Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Need For Real Numbers

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This article posted in The Chronicle Vitae highlights two very serious issues:


  1. We don’t have accurate numbers that describe the actual percentage of adjuncts and contingents in the educational work force; and

  2. We don’t have a proper perspective on the innate sexism of the current adjunct system and how it impacts women.

Don’t Whine! Organize!


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The Need For Real Numbers

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Can"t Get (No) Respect?

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Here’s a story  from The Federalist about the perception problems Adjunct Faculty have in the work place, among ourselves, and in our communities at large. 


Allow me to suggest that the place to start is among ourselves. 


Academic Administrators, politicians, and folks in the community who aren’t aware of how deep these problems run and why they are wrong will only treat us how we demand to be treated. 


We must respect ourselves and one another before the bean counters will even listen to us.


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Can"t Get (No) Respect?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Attack on Humanities in Higher Ed Continues

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KYCFAThe continued attempt to water down higher education is an attack on Democracy itself.


How Austerity Killed the Humanities



Take the state of Wisconsin, for example. In early February, Governor and Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker drafted a draconian state budget that proposed to decrease the state’s contribution to the University of Wisconsin system by over $300 million over the next two years. Beyond simply slashing spending, Walker was also attempting to alter the language that has guided the core mission of the University of Wisconsin over the last 100 years or more, known as the “Wisconsin Idea.” Apparently Walker’s ideal university would no longer “extend knowledge and its application beyond the boundaries of its campuses” and would thus cease its “search for truth” and its efforts to “improve the human condition,” as his proposed language changes scrapped these ideas entirely; the governor’s scaled-back objective was for the university to merely “meet the state’s workforce needs.”


Continue reading here


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The Attack on Humanities in Higher Ed Continues

The Attack on Humanities in Higher Ed Continues

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The continued attempt to water down higher education is an attack on Democracy itself. 


http://inthesetimes.com/article/17962/how-austerity-killed-the-humanities


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The Attack on Humanities in Higher Ed Continues

Thursday, May 14, 2015

More Higher Ed Funding Cuts Out Of Frankfort...

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More cuts to higher education funding can only negatively impact the lives of adjuncts, full timers, and students alike.


We need to demand better NOW, not wait for one more election. 


Don’t Whine! Organize! 


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More Higher Ed Funding Cuts Out Of Frankfort...

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Some of What We"re Fighting...

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The neoliberal assault on public education in this country is sadly nothing new. This post, pulled from The Tattooed Professor, describes the culture of apathy and disregard for education and educators.


http://www.thetattooedprof.com/archives/356

Don’t whine! Organize! Join us at the KYCFA. Email us for more details.


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Some of What We"re Fighting...