Thursday, March 29, 2012

Joe Berry's COCAL Updates 27March12

 in brief, with links
A great quote  "Capitalism teaches the people the moral conceptions of cannibalism are the strong devouring the weak; its theory of the world of men and women is that of a glorified pig-trough where the biggest swine gets the most swill." - James Connolly 1910.

Mundo Precario

Another, this time international, conversation of what to call ourselves. [I personally have come to favor "precarious" even over "contingent"]. Hyperlink Academia blog

Yet another article about overpaid and underworked professors (WaPo) that ignores the contingent majority [written by a former college president who assuredly knows better, since his old institution, New School U, spent big bucks fighting an adjunct unionization campaign] and discussion of his article on IHE

  • CHE on bad court decision regarding U of IL Chicago petition for joint (TT/NTT) bargaining unit and open letter from union to administration offering to accept two separate units in same local union.
  • Accreditation as a means to aid adjuncts by considering staffing ratios and working conditions as factors in accreditation. CHE

4Profits & Privatization



  • Article by John Stoehr, editor of the New Haven Advocate and Yale lecturer, on the myth of freedom in the land of the free. Well worth a look.

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