Campus Equity Week is a national movement dedicated to promoting fairness to faculty and raising awareness of the situation that adjunct faculty face nationally. CEW begins today with a day of action planned for Tuesday, Oct. 31, and APSCUF is bringing the movement to our campuses.

Adjunct faculty members nationwide are not paid a livable wage and worry about job security, which can have a negative impact on the quality of higher education, according to research by The Delphi Project and the Center for the Future of Higher Education. CEW is helping to raise awareness for APSCUF’s adjunct faculty, as well as the more than 800,000 adjunct faculty nationwide that these issues affect.

Locally, Kutztown University APSCUF has events planned for Monday, Oct. 30, to help advocate for fairness to faculty. Stop by MSU 250, the Presidents’ Room, to pick up a “Fairness for Adjuncts” button, get more information from displays and documentaries, and join discussions to learn how to advocate for fairness on campus.

West Chester University APSCUF is hosting an adjunct Halloween event 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at Sykes Union Room 255. Come for snacks, beverages, and opportunities to meet with fellow adjuncts and APSCUF members. Discuss issues that are important to you so APSCUF can make sure your voice is heard.

At Lock Haven University last week, APSCUF showed “Con Job: Stories of Adjunct and Contingent Labor,” followed by a panel discussion. The award-winning short documentary features Seth Kahn, West Chester University professor.

For more information about Campus Equity Week, click here. For information about CEW activities on your campus, contact your chapter adjunct or mobilization committee chairperson.

—Brendan Leahy
APSCUF intern