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There are many ways to make your voice heard. By lending your name to the issue here, you will raise awareness of the adjunct crisis with university and national leadership.

The crisis in higher education requires everyone to get involved to improve standards for adjunct faculty and learning conditions for students. As part of the Adjunct Action Network you have the power to build our movement for higher standards by utilizing your ability to organize, advocate and engage with other activists on campus and online.

In anticipation of a ruling this week by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) regarding adjunct union organizing at religiously-affiliated colleges and universities, Adjunct Action will be hosting a national teleconference onThursday, December 18th at 12:30 p.m. EST/ 9:30 a.m. PST to discuss the ruling. Click here to RSVP.

Because of the contingent nature of their work, adjunct teachers often experience what can be classified as unemployment — especially during interims between semesters, or during the summer term. Many adjuncts don’t realize they’re eligible for unemployment compensation, and they do not apply. And many who apply for compensation are denied the benefit because of “reasonable assurance” of continued employment.

Adjunct Action would like to hear from you on this important issue.

Each semester, thousands of adjuncts around the country are asked to hired to teach classes mere days before the semester begins.

Sometimes, we are handed our syllabi, but often we need to cram all our planning into those very few days. And when we arrive on campus, we are only very seldom provided any sort of new faculty orientation. We probably know the department chair who hired us, but we are not usually introduced to other key personnel in the department, in Human Resources, or in the administration.

There are many ways to make your voice heard. By lending your name to the issue here, you will raise awareness of the adjunct crisis with university and national leadership.

The crisis in higher education requires everyone to get involved to improve standards for adjunct faculty and learning conditions for students. As part of the Adjunct Action Network you have the power to build our movement for higher standards by utilizing your ability to organize, advocate and engage with other activists on campus and online.

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