Advance equity for adjuncts: Come to a February meeting of OPTFA

Help advance equity for adjuncts in Ohio by joining us for one of two February meetings of the newly formed Ohio Part-Time Faculty Association. Each meeting will follow the same agenda, so you can come to either session and get updated on the OPTFA and contribute your ideas to the discussion.

Meeting Dates and Times:
  • Sunday, Feb. 24, 6 p.m. Chaired by April Freely of the University of Akron, co-chair of the OPTFA Organizing Committee
  • Wednesday, Feb. 27, noon. Chaired by David Wilder of Tri-C and John Carroll University, co-chair of the OPTFA Organizing Committee

Meeting Location: the new office of New Faculty Majority and the OPTFA. The address is Copley Commons, 2830 Copley Rd., Suite 26, Copley, Ohio 44321.

Tentative Agenda:

  1. Introduction of Organizing Committee
  2. Establishment of OPTFA as statewide organization
  3. Discussion of priorities for the coming year

RSVP: to optfa@newfacultymajority.info. If you can’t make it to either meeting but would like to conference in via phone or computer, please let us know. We can make that happen.

Share the flyer: Download the event flyer to post in your department and share with your colleagues and friends.

Join the Organizing Committee: Freely and Wilder are looking for adjunct faculty throughout the state to join them as Organizing Committee members. Contact them at optfa@newfacultymajority.info if you would like to be involved.

Find out what happened at the initial meeting of OPTFA on Jan. 27.

One comment

  1. Felipe says:

    I don’t agree with you about technology here, Kait. Just beascue a class is online and just beascue it’s flexible doesn’t inherently mean it’s not professional, bathrobe or not. It does happen that universities staff online classes with less qualified instructors, though that doesn’t happen in my department at least.But I do agree with you about the the low cost of labor in a lot of the most underpaid fields, including my own. I think the glut of PhDs in the humanities in general and English in particular has decreased a lot since when I was earning my doctorate 20 years ago, but it is still a problem. And the other problem is the reason why a lot of places can teach so many classes with so many part-time instructors and adjuncts is beascue so many people are willing to work for not much money and for the love of the field. Institutions take advantage of that.

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