Topic: Contract faculty

Zero-hours contracts and precarious academic work in the UK

By Jonathan White

The University and College Union is fighting back against zero-hour contracts that trap thousands in casualized work.

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Organizing against the widening gap in academic job security in Australia

By Jeannie Rea

Precarious academic work is an important issue in Australia, and the National Tertiary Education Union is making it a priority.

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OCUFA releases principles for the Ontario university funding formula review

The provincial government has signaled that it intends to review the formula according to which funding is allocated to universities. Over the […]

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Solidarity in the Ivory Tower

By Herbert Pimlott

The future of the university is … contingent?

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We Teach Ontario launches student video contest

We Teach Ontario, OCUFA’s campaign highlighting the important connection between teaching and research, has launched a student video contest. The contest offers […]

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The Last Professors: A eulogy to “the Last Good Job in America”

By Emily Gregor Greenleaf

Frank Donoghue: The Last Professors: The Corporate University and the Fate of the Humanities (Fordham University Press, 2008)

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The Academic P3 and the University as Virtual Enterprise

By Marc Ouellette

In business, writes McMaster University’s Marc Ouellette, the virtual enterprise reduces competition while increasing standardization, an outcome antithetical to academic excellence. But the model is upon us, and that has implications for faculty.

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Equity, ethics, academic freedom and the employment of contingent academics

By Linda Muzzin

The recent York University strike by contingent faculty has provided a focal point for discussion in my evening graduate course, “Faculty in […]

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“Whose university is it, anyway?” A question we need to keep asking

By Jennie Hornosty

Whose University Is It, Anyway? Power and Privilege on Gendered Terrain, edited by Anne Wagner, Sandra Acker, and Kimine Mayuzumi (Sumach Press, 2008)

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