#AdjunctChat November 11 ~ What is the Breadth of the Adjunct Community?

AdjunctChat

Twitter_ChatThe topic for the 30-minute #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, November 11 at 4:00pm EDT is:

What is the Breadth of the Adjunct Community?

How can we make the identity and breadth of the adjunct community more visible and understood? How do we empower our community to brainstorm possible solutions to common challenges?

Proposal to develop the #AdjunctChat WP site as a forum to manifest and find solutions to the full spectrum of challenges faced by the New Faculty Majority beyond labor issues: new pedagogies, sharing of best practices, collegiality, convenient access to professional development, faculty-student interaction, ownership of IP, scholarship, and much more. Are you in?

Is it possible for the (disaggregated) adjunct community to make heard its own strategies and proposals for solving some of our challenges–notably those that are not addressed through union representation? How do we do this, given concerns about job security and challenging time and resource limitations?

Let’s talk about this and see what ideas we can share on a 30-minute AdjunctChat – 4:00-4:30pm EDT…

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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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