Coming Next: Adjunct Faculty Not Just Treated as “At-Will” Employees but Formally Classified as “Temps”

Coming soon: U.S. adjuncts contracted as temps.

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A colleague sent me a link to the following post at Fighting against Casualisation in Education, a UK site promoting activism among contingent faculty. The actual post appears to be taken largely from the site of the University of Warwick.

I am assuming that most of you, like me, will have little or no familiarity with this university. As the following lead paragraphs from the Wikipedia article indicate, it is clearly not a “fringe” institution; in fact, it appears to be anything but that sort of incubator for dubious ideas:

“The University of Warwick (informally known as Warwick University or Warwick is a public research university in Coventry, England. It was founded in 1965 as part of a government initiative to expand access to higher education. Warwick Business School was established in 1967 and Warwick Medical School was opened in 2000. Warwick merged with Coventry College of Education in 1979 and Horticulture Research…

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