Adjuncts, Get Your Stories Published!

Good Adjuncts,

This is a recent message I got from my friend and colleague Larissa Dorman, who also happens to be a kick-ass organizer for AFT in the UC System:

Dear Geoff, 
I hear you were recently elected to the AFT Adjunct/Contingent Faculty Caucus:)  Was hoping you might be willing to help me circulate a call for submission on a book I am working on with a colleague from UCSD.  It is a tight one month window for the first round of submissions and we are hoping to reach faculty nationwide.
Here is the info and detailed call for submission:

https://laborofloveadjunct.wordpress.com/home/call-for-submissions/

Basic Info:

Labor of Love: Adjunct Stories in Higher Education

Deadline: Thursday, September 1st, 2016 by 6pm PST

Submit to: laborofloveadjunct@gmail.com

We are seeking adjuncts’ stories for an edited book for a general audience on what it means to be an adjunct instructor at an American college or university. We are looking for stories that show who adjuncts are, how they became adjuncts, the effects that their working conditions have on their work, and their ideas for fixing the broken university system.

Let me know what you think and if you can help in any way to get the word out.  I know Mahler is going to send to the SDCCD and GCCCD adjunct lists.
Take care,
Larissa
Let’s help Larissa out Good Adjuncts.
Geoff Johnson
A “Good” Adjunct

AB 1690 Has Passed Appropriations. Help it Get to the Governor’s Desk.

Good Adjuncts:

AB 1690, the bill which calls for setting a minimum standard for  job security for California Adjunct Community College instructors has made it out of the California Senate Appropriations Committee, and now moves on the floor of the House, the Senate, and then the governor’s desk.

It is highly expected that it will clear the House and Senate, but then nothing is ever certain.

That’s where you come in.

Please sign this petition to Senate Pro Tem Kevin de Leon asking him to help AB 1690 pass off the Senate floor and go to the Governor’s desk… We don’t know if we will ever get this chance again, and the Non-Tenured faculty at community colleges can’t wait any longer for these basic job rights!

http://www.upte.org/local/support-of-ab-1690-lara/

Again, if you’re not familiar with the language in AB 1690, here it is:

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB1690

Let’s make this happen.

Geoff Johnson

A “Good” Adjunct

P.S.:  I’m now in the process of preparing a letter to the governor, which I’ll be putting out here, among other places.  Look for it.

Here is a link to a sample governor’s letter: AB%201690%20Letter%20To%20The%20Governor%20Template

JRH