Register for this free two day event. Get active in your union. Learn more about the neoliberal University and its impact on our work. As a result, mobilize and push back with ideas, actions, and words.
Register for the free two-day event.
On October 25-26, 2019, the APTPUO hosts a conference entitled (in)visible: the Lived Realities of Contract Faculty.
Join us for a two day event highlighting the realities of precarious part-time academic work in Canadian universities. Throughout Canada, the United States, and around the world, part-time professors teach large-enrolment classes and are increasingly the demographic majority in institutions of higher learning. Universities thrive on part-time precarious labour. Despite this, the adjunct role and place in their host institutions is undervalued and often erased. This conference shines a spotlight upon a dark corner of the contemporary neoliberal university so that solutions take root through dialogue, solidarity and mobilization.
Our scheduled presentations are:
- Rendering contract faculty visible through film
- (In)visibility and identity: marginalization, stress and stories of perseverance
- Excavating the neoliberal university
We will also have roundtable discussions on the following topics:
- Who is the ‘part-time’ professor?
- The Québec model
- Adjunct researchers and administrators: shouldering the (mostly) unpaid burdens
- PhD students confront a challenging future
Our keynote speaker is Jamie Brownlee. His address will put a spotlight on how Ford’s reforms are only the latest chapter in a systematic attack upon the collegial traditions of the university and how the creation of a precarious class of contract faculty is central to this master plan.
For more information on the event, visit the conference web page: https://aptpuo.ca/conference