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UAP at the White House Working Families Summit

In News, Philly Blog on June 24, 2014 at 1:00 am

Anna and Ruthie

 

Yesterday the White House held an all-day summit focusing on labor issues with an impact on families. Anna Neighbor, a Philadelphia adjunct and member of the United Academics of Philadelphia, was invited to attend to represent adjunct moms.

Here’s a link to the AFL-CIO’s page which introduces the many union moms who attended.

The Adjunct Tightrope

In Philly Blog on June 19, 2014 at 1:00 am

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by Michelle Martin

In Spring 2013, after 8 years of grad school, getting married and having twin daughters in the process, I finally finished my doctorate in English.  Along the way I taught freshman composition numerous times, business writing, intro to the short story, intro to fiction, Contemporary American Fiction, even History of the English Language, for which I wasn’t well-qualified but I gamely took on anyway because – as you might have guessed – I needed the money.  The latter class I taught in Fall 2013, the semester after I finished grad school when I began my adjunct career.  Prior to this, I had taught in the capacity of graduate teaching assistant. While that situation possesses its own set of exploitative complexities, since it is technically not contingent labor, I’ll begin my account with the Fall ’13 semester.  Read the rest of this entry »

What Can I Do? How Full Time Faculty can Help Adjuncts

In Philly Blog on June 10, 2014 at 12:56 pm

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Post by Jennie Shanker

Summer is here! Our three-month span off campus is called a vacation, and indeed many faculty members are able to travel, have time to focus on their scholarly work, and enjoy great freedom in their schedule. It’s important for teachers to have a break from the responsibilities and demands that accompany each school term. Without it, the research and creative endeavors of the faculty are diminished, ultimately affecting what they have to offer the institution and their students.

Certainly for those of us who teach on a part-time basis, there is no summer vacation. Read the rest of this entry »

Rate-My-Professor

In Hub Features on June 9, 2014 at 12:10 pm

Philadelphia area adjuncts read Rate-My-Professor entries from their students in this video from the United Academics of Philadelphia. For many adjuncts, this is the only source of feedback they receive about their teaching. The video was premiered on April 19th at the UAP Adjunct Symposium

 

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