Saturday, December 19, 2015

Adjunct Faculty Assembly Holiday Party 
More photos in Art & Photos Gallery
 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Adjuncts need debt relief, too.

Support the bill introduced by Senator Durbin to let adjuncts access the Public Loan Forgiveness Program, just like their full-time colleagues.

Support Adjunct Faculty Loan Fairness Act of 2015 (Senator Durbin)

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Adjuncts to PSC: Are you listening?

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Holly Clarke, long-time CUNY adjunct and delegate to PSC Delegate Assembly, explains some of the problems adjuncts and graduate students have with the contract negotiation process.

Friday, November 13, 2015

An Adjunct Story: Our Economy Is Eating Higher Education

I've grown very attached to teaching (studio art) but I am struggling; this is a common refrain heard the past several years in what has become a countrywide outcry from contingent faculty. Recently, these tremors have been underscored by the reports from the House Education and the Workforce Committee and the Annual report from the AAUP. They paint a dour portrait of the adjunct predicament in the U.S. and I suspect the problems they layout only telegraph greater challenges ahead. We all want a way to support our communities, follow and share our passions and live without a constant fear of illness. Yet, while these aspirations have historically been ripped from beneath the feet of the uneducated classes, it seems we are now seeing the black hole of debt gobbling further up the ladder. . . .

For more, click here:
"An Adjunct Story: Our Economy is Eating Higher Education" by David Loncle (CSI Performing and Creative Arts

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Who We Are and Why We're Here

Greetings and Salutations from the Adjunct Faculty Assembly.  We're a relatively new group, but we aren't new.  Adjuncts have been around for a while and, since we're the current faculty majority, it doesn't look like we're going anywhere anytime soon.

The Adjunct Faculty Assembly calls the City University of New York (CUNY) and the College of Staten Island (Staten Island's CUNY campus) home.  We hope this group will be a link between Adjuncts on our campus, between Adjuncts across CUNY, between part-time and full-time faculty, between the PSC-CUNY (our union) and adjuncts, and between our union chapter and us.

We have a lot of great things planned, but we'll need your help. If you have ideas for articles, please email us your thoughts.  If you have an article about Adjunct issues, please feel free to submit those as well.  Please read our Submission Guidelines first, however, before submitting ideas, abstracts, or articles.

We thank you for your interest and your support.

In Solidarity,
The Adjunct Faculty Assembly