A Tentative Agreement/First Contract for Adjuncts

After 15 months of negotiations, Temple’s Administration and TAUP have reached a Tentative Agreement for a first contract for adjunct faculty, expiring in October, 2019.  Approved by TAUP’s Executive Committee, it will now go to our members for ratification.  The date for the ratification vote will be set soon, and we will shortly be sending …

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A Basic Needs Syllabus Clause

Guest Contributor Sara Goldrick-Rab is a Professor of Higher Education Policy and Sociology at Temple. She describes herself as “a scholar-activist with a singular mission: to identify novel approaches to making higher education the accessible and affordable place that families want and need it to be.” We invited her to write an eBulletin when we learned …

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After Charlottesville: All You Fascists Bound to Lose

However common violent bigotry has been in the history of our nation—and it has been heartbreakingly common—this past Friday’s and Saturday’s events in Charlottesville will stay with us for a long time. We must not forget the repugnant image of racists marching by the light of tiki torches and then in daylight and polluting the …

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