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Welcome to Petition Junction on the New Faculty Majority blog

Welcome to Petition Junction on the New Faculty Majority blog | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it

Watch this page for petition links, notices, updates.The operating idea here is to collect adjunct/conttingent faculty related petitions on a single page. Submit yours, sign all of them, share and repost the Petition Junction page with all the petitions.

 

This project is still in Personal Beta: page location subject to change until we work out the optimum location for attention without taking too much space from other features or requiring undue upkeep.

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A is for Adjunct, Part 2

A is for Adjunct, Part 2 | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
by Kate Daley-Bailey Editor’s Note: Part 1 of this post ended with a few lines posing questions about what those in an adjunct position can do, which has been re-posted here as a lead-in to P…
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#MLA16 Session 526: Contingent Faculty Members in Service (with image, tweets) · mbbrophy

Session organized by MLA Committee on Contingent Labor in the Profession
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Remembering #NAWD: Out of 100+ only 1 Willamette #adjunct protested publicly

Remembering #NAWD: Out of 100+ only 1 Willamette #adjunct protested publicly | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it

Adjuncts comprise 41% of Willamette’s faculty by Zane Sparling


Throwing rallies, teach-ins and sometimes marching out of the classroom, hundreds of part-time and temporary higher-education teachers participated in National Adjunct Walkout Day on February 25, 2015.

 

The event was observed at Willamette, too, but the celebration was a lonely one. Professor Scott Vandehey was the only adjunct at Willamette to participate in National Adjunct Walkout Day.

 
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Paul Haeder's comment, November 16, 2015 11:28 AM
Ahh, the bigger issue behind this story is that Willamette U, the oldest colonizing college in the west, with $59,000 a year tuition and fees for little Johnny or Jane, well, one of my friends, who got that golden ticket in 1980, he was making $130,000 a year as full prof. The new profs coming in, at high mark, $115,000. Now, Vandehey, he is/was making $4100 a course. Let's see, $59,000 for an education, one year, which in this throw-away IT society is worthless -- unless those kids with the 7 figure income parents have the connections, which most do; and they pay adjuncts $4100 a class, in Salem, another depressed city brought to you by the Neoliberals. Here's a bigger injustice and ADMIN Class banality of evil -- the former president of the college with all the golden parachute perks bundled up was making, err, $890,000 a year.
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Campus Equity Week #CEW2015 at a SUNY campus near you

Campus Equity Week #CEW2015 at a SUNY campus near you | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it

Across the state, UUP chapters are hosting CEW activities such as informational tables, petition drives and community forums. Albany, Cortland, Fredonia, New Paltz, Oneonta, Oswego and Plattsburgh are among the chapters taking part in CEW events. Please contact specific chapters for more information.

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#CEW2015 warning: Beware the Educational Industrial Complex!

#CEW2015 warning: Beware the Educational Industrial Complex! | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
Dipti Desai is a professor of the arts and art education at New York University. She teaches both pre-service and in-service art teachers. As she watched what was happening in the world of education, she decided to create a graphic to illustrate the "Educational Industrial Complex." Readers may know that when President Dwight D. Eisenhower…

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#afterNAWD Campus Equity Week seeks solutions for #adjunct faculty #CEW2015

#afterNAWD Campus Equity Week seeks solutions for #adjunct faculty #CEW2015 | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
Campus Equity Week, Oct. 26-30, is all about educating students, parents and education advocates, who are shocked to discover that many part-time professors live below the poverty line due to wages that are a fraction of what full-time faculty earn. And it is about changing the paradigm of exploitation by circulating petitions and surveys, holding membership drives and crafting fair contracts that provide job security, higher wages and better working conditions so that adjuncts don't have to wait tables to make ends meet.
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Blog Action Day 2015 - Raise Your Voice Oct 16, 2015 | Raise Your Voice. Share Your Story. Join The Community

Blog Action Day 2015 - Raise Your Voice Oct 16, 2015 | Raise Your Voice. Share Your Story. Join The Community | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it

"Blog Action Day is a community of bloggers who come together to have a global conversation about an important theme for one day. 


It’s easy and free to take part in Blog Action Day. Simply develop a post about our theme topic, publish it on October 16, share it with the Blog Action Day community and talk about the posts you like best on social media.

 

Why we picked #RaiseYourVoice as our themeWe have the power to create the world we want to see when we raise our voice to promote positive change and expose unjust actions. However, those who speak out are often under attack. This Blog Action Day we will celebrate those heroes who raise their voice when faced with censorship, threats and even violence. We will raise our voices to defend their right to raise theirs. We will overcome silence with our words and actions. We will share their stories. We will fight for those whose voice has been silenced."
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Plight of #Adjunct Faculty Exposed

Fresno City College faculty -- part-time and full-time alike, participated in the first annual National Adjunct Walkout Day outside of the Business Education building, Feb. 25 to raise awareness ab...
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Confessions of an Angry #Adjunct

Confessions of an Angry #Adjunct | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
With President Obama’s new community college initiative, which foresees the potential to offer 9 million students free tuition for two years, it surprises me that no one is talking about who is going to teach students and how they are going to be...
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Lydia Field Snow's comment, March 7, 2015 8:22 PM
This just totally made me even madder. My friends think it is hateful. I guess the comments are better than the content.
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#afterNAWD—No Justice No Service @AdjunctActionBA presents Bay Area Art & Education Justice Festival

#afterNAWD—No Justice No Service @AdjunctActionBA presents Bay Area Art & Education Justice Festival | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
Sunday March 8, 3-8 pm PDT: Join Bay Area artists, educators, unions, activists and workers to celebrate the recent excitement and organizing success of Adjuncts at SFAI, CCA, St. Mary's College, Mills, Dominican University! 


Performances! Installations! Speak-outs! Readings! Food! Art! Books! Socializing! Community-building!


ALL in support of low-wage precarious workers including Adjuncts, Students, Food-service Workers, Artists, Temporary Part Time Workers and the Fight for 15 campaign!

No Justice No Service is inspired by the solidarity building event, Art, Education Justice! Held in Los Angeles last Fall. 

Help cultivate a cultural front for ongoing activism in arts, education, work and life.

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#Adjunct behind #NAWD reveals identity…revisionist comment trolls come out

#Adjunct behind #NAWD reveals identity…revisionist comment trolls come out | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
March 5, 2015 by Colleen Flaherty 

Leah Griesmann didn’t mean to attract a strange sort of anonymous celebrity status in the lead-up to National Adjunct Walkout Day last week. She’s pretty shy and unassuming, and new to adjunct activism. So she didn’t realize what interest there would be in unmasking the unnamed originator of the walkout idea in the months and weeks leading up to it.

.... Even so, the difficulties inherent in facilitating a national protest among a group of highly decentralized workers asked questions about just how well attended the event would be. Griesmann said she thought the day would be relatively successful as long as everyone remained “flexible,” but that the actual turnout -- which is hard to quantify but involved dozens of large- and small-scale protests, walkouts and teach-ins at campuses across the country -- exceeded her expectations.
[Disqus comments,  https://disqus.com/home/discussion/insidehighered/unnamed_adjunct_behind_national_walkout_day_isn039t_hiding_her_identity_anymore/\ ;
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Adjuncts deem National Walkout Day a success @insidehighered

Adjuncts deem National Walkout Day a success @insidehighered | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it

At @UNC, Chapel Hill, participants read statements about adjunct working conditions at a midday rally. (photo above). February 26, 2015, by Colleen Flaherty and Kaitlin Mulhere

 

It started as a simple question on social media: ❝What would happen if adjuncts across the country walked out on the same day, at the same time?❞

 

That question got answered Wednesday -- sort of -- on the first-ever National Adjunct Walkout Day. There were some big walkouts at a few institutions but, for a variety of reasons, adjuncts at many more colleges and universities staged alternative protests, such as teach-ins, rallies and talks. Still, the movement led to unprecedented levels of conversation on many campuses, in the media and elsewhere about the working conditions of the majority of college faculty (those off the tenure track). And as a result, adjunct activists declared the day a success -- while wondering what comes nex

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Listen to @eValerick on WET022 WET022 talking #Adjunct issues & #NAWD w/@emarch

Listen to @eValerick on WET022 WET022 talking #Adjunct issues & #NAWD w/@emarch | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
This week I talk to Alan Trevithick about the plight of…
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A is for Adjunct, Part 1

A is for Adjunct, Part 1 | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
by Kate Daley-Bailey “Hello, my name is Kate and I am an adjunct.” Crowd’s unenthusiastic response… “Hi, Kate…” This is the cliché introduction which members of Alcoholics Anonymous use when greeti…
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Reporter's Notebook: SUNY #adjuncts make push for better pay - Oneonta Daily Star

Reporter's Notebook: SUNY #adjuncts make push for better pay - Oneonta Daily Star | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
A petition calling for SUNY Oneonta administrators to double the starting salary of adjunct professors now has more than 750 signatures, an organizer said recently.
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#FreewayFliers for #CEW2015

#FreewayFliers for #CEW2015 | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it

...is a documentary about higher education's best kept secret

 

Freeway Fliers documents the growth of part-time (adjunct, contingent, associate, non-tenure track) faculty in America's colleges and universities, and the circumstances under which they work and contribute to the their students, our economy, and our society. 
 
This film is the story of the unknown outsiders of higher education, and the prospects for change. 
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Who wants change? Who wants to change? #CEW2015

Who wants change? Who wants to change? #CEW2015 | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it

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NH Adjunct

NH Adjunct | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
Contingent, also known as adjunct, faculty from New England are invited to join in the first unconference sponsored by the newly formed New England Contingents United—or NECUnited—Saturday,...
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#FreewayFliers: #HigherEd's Best Kept Secret

#FreewayFliers: #HigherEd's Best Kept Secret | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
This is the story of the outsiders of higher education, the adjuncts that carry the loads, but don't reap the pay and benefits.
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an appeal from Bradley Jackson Rettele

 

Alright ‪#‎adjuncts‬, ‪#‎FreewayFliers‬ is in the final stages of production and we adjuncts have spent all of our money (we didn't have much to start with). We've gotta pay some professionals for things that we can't do ourselves, and we haven't been successful in finding people that will work for adjunct wages. We would most appreciative if you could share this kickstarter site.

 

This film will be available for free via online streaming, and is guaranteed to spark debate in the hallowed halls of academia. To date, the makers of this film, all adjuncts, have self-funded this film, but we need finishing funds to help with animated graphics, sound mixing, music, and travel, food, and lodging expenses for its final stage. 

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Shooting the Messenger: #ALEC Allies Attack Academic Studies on #Right2Work

Shooting the Messenger: #ALEC Allies Attack Academic Studies on #Right2Work | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
ALEC allies promote economist-for-hire while blasting respected in-state academics.
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Chomsky: How America's Great University System Is Being Destroyed

Chomsky: How America's Great University System Is Being Destroyed | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
Faculty are increasingly hired on the Walmart model as temps.
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National #Adjunct Walkout Day #NAWD

National #Adjunct Walkout Day #NAWD | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it

I started adjuncting in spring 2006, about two weeks after turning in my MA thesis at California State University, Chico. I was hired to teach sociology by an Anthropology professor I’d taken in grad school who was also the chair of the social and behavioral sciences (SBS) department at Butte Community College. I reread my journal from that time and oh man, I was so happy to have a job right out of grad school.

 

But my happiness lasted only a brief period and right away I learned how easily adjuncts are hired and fired.

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Today, adjuncts across the United States are staging walk-outs, teach-ins, and other types of action to bring attention to the adjunct plight. Adjuncts are precarious workers and even though I had no clue I was an adjunct when I was hired, it didn’t take long to learn I was on the shit end of the stick. I worked in low wage service work before I went back to school in my 30’s; I know what precarity feels like.

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Read the rest of this don't miss essay and more by Julie at Ethnography.com. Follow@Worknclasteachr on Twitter. Image: Joe, Julie, and Marc on the road for “If These Halls Could Talk” from Ethnography.com

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Tales from the precariat: when ‘enough’s enough’

Tales from the precariat: when ‘enough’s enough’ | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
A physicist on the ‘shameless exploitation’ of low-pay sessional lecturing that leaves his family officially classed as ‘poor’
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#Adjunct faculty protest conditions « @UTSanDiego #NAWD

#Adjunct faculty protest conditions « @UTSanDiego #NAWD | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it

 …#NAAW #NAHW…Professor Ian Duckles (@iduckles) spoke about the working conditions of non-tenured adjunct faculty members at a Wednesday rally at San Diego City College. Similar rallies were held at UC San Diego, Grossmont College, Mesa College, Miramar College, Palomar College and Southwestern College.


Adjunct professors nationwide held walkouts and rallies Wednesday to raise awareness.

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