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Gr8 #adjunct buttons & #CEW @ Colorado SU

Gr8 #adjunct buttons & #CEW @ Colorado SU | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it

From The New Faculty Majority blog: 

 

Maria Maisto, president of New Faculty Majority, was the keynote speaker for events held on campus Oct.10 and 11 to observe Campus Equity Week. These events focus on the role of adjunct faculty at the CSU.

 

Dig those great buttons designed by Natalie Barnes: "Adjunct and proud" ~ "I learned from an Adjunct".~ "Adjunct Ally"

 

CEW (Campus Equity Week) EVERY YEAR is a damn good idea too. Can't wait for COCAL, CAW or whoever to pick up on it. 
 

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Disparity of Equal Pay in the Outlier States

Disparity of Equal Pay in the Outlier States | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it

Typical adjunct waiting for help in the outlier states? Since adjunct faculty member Keith Hoeller knows I am interested in anything Texas, he sent me this link a...

 

img © 2014 Huck/Konopacki Labor Cartoons

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No Job Loss in Most States That Raised Minimum Wage - The Fiscal Times

No Job Loss in Most States That Raised Minimum Wage - The Fiscal Times | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
The Fiscal Times No Job Loss in Most States That Raised Minimum Wage The Fiscal Times In an angry blog post, CEA Chair Jason Furman and economist Betsey Stevenson wrote, “Seven Nobel Prize winners and more than 600 other economists recently stated...
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The #Education Cure: Bogus and Sinking Us More?

The #Education Cure: Bogus and Sinking Us More? | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it

by James Hoover: Education is in dire straits, mainly not because of poor teachers and principals but because the privatization movement and the profit motive has infested education’s inner sanctums with greed and an ideology which justifies it.

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Episode 20: Thinking Collectively about Academic Labor » This ...

Episode 20: Thinking Collectively about Academic Labor » This ... | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
Academic labor is something that greatly concerns us as graduate students, and we think it's an important concern for both full-time faculty and contingent faculty. That's why this podcast features the voices of both full-time ...
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You Can’t Teach What You Don’t Want to Know

You Can’t Teach What You Don’t Want to Know | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
Note: Harvey Whitney interview below story!
I’m telling you, this place is the most racist place I’ve ever been to. September 10, it was Latinos and Blacks. And then September 11 came, and it’s Muslims.
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Call from #KeithHoeller to Stand Up for Nassau CC #Adjuncts!

Call from #KeithHoeller to Stand Up for Nassau CC #Adjuncts! | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it

Someone in New York state needs to coordinate the campaign ASAP. Send out alerts. Keep everyone posted. Who in New York will do this? Frank Reiser? Mary-Faith Cerasoli? Union leaders? Someone else?  


Who appoints and can remove the Board of Trustees of a public community college?  Someone needs to find out immediately.

If so, we need a letter writing campaign to him. We need his address (preferably email). We need a press release. We need to contact the press. 

We need sample letters. Tell us where to send them. 

NCC is where Mary-Faith teaches. The independent union has been protesting sweatshop conditions. The public needs to know about it. 

This is union-busting of the highest order. 

Cordially, Keith Hoeller

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For more background, see Frank Reiser's recent posts on Adjunctsaurus:

 

http://adjunctsaurus.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/mass-adjunct-firing-may-1-update/ ;

 

http://adjunctsaurus.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/president-asks-fire-the-adjuncts-bot-reaches-beyond-state-penalties/ ;

 

and earlier posts about adjuncts at Nassau Community College

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The Part-Time Faculty

The Part-Time Faculty | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
Readers discuss an editorial about the quality and pay of adjunct professors. (Letters: The Part-Time Faculty: Readers discuss an editorial about the quality and pay of adjunct professors.
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"Comp/Rhet, Academic Labor, and the Future of English Studies" - English Student Association (ESA) - English Program, CUNY Graduate Center

"Comp/Rhet, Academic Labor, and the Future of English Studies" - English Student Association (ESA) - English Program, CUNY Graduate Center | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it

Loading Map.... Room 8301, The CUNY Graduate Center365 Fifth Ave.

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Please join current English program student Karen Pitt, program alumna Ann Larson, and Bronx Community College assistant professor Brian Thill next Thursday, April 3rd, at 3p, in room 8301/8304, for a panel discussion on “Comp/Rhet, Academic Labor, and the Future of English Studies.” Sponsored by the PhD Program in English, the GC Composition and Rhetoric Community, and the Adjunct Project


http://annlarson.org/2012/03/03/rhetoric-and-composition-academic-capitalism-and-cheap-teachers/ ;

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Adjunct Action Bay Area

Adjunct Action Bay Area | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
Adjuncts across the country, including right here in the Bay Area, are stepping up, joining forces, and organizing for better pay, working conditions, and job security.
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The Exploitative Economics of Academic Publishing

The Exploitative Economics of Academic Publishing | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
How journal publishers are profiting at the expense of taxpayers, researchers, and universities. (RT @ATRWibben: "The 'free' labor upon which publishers base their business model is not really free...
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Another hearing & historic moment for #adjunct fac: WA #SB5844

Another hearing & historic moment for #adjunct fac: WA #SB5844 | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
WA activist #KeithHoeller encourages #PTfaculty to be part of an historic moment:
Our Senate Commerce and Labor Committee will be hearing Senator Timothy Sheldon’s Senate Bill 5844 this Friday, Feb....

 

Links and a summary of the bill by Jack Longmate (image)

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HB14-1154 CC Pay & Benefits Act of 2014 Passes 7-4. Letter from Don Eron Thanking All

HB14-1154 CC Pay & Benefits Act of 2014 Passes 7-4. Letter from Don Eron Thanking All | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it

Thanks to all of you who have extended your congratulations, and to the rest of you who are pulling for us in Colorado. As most of you know by now, the “Community College Pay and Benefits Act of 2014,” HB14-1154, passed through the Colorado House State Affairs Committee early yesterday evening by a party line vote of 7-4.


The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) has a powerful lobby. With this triumph we cleared a significant hurdle, although the challenge ahead is considerable.

 

....Just to make this clear: We are in it to win it. Thank you for your interest and support. Don Eron

 
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CUNY, #Adjuncts & #FacultyUnions

CUNY, #Adjuncts & #FacultyUnions | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it

via  - New APPS: Art, Politics, Philosophy, Science:

 

One remarkable dimension of the story making the rounds about CUNY failing to pay some of its adjuncts is that these faculty are represented by a union. Approximately 400 faculty missed one paycheck, and 100 more than one.

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How can we reform the adjunct system?

How can we reform the adjunct system? | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
How can American academia's adjunct situation be improved?  What's the best way to address this humanitarian crisis?  Can we fix this labor disaster? This question surfaced during a Twitter discuss...
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How to Fix Academic Labor (Pt. 372): Make Better Use of the Scarlet ‘A’

How to Fix Academic Labor (Pt. 372): Make Better Use of the Scarlet ‘A’ | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
If course catalogs clearly marked which courses were taught by adjuncts, we’d almost certainly see students and parents take more of an interest in faculty working conditions.
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Introducing The Curator’s Code: A Standard for Honoring Attribution of Discovery Across the Web

Introducing The Curator’s Code: A Standard for Honoring Attribution of Discovery Across the Web | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it

I am struck by Steven Johnson remix quote, "Chance favors the connected mind."  And I admire Popova's attempt to corral the idea of 'curation' into a manifesto.

 

Again, the humble bookmarklet is proving to be the catalyst for bringing together the bone, muscle, and sinew of the Internet in ways that continually surprise me.  I am not sure whether there needs to be a distinction between the attribution of direct and indirect discovery for the user of the link.  How much does knowing the connection to the original curator was either of these ?  I am sure there is a good answer to this, but I am not sure what it is. 

 

Any way you look at it, the 'actionable code of ethics' that this represents is as handy as a pocket knife in a mailroom.


Via Terry Elliott, Clarissa Bezerra
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Because many #adjunct activist & #socialmedia sharers should be more attentive to attribution…more annotations & fewer links just thrown like spaghetti on the wall (usually Facebook) to see what sticks would be another plus

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Cooking the Cooked-up Fake-u-cation | Dissident Voice

Cooking the Cooked-up Fake-u-cation | Dissident Voice | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
You Don't Need Not Stinking Job for a College Degree Oh, no, what’s the axiom? When you are pissed off, and then dash off an email quickly, WAIT before
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Life of an Adjunct - Hybrid Pedagogy

Life of an Adjunct - Hybrid Pedagogy | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy recently announced a call for articles that address the problem of contingency in higher education. The goal is to examine our role as pedagogues in a system wherein education does...
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Student Evaluations -- United Academics of Philadelphia - YouTube

Click here and join our symposium this Saturday the 19th: https://leadernet.aft.org/webform/uap-symposium-2014 About this video: Most colleges and universiti...
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#HigherEd News Round-up: #AcademicFreedom…CO @AAUP & lots more…

#HigherEd News Round-up: #AcademicFreedom…CO @AAUP & lots more… | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
Report accuses U. Colorado at Boulder administration of violating academic freedom: Inside Higher Ed - ‎Apr 18, 2014‎ The chapter and conference “condemn several recent attacks upon the academic freedom, shared governance, and due process rights of...
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Professors in homeless shelters: It is time to talk seriously about adjuncts - Salon

Professors in homeless shelters: It is time to talk seriously about adjuncts - Salon | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
Salon Professors in homeless shelters: It is time to talk seriously about adjuncts Salon According to the Adjunct Project, “Two-thirds of the faculty standing in front of college classrooms each day aren't full-time or permanent professors.” The...
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On Academic Labor » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

On Academic Labor » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
On Academic Labor (On Academic Labor » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names http://t.co/1ebL9vVD34)
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We Teach Carleton

We Teach Carleton | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
Stories from the more than 600 Contract Instructors (and their allies) at Carleton University.
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Best #AdjunctStories in pics, rested up from #FEW2014 & end of session, is back posting...don't miss a single post!

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Twitter Activism and the Power of Social Media: Never Underestimate Your Adjunct!

Twitter Activism and the Power of Social Media: Never Underestimate Your Adjunct! | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
Twitter Activism and the Power of Social Media: Never Underestimate Your Adjunct! Reality is indeed stranger than fiction—I could not have written a better ending to my story than what unfolded ove...
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Wrapping the ‘Precarious’ and ‘At-will’ labels on 150 million USA Workers | Dissident Voice

Wrapping the ‘Precarious’ and ‘At-will’ labels on 150 million USA Workers | Dissident Voice | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
"Are Adjunct Professors the Fast-Food Workers of the Academic World?" Is this provocative, evocative, adversarial, or emblematic of an age of casino capitalism,
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