The Coalition on the Academic Workforce (CAW) was established in 1997 by a group of learned societies in the humanities and social sciences. About twenty-five organizations currently participate in the coalition, including the AAUP.
CAW's purposes are:
to collect and disseminate information on the use of part-time and contingent faculty members and its implications for students, parents, faculty members, and institutions;
to articulate and clarify differences in the extent and consequences of changes in the faculty within and among the various academic disciplines and fields of study;
to evaluate the consequences of these developments for achieving and maintaining quality higher education;
to evaluate both short-term and long-term consequences for society and the public good of changes in the academic workforce;
to identify and promote strategies for solving the problems created by inappropriate use of part-time, adjunct, and similar faculty appointments; and
to strengthen teaching and scholarship.
Links and Resources
For further information, visit the CAW Web site or send an e-mail to CAW@mla.org.