** This #AdjunctChat will meet at 5:00pm EDT on Tues, May 20. Click HERE for timezone conversion **
The topic for this #AdjunctChat is:
“Global Experiences of Adjunct Faculty in Higher Education”
This chat is focused on global / international experiences of adjunct / contingent / part-time higher education teaching staff. As such, it will be led by an international group consisting of participants from Australia, the UK, Canada, and the US — Kate Bowles @KateMfD, UniCasual @unicasual, Karina @Acahacker, UCUAntiCasualisation @UCUAnti_Cas , CAPAW @CAPAWca, and Jeffrey Keefer @JeffreyKeefer.
You know what your experiences are like as an adjunct or part-time university instructor, but in a networked world you are not alone! In fact, the adjunct experience is something increasingly common across the globe, and that itself is the focus of this #AdjunctChat.
These are the questions that are intended to guide the synchronous discussion:
Q1 What country and institution type do you teach in? #AdjunctChat
Q2 What terms are used to describe instructors who are not employed on an ongoing basis? #AdjunctChat
Q3 How common is #Adjunctivism, or reliance on outsourcing to part-time instructors, where you are? #AdjunctChat
Q4 What strategies have adjuncts and casuals taken at your institution to improve employment conditions? #AdjunctChat
Q5 What opportunities exist sharing and networking globally? #AdjunctChat
Q6 What are some possible next steps? #AdjunctChat
All adjunct, contingent, part-time, visiting, and non-tenure track instructors, along with their allies, in higher education are welcome to this #AdjunctChat that will meet at 5:00pm EDT on Tues, May 20. Click HERE for timezone conversion.
Want to facilitate an #AdjunctChat? You do not have to be an expert on the topic, but rather somebody with an interest in something related to adjunct experiences who has a desire to facilitate a discussion. More information about it may be found at How Can I Facilitate an #AdjunctChat?