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The Labor Studies Working Group Presents- Mobilizing the Academic Precariat: The Contingent Faculty Labor Movement at SU and Beyond

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The low pay and poor working conditions for adjunct faculty and other part time instructors has become a topic of concern across colleges and universities throughout the country. This panel and discussion will serve to both explain the problem and explore solutions at Syracuse University and beyond. The panelists will aim to provide resources that aim to make the issue more visible on campus, and also provide opportunities for organizing with broader national movements focused on academic labor rights.

Gretchen Purser (Assistant Professor, Sociology), Labor Studies Working Group
Matt Huber (Assistant Professor of Geography) 
Laurel Morton, Adjuncts United, Syracuse University
Eileen Schell, Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric
Heather Clemens Sponenburg, Labor Relations Specialist, New York State United Teachers (NYSUT)

Refreshments will be served. Special thanks to the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC) for sponsorship of the Labor Studies Working Group and support for this event. 

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To mark our centennial in the fall of 2024, the Maxwell School will hold special events and engagement opportunities to celebrate the many ways—across disciplines and borders—our community ever strives to, as the Oath says, “transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

Throughout the year leading up to the centennial, engagement opportunities will be held for our diverse, highly accomplished community that now boasts more than 38,500 alumni across the globe.