Here’s the latest bulletin from MUSSC. Learn about the work of the Faculty Association Negotiating Committee (FANC), a forthcoming feature-length documentary film, In Search of Professor Precarious, and two important new reports on precarious contract faculty in Canadian universities.
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 …
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 …
As mentioned in the last MUSSC bulletin, this survey is a crucial instrument for collecting data on GMUFA
members—data which can be productively employed in the negotiation process this year.
Statistics provided by the faculty association indicate that sessionals teach 60% or more of the classes at MacEwan University.
Athabasca University professor of labour relations, Bob Barnetson, has written a brief but pointed and accurate summary of the recent history of contingent faculty at MacEwan.
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.