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Support for Contract Faculty

While many of us may be tired from working at the various Contract Faculty information tables over the last month, we have been fortified! We have spoken with students, staff and faculty on both campuses that support Contract Faculty in their fight for fair compensation, access to benefits and job security. Here are just a[…]

Read “Life in academic poverty as an underpaid university teacher: ‘They just don’t want to pay'”

Read the September 2016 article about contract or adjunct faculty in American higher education: As an adjunct, Wangerin is employed on a casual basis and earns somewhere between half and one-third of what a tenure-track professor would make for teaching the same courses. That is significant, because non-tenure track teaching staff – commonly referred to[…]

Read the “New report on sessional faculty in Ontario universities”

Released in July 2016, “A Survey of Sessional Faculty in Ontario Publicly-Funded Universities” by Field and Jones “…takes a step towards addressing the lack of evidence to guide debate on the quickly growing population of university instructors who work on short-term contracts.” Go to the August CIHE blog entry summarizing and linking to the report: https://ciheblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/15/new-report-on-sessional-faculty-in-ontario-universities/[…]

The CBC’s Sunday Edition: Academia’s dirty little secret

Canadian universities are being quietly kept afloat by low-paid, contract teachers with no job security or benefits. Ira Basen‘s documentary is called “Class Struggle.” http://www.cbc.ca/radio/popup/audio/listen.html?autoPlay=true&clipIds=2508334466&mediaIds=2508334461&contentarea=radio&subsection1=radio1&subsection2=currentaffairs&subsection3=the_sunday_edition&contenttype=audio&title=2015/09/06/1.3215479-levine-flexhaug;-coalition-governments;-low-paid-contract-teachers-at-canadian-universities;-oliver-sacks&contentid=1.3215479

Buttons in support of CF are in!

Faculty are the heart of Laurier – all faculty.          Wear Your Support for Contract Faculty! Send us an email with your name and department at wlufa@wlu.ca to have a button sent to you right away. Interested in distributing them to colleagues and/or students? Let us know how many you need (and thank you)! Buttons will[…]

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