Okay, I’ll make my own megaphone!

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!”

Rewarding Excellence: An Unexpected Dilemma for Contingent Faculty

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 theContinue reading “Rewarding Excellence: An Unexpected Dilemma for Contingent Faculty”

Does anyone have a megaphone?

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 ProfessionalContinue reading “Does anyone have a megaphone?”