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I Don’t Know If I Want To Be A Professor Anymore (Pt. I)

Last week, Dr. Jeana Jorgensen officially joined the Conditionally Accepted blogging staff, moving from guest blogger to regular contributor.  Below, Jeana offers the first installment of her four-part blog series, “I Don’t Know If I Want To Be A Professor Anymore.”  Tune in next week for Part II. 899 more words


Study: Adjuncts at Risk for Anxiety, Depression

“A new study on the emotional lives of adjunct professors that appears to be the first of its kind says contingent faculty members are at risk for stress, depression and anxiety due to their working conditions. 59 more words

Doe iets

I recently returned from two workshops in France and the Netherlands where, among other things, I learned more about the challenges faced by public universities in Europe. 706 more words


First AFT #Adjunct/Contingent Faculty Caucus #aft14!

This evening saw the first ever gathering of AFT’s Contingent Caucus.

It was organized by Bill Lipkin and attended by about 40 AFT contingent members and allies from around the country. 99 more words

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Non-Tenure-Track Faculty at UIUC Have a Union

Congratulations to our NTT colleagues, whose union was certified this week by the Illinois Education Labor Relations Board! The fight continues for tenure-stream faculty to get the same protections offered by collective bargaining. 124 more words

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#AFT14 calls for a #sustainable #HigherEd workforce « @AFTHigherEd

Continued and expanding use of a contingent faculty workforce is not sustainable. The American Federation of Teachers (AFT), an NME supporting organization,  has launched a major campaign to educate higher ed stakeholders and the public about the  issue and then to take back higher education as a public good. 61 more words

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NEA - The Politics of Contingent Academic Labor

Here is a great analysis and overview of the privatization of higher education by Claire Golsdstene. It reaffirms my sense that lobbying for more full-time positions will never address the historical shift to majority contingent faculty. 54 more words