Learning to re-blog to a blog! This is an American blog about “adjuncts”
We are a motley lot, teaching under a wide variety of conditions, and as a consequence, have various issues as regards to the adjunct situation. In preparing for Campus Equity Week, we need to recognize, in spite of our shared grievances, this motley nature, and embrace it.
I recall last year, while meeting with members of the American Federation of Teachers Adjunct Contingent Caucus at the AFT National Convention, that once we broke down into smaller groups, we found the high priority issues not only varied from state to state, but from system to system–say teaching at a community college versus teaching at a public university versus teaching at a private institution. Some teachers were represented by unions with wall-to-wall units (Adjuncts and Full-timers), while others were adjunct only, and some were struggling to get administration to even negotiate with them. . .
In spite of all this…
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