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A blog post from protoscholar on The Adjunct Project, which now has over 1300 entries in its data base. Add yours to the growing crowd-sourced research project started by an adjunct, Josh Boldt, and emerged out of the NFM summit.
Recent study shows higher social class increases chance of unethical behavior [or our bosses really are more sleazy then we are] Also check out the rest of the Too Much website. A great resource run by the former publications director of NEA, Sam Pizzigatti.Jack Metzgar [one of my mentors personally] writes in "Education, Jobs and Wages," at Working Class Studies, about why going to college might not the be the best personal or societal anti-poverty strategy, but organizing unions and raising wages are. [Metzgar taught for years at Roosevelt U in Chicago, led the labor ed program there for a time, was pres. of the local AAUP chapter, and was always very supportive of adjunct organizing and unionization, so he is not anti-education, just realistic and pro-working class.]
- To Authors and Readers to Support and Submit to Workplace. "We have moved to a new site. Please bookmark and circulate. Thank you for your extremely important, continued scholar-activism and support." Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor is now at the Institute for Critical Education Studies, Faculty of Education. University of British Columbia, 2125 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada. Tel, 604-822-2830
- Don Eron's Pitch for Your Vote for AAUP 2nd VP [I personally urge your vote for him, if you are an AAUP member.] Ed note: previously blogged but repeated because it includes Joe's endorsement.
- Barbara Wolf, film-maker of Degrees of Shame and A Simple Matter of Justice about contingent faculty, sends us this: "I wanted you to know that I removed the glitched version of "Degrees of Shame" from Vimeo and have uploaded an unglitched version. It can be found here: the old link is no longer usable. People are free to use this new clean version in any way that advances the struggle." Ed note: we'll be blogging this again separately