New Faculty Majority and the NFM Foundation invite friends and member to attend all or part of a meeting designed to update participants on our activities, introduce NFM to those who are not familiar with its work, and engage in conversation about issues related to the relationship of "adjunct" or "contingent" faculty working conditions and student learning conditions.
Discussion topics will include
- progress of the Delphi Project on the Changing Faculty and Student Success, led by Adrianna Kezar, Project Director and Associate Professor for Higher Education at the University of Southern California;
- reflections on the recent Modern Language Association convention in Boston and Campaign for the Future of Higher Education meeting in Sacramento;
- data collection efforts such as The Adjunct Project, a crowdsourced data collection project conceived and developed by NFM board member Josh Boldt; the MLA Academic Workforce Data Center; and the Coalition on the Academic Workforce contingent faculty salary survey;
- contingency and diversity: do precarious working conditions for "adjunct" or "term" faculty disproportionately affect faculty and students of color, women, and/or faculty and students with disabilities?
- strategies and solutions: what are faculty, students, administrators, and others doing to address and improve faculty working conditions? What are the current opportunities and challenges?
- Maria Maisto, President, New Faculty Majority and Executive Director, NFM Foundation
- Curtis Keyes, NFM Board Member, Adjunct Professor of History, Political Science, and African American Studies, City Colleges of Chicago & East-West University, Membership Chair of the City Colleges Contingent Labor Organizing Committee, IEANEA, Founder and Lead Organizer of the United Adjunct Faculty Association, IEANEA at EWU
- Natalie Johnson, NFM Foundation Board Member, Former Director, Racial Legacies and Learning: An American Dialogue