AFT-Washington

by P.D. Lesko I have been writing about FACE for the past few weeks. I have been thinking about FACE since I first heard that American Federation of Teachers officials.

Ian Houlihan, we'll call him "Hotlips," just for fun, is a tenured faculty member at a Catholic University in the Northeast. In the February 23rd edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education, he writes about his "foray into adjunct life." Where to begin? How about...

In September, there were pieces in The Chronicle (http://chronicle.com/article/An-Activist-Adjunct-Shoulde/48348/) and on InsideHigherEd.com (http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2009/09/10/maisto) about the New Faculty Majority. September, it seems, is the time of year when people’s thoughts turn.

There are a mere 40,800 college faculty in Canada, and 50-60 percent of them work off the tenure-track. According to a piece published in the Calgary Herald, the overuse of scads of perma-temp faculty in Canada is "coming to a boil." Why? The rapid expansion...
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