Revolution Lullabye

December 9, 2010

Benko, Climbing a Mountain

Benko, Debra A. “Climbing a Mountain: An Adjunct Steering Committee Brings Change to Bowling Green State University’s English Department.” In Moving a Mountain. Urbana: NCTE, 2000. 245-258.

Benko explains how the BGSU adjunct steering committee, which functions as a union for nontenured faculty at Bowling Green, worked slowly to improve the working conditions and professional treatment of the campus’ adjuncts, incuding getting rid of the “No Hire Rule” after 5 years (worry over de facto tenure), obtaining health benefits, and gaining voting rights for nontenured faculty.

Notes and Quotes

steering committee as a local alternative to a union, goal is to establish open lines of communication with upper administrators

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