CASA weekly news 17/14

#auscasuals weekly roundup includes concise overview with links of MLA “occupy” action

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Hello and welcome to this week’s higher education news with a focus on the casualisation of Australian university work. If you’re new to CASA, you can read a bit about how we got started in an article here. If you’d like to join us, or you’d like us to look at something specifically, please do email: casualcasa at gmail dot com.

What’s happening in Australia?

Taking a pause from adding to the speculation about the Federal reform agenda for higher education, this week we’re having a think about the intersection of casual work and education technology. Both in the northern hemisphere summer break and down here in the wintery gap between Australian semesters, it’s education technology conference season: instructurecon, ISTE2014, CETIS14 all rolled around in the last couple of weeks, along with quite a few smaller events.

Education technology conferences are a little weird, often having more in common with tech conferences…

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The National Mobilization for Equity is a coalition of organizations committed to alleviating the present staffing crisis in higher education: three-quarters of the teaching jobs in American colleges are held by underpaid, precarious and poorly-supported contingent faculty. Our long-term goal is to end contingency as the norm. The current untenable situation not only adversely affects all faculty members, both contingent and tenure-track, it also negatively impacts our profession, our students and the quality of their education.

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