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#AdjunctChat Aug 19 ~ “Innovative Ways to Include the Collective Adjunct Voice…” (@gusreview)

Twitter_ChatThe topic for the #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, August 19 at 4:00pm EDT is:

Innovative Ways to Include the Collective Adjunct Voice in the National Higher Education Conversation.

The chat will be led and facilitated by @gusreview who discussed more about their topic on a post on their own site, along with the 5 questions they hope to use to facilitate the discussion.

All adjunct, contingent, part-time, visiting, casual, and non-tenure track instructors, along with their allies and friends in higher education, are welcome to #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, August 19, from 4:00-5:00pm EDT.

Even if you do not readily fit into the above, #AdjunctChat is open to all! The more perspectives, the better we all learn with and from one another.

Can’t make it during the live 1-hour chat?
Post any time during the day about it
to add to and engage with the conversation.

Want to facilitate an #AdjunctChat? You do not have to be an expert on the topic, but rather have an interest in something related to adjunct experiences with a desire to facilitate a live Twitter chat. More information about it may be found at How Can I Facilitate an #AdjunctChat?

#AdjunctChat Topic Apr 22 ~ What have Unions Accomplished for Adjunct Faculty? (with @JeffreyKeefer and @fabianbanga)

Twitter_ChatThe topic for the #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, April 22 is:

What have Unions Accomplished for Adjunct Faculty?

The chat will be facilitated by Jeffrey Keefer @JeffreyKeefer and Fabián Banga @fabianbanga.

There is a lot of talk about adjunct faculty and how they are treated in higher education, with many pointing to the role of unions in helping to support, protect, and lobby on behalf of the rights of the contingent population. With all this discussion, one has to wonder how much have adjunct unions accomplished, especially as unions surfaced and rose to prominence with physical laborers and not with knowledge workers such as university faculty?

This #AdjunctChat will focus on this issue, and discuss the following questions:

Q1 Are you a member of a union that supports adjuncts?

Q2 Who is eligible / required to be a member of this union?

Q3 What have you gained from the union activities?

Q4 What have you contributed to the union activities?

Q5 What do you envision is the future role of unions for adjunct knowledge workers?

All are welcome to #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, April 22, from 4:00-5:00pm EDT.