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PrecariCorps, Media

Media

News about and stories of contingent labor in higher education have been making headlines, especially following the high profile death of Margaret Mary Vojtko in September of 2013 (Vojtko taught French for Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, for 25 years). The modest media library below is intended to help inform, educate and support adjuncts, their students and the public […]

PrecariCorps, For Immediate Release, Brianne Bolin, Joeseph Fruscione

For Immediate Release June 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Precarity: Contingency in Artmaking and Academia  June 8, 2016   PrecariCorps is pleased to announce that we have been invited to participate in Precarity: Contingency in Artmaking and Academia at Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago. A collection of our promotional visual arts will be displayed, including the first […]

PrecariCorps, Why We Need A Foudation

Why We Need A Foundation

We have been called to respond tangibly to the crisis in higher education. Our growing numbers, poor working conditions, lack of job stability, lack of health benefits, lack of retirement savings, and poverty wages have provided a catalyst for action. Up to 75% of university faculty in America are non-tenure track. This number comprises all non-tenure track faculty […]

PrecariCorps, True Stories

True Stories

We’ll be publishing 300-500 word true stories from the adjuncts who’ve lived them. See some of them on Twitter under #PrecariTales. Also, please consider contributing to Lee Kottner’s upcoming book of essays, Teaching Poor: Voices of the Academic Precariat.    Monica Paige DePaul I’m Stuck An independent grocery delivery service recently turned me down for being […]

PrecariCorps, Application

Apply

As of January 15, 2016, we have been able to financially support 14 adjuncts through our Hardship Relief and Grants for Faculty Development funds. We currently have a wait list of around five faculty members, so please be aware that we will not be able to assist you with funds immediately. To apply for one of our programs and […]

PrecariCorps, Get Involved, Donate

Donate

Donate & Make A Difference During our first year, PrecariCorps received over $7100 in donations and eased the financial burden of 14 adjuncts who had applied for our Hardship Relief Fund. We are hoping to double that amount in 2016, and we need the help of those who can afford to contribute to support those […]

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Press Release Archives

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