A while back I wrote about the difficulty I'd had finding a group to represent Contingent Faculty. Although there are a few entities serving this purpose--the New Faculty Majority and the American Association of University Professors among them--I'd never seen much action from either group in all the time I've been working on this issue. … Continue reading Okay, I’ll make my own megaphone!
As I was chairing the first official meeting of the Society for Classical Studies' Committee on Contingent Faculty last January, somebody posed a simple question: "Do you think we should try to make some kind of award for people in non-tenure-track positions?" Our group was brainstorming ways to bring greater attention--and recognition--to people in the … Continue reading Rewarding Excellence: An Unexpected Dilemma for Contingent Faculty
There's been a lot of progress in the two years that I've been advocating for contingent faculty within the Society for Classical Studies (SCS). We're now represented by our own committee, have a seat at the table in Professional Matters, and are about to gain greater protections--at least in theory--through a revised Statement of Professional … Continue reading Does anyone have a megaphone?