Earlier today, Jennifer Cost, English Department Chair at San Diego Mesa College issued the following statement of support of National Adjunct Walkout Day actions across the nation but especially at Mesa. It is important to publicly note that adjuncts have allies and that this support is increasing as awareness of the human cost of adjunctification increases.
Dear Adjunct Colleagues:
On this day of national action, I’d like to voice my admiration and support of our hard working adjunct colleagues, most working full time at a variety of different places, under a variety of different conditions. In our English department, we have 94 adjunct professors who teach 229 of our English classes.
I know I speak on behalf of our English Department at Mesa, and the Chairs here at Mesa when I say we support you and salute your advocacy for our collective fight for equity.
Chair, English Department
Chair, Committee of Chairs
San Diego Mesa College