Topic: Contract faculty

Capitalist creep on campus: the largest, quietest privatisation in UK history – it’s why we’re striking

Pexels For the next week and a half, many UK university lecturers will be on strike again, but who outside of academia […]

READ MORE

Editorial Matters: Economics and inequality

By Ben Lewis

It is commonly understood that postsecondary education ought to focus on fostering curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, and vigorous debate, with the goal […]

READ MORE

Trending towards inequality: Understanding the role of universities in the rise of contract academic work

By Kimberly Ellis-Hale and Glen Copplestone

The 1990s are key to understanding how Ontario’s postsecondary institutions have systematically entrenched economic inequality between contract and tenure-stream faculty. Even with […]

READ MORE

The corporatization of the university budget and its consequences for academic support workers

By Janice Folk-Dawson

As governments and administrators increasingly run universities like private corporations, academic support workers find their working conditions deteriorating and their jobs threatened. […]

READ MORE

Zero-hour contracts take a huge mental and physical toll – poor eating habits, lack of sleep and relationship problems

The number of workers on zero-hours contracts continues to rise in the UK. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates that between […]

READ MORE

Precarious employment in education impacts workers, families and students

Beneath the typical full-time, permanent model of classroom teaching lies an enormous workforce of educators who function on the margins as precarious […]

READ MORE

Casual academics aren’t going anywhere, so what can universities do to ensure learning isn’t affected?

By Dorothy Wardale, Curtin University; Julia Richardson, Curtin University, and Yuliani Suseno, Edith Cowan University

Casual academics provide flexibility for universities at a time when student numbers are uncertain. from shutterstock.com More Australian universities are relying on […]

READ MORE

How we can turn the tide for women in science

For the first time in 55 years, a woman has won the Nobel Prize in physics — Prof. Donna Strickland. This win has publicly highlighted that women are still under-represented in science, particularly in physics. As a woman in physics, this lack of diversity is something that I encounter almost daily, and also something that we can take action to change.

READ MORE

It’s time to invest in a faculty renewal strategy for Ontario’s universities

By Gyllian Phillips

For years, full-time faculty hiring has stagnated at Ontario’s universities, even as student enrolment has increased dramatically. It’s time for the government […]

READ MORE

Congress 2017: Challenges to the integrity of academic hiring practices

By Cheryl Athersych

During Congress 2017, a session on the Challenges to the Integrity of Academic Hiring Practices in the Corporate University encouraged participants to […]

READ MORE