MLA13 ~ Presidential Forum, S112

Avenues of Access: Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Members and American Higher Education, Thursday, 3 January, 5:15–7:00 p.m. Presiding: Michael Bérubé,


  1. 1. "Free-Market Faculty Members: The Adjunct Project and the Disposable Professor," Joshua Boldt, Univ. of Georgia

    2. "Human Resources: Employment Practices and the Future University," Elizabeth Landers, Univ. of Missouri, St. Louis

    3. "Addressing the Scarlet A: Adjuncts and the Academy," Maria Maisto, New Faculty Majority

    4. "Reinventing Access: Free Public Higher Education, Quality Instruction, and Job Security for All Faculty Members," Robert Samuels, Univ. of California, Los Angeles

    Session Description: This session will discuss and review recent efforts to address the working conditions of faculty members off the tenure track and will ask what those working conditions mean for the future of American higher education. If, as the New Faculty Majority slogan has it, faculty working conditions are student learning conditions, then how should we seek to improve those conditions without devaluing the work that non-tenure-track faculty members do?