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Research

NFM's affiliated 501(c)3 Foundation is the research home of NFM.  It aims to be a clearinghouse for existing information about contingent faculty; to identify gaps in existing research on the role of contingent faculty in higher education; and to conduct original research on needed topics. 

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Resources

This list includes organizations, web sites and listservs that address faculty contingency either directly, or indirectly through work on issues of common concern or overlap.  Some organizations are included because NFM believes that their missions would support addressing the issue more fully.  Inclusion on this list does not necessarily imply endorsement by or affiliation with NFM.  

See also: Partnerships (at "Activities" tab)

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Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U)  - higher ed association whose mission is to advance liberal education for all students.

  • 2001 issue of Peer Review on contingent faculty
  • 2011 issue of Liberal Education featuring Maisto/Street article on contingency
  • On Campus with Women issue # focusing on gender and contingency

American Association of University Professors (AAUP) - Link to AAUP web site section on contingent faculty

Adj-L (national listserv on adjunct faculty issues) - unrestricted access, includes higher ed press subscribers

Adjunct Nation/Adjunct Advocate - Proprietary site offering news, opinion, adjunct job listings, and corporate advertisements. Paid subscription required for full access.

American Federation of Teachers - link to AFT higher education page

California Faculty Association - union for "professors, lecturers, librarians, counselors and coaches who teach in the California State University system" 

California Part-time Faculty Association - Serving over 46,000 Non-tenure Track Faculty in California Community Colleges, CPFA has been advocating for Part-time faculty in California since 1998.

Chronicle of Higher Education - weekly print higher ed trade publication with online daily version.  Subscription required for full access.

Coalition on Contingent Academic Labor (COCAL) - informal grassroots coalition of activists working for contingent faculty: adjunct, part-time, non-tenured, and graduate teaching faculty. Seeks to bring greater awareness to the precarious situation for contingent faculty in higher education, organize for action, and build solidarity among our colleagues.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education (formerly Black Issues in Higher Education) - print and online publication that provides "critical news, information and insightful commentary on the full range of issues concerning diversity in American higher education."

Employment Justice Center - advocates for low-wage workers in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area

H-Adjunct - "an open, inter-disciplinary forum for issues involving adjunct, part-time and temporary faculty at universities, colleges, and community colleges.  Moderated by Howard Smead of the Organization of American Historians.  Sponsored by H-Net (Humanities and Social Sciences online) and hosted by Michigan State University

Inside Higher Ed - daily, online-only higher education trade publication

Modern Language Association - disciplinary association for fields in languages and literature.  Features a searchable database of contingent faculty statistics and interactive data collection function.

National Employment Law Project - leading national nonprofit on employment law

National Education Association - Link to NEA Higher Education

Ohio Part-Time Faculty Association - The Ohio Part-time Faculty Association advocates for the interests of part-time faculty members in institutions of higher learning in the state of Ohio.

Service Employees International Union - Link to SEIU Higher Education page

United Students Against Sweatshops -  "a grassroots organization run entirely by youth and students. We develop youth leadership and run strategic student-labor solidarity campaigns with the goal of building sustainable power for working people.  We define 'sweatshop' broadly and consider all struggles against the daily abuses of the global economic system to be a struggle against sweatshops."