Federal government seeks input from contingent faculty

U.S. Rep George Miller and the House Committee on Education and the Workforce Democrats are seeking input from contingent faculty and instructors on working conditions at colleges and universities.

The eForum, to which participants can submit their stories until Friday, Dec. 20, aims to obtain feedback on how long one has worked as contingent faculty or instructor, descriptions of compensation, benefits, job stability and support, whether conditions help or hinder access to a successful career and how working conditions aid or prevent the ability to do one’s job and impact student achievement.

Submissions may be made online at http://democrats.edworkforce.house.gov/eforum, emailed to adjunct.eforum@mail.house.gov or mailed to Honorable George Miller, Senior Democrat
Committee on Education and the Workforce, Attn: Adjunct eForum, 2101 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515.

Maria Maisto, President of New Faculty Majority and Executive Director of the NFM Foundation, testified to the committee in November, and last week, was featured in a segment on adjuncts on the Melissa Harris-Perry show on MSNBC.  Click here to read and watch the story.