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Campus Equity Week

October 28 — November 2, 2013

Found In: higher ed

Contingent or adjunct faculty members teach the majority of postsecondary students in America—and they often do so under near-impossible working conditions.

During Campus Equity Week and beyond, NEA calls on all of its members to work together to change those conditions for the benefit of faculty and students. Here are a few resources to help.

Free Posters

Download and print these two posters, one from NEA and the other from the California Community College Association, and let the world know that you support campus equity.


Take Action

This new 2013 Thought & Action article by Gary Rhoades proposes three common-sense “disruptive innovations” for contingent or adjunct faculty to undertake. Find out how to take action!


Fact Sheet

This one-page fact sheet from NEA’s Collective Bargaining and Member Advocacy staff suggests seven steps that contingent faculty should undertake now.


Model Contract Language

Your working conditions are your students’ learning conditions. Check out this NEA Almanac article from Rhoades and NEA’s Christine Maitland about bargaining practices for contingent faculty.


The Politics of Contingency

In this 2012 Thought & Action article, Claire Goldstene delves into the political implications of contingency, and what it means for progressive thought on campus.


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