Wednesday, October 3, 2012

@SEIU L500 Coalition of #AcademicLabor Conference #Call4Presentations

…3 more cheers & come to DC for the Coalition's annual Forum

Adjunct Mark Plane speaks
at 2011 conference
The SEIU Local 500 Coalition of Academic Labor Fourth Annual Forum on Part-time Faculty Unions. Read about 2011 Forum. Submit for 2012 by October 31, details below.

Caste and Classes: Contingent Academic Labor 

Confronting Inequalities in Higher Education
  • Date: Saturday, December 1, 2012 
  • Time:  9am to 5pm.
  • Place: SEIU Headquarters, 1800 Mass Ave, Washington DC (Dupont circle metro)
Join part-time faculty, union members and activists, contingent faculty advocates, full-time faculty, student groups, administration allies, members of The New Faculty Majority and the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education, community allies and other stakeholders in higher education for an action oriented forum on the topic of how academic labor practices are perpetuating the increasing inequalities in our society and what we are doing to fight back.
Speakers and Panelists to be announced

Call for Presentations:
We invite proposals for short presentations and/or groups discussion items (10 minutes). Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

Contingent academic labor struggles and saving the middle class  -  The effect of contingency on the knowledge economy  -  The student movement in higher ed reform  -  Public education, public investment, and reinstating the social compact -  Reclaiming professionalization of higher education teachers  -  The growing dominance of the for-profit model in non-profit and public education  -  The rise of for-profit institutions and declining outcomes  -  How to achieve accessible, affordable education for all  -  Grassroots organizing to confront contingency and improve student success  -  Fighting for dignity, stability, respect and a living wage for academic workers  -  Who are the 99% on campus: are colleges and universities a microcosm of American society?

Please send proposals for presentations/discussion topics to Anne McLeer by October 31st

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