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KW MPP Catherine Fife supports fair and equitable work for Contract Faculty at Laurier

Given her support for the Ontario Craft Distillers on Twitter, WLUFA contacted MPP Catherine Fife regarding our own precariously-employed Contract Faculty. Her office had this to say: You are correct in identifying that thousands of students in Waterloo’s universities – as well as those across our province – are being taught by professors with no job[…]

Laurier admin has filed for conciliation and WLUFA’s letter to other associations

(Posted on behalf of Michele Kramer, WLUFA President.) Dear Colleagues, The message below has been circulated to faculty associations across the country. It offers an overview of the state of our current Contract Faculty negotiations and the issues that are keeping the Parties apart at the table. Please note that, since this message was sent[…]

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/[…]

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