Committee on Contingency and the Profession in celebration of Campus Equity Week. For information on and resources for CEW, see the national website at http://www.campusequityweek.org/2013/.  COCAL XI will take place in New York City August 4–6,…

Higher Education Events This Summer

How Biased Are the Campuses? A Debate in DC How biased are the campuses? A debate between John K. Wilson & Mal Kline, Executive Director, Accuracy in Academia (AIA) Thursday, June 14, 2012, 6-8 PM The Van Andel Center, The Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave., NE, Washington, DC. The event is free but please RSVP…

COCAL Updates

By Joe Berry COCAL Updates (Chicago Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor) http://www.chicagococal.org/ 1. A nice little history of anti-Wall Street protests in US history and some useful suggestive lessons. 2. Recent grads turn to adjuncting. 3. The new Emmy award-winning documentary on the freedom riders of 1961 has many lessons for us, especially just now.…