CASA weekly news 20/14

weekly contingent faculty news round-up ~ Australia, Canada, US, UK

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Welcome to this week’s news, paired today with a new post from long-term academic casual Yiyo (Year In Year Out), who’s still waiting to hear about teaching next semester. That’s right: the semester that starts next week. Not knowing until the last minute whether there’s work, how much there might be, and which days of the week—it’s all sadly familiar for Australia’s casual academics (especially those who also have to arrange childcare). Surely we can do better than this?

Now that the Australian winter conference season has passed, it’s a good time to think about what could be done to raise the awareness of casual issues at key higher education conferences next year. So thanks to those who shared on Twitter details of next July’s HERDSA conference in Melbourne:

One of the demands facing contemporary higher education is to prepare students for life and work in a complex and uncertain future. Students and staff are…

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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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