NATIONAL ADJUNCT DAY OF ACTION FORUM: University Life as a Contract Academic
WHEN: Wednesday February 25
WHERE: Saint Mary’s University, McNally East, Room 111
TIME: 3 to 6 PM AFTERNOON
The format is for 90 minutes or so of short (10 minute) presentations, followed by a question & answer period and a discussion about the issues facing contract academics.
1. Phil Bennett, Adjunct Professor, Astronomy & Physics, SMU, and Vice President CUPE 3912 (Saint Mary’s)
2. Karen Harper, Adjunct Professor, School for Resource and Environmental Studies, Biology, Dalhousie, and member, Contract Academic Staff Working Group
3. Marc Lamoureux, President, SMUFU
4. Matthew Furlong, ANSUT Communications Officer
Contract academics work in a state of precarious employment with little or no benefits, little or no control over their work environment, and little or no involvement in university governance. Contract academics work in a very different environment from that of traditional “collegiate university” of the permanent faculty.
This forum is being organized by Phil Bennett of SMU. Phil is still seeking more speakers so if anyone would like to participate please contact him at:firstname.lastname@example.org. We especially want to hear your experiences and your thoughts on how things can be changed for the better.
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