October 23, 2015

Monroe CC Faculty Association puts spotlight on adjuncts for Campus Equity Week

Author: Mary Fran Gleason
Source: NYSUT Communications
campus equity week


Campus Equity Week, Oct. 26-30, is all about educating students, parents and education advocates, who are shocked to discover that many part-time professors live below the poverty line because their wages are a fraction of what full-time faculty earn. And it is about changing the paradigm of exploitation by circulating petitions and surveys, holding membership drives and crafting fair contracts that provide job security, higher wages and better working conditions so that adjuncts don't have to wait tables to make ends meet.

To mark the week, the Monroe Community College Faculty Association hosts screenings of two films whose titles say it all: "Degrees of Shame" and "Con Job."

Here are the dates:

  • "Degree of Shame," noon to 1 p.m., Oct. 26, Room 5-100. Discussion follows.
  • "Con Job," 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Oct. 27, Room 6-315. Discussion follows
  • Adjunct meeting, discussion, 5 to 6 p.m., Oct. 29, Room 6-315