Help all these "small steps" along by taking notice, remembering them, supporting projects, participating, sharing links and information, sending them out on the social media of your choice, encouraging friends and colleagues to support them... starting your own. Letting us know about ones we missed counts too. So does (our) recording and reminding. Yes, that is the sound of a new feature's footsteps tripping across my corner of the blogospher: Small Steps (but hoping for a better name). Petitions moving to separate post status was the "step" that brought us to it. What's yours? Ideas?
Check & click Petition Junction. Do you have an adjunct or higher ed petition? Send us the link to add to our list.
Joining but not supplanting Ana’s Adjunct Pay Petition:
Another petition to Obama for equal pay for equal work for part time college teachers. Carol Jordan of California Part-Time Faculty Assoc. (CPFA, in CA CCs) writes,
"Part time community college instructors earn, on average, 50 cents on the dollar compared to full timers. Moreover, we receive no benefits, no tenure, and no pension. We need pay equity NOW! That's why I signed a petition to President Barack Obama asking him to: Stop balancing college budgets on the backs of part time faculty. Will you sign the petition too? Click here to add your name.
- Support forgiveness of student loans, presented by Robert Applebaum
- Tell Vice President Biden: Don't Blame Faculty for the High Cost of College; Most Are "Working Poor!" (a New Faculty Majority petition)
- Sign petition to State Superintendent Huppenthal protesting pulling Mexican-American Studies from AZ schools (especially Tucson) and all AZ higher ed, presented by Gary Rhoades, University of Arizona
On the spike.... Paul Haeder on Adjunct Visibility, making a "no shop" list, more on petitions, affordable DIY visibility campaigns