October 26 Through October 30
To Connect Adjuncts & Other Activists, Bringing Us Out Of Isolation & Into Solidarity
To Provide Contingent Educators, Students & Their Allies With Tools, Actions & Materials In Order To Promote Meaningful Change In Higher Ed
Through Meetings With Lawmakers, Petitions, and National Advocacy, CEW Moves Adjunct Issues Forward
Working With Media & News Outlets To Bring Higher Education Issues To The Forefront Of National Dialog
About Campus Equity Week
Campus Equity Week is an annual event started by the Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor, a grassroots coalition of activists in North America working for contingent faculty: adjunct, part-time, non-tenured, and graduate teaching faculty working to bring greater awareness to the precarious situation for contingent faculty in higher education, organize for action, and build solidarity among our colleagues. Since it was first organized in 1999, Campus Equity Week’s diverse organizing committees have sought to offer a voice to faculty nation wide. Although support for national coordination has fluctuated through the years, Campus Equity Week remains a vital annual event, raising awareness and fighting to progress the issues faced by contingent educators through the United States, and partnering with activism worldwide. Currently, New Faculty Majority, partnered with COCAL and our generous sponsors, have been active in promoting, coordinating and arranging events for Campus Equity Week.
Congressional Briefing Set For October 26, 2015 Every member of Congress has been invited to attend this briefing, which kicks off Campus Equity Week 2015 on Monday, October 26 at 2pm in Washington DC. Please help us to inform and educate our elected representatives about the imperative to address the contingent faculty crisis by calling and e-mailing[…]
Campus Equity Week Merchandise NFM is proud to partner with Ethix Merch, an ethically sourced/union-supportive promotional merchandise company. UPDATE: The NFM Ethix Merch store is now closed to insure there would be time for delivery by Oct. 23. In the near future, the NFM store will be open all year round, offering merchandise available for purchase. Campus Equity[…]
If you were not able to participate in the Sept. 9 CEW planning webinar, the recording is available at this link: http://neaorg.adobeconnect.com/p7kzyuh2ci5/ At that link you will also be able to download the Powerpoint that was presented as well as the recorded message from Jennie Shanker, co-coordinator of NFM’s National Arts Project.
CEW 2015 planning is underway! This year NFM hopes to coordinate a few targeted national actions while activists around the country, building on the success of past CEWs, most recently CEW 2013, and National Adjunct Walkout Day 2015, plan events and actions at the local and campus level. This site will continue to provide resources and information,[…]
On February 25, 2015, many contingent faculty and allies participated in “National Adjunct Walkout Day.” We applaud the activism that drove that effort and invite participants to keep the momentum going by helping build Campus Equity actions going forward.
There is a confluence of adjunct advocacy in Washington, D.C. today. Here’s what’s happening: The House Committee on Education and the Workforce Democratic Staff released its report on contingent faculty in higher education, “The Just-In-Time Professor,” the result of Rep. George Miller’s (D-Calif.) e-Forum that collected stories from 845 adjunct faculty in 41 states. Inside Higher Ed[…]
In honor of Campus Equity Week 2013 Chicago adjuncts took to the streets with a hat tip to Brecht and agitprop theater in a piece called the “Hallelujah, I’m A Bum Flash Mob,” held Nov. 2 at The Horse. Cast: Accordion/vocals: Brianne Bolin (Chicago adjunct & activist) Acting/vocals: Frank Ehrmann (Occupy Rogers Park) Acting/vocals: John G.[…]
Campus Equity Week is not over, even when it’s over. Media releases and publicity regarding this year’s events and actions have prompted ongoing coverage of adjunct employment issues. Here’s a taste: Colorado Public Radio. CSU President Promises Adjuncts Better Working Conditions, Nov. 5, 2013 Inside Higher Ed. Report Details Financial Struggles of Boston Adjuncts, Nov. 4, 2013 Baltimore Sun. Adjuncts[…]
media coverage Huffington Post. Unethical Academia: The Next Front for Low-Wage Worker Uprising?, Oct. 17, 2013. Co-authored by Maria Maisto, president, New Faculty Majority Times Union. Campus Notebook: RPI adjunct ‘was like being a volunteer‘, Oct. 17, 2013. Yahoo Finance. Campus Equity Week Events Raise Awareness: Poor Faculty Working Conditions Headline Issues Affecting Quality of Higher Education, Oct. 22,[…]
United Students Against Sweatshops is supporting adjunct faculty across the country with the organization’s HALLO-WEEK OF ACTION! Their actions included a flashmob at Northeastern University, where about a dozen students performed an adjunct version of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” on the library quad. They are members of the Empower Adjuncts Student Coalition. USAS members also staged a Halloween-costumed sit-in outside[…]