The Nondescript University of Ontario
An Open Letter from the President of Nondescript University in Ontario, to our contract instructors, or sessional lecturers, or contract teaching staff, or whatever it is that we call you we call you. I can’t remember what we call the little people in the organisation.
It has recently come to our attention that some jumped up little upstart at Carleton University has had the temerity to complain about the working conditions and pay of contract teaching staff at his own institution, and has even alleged that these conditions are widespread across the Higher Education sector in Ontario....
Rest assured that if we could do so, we would have you teaching three-quarters of the courses, just as they do in the United States.
We will of course, continue to dangle the carrot of permanent teaching jobs tantalisingly above your heads, even though we have absolutely no intention whatsoever of actually creating any of these positions.