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Campus Equity Week: Calendar

Upcoming events:

Click on an event listed below in the calendar for a more detailed description.

(For more information on any of these events, email the Midwest Contact, or call him at 312-733-2172.)

Don't miss our Campus Equity Week Final Conference and RALLY!
(see below for more details)

 

October  2001

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  1 2 3 4 5 6
  CEW Steering Committee Meeting          
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
             
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
        FOCUS: On Part-Time Faculty    
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
        IL State Senate Hearings on the Exploitation and Abuse of Adjuncts.
See summary of hearings.
   
28 29 30 31      
  CNP Forum: The Right to Organize Goes to College

CEW Opening Peanut Rally
State of Illinois Board of Higher Education Public Hearings: Chicago

CEW Event at Roosevelt University: Organizing in the Private Sector
UIC-GEO Healthcare Horror Show      

 

November  2001

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
        1 2 3
        Marc Bousquet: Lecture and Reception at UIC

CEW Benefit at The Hideout: Music! Fun!
CEW Final Conference and RALLY!  
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    AAUP Forum at Loyola   State of Illinois Board of Higher Education Public Hearings: Springfield    
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
             
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
             
25 26 27 28 29 30  
             

 

Monday, October 1

Steering Committee Meeting

The Chicago-CEW Steering Committee will meet at 3:00, at the UPI office, 11 East Adams, #1106, Chicago. For more information contact the CEW Midwest Coordinator at 344-8283 or e-mail him at joeberry@igc.org.

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Thursday, October 18

Focus: On Part-Time Faculty

Come learn what works from those who have been there: 6-9 p.m., Congress Lounge, second floor, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago. Guest speaker Susan Levy, past president of the Washington Federation of Teachers: Organizing tales from California and Washington State. Plus: Sneak preview, A Simple Matter of Justice, a video by Barbara Wolf, producer of Degrees of Shame. Please download and distribute the flyer. For more information contact the CEW Midwest Contact at 344-8283 or e-mail him at joeberry@igc.org.

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Thursday, October 25

State Hearings on the Exploitation and Abuse of Adjuncts

State hearings on the exploitation and abuse of adjuncts at Illinois colleges and universities will be held at 1:00 PM at College of DuPage Campus (Glen Ellyn, IL) in OCC 128 A & B (near the intersection of Fawell Boulevard and Lambert Road).

Senator Dan Cronin will be chairing the hearing at COD. Senator Dan Cronin is chairman of the Education committee in the Illinois Senate, which has under consideration House Bill 1720. House Bill 1720 would significantly amend the loathsome Harper decision, which disenfranchises adjuncts, keeping us powerless and without legal recourse. For more information, email Tom Suhrbur at TSuhrbur@nea.org.
See summary of hearings.

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Monday, October 29

CEW Opening Peanut Rally

11:00 am to 1:00 pm, State of Illinois Building, James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph Street, Chicago. Question: What do elephants and Part-time Faculty have in Common? Answer: They both work for peanuts. Have a peanut or two on us! Sponsored by University Professionals of Illinois Local 4100 as part of the Metro-Chicago CEW Coalition. For more information email Sue Kaufman at skaufman@ift-aft.org.

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Monday, October 29

Committee for New Priorities: The Right to Organize Goes to College

Organizing Resistance to the Restucturing of Higher Education Work: UNITE Union Hall, 333 S. Ashland Avenue, Chicago, 6:30 reception, 7:00 - 9:00 forum. What does it mean for students and teachers that more than half the classes at many universities are now taught by "perma-temps"? For more information email the Committee for New Priorities at jwjcnp@igc.org.

See the flyer.

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Tuesday, October 30

State of Illinois Board of Higher Education: Public Hearings

Chicago Hearing

10:00 a.m. to Noon, James R. Thompson Center, 9-040, 100 W. Randolph Street.
The Illinois Board of Higher Education has been directed by the Illinois General Assembly, under House Joint Resolution 19, to undertake a study of the policies and practices affecting the use of part-time and nontenure-track faculty. To gather information and solicit opinion for this study, the Board's Committee to Study Part-time and Nontenure-track Faculty will hold public hearings on October 30, 2001 in Chicago and on November 8, 2001 in Springfield.
To pre-register for either hearing, contact Pat Sexton at (217) 557-7380, email at sexton@ibhe.state.il.us. Registration will begin one hour prior to the hearings. All speakers must register and will be heard in order of registration.
Oral testimony will be limited to 5 minutes. Written testimony of any length will be accepted and can be submitted at the hearing or mailed to Study on Part-time and Nontenure-track Faculty, Illinois Board of Higher Education, 431 E. Adams Street, Springfield, Illinois 62701.
For more information, contact Doug Day, Deputy Director for Policy Studies, Illinois Board of Higher Education, (217) 557-7333.

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Tuesday, October 30

CEW Event at Roosevelt: Organizing in the Private Sector

Tuesday, October 30 from 3pm to 6pm in the Congress lounge at the Roosevelt downtown campus. This will feature speakers from RAFO and from Columbia College's P-FAC. For more information email the Roosevelt Adjunct Faculty Organization at info@rafo.org.

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Wednesday, October 31

UIC-GEO Healthcare Horror Show

It's scary to depend on healthcare benefits at the University of Illinois! That's why members of the UIC Graduate Employees Organization are dressing up this Halloween as "Health Care Victims." They'll be dressed as zombies, because their allergy medication isn't covered. They'll be swathed in bandages, because many injuries aren't covered. Graduate Employee "Health Care Victims" will be making surprise appearances across UIC campus. Contact Kat McLellan at kmclel1@uic.edu for further information.

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Thursday, November 1

Marc Bousquet: Lecture and Reception

5:30 - 7:30, UIC Student Services Building, Meeting Room C, 1200 West Harrison (near the Racine stop on the blue line).
Lecture begins at 5:30; reception will follow.
Marc Bousquet is an assistant professor at the University of Louisville and the founding editor of Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor. His lecture, "The Waste Product of Graduate Education," will include material from an article forthcoming in the next issue of Social Text. The focus of the lecture is on the importance of theorizing the relation between graduate education and the system of academic labor beyond the crude ideological heuristic of a "job market."

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Thursday, November 1

CEW Benefit at The Hideout

$8

1354 W. Wabansia, Chicago. (Take the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) to the North Avenue exit. Proceed east on North Avenue to Elston. Go north (left) on Elston a few blocks to Wabansia & turn right. It's right there on the left.)

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The benefit will be from 8:00 - 11:00. Featuring the music of Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Leroy Bach and Edward Burch, GEO Speedwagon, and maybe more, the CEW benefit will be an opportunity to get together in a relaxed atmosphere and learn more about the plight of contingent faculty. For more information email Kat at kmclel1@uic.edu. Download the flyer.

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Friday, November 2

Campus Equity Week Final Conference and RALLY!

Keynote Speaker: Cary Nelson

We will begin with a rally in front of the State Building at 12:00. The Chicago-Area CEW Conference will be held from 2-6 PM, at Harold Washington College, 30 East Lake Street, Chicago, IL. We will have panels on the state of the organizing movement; graduate employee organizing; the laws which pertain to contingent faculty; how to start organizing a union from scratch, and much more. For more information contact the CEW Midwest Contact at 344-8283 or e-mail him at joeberry@igc.org.
Register for conference on-line.
View draft conference agenda.

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Tuesday, November 6

AAUP Forum at Loyola: "The Temping of the Academy"

3-5 PM, Damen Hall, Room 147
A Forum on Part-Time and Non-Tenure-Track Appointments. Topics to be discussed: What are the personal and professional costs to part-time, non-tenure-track, and graduate assistant instructors? What are the consequences for tenured and tenure-track faculty? What are the educational consequences for students? What are the long-term consequences for intellectual life in the United States? What are the possibilities for action?
Panelists: Pamela Caughie (tenured full-time), Patricia Graham-Skoul (part-time), Kevin Henson (full-time non-tenured) , Paul Messbarger (Senior faculty), Thomas Strunk (graduate student), and Sandra Urban (full-time non-tenured).
For more information contact: Kevin D.Henson at khenson@luc.edu or Patricia Graham-Skoul at pgraha1@wpo.it.luc.edu.

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Thursday, November 8

State of Illinois Board of Higher Education: Public Hearings

Springfield Hearing

10:00 a.m. to Noon, University of Illinois at Springfield, Conference Room H, Public Affairs Center, Shepard Road.
The Illinois Board of Higher Education has been directed by the Illinois General Assembly, under House Joint Resolution 19, to undertake a study of the policies and practices affecting the use of part-time and nontenure-track faculty. To gather information and solicit opinion for this study, the Board's Committee to Study Part-time and Nontenure-track Faculty will hold public hearings on October 30, 2001 in Chicago and on November 8, 2001 in Springfield.
To pre-register for either hearing, contact Pat Sexton at (217) 557-7380, email at sexton@ibhe.state.il.us. Registration will begin one hour prior to the hearings. All speakers must register and will be heard in order of registration.
Oral testimony will be limited to 5 minutes. Written testimony of any length will be accepted and can be submitted at the hearing or mailed to Study on Part-time and Nontenure-track Faculty, Illinois Board of Higher Education, 431 E. Adams Street, Springfield, Illinois 62701.
For more information, contact Doug Day, Deputy Director for Policy Studies, Illinois Board of Higher Education, (217) 557-7333.

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Midwest Contact: Joe Berry | Email: joeberry@igc.org | Phone/ Fax: 312-733-2172 | Address: 1453 W. Flournoy, #3F, Chicago, IL 60607


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