Advocacy

Articles and Interviews:

Contingency, Exploitation, and Solidarity: Labor and Action in English Composition
~Various authors of this free, online book address five threads: strategies for self-advocacy; organizing within and across ranks; professionalizing in complex contexts; working for local changes to workload, pay, and material conditions; and protecting gains. Feb. 2017.

"Organizing for Equity," "The U.S. of Adjuncts," "Helping Adjuncts with Student Debt," and "How to be an Ally"
~Various authors for NEA Higher Education Advocate, all articles published in Vol. 33, No. 4, Sept. 2015

"The Growing Reliance On Adjunct Professors"
~Guest host, Susan Page, leads the group discussion, as heard on The Diana Rehm Show, Apr. 2014 

"Part-Time Professors Demand Higher Pay; Will Colleges Listen?"
~Interview by Claudio Sanchez, heard on NPR's All Things Considered, Feb. 2014

"Doing Higher Ed Right: Increasing education funding! Hiring full-time professors! Are these places for real?"
~Rebecca Schuman for Slate.com, Feb. 2014

"The Just-In-Time Professor: A Staff Report Summarizing eForum Responses on the Working Conditions of Contingent Faculty in Higher Education"
~House Committee on Education and the Workforce Democratic Staff, Jan. 2014

"Congress Takes Note: A new report on the impact of adjunct labor marks a new level of interest in Washington about the changing nature of the higher education workforce."
~Colleen Flaherty for Insidehighered.com, Jan. 2014

Academic Workforce Advocacy Kit from the Modern Language Association

 

Contingent Faculty Contacts:

General Inquiries: Anne Fearman
Website Inquiries: Rodney Garrison