Oregon’s COCAL Committee

by P.D. Lesko The Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor (COCAL) sprang forth from the National Congress of Adjunct, Part-time, Graduate Teaching Assistants and Non-Tenure Track Faculty. The National Congress met in Washington, D.C. in 1996. That same year, graduate student members of the Modern Language Association held a caucus and a panel discussion titled, “Making the MLA More Proactive” in part-time faculty issues. In 1998, the National Congress held its second meeting at CUNY, in New York, and renamed the group “The Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor.” It was at that meeting the first real leadership was elected. The next […]
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