posts categorized asContingent Faculty Committee Blog

Claire Goldstene, “The Politics of Contingent Academic Labor”

by on September 25, 2016

Claire Goldstene’s 2012 article, “The Politics of Contingent Academic Labor,” in the NEA journal Thought & Action, argues that the shift to a majority contingent faculty is not primarily about financial considerations (despite such administrative explanations) but is, instead, about diminishing the intellectual protections of tenure, curtailing the collective voice of faculty, and, as a consequence, undermining the university as a space for the open exchange of ideas.

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It is About Time: LAWCHA’s Committee on Contingent Faculty

by on September 1, 2016

This blog introduces LAWCHA’s newest and most important initiative. Last year, with encouragement from past president Nancy MacLean, an ad hoc committee drafted proposals that the Board of Directors adopted at its April 2016 meeting, most importantly creating the Committee on Contingent Faculty which manages this blog.

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Welcome to the Contingent Faculty Committee Blog

by on August 31, 2016

Welcome to LAWCHA’s blog on contingent faculty and contingent labor! This blog offers an opportunity to share updates, scholarship, opinions, questions, links, and strategies. While the concerns and challenges contingent faculty face will be a main focus of this blog, we hope to engage questions about what the growing presence of adjuncts means for higher education.

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