Monday, October 1, 2012

#Adjunct Professors Unite…on radio

right about NOW (Mon Oct 1) at 12:00 noon (EST), NewFac prez Maria Maisto,  along with SEIU Local 500 VP Kip Lornel, and Senior Chronicle Writer Schmidt will be guests on the Kojo Nnamdi Show, a Washington DC  social issues radio program on NPR affiliate WAMU that follows the Diane Riehm Show. Join them now or visit later. 

This episode of the Conflict, Education, Law, Society Series addresses NTT academic labor issues:
Colleges and universities increasingly rely on part-time and non-tenure track faculty, who now teach half or more of all classes on many campuses. Many adjunct faculty complain of low salaries and little respect, including those who have been teaching full time for years. Some adjuncts are turning to labor unions to negotiate better pay and benefits, including adjuncts at George Washington University and American University. We explore the issues.
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Vice President for Higher Education at the Service Employees International union's Coalition for Academic Labor, Kip Lornell welcomes part time faculty at George Washington University where he is Adjunct Professor of Africana Studies and Music.

(from NewFac news blitz sent Sept30 by Esther Merves)

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