We changed our avatar to express solidarity with US Adjunct Profs
As a simple but important expression of solidarity with our contract faculty colleagues down south (aka adjunct professors), we’ve changed our avatar to express our support for “Campus Equity Now!”.
Campus Equity Week in the USA focuses on the situation of scholars in precarious and insecure employment, estimated at more than one million or some three out of every four faculty.
Last week was the Canadian Association of University Teachers’ (CAUT) national Fair Employment Week (FEW) which included a range of faculty associations engaged in raising the situation of contract faculty throughout Canada.
Check out the CEW at http://www.campusequityweek.org/2013/ and find a range of activities, events, resources and links to other faculty activists across the US. Although there are differences of degree between different locations, the situation adds up to the same lack of respect for highly educated professionals teaching future generations and the conditions under which they are expected to perform.