Professor Eileen Schell, chair of the Writing Program and of the Senate Agenda Committee at Syracuse University, will speak at Colorado State University about academic workforce issues, especially the working conditions of non tenure-track faculty, as part of Campus Equity Week. Her keynote address is at 7:15 p.m. Oct. 28 in The Institute for Learning and Teaching Building auditorium, Room 221.
Campus Equity Week is a national event recognizing faculty who teach about tenure-track issues.
Schell is the author of two books on contingent/adjunct faculty labor, “Gypsy Academics and Mother-Teachers,” (1998) and “Moving a Mountain: Transforming the Role of Contingent Faculty in Composition Studies and Higher Education” (2000) as well as a number of articles.
“Moving a Mountain” won the Conference on College Composition and Communication 2003 Best Book Award.
In addition to her keynote address on Oct. 28, Schell also will participate in two other events on the CSU campus:
- An open hearing inviting exchanges among individual contingent/adjunct faculty and a panel from 10 a.m. – noon Oct. 28 in the Grey Rock Room, Lory Student Center.
- Contingent/adjunct faculty workshop from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29, in Room 2, Education Building.
Schell’s visit is sponsored by the College of Natural Sciences, Contingent Caucus, AAUP, The Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT), and the following departments from CSU’s College of Liberal Arts: Anthropology; Art; Communication Studies; Economics; English; Ethnic Studies; Foreign Languages and Literatures; History; Music; Dance and Theater; Philosophy; and Political Science.