Bay Area Symposium on Contingent Academic Labor

The New Corporate Model and How Adjuncts Are Organizing to Minimize Its Impact on Students, Faculty, and the Value of Higher Education

Students are paying higher tuition than ever, incurring crippling debt, while a solid majority of their professors are low-wage, part-time, temporary workers, many shuttling from one campus to the next to make ends meet. What is the real value of a college degree--let alone a graduate degree--for the students shouldering this debt and for the professionals teaching them every day?

Adjuncts and contingents from colleges and universities across the Bay Area will discuss how, working together, we can improve higher education from within.

Join us at our Adjunct Faculty Symposium on Saturday, March 22, to learn more about organizing efforts across the country and right here in the Bay.

Featured speakers include:

Joe Berry, PhD, Author of Reclaiming the Ivory Tower: Organizing Adjuncts to Change Higher Education

Anne McLeer, PhD, Director of Higher Education and Strategic Research at SEIU Local 500; Board Member of New Faculty Majority

Gary Rhoades, PhD, Director of the Center for the Study of Higher Education, University of Arizona

Robin Sowards, PhD, President of the Adjunct Faculty Association of the United Steelworkers; Board Member of New Faculty Majority

Lilian Taiz, PhD, President of the California Faculty Association

Helena Worthen, PhD, Author of What Did You Learn at Work Today?: Forbidden Lessons of Labor Education

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March 22, 2014 at 9:30am - 5pm
Clark Kerr Conference Center at UC Berkeley
2601 Warring St
Berkeley, CA 94720
United States
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Marny Silverman · · 415-335-9133