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Translation of Provost's interview in News-Gazette

Original document: the Provost’s interview in the News-Gazette (April 21, 2016).

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Administrators want multiyear contracts to be based on merit and performance…

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Supporting NTT Faculty at the U of Illinois

The two-day strike by non-tenure-track faculty at the University of Illinois seeking a contract continues today.

Here is a letter that appeared in the local newspaper supporting the strike: 527 more words

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Translation of Chancellor's massmail and bargaining position

Original documents: Chancellor’s massmail (April 19) and administration bargaining positions on non-tenure-track faculty union contract

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  • Multiyear contracts should be based on performance and evaluation.
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COCAL Updates

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. 1,026 more words

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La Petite Mort: Or My Conscience Regained After Reading A Pseudo-Intellectual Polemic

By Tiffany Kraft

“On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points.”
Virginia Woolf, The Waves

Those who follow the labor crisis in higher education may know that there’s… 466 more words

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COCAL Updates

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. 836 more words

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Colorado Community College AAUP Fighting for "Adjunct" Faculty

The following statement was released today by the Colorado Community Colleges AAUP:

Alarmed by heartbreaking requests from their teaching colleagues for food, health-care, beds, housing, help with shut-off notices from the Xcel Energy, etc., the faculty majority in the state’s most financially secure system of colleges asked the State Board of Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE) today to rethink its priorities. 580 more words

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