Important story today in IHE about recent trends in adjunct union contracts. It includes a quote from an adjunct leader at Rutgers about the importance of full-time/tenure track faculty solidarity.
Campus Equity Week (CEW) is a week of education and activism that draws attention to the working conditions of faculty working on temporary, low-paid contracts, who now constitute the majority of college instructors. These instructors work in insecure part- and full-time non-tenure track positions, usually subject to exploitative employment conditions. CEW was originally devised by contingent faculty activists in 2001 in order to highlight the appalling working conditions of the majority of the faculty and the impact of those working conditions on the quality of education. A central principle of CEW is that quality education depends practically and ethically on professional and just working conditions for all faculty. The crisis of contingent faculty employment at colleges and universities is at the core of the inequities that pervade higher education.
Over the years, activists have planned rallies, teach-ins, marches, and conversations with policymakers. They have staged artistic productions, held press conferences, and gotten op-eds published. Use this site to plan activities, connect with other activists locally and nationally, and publicize your actions!
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