Campus Equity Week Is Here!

Today launches Campus Equity Week, during which groups plan local actions to draw attention to working conditions of faculty. CEW is kicking off on Capitol Hill today with a congressional briefing offering policy solutions to legislators to help transform working conditions for adjunct or contingent faculty, who constitute 75 percent of the teaching faculty in higher education in the US. Contingent faculty typically work without job security, for low wages, and without access to the working conditions that underlie student learning.Campus Equity Week (known as Fair Employment Week in some states and in Canada) is supported by a large coalition of faculty activists and organizations of all sizes.

Events are designed to put contingent faculty in touch with one another, support statewide legislation, inform campus communities about the exploitation of contingent faculty, or achieve specific change on campus.

 

Publication Date: 
Monday, October 26, 2015