Academic Labor News

CSAL Webinar with Adriana Kezar and Maria Maisto Available

View a discussion about contingent faculty status and working conditions among Adriana Kezar, Maria Maisto, Sue Doe, and members of the CSU community. This webinar, held April 6, 2020, includes discussion of the book, The Gig Academy: Mapping Labor in the Neoliberal University, which Kezar wrote with Daniel T. Scott and Tom DePaola. View the Video . . .

"Serfs of Academe" Explores the Status of Low-Wage, Full-Time Academics

Charles Petersen explores the "serfs of academe" in a wide-ranging review of recent books. Originally published in the New York Review of Books, it is available now on Portside.

The Bleak Job Landscape of Adjunctopia for Ph.D.s

Ruthless labor exploitation? Generational betrayal? Understanding the job crisis in academia requires a look at recent history. Learn more in Kevin Carey's opinion piece in the New York Times.

AAUP Releases Salary Compensation Survey Results

The American Association of University Professors released results of its annual faculty compensation survey.  The  results are based on responses from "more than 950 colleges and universities across the US, including community colleges, small liberal arts colleges, and major research universities. The 2018-19 data cover more than 380,000 full-time faculty members, and also include salaries for senior administrators and pay for part-time faculty members."

CUPA-HR Report on Faculty Released
April 4, 2019

The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources released its annual survey of higher-education faculty members on April 3, 2019.

Florida College Suggests Cash-Strapped Professors Get Medicaid

Miami Dade says it provides "the best benefits in the state." Would professors do better with a union?

What Makes a Space Safe?

Following the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements’ vocal challenge to abuses of power, we must push back against the hypocrisy of administrations that issue abstract calls for “diversity” and “equality” while threatening and impoverishing their adjunct faculty.