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75 percent of higher education faculty working on contingent contracts
Student debt totaling $1.4 trillion
Poverty level wages for campus workers and college graduates
Corporatized “reform” for college
Race and gender inequities in student access to higher ed and in academic labor

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Adjunct advocacy in D.C. today

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 BewdqJACEAANLcGDemocratic 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 published a story on Miller’s report, “Congress Takes Note,” written by Colleeen Flaherty.
  • New Faculty Majority Foundation held a briefing for congressional staffers on “Higher Education Adjunct Faculty Working Conditions and the Legislative Agenda,” from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Participants included Maria Maisto, President & Executive Director, New Faculty Majority Foundation; Esther Merves, Director of Research, New Faculty Majority Foundation; andDan Maxey, Dean’s Fellow, Rossier School of Higher Education, University of Southern California; Co- Investigator, The Delphi Project on the Changing Faculty and Student Success.

Brecht, agitprop theater & #cew2013

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. Bolin (Second City)

CEW Aftermath: Adjunct issues in the news

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:

See a list of news, blog and website posts about Campus Equity Week 2013.

Campus Equity Week in the news, on the blogs, on the Web

media coverage

media clips

Blogs and websites

Visit #CEW2013 reflections HT @USAS & others on the New Faculty Majority blog for a wrap-up of notes, events and thoughts.

Students stage “Thriller” flashmob at NU

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 the office of University of Texas President Bill Powers to protest outsourcing campus services and laying off up to 20 percent of the UT workforce.

Roadrunners Virtual Meetup today at noon

Southwest #Adjuncts are invited to #Roadrunners Virtual #CEW2013 Meetup, Nov. 1, noon – 1 p.m. CT

States: Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas

Tenacious Texans, Necessary Magnificent New Mexicans, Amazing Arizonians tumblr_inline_mvai6v9g5H1rehvkmand any other states who want to join us, too, be it the central south, the prairie states, the deep deep south: welcome one and all. Let’s talk about True Tall Texas Adjunct Tales, astounding Arkansas adjunct anecdotes, or even yes, nefarious, mincing missives from and about our very own New Mexico Adjuncts. And are there any from Oklahoma, you’re ok? Might the objective Okie Cats want to join & jam? Please revel in the fun and laughter and tears, as we celebrate #CEW2013. More info.

Happy Halloween from Campus Equity Week

Adjunct beverage center. What size will fate hand you? The 3-ounce Adjunct? The 18- oz. TT? Or the half-gallon admin size? #cew2013 pic.twitter.com/zQArY50Bkv

Welcome to the Adjunct Beverage Center. What size will fate hand you? The 3-ounce Adjunct? The 18- oz. TT? Or the half-gallon admin size? #cew2013 pic.twitter.com/zQArY50Bkv

You know what's really scary? The pay inequality at Maryland community colleges!

You know what’s really scary? The pay inequality at Maryland community colleges!

 

A frightening Halloween jack-o-lantern.

A frightening Halloween jack-o-lantern.

 

 

Adjunct pay: Very spooky indeed!

Adjunct pay: Very spooky indeed!

The best Halloween treat of all: Campus Equity!The best Halloween treat of all: Campus Equity!

 

CEW slide show to view, share

View and share a slide show on Campus Equity Week put together by NEA. slide show

What Campus Equity Week looks like

Montclair Adjunct Union Local 6025 Office Administrator & #Adjunct Prof extraordinaire sports a #CEW2013 t-shirt! Go Trish! pic.twitter.com/KgnXeWQpvN

Montclair Adjunct Union Local 6025 Office Administrator & #Adjunct Prof extraordinaire sports a #CEW2013 t-shirt! Go Trish! pic.twitter.com/KgnXeWQpvN

The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville  held an open forum discussion about the corporatization of academia after watching "For Profit." They also held a drawing for "Fight For Your Long Day," was won by Jeannie Waller.

The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville held an open forum discussion about the corporatization of academia after watching “For Profit.” They also held a drawing for “Fight For Your Long Day,” was won by Jeannie Waller.

 

Alan Trevithick at Westchester Community College in Valhalla, NY.

Alan Trevithick at Westchester Community College in Valhalla, NY.

 

David Wilder, co-chair of the organizing committee of the Ohio Part-Time Faculty Association, staffs a CEW table at Cuyahoga Community College, West campus, in Parma, Ohio.

David Wilder, co-chair of the organizing committee of the Ohio Part-Time Faculty Association, staffs a CEW table at Cuyahoga Community College, West campus, in Parma, Ohio.

MT @prof_squires: the captain & I are wearing RED

MT @prof_squires: the captain & I are wearing RED

 

 

 

Thanks CCSF @AFT2121 for speaking out.

Thanks CCSF @AFT2121 for speaking out.

 

 

Advocates from around the state met in Columbus for an Ohio Higher Education Campus Equity Week Summit.

Advocates from around the state met in Columbus for an Ohio Higher Education Campus Equity Week Summit.

 

 

Information table for Campus Equity Week

Information table for Campus Equity Week

 

 

@Grace Goswick: Unarmed Education Mercenary wearing red and reporting for #adjunct duty. #cew2013

@Grace Goswick: Unarmed Education Mercenary wearing red and reporting for #adjunct duty. #cew2013

 

 

Students telling students about the injustice and misallocation of resources represented by the misuse and abuse of contingent labor at the University of Cincinnati. — with Kate Beltramo and Dylan Forster.

Students telling students about the injustice and misallocation of resources represented by the misuse and abuse of contingent labor at the University of Cincinnati. — with Kate Beltramo and Dylan Forster.

 

 

OCAAUP President John McNay working with student allies Kate Beltramo and Dylan Forster at the University of Cincinnati.

OCAAUP President John McNay working with student allies Kate Beltramo and Dylan Forster at the University of Cincinnati.

@cwru English grad students support #Campusequity pic.twitter.com/f4gZy2osuO

@cwru English grad students support #Campusequity pic.twitter.com/f4gZy2osuO

 

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Wear red Wednesday

Wear red Wednesday, Oct. 30, to support adjunct faculty and Campus Equity Scarlet AWeek. Take a photo of yourself with a poster stating your cause. Post it on social media, such as Facebook and Twitter. Use the hashtags #cew2013 and #CampusEquity.