You are not alone.

from Jonathon Rees…it’s natural for a labor historian in mining state to talk coal mines and canaries ~ in this context, appropriate too:
❝…better mine safety everywhere eventually benefits everyone with a pick and shovel. The more we professors talk to each other, both on social media and off, the better off we’ll all be.❞

We want to do that here too.


Last Friday, the Colorado Conference of the AAUP (for which I serve as co-President) held a one-day meeting at Fort Lewis College in Durango devoted to the topic of shared governance. Our thinking behind planning this gathering was that Colorado higher education seemed to be going crazy. So many weird things had been happening at schools all over the state, that it seemed like a good idea that we all get together and compare notes.

Our keynote speaker was former AAUP General Secretary and Director for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Arizona, Gary Rhoades. One of the key points of Gary’s message to us was that we are not alone. Trends throughout higher education over the last thirty years have made just about everyone in this sector feel scared, threatened or exasperated – and sometimes all three of these things at the same time…

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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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