Week of Activities Highlights Contingent Faculty
Faculty activists across the United States and Canada donned costumes, participated in hearings on university employment practices, gave awards to adjunct faculty, and hosted film screenings as part of Campus Equity Week (also known as Fair Employment Week), which highlights the dramatic decrease in the proportion of professors who hold tenure-track positions-now only 35 percent of the faculty in the United States. Part- and full-time non-tenure-track faculty are often subject to exploitative employment conditions, and the dwindling number of tenure-track faculty threatens the quality of higher education. Along with many other organizations and individuals, the AAUP is a co-sponsor of …
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Publication information: Article title: Week of Activities Highlights Contingent Faculty. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Academe. Volume: 92. Issue: 1 Publication date: January/February 2006. Page number: 11+. © American Association of University Professors Nov/Dec 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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