With National Adjunct Walkout Day a month away, interest grows, and it is prompting discussions among faculty leaders. But many supporters feel the need to back the effort in ways other than walking off the job.
A faculty report, obtained by Inside Higher Ed, endorses reappointment of adjunct James Kilgore, who was barred from further teaching at the U. of Illinois despite strong record -- after word spread of his past with Symbionese Liberation Army. Will trustees, under fire over academic freedom issues, accept the findings?
Professors and librarians consider the advantages of digital, the reluctance of many tenure committees to look beyond print, and the possibility of paying the costs of publishing works by young scholars.
As U. of Illinois offers public explanation for blocking hire of professor, newly released documents show involvement of fund-raisers and interest in keeping trustees informed as chancellor prepared to nix appointment.