The Artful mAsk4CampusEquity Campaign – Anne Wiegard

#CEW2107 approaches, behind a mask #mAsk4CampusEquity and with the handle @2017CEW

Center for the Study of Academic Labor

Working together for more than a year, faculty activists with backgrounds in the visual, literary, and performing arts have designed a website that offers eleven different kinds of interactive arts projects that do double duty–getting out the message about the need for equitable terms and conditions of academic employment, while even more importantly, serving as an organizing tool to build power in the contingent academic labor movement. The campusequity2017.com website for the mAsk4CampusEquity campaign demonstrates what can be achieved by a grassroots collaboration of artistic faculty activists who keep their eyes on the prize.

A cross-section of faculty who have taught off the tenure track for many years at different institutions all across the U.S.–Natalie Barnes, Andy Davis, Sue Doe, Jessica Lawless, Cara Romano, Jennie Shanker, Lydia Field Snow, Rebekah Tolley, Anne Wiegard, and David Wilder–spent countless hours co-creating mAsk4CampusEquity.  Some of us are represented by…

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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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