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the Role of Contingent Instructional Staff in Undergraduate Learning"
Fall 2003 by Jossey-Bass ($29.00 - Click here
for details, the Index,
and a pdf
the Editor's 12 page Introduction.). This collection
of articles contains much of the most current data and analysis available
regarding the use of contingent academic labor in higher education and
its impact on student education. Ernie Benjamin, the editor of this
special edition will aid faculty non-subscribers who are interested
in obtaining a print copy of the issue to purchase one at a discounted
rate by contacting him at email@example.com.
Adopts New Policy Statement on Contingent Faculty
Appointments and the Academic Profession"
College CEW Activities
Salary rates have been agreed to and implemented, negotiations for a
first contract continue to be locked as the administration
seeks a broad no-strike clause, reduced pay for small courses,
and agency fee status. [More]
International Conference in Senegal
Passes Resolution in Support of CEW
During Campus Equity Week
Resolution was offered by the American Federation of Teachers with the
support of the National Education Association, the American Association
of University Professors, the Canadian Association of University Teachers,
and the Fédération Québécoise des Professeures
et Professeurs d'université.
Organizes CEW Activities on All 23 Campuses of
State University System
for COCAL VI, Chicago
is well under way!
planning committee expects to be able to offer some optional activities
(tours, etc.) of interest on Thurs., Aug. 5 and Monday, August 9
You are encouraged to bring spouses/partners/families
and make the trip partially a vacation.
There is lots to do in Chicago in the summertime.
Expect a first draft program out for comment soon,
but do mark the dates in red, Fri.-Sun., August 6-8, 2004.
1493 - San Mateo Community College District
Campus Equity Week Edition
State University Lecturers Report
CEW from United Faculty Effort
to be Published in the "Laney Tower"
at the Peralta Community College District
at The University Connecticut - Avery Point
from Concordia University
in Quebec, Canada
at Western Connecticut State College
The Tufts Daily - 10/27/03
"Part-time faculty deserve a fair deal"
by Reem Assil
to the American Association of University Professors, 43 percent of
all faculty are part-time, and non-tenure-track positions account
for over half of all faculty appointments in American higher education.
The growth of part-time faculty has often come at the cost of stable
employment for those who seek full-time careers. ... On Oct. 29, Emerson
College Part-time faculty will be holding a demonstration at 4pm in
downtown Boston at the corner of Boylston and Tremont as part of a
series of events for Campus Equity Week, a US & Canada-wide week
of action by faculty organizers and organizations throughout higher
to the complete article]
House of Representatives Considers
Resolution Recognizing Campus Equity Week
Kildee (D-Mich), encouraged by the American Federation of Teachers,
introduced a concurrent resolution into the US Congress last week in
support of Higher Education Faculty and Campus Equity Week
CON. RES. 312-html)
of the Congressional Document - 24KB]
faculty should contact their Representatives and Senators to encourage
their support of
H. CON. RES. 312. This is a great opportunity to help raise the awareness
of the federal legislature about contingent faculty issues and the real
consequences of increasing underfunding of higher education.
New Report Introduced at San Francisco Press Conference
Growth of Full-Time Non tenure-Track Faculty"
Soon to be available at http://www.aft.org/higher_ed/
CEW Planning Across the United States
Cabrillo instructors seek better pay, benefits
CEW Coverage at Cabrillo College
Cooper put together this Power Point slide show for the Olympic College
opening CEW event, a concert with speakers during the middle.
Throughout the event, we had a these slides projected in the background.
Once you open the file, the slides advance automatically every 30 seconds,
if anyone would like to adapt it for their use.
found that the Escape key turns it off. The
Page Down key will advance from slide to slide.)
Power Point Download
(534KB PPS File)
Boston Area Demonstration to Support
Contingent Faculty Negotiations
support from faculty in the region is expected.
Press Release, Oct. 24, 2003
Grants Bargaining Rights to Higher Ed Temps
Center for a Changing Workforce
University of Calgary
Student Newspaper of Memorial University
Johns, Newfoundland, Canada
FEW Article by Tony Chadwick, Faculty Union President
Press Release 10/23/2003
North Bay Labor Council
Support of Campus Equity Week
Oct. 22 Resolution
Executive Board of
Teachers of English to Speakers
of Other Languages and Bilingual Education
to Endorse Campus Equity Week
National Union of General Workers
Tokyo South Branch
of University Part-Time Lecturers - Tokyo
in Solidarity with Campus
Equity Week and
Employment Week (Solidarity
College Part-time Faculty Union
are hoping to make this one of the most noteworthy CEW events ever.
It is also crucial to the part-time union at Emerson. If you have
friends or colleagues in the Boston area, please ask them to attend.
Its Wednesday, October, 29 4pm in downtown Boston at the corner of Boylston
Flyer 1 (pdf)
Flyer 2 (pdf)
of 2003 AAUP Governance Conference
9 through 11, 2003
Equity Week Supporters
Take CEW Support Resolution to the
Education International Conference in Senegal
During Campus Equity Week
Resolution will be offered by the American Federation of Teachers with
the support of the National Education Association, the American Association
of University Professors, the Canadian Association of University Teachers,
and the Fédération Québécoise des Professeures
et Professeurs d'université.
Island Post Campus Strike Over
AND ADMINISTRATORS at Long Island University's C.W. Post campus have
reached a contract agreement, ending a strike that began on September
8 and affected about 25 percent of classes.
--> SEE http://chronicle.com/daily/2003/09/2003092904n.htm
gain wage, pension increases in new 8-year pact
Mary E. O'Leary, Register Topics Editor, 09/19/2003
HAVEN - Promising cooperation over confrontation, Yale and
its unions announced a tentative contract Thursday that nearly doubles
pensions and boosts salaries over the life of an eight-year pact.
Passed by the
Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council
OF CAMPUS EQUITY WEEK October 27-31, 2003"
Colleges Put More Dollars Than They Cost in Public Pockets
groundbreaking economic model has found that each taxpayer dollar invested
in a community college yields $3.00 in benefits back to the taxpayers
that support it, according to the Association of Community College Trustees
(ACCT) that released the results of a new study during a national conference
in Denver. (More)
GRADUATE ASSISTANTS WIN FIRST CONTRACT
September 23, 2003, the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education ratified
the first graduate assistants’ contract in the State of Rhode
Island. The membership of Graduate Assistants United (GAU), the AAUP
chapter that represents the 600 graduate assistants at the University
of Rhode Island, had voted in favor on the contract on September 18,
2003. The contract begins on September 1, 2003 and will terminate on
August 31, 2004.
Opens New CEW Page
American federation of Teachers has opened a new CEW page on their website.
There is a great collection of materials put together by the National
to help locals with their CEW activities. Take
Adds Contingent Faculty Page
To NEA/Higher ED Webpage
National Education Association has opened a new contingent faculty page
on their website providing access to a fine collection of articles discussing
issues related to non-tenure track faculty. Go
Island University Faculty
Brooklyn Campus, Strike
Post Campus, Strike
- Fair Employment Week
Association of University Teachers'
"Invisible Faculty" Buttons (pdf),
and Graphics (pdf)
Caught In a Vise"
Stanley Fish - NY
Times Op Ed
great response to the House Education Committee attacks on Higher Ed.
Fish makes the logic simple and clear.]
CAMPUS EQUITY WEEK BUTTONS
Information and Sample
AAUP Places CEW
AD in The Almanac Issue of
The Chronical of Higher Education
March & Rally
Stop Yale Attack on Workers’ Wages, Security, Dignity!
Saturday Sept. 13th
12:00 to 4:00 PM in New Haven, CT [More]
York Times Article on
President's plans to upgrade teaching undergraduates.
thinks his plans miss the point.
makes some professors "more equal than others."
Release 9/8/2003 - AAUP Issues Draft,
of Policy on Contingent Faculty Appointments and the Academic Profession"
D.C.— The American Association of University Professors today
issued a draft policy statement,Contingent Appointments and the Academic
Profession. The statement addresses the overuse and abuse of part-time
and non-tenure-track faculty that threaten the quality and stability
of higher education today. [Complete
Press Release] [Link
to the paper] [A
new 2003 statement from the AAUP. This is a draft for membership comment.
After discussion, it is expected that a new AAUP policy statement on
contingent academic labor will be presented to the membership. All concerned
members of the profession should read this paper and give their feedback
to the organization. Chris]
Island University Faculty Begin Strike
at Brooklyn Campus
Plans are to Expand the Strike to the Post Campus
at Brookville, Long Island [Newsday
[Long Island University
Faculty Federation Link]
House Republicans Rip Into Colleges in Scathing Report on
By JEFFREY SELINGO
The rising cost of a higher education has spawned a "crisis,"
according to a report scheduled to be released today by Congressional
Republicans. The document contains a blistering attack on colleges for
blaming a recent surge in tuition rates on state budget cuts and tough
economic times. [More]
arrticle hits the high points of this important issue and gives links
to excellent current research data available form the Chronicle of
Higher Ed. I note that data from the most recent California Postsecondary
Education Commission Fiscal Profiles shows that, at least
for California's four-year institutions, during the 37 years from
1965 to 2002, the constant dollar cost per student has remained essentially
the same with small variations corresponding to recessionary influences.
During this same period, it is true that the costs of student fees
have roughly doubled in constant dollars, but the share of costs born
by the state has been reduced by 30-50% more than the fee increases.
Clearly the federal perspective must look more closely at the data
before they start placing blame. Chris Storer]
Yale Workers Continue Strike into Second Week
As Faculty Move Classes off Campus
to the Strike's Home Page
excelent argument and analysis with good research and useful references.]
is a "Power
Point presentation" by faculty of Fairfield University:
Paul Caster, Accounting Department, member of the Committee on Conference
Nancy Dallavalle, Religious Studies Department, Chair of the Committee
Phil Lane, Economics Department, member of the Committee on Conference
George Lang, Mathematics Department, member of the Committee on Conference
Irene Mulvey, Mathematics Department, Chair of the Faculty Salary
Kathy Nantz, Economics Department and General Faculty Secretary
Cheryl Tromley, Management Department, expert on organizational psychology
Staff Congress - City University of New York (PSC-CUNY)
Executive Council - CEW
Submitted by PSC Delegate Assembly Part Time Personnel Committee to
Executive Council -Sept 5, 2003 & SO APPROVED. It will be submitted
to the Delegate Assembly on Sept 25.
Organizers to Air Complaints Against Yale
New York Times - By STEVEN GREENHOUSE
The group seeking to unionize graduate students at Yale [CGEU] announced
yesterday that a former labor secretary and a former general counsel
of the National Labor Relations Board would serve on a committee investigating
whether Yale administrators or professors broke the law while fighting
the unionization drive. [More]
State graduate assistants win full health benefits
thanks to AFT - OregonAF
Jillian Kemp of AFT-Oregon. Her e-mail is <JillianK@AFT-Oregon.org>
Daily News; August 18, 2003, Monday
SECTION: Page 8; DOMESTIC
part-time lecturers getting raw deal
of American Historians Releases New statement
for Part-time and Adjunct Faculty
their respective semiannual meetings, the OAH Executive Board (3-6 April
2003) and the AHA Council (3-4 May 2003) endorsed the following five
standards recommended by the joint AHA-OAH Committee on Part-time and
Adjunct Employment. (More)"
Wednesday, August 13, 2003; Blue
Collar Ph.D. - "Does anyone
in academe wonder what happens to Ph.D.'s who don't become an assistant
professor at Midwestern Research University or at one of its lesser
[Jack Longmate comments on "Adjunct Mailing
List" <firstname.lastname@example.org> (to subscribe,
send a blank email to
with no subject line and only "SUBSCRIBE ADJ-L firstname lastname
<emailaddress>" in the body of the message) "Among
the things Chris touches on is the class aspect of the contingent
faculty issue. There is an element of elitism present, with full-time
tenured faculty, awarded their jobs as the result of nation-wide searches
conducted by the hiring committee, tending to discredit part-time, adjunct
faculty who, by contrast, would seem to have been hired off the street.
This tendency to see part-time and adjunct faculty as lesser individuals,
I'm afraid to say, may be as significant the availability of funds,
or indeed, may be at the very heart of why in the United States there
aren't the public funds for pro-rata pay, as adjuncts are simply
not seen as worthy as our dignified, cream-of-the-crop full-time,
The Chronicle of
Using the Internet for contingent faculty organizing
by John Hess
[A great annotated collection of web links for contiingent
faculty. An introductory pathfinder for contingent faculty who are just
discovering their exploitation and want to do something about it.]
Jump Cut: A
Review of Contemporary Media
"From the margins of academe:
Occasional thoughts on higher education, campus politics, the use
and abuse of adjunct faculty, the academic "job market,"
and various other absurdities.
By an invisible adjunct assistant professor of history."
blog has some excellent analysis/discussion and links to various articles
about contingent faculty issues.)
The New Edition of Workplace, July 2003, Is Available
A journal for Academic Labor: Take
International Conference Against War and in
Defense of Public Education
Paris, June 14-15, 2003
from Algeria, Benin, Togo, the United States, Mexico, Peru, Brazil,
Argentina, Ukraine, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany,
France and Switzerland exchanged information about their experiences
in the struggle against the lethal attacks on the public education systems
throughout the world.
is word out that the Bush Admiinistration plans to make higher education
a focal issue for the 2004 election. However, The plan is to blame the
institutions for high tuition and reduced access, demanding more accountability.
"... President Bush would accuse colleges of closing
the doors of higher education to students from low- and middle-income
families, by making it unaffordable. The president would also reprimand
colleges for allowing too many students -- especially low-income
and minority students -- to drop out and remain without the skills
and knowledge they need. In addition, he would question the quality
of education that most students receive." (more)
Next Target? Stephan Burd
of Higher Education -- 7/11/03
23 Jun 2000 - Email to "Adjunct Mailing List" <email@example.com>
From: "Jack Longmate" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
good news to report about health care from Washington state for part-timers."
and Spring 2003
Equity Week is a flexible campaign, designed so anyone can take part
- whether you're an individual on a campus, a local union or association,
or a national group.
coalition of Unions and
Professional Associations has established a CEW Steering Committee with
Regional and Campus
Contacts with the goal of facilitating your activities on your local
Campus Equity Week
are encouraged to formally support CEW. The list of Coalition
Members includes organizations that have passed resolutions of support
under "Organizational Endorsements."
Those that are helping to fund CEW coordination are listed as "Sponsor
recruit organizational support
Chris Storer of support at <email@example.com>.
should be made out to "Campus Equity Week"
and mailed to:
North American Alliance for Fair Employment
33 Harrison Ave, 3rd flr, Boston, MA 02111
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