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.