NYU floats idea of having doctoral students join adjunct union. University sees path to improved education and compromise on collective bargaining. UAW sees end run.
Tenure-track jobs are harder than ever to find, with the economic mess prompting many colleges to grow even more cautious about hiring anyone on the tenure track. Tenure-track openings are being put on hold. Searches are being called off every day. Many who worry that higher education has created a faculty of two tiers -- the privileged tenured class and the overused and abused adjuncts -- have been told that this year is simply not the year in which to promote change.
Study of community college faculty finds that the lack of benefits is seen by adjuncts as a greater problem than low salaries.
AAUP and Canadian counterpart warn about use of non-tenure-track faculty and use of corporate model at branch campuses being set up worldwide.
Weber State didn't expect anyone outside Utah to notice the plan to cut base pay by 7% for those off the tenure track. Then the letters started to arrive.
A discipline finds that -- unlike much of higher education -- it is not increasing its reliance on adjuncts, but is seeing the permanent faculty's teaching load go up.
New report on “Writing in the 21st Century” calls for new curriculums and pedagogies.
Leaders from a variety of institutions and organizations hope to establish advocacy group with sole focus on those off the tenure track.
It's time to shift the way contingent faculty members -- and their tenure-track colleagues -- think about their work and how to improve their treatment, writes Steve Street.
The recent reports on academic labor by the American Federation of Teachers and Modern Language Association are great news. The great news is not the information the reports present. They offer little that is new or heartening. Instead, they echo what most adjuncts and many academic labor activists already know: Exploitation of contingent academic laborers is growing in scale.
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