Sign up below to add your name to the list of allies who commit to taking action to ensure that every campus provides appropriate working conditions for non-tenure-track faculty members.
|University of Iowa
|University of Mary Washington
|Loyola Marymount University
|University of North Georgia
|I am also a department head and fully support the hiring and retention of teaching professionals at a living wage.
|retired IL public school teacher
|Justice in all things..education primary to human race activities and survival
|Improving conditions for adjuncts is in the best interest of our STUDENTS as well as a matter of social justice for our non-tenure track colleagues
|We must reject injustice in our own profession.
|“Memories of the university as a citadel of democratic learning have been replaced by a university eager to define itself largely as an adjunct of corporate power. Civic freedom has been reduced to the notion of consumption, education has been reduced to a form of training, and agency has been narrowed to the consumer logic of choice legitimated by a narrow belief in defining one's goals almost entirely around self-interests rather than shared responsibilities of democratic sociability…” (Henry A. Giroux, Higher Education and the New Brutalism). “We are the stoop laborers of higher education: adjunct professors. As colleges and universities rev for the fall semester, the stony exploitation of the adjunct faculty continues, providing cheap labor for America’s campuses, from small community colleges to knowledge factories with 40,000 students” (Colman McCarthy, Adjunct professors fight for crumbs on campus).
|Case Western Reserve Univ.
|Santa Clara University
|University of Tennessee, Knoxville
|The University of Chicago
|University of Redlands
|I support better contracts and compensation for adjuncts!
|University of Texas Permian Basin
|We are working toward using more full-time faculty to staff our classes.
|What does "appropriate" mean? Keep it simple and direct, equal pay for equal work and then add, equal working conditions!
|Instead of action "to ensure that every campus provides 'appropriate' working working conditions for non-tenure-track, why not EQUALITY, as in Equal Pay for Equal Work, Equal Work, Job Security, respect for Seniority, etc?
|University of Alaska Fairbanks
|The contingent faculty structure has to stop. It harms students, contingent faculty, their families, and their tenured colleagues. It's bad for everyone!
|West Chester U of PA
|Use the security of tenure to fight for what's obvious and right--an end to contingency altogether.
|As adjunct faculty activists, we are in this for the long haul, to fight for our students, for the future of education -- because together -- we can reclaim education.