Contingent Faculty in US are Older, Unhappy, and Untenured

Recently the TIAA Institute published a national survey of over five hundred “adjunct faculty” in the US, the equivalent of “sessional faculty” in Canadian universities: “Some have professional work experience, while others are academics who have a Master’s degree or a doctorate.” Among the results, the survey indicated that the majority of adjuncts are over 40 years …

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The future of student evaluations of teaching

From the current CAUT bulletin, “The end of student questionnaires?” Research is driving legal and institutional decisions about the appropriate use of student evaluations of teaching (SETs) — or if they are to be used at all. Researchers Kristina Mitchel and Jonathan Martin discovered that students not only evaluate their professors differently based on whether …

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ALERT: Attend the GMUFA Annual General Meeting on 5/15

It is crucial that as many MacEwan University Sessional Faculty (MUSF) as possible attend the Grant MacEwan University Faculty Association (GMUFA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) this year. Up for discussion: GMUFA Bylaws, Strike and Lockout Principles, Election Protocols, and Negotiation Proposals. An increase in membership dues may also be voted on.

Welcome to our new website!

MUSSC — with its slightly revised name the MacEwan University Sessional Steering Collaborative — is launching its new website today! Please sign on to review our mission statement and the other materials generated over the first year of our activism, to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and to receive regular updates on important developments and upcoming events.