#AFT14 calls for a #sustainable #HigherEd workforce « @AFTHigherEd

Continued and expanding use of a contingent faculty workforce is not sustainable. The American Federation of Teachers (AFT), an NME supporting organization,  has launched a major campaign to educate higher ed stakeholders and the public about the  issue and then to take back higher education as a public good.


Intro: The Open Secret of Higher Education
Doesn’t Some Government Agency Keep Track of These Things?
Overview: The 2013 AFT/Hart Survey of Part-Time Faculty
Tuition is So High; Why Is the Teachers’ Pay So Bad?
A Cul-de-Sac, Not a Career Path
Why Contingency Hurts Students
Reclaiming a Sustainable Academic Workforce

Reclaiming a Sustainable Higher Ed Workforce – AFT Reclaim Higher Education.


About @NatM4Equity

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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