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- Petition for parents about how contingency affects students.
- Petition for Better Pay for Adjuncts
- Petition in support of CCA Adjunct Faculty
- Petition in support of SFAI Visiting Faculty
- Adjunct Faculty Union Petition to DOL
- Petition to DOL to open investigation into labor practices of higher ed employment of contingent faculty
- Pay part-time lecturers on time like other faculty at EMU
NFM engages in official advocacy by writing letters on behalf of individuals, by addressing issues of widespread concern in op-eds and in interviews in the media, and by working in coalitions and professional organizations.
However, advocacy by petition has become increasingly common and can be a very effective way to call attention to an issue and even to effect positive change. As a grassroots, community action, it not only takes a stand on behalf of an individual or an issue, but continues to build a community of informed citizens engaging in basic democracy.
NFM has promoted or initiated petitions including:
- to defend Missouri contingent faculty members Judy Ancel and Don Giljum from an attack by Andrew Breitbart and to demand Giljum’s reinstatement after his appointment was revoked [result: Ancel and Giljum were vindicated and Giljum reinstated]
- to protest VP Joe Biden’s contention that high college costs are the result of high faculty salaries: Read the petition.
- to demand better pay for adjuncts: Sign the petition.
- to protest adjunct faculty member Sissy Bradford’s treatment by Texas A&M University San Antonio after she objected to the presence of crosses on public property: Read the petition.