On 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. Read more on background of Campus Equity Week here.
- NEA Tool Kit – National Education Association offers some excellent and well designed pieces for adjuncts to access and use in their Campus Equity Week actions
- AAUP provides a helpful list of actions and forms that can be used by activists nationwide, while also highlighting events on AAUP supported campuses
- NFM Foundation provides a large collection of useful data downloads, links and presentations in support of adjunct equity and contingent educators
- CEW supports the NFM Arts Project. Download images from the indiVISIBLE series for on campus and social media use here
Using Social Media To Raise Awareness
- Make the CEW logo your profile picture on social media
- Follow our Campus Equity Week on Facebook
- Share photos of adjunct activism on your page or share them with us on Campus Equity Week
- Follow and share photos and information with NEA Higher Ed
- Wear scarlet or red during Campus Equity Week and ask others to do the same
- Follow Campus Equity Week on Twitter
- Tweet and retweet Campus Equity Week events and updates
- Hashtags for 2015 include #CEW2015 and #Campus Equity
- Wear scarlet or red during Campus Equity Week and ask others on Twitter to do the same
- Share your adjunct story on the Adjunct Stories Tumblr page
- Submit a photo of your adjunct contract to the the Adjunct Justice Equal Pay for Equal Work Tumblr page
- Follow Campus Equity Week @Tumblr @NetWorkedBlogs
Include a simple line about Campus Equity Week in the signature line of your emails:
October 26 – October 30 is Campus Equity Week. Learn more at www.campusequityweek.org
- Sign and share a petition
- Blog for Campus Equity Week, and share your blog with CEW
- Share your local event with Campus Equity Week so we can promote and support your actions
- Share the Campus Equity Week resource page with others
- Serve Fair Trade in Education Coffee at your event: Organic Fair Trade kosher coffee in three caffeinated blends and one decaf blend. Your purchase helps support New Faculty Majority
Links Of Interest
- National Federation of Teachers Supports Campus Equity Week!
- 7 Awkward Places You Could Be Meeting With Your Professor This Semester: A clever piece from AFT
- “Who Is Professor ‘Staff,’ And How Can This Person Teach So Many Classes?”: An NFMF and CFHE report published in 2012
- Concordia University Part-time Faculty Association Suggestions for Campus Equity Week
- Fair Employment Week in Canada
- New Faculty Majority
- Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor
- Service Employees International Union
- National Education Association
- United University Professions
Professors In Poverty
We are proud to announce that Brave New Films is launching a documentary on contingent labor in higher ed. We are excited about their contribution to public discourse on adjunct issues, and anticipate the release of their pending film. View the trailer for Professors In Poverty below!
Barbara Wolff’s A Simple Matter Of Justice
Barbara Wolff’s A Simple Matter Of Justice focuses on actions being taken to change the working conditions of the faculty members, and gives thorough insight to the working conditions, equity issues, and conditions that have lead to the current adjunct crisis. Watch the whole series here, or check out the 30 minute introduction below.
Show Screening of FOR PROFIT on your campus
The film version of the performance was offered for screening at college campuses and other venues around the country exclusively during the week of October 28-November 2, 2013.
The play provided a wonderful opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and community members to discuss a wide range of current issues in higher education—not just the for-profit college industry, but also the broader “for profit” mindset towards higher education today that is behind so many problems facing us, our students, and our society’s educational future.
If you are interested in incorporating dramatic performance into any campus actions, Aaron Calafato is available for consultation and to perform both “For Profit” and other works. Contact him at www.aaroncalafato.com