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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 Criminal Justice, part of the City University of New York (CUNY) in New York City. 1,552 more words

Faculty

What's in a Title? Are New Titles for Adjuncts Just Lipstick on a Pig?

Sara Jerde has an article at the Chronicle of Higher Education describing university efforts to mollify adjuncts at their schools by giving them new titles.  To make adjunct positions more palatable, universities are now playing the title game.   383 more words

Daily History

jrhoskins reblogged this on The Adjunct Crisis and commented:

See John Rall's article: "An Adjunct by Any Other Name".

Missing the Point, Part 1

And the word has come down from on high.  Chancellor Wise has assured us of her absolute commitment to academic freedom–as long as ideas are “freely” expressed in a manner that she likes. 436 more words

Administrators

Chancellor decrees faculty at Illinois are subject to civility test; Trustees back her to the hilt

Chancellor Wise broke her long silence on the Salaita case by launching a frontal assault on academic freedom and shared governance. Her campus massmail of August 22 seems perfectly reasonable at first reading – this campus is generally a friendly and cordial place, and who would want to change that? 522 more words

What's in a Title? Are New Titles for Adjuncts Just Lipstick on a Pig?

Sara Jerde has an article at the Chronicle of Higher Education describing university efforts to mollify adjuncts at their schools by giving them new titles.  To make adjunct positions more palatable, universities are now playing the title game.   383 more words

Daily History

Dear Alma: Raises? What the Heck!?

Dear Alma,

What the heck! I worked very hard over the past year and was looking forward to my annual merit increase from my department. Now I get a letter from academic HR telling me that I won’t get that raise – because of the new NTT union.

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