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Excerpt from Sarah Phillips' letter

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Tri-C adjuncts to meet Feb. 21

Tri-C adjunct faculty will meet at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Panera, 6700 Rockside Rd, Indepedence, just off I-77. The event is open to adjunct faculty at all Tri-C campuses.

Issues of equity for adjuncts will be on the agenda. This will include how the recently announced IRS regulations regarding calculating adjunct hours will affect their workloads, as well as their their ability to obtain health care benefits under the Affordable Care Act.

For more details on the IRS regulations, visit our News page and read these stories:

For more information about the Feb. 21 meeting, email optfa@newfacultymajority.info.

NPR story on adjuncts expected to air Monday

NPR is expected to air national education reporter Claudio Sanchez’s story on adjunct faculty on All Things Considered on Monday, Feb. 3.

Check the program schedule of your local affiliate for times. The story can also be heard on the All Things Considered website.

The story is expected to focus on adjunct faculty at Tri-C and the University of Akron, two campuses that NPR”s Sanchez visited when he spent a week in Ohio last October.

Please tune in and listen. And share the link and your thoughts about the program via Facebook, Twitter and email. Check your local affiliate schedule for exact times.

Advocating for adjuncts in D.C. today

The tweets below from New Faculty Majority shared news about today’s Inside Higher BewdqJACEAANLcGEd story on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce Democratic Staff’s report, as well as the report itself, “The Just-In-Time Professor.” It was issued today and is based on 845 responses to Congressman George Miller (D-Calif.) e-Forum.

Thanks to all of you who participated in the forum by telling your adjunct story!

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Chronicle writer on future of higher ed at JCU on Jan. 16

Jeffrey Selingo, editor at large for the Chronicle of Higher Education, will visit John Carroll on Thursday, Jan. 16, for a series of events on campus, including a public presentation on Thursday, Jan. 16, at 3:30 p.m. in the Donohue Auditorium of the Dolan Science Center. It will be based on his recent award-winning book College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students.

His presentation will be followed by a community-wide reception sponsored by the Provost’s Office.

Selingo is a leading authority on higher education worldwide. He appears regularly on regional and national radio and television programs, and his writing has appeared in leading national news outlets, in print and on line.

Canceled: Cocktails & Convos on Jan. 6 in Independence

Update: This event has been canceled due to record-breaking cold temperatures.

Join your colleagues for a drink, appetizers, and conversation before we kick off the spring term. We will meet for Cocktails and Conversation on Monday, Jan. 6, from 7-10 p.m.party cartoon at Shula’s 2 in The Double Tree in Independence.

The Ohio Part-Time Faculty Association will provide the appetizers. And we’ll all provide the conversation, as we trade stories about our teaching experiences as adjuncts.

Shula’s 2 Steak & Sports is located in the Double Tree by Hilton, 6200 Quarry Ln., Cleveland, OH 44131, off Rockside Road, just East of I-77. Phone: 216-901-7852.

RSVP: Let us know you are coming, so we can be prepared! RSVP to optfa@newfacultymajority.info. Please include your name and the number in your party.

Invite your colleagues: Visit the OPTFA Facebook page to invite your friends to this  event via Facebook.

Watch NFM president advocate for adjuncts on MSNBC

Maria Maisto, president of New Faculty Majority, appeared live on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show onmhp show MSNBC last Saturday, Nov. 30. She was part of a panel discussion on how universities and colleges treat adjunct professors.

Read the story, “Off the Tenure Track, Part-time Professors Face Low Pay, Negligible Job Security,” and watch the two video components, including the eight-minute video of the panel discussion that included Maria and three other advocates for adjunct faculty.

Note that the video does not include the final minutes of the panel in which Maisto answered Harris-Perry’s question about what parents, students and tenured faculty can do to promote equity for adjuncts.

Maisto to discuss adjunct issues on MSNBC this Saturday

Maria Maisto, president of New Faculty Majority, will appear live on the Melissa Harris-Perry Melissa Harris-PerryShow on MSNBC on Saturday, Nov. 30, from 11:30 a.m. – noon. Maisto was invited to be part of a panel discussion on how universities and colleges treat adjunct professors.

Please use email, Facebook and Twitter to share this information with your colleagues. Then tune in and watch the show.

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry provides analysis and guest-driven discussion of political, cultural and community issues. Her show airs Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. – noon ET on MSNBC.

Meeting on temporary workers this Friday in Cleveland

North Shore AFL-CIOCleveland Jobs with JusticeNational Staffing Workers Alliance and New Faculty Majority invite you to a meeting on temporary and precarious workers and the growing movement to fight back.

When: Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, 6-8 p.m.

Where: North Shore AFL-CIO, 3250 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115

Who: Advocates from across the country will be present to connect with local workers and organizations and discuss recent efforts to organize workers in the growing segment of our economy where there is an ever increasing distance between employers and their workers, and where workers do not know whether they will have a job next week or next month. We can’t rebuild our communities on temp jobs!

We look forward to seeing you there and making lasting connections to move this fight forward!

For more information contact Mike Munoz, National Staffing Workers Alliance, at mmunoz@chicagoworkerscollaborative.org or (323) 247-9970.

 

Focus on higher ed at Campus Equity Week Summit in Columbus

Four organizations have teamed up to present a state-wide summit in Columbus — open to all and focused on higher education — as part of Campus Equity Week.CEW13-Button-Art

The Ohio Higher Education Campus Equity Week Summit will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Ohio Education Association Building, 225 East Broad St. in Columbus.

The event will kick off Campus Equity Week, Oct. 28- Nov. 2, a week of education and activism that shines a spotlight on our increasingly stratified higher education system. At the core of the inequities that pervade higher education is the crisis of contingent faculty employment.

The details

What: The goal of the Ohio Higher Education Campus Equity Week Summit is to create a statewide organizing body focused on higher education issues and composed of faculty, staff, contingent and part-time labor, students, and campus communities.

Who: Full- and Part-Time Faculty, Campus Staff, and Students from all over the state are invited to attend the Summit to build a better future for Ohio Higher Education.

When: Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Ohio Education Association Building, 225 East Broad Street in Columbus. Get directions to the OEA Building. Free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis at the OEA parking lot, 200 Oak St., Columbus, OH 43215. Get directions to the parking lot.‎

Cost: There is no charge for this day-long event, which includes lunch.

Sponsors: New Faculty MajorityOhio Part-Time Faculty AssociationOhio Student Association and Ohio Education Association.

RSVP: By Oct. 14 to optfa@newfacultymajority.info. Please include name, email, phone number, address and organizational affiliation (if applicable). Also indicate whether you need childcare and/or transportation help.
Childcare: Please let us know if you need on-site childcare. If you do, please provide the number and age(s) of your children in your RSVP email.
Transportation: Please let us know if you need a ride or can provide a ride for a participant. If so, please provide that information in your RSVP email.

The flier

Download the half-page flier to share with your colleagues.

The draft agenda

10-11 a.m. – Coffee and Registration

11:10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. – Present Vision

11:30 a.m.- Noon – Count off and break out groups

Noon – 12:30 p.m. – Report Back – Who was at table? What are your causes? How do they connect to the vision? Is there anything we can add to the vision?

12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. – Lunch (Provided)

1 – 2 p.m. – Group Discussion on Action Plan for Wednesday of Campus Equity Week

2 – 3 p.m. – Working in Campus/Regional Groups to Develop Campus Equity Week Action Plan

3 – 3:30 p.m. – Report Back

3 – 3:30 p.m. – Adjourn

Background on Campus Equity Week

Campus Equity Week was originally devised by contingent faculty activists in 2001 in order to highlight the appalling working conditions of the majority of the faculty and the impact of those working conditions on the quality of education.

A central principle of the week is that quality education depends practically and ethically on professional and just working conditions for all faculty. The crisis of contingent faculty employment at colleges and universities is at the core of the inequities that pervade  higher education.