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“I Just Want A Full-Time Job”

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I recently took an administrative position in a campus unit that had been formed by the consolidation of several preexisting units. 1,070 more words


Chancellor wants to restrict academic freedom

Chancellor Wise is quoted in today’s News-Gazette saying “There’s no hard and fast policy, and I think that one of the good things that can come out of that is a really active discussion, symposia, workshops, seminars on what is considered academic freedom and what is considered freedom of speech in light of digital media.” 110 more words

Admin game plan for non-tenure-track faculty: stall, stall, stall

Now that non-tenure-track faculty have a union (CFA Local 6546), members naturally think “we’ll elect our representatives and they can sit down with the administration to start bargaining, right?” Not so fast! 433 more words

Collective Bargaining

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


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