Event: Contingent Faculty & the Fight to Remake Higher Education

We invite activists and teacher-scholars to a two-part virtual discussion about the new book Contingent Faculty and the Remaking of Higher Education: A Labor History (2024), and its implications for transforming higher education.

Session 1: Thursday, February 15, 2024, 7:30pm-9:00pm ET

Presentations by three contributors to the book (Gary Rhoades, Aimee Loiselle, and Anne McLeer), along with discussion about the causes, consequences, and strategies for challenging labor contingency in higher ed.

Session 2: Thursday, March 14, 2024, 7:30pm-9:00pm ET

Responses to the book including in-depth participant and audience discussion about current campaigns and next steps in the fight for fair working conditions and reclaiming higher education’s public purpose.

Each session will include an opening panel followed by break-out room discussions, to enable broad participation, and report-backs to the group. You can register for the sessions online. These sessions are sponsored by Higher Education Labor United (HELU), the Center for the Study of Academic Labor (CSAL), and the Contingent & Community College Faculty and Independent Scholars Committee of the Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA).

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Women & Contingency Database

The Women and Contingency Database Project, a joint initiative between the New Faculty Majority and the Center for the Study of Academic Labor, offers an inventory of publications and datasets regarding the gendered aspects of the contingent (non-tenure track) faculty of U.S. colleges and universities. View the database ...

CWPA Labor Resource Center

Presented by the CWPA Labor Committee and CSAL, the CWPA Labor Resource Center is designed to serve (1) as a repository of materials that WPAs and other members of writing programs can use to support their efforts towards labor equity/equality and (2) as an archive of writing program documents for people who are researching labor issues in the field of writing studies. View the resource center ...