Report Finds Inadequate Conditions for Contingent Faculty

By Ezra Deutsch-Feldman

A new report from the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education (of which the AAUP is a member) focuses on problems faced by contingent faculty and their students at the start of the academic term. The report, based on a survey of five hundred faculty members in contingent positions conducted by the New Faculty Majority, finds that many have, “at best, inadequate access to sample course syllabi, curriculum guidelines, library resources, clerical support, and the like.” They also “often have only limited, if any, access to personal offices, telephones, computers and associated software, and technological tools and training.” Read the full report at http://futureofhighered.org/uploads/ProfStaffFinal.pdf.

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