Contingent Faculty Committee

Committee on Contingent Faculty, Community College Faculty, and Independent Scholars (CCI)

This joint committee focuses on strengthening the collective voices of practitioners of labor history who are not represented in traditional 4-year universities and colleges. The committee’s work is especially focused on paths to more fully integrate the scholarly and teaching contributions of contingent and community college faculty and independent scholars into LAWCHA and the history profession. The committee also encourages organizational support for advocacy campaigns to improve the working conditions for contingent and community college faculty.

News

As an editor for Contingent Magazine, I love receiving a great pitch and thinking, “I want this.” Or when the editorial team—Erin Bartram, Bill Black, and myself—greenlights a batch of...

The LAWCHA Contingent Faculty Committee recommends these resources to learn more about the effect of the pandemic on contingent faculty: 1

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For decades, austerity and financialization have impacted labor on public and private campuses.  When administrators and boards structure budgets to enforce top-down fiscal “discipline,” support the highest return on investment, and...

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the long-standing crisis in higher education. Declining state support, the increased use of contingent appointments, the loss of faculty voices on campus, and the erosion...

Contingent faculty are encouraged to attend a workshop – “Non-Tenure Track Faculty on Teaching” – on April 2, 2020, 6-9pm, at the Organization of American Historians (OAH) conference in Washington,...

Although I’ve taught at the same university continuously since 2007, I’m still considered “temporary” faculty: a kind of intellectual migrant, shifting every year to a different office left open by...