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 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[…]

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[…]