More than a hashtag, Marc Bousquet's #mlademocracy is now an organization with a url, a forum and a FAQ…taking memberships, inviting organizations to affiliate and offering badges. As much as the the MLA (and other organizations associated with higher education) might benefit from more democracy, the scope of this one may be limited. #mlatakeover seemed a more forthright tag.
Adjunctiverse reblogged Bryan Alexander's latest, "How to adjunctivize your university." It's on the blogrolls too. ICYMI here it is again. You won't like what it says but should not be surprised by it either. Halloween approaches: call it a #FridayFright4Faculty post ~ for adjunct and tenured alike.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness ~ a reminder about the call to comment on the legislation that controls PSLF, IBR, Direct Student Loans and more. Federal Register page calling for comments on the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan program is a good place to start. November 5 is the deadline for comments and documents ~ find more details and a submit button here
National Adjunct Walkout Day ~ Godot may not have arrived but the NAWD forum to discuss, plan, share walkout information has ~ just not very active yet. As of 5 pm MDT, there were 5 registered users, more visits. So go register. Reply to a forum topic. The first event t-shirt has already arrived. As for other numbers, the Facebook count is 1500+ but Twitter numbers for #NAWD and @NationalFaculty (119) are significantly lower than than might be expected from Facebook. Posts on both are more churning ~ shares and RTs of mentions and many-time recycled links ~ than new content. The 'on dit' has it that several articles are in the works, including a CPFA (California Part-time Faculty Association) interview. It's also up to all of us to contribute content,
Just posted on Precarity Dispatches and with a call for submissions ~ Issue 14 of Lane Community College's The Community College Moment is out
...speaking of both journals and CPFA, the fall issue of the California Community College Journal is in the works and expected to appear next month. Take a look at the back issues in the archives and think about joining (membership includes journal and access to El chorro listserv). The print journal eventually goes online but you have wait for it (and hope someone remembers to post an announcement)
PS so which Friday graphic do you like best ~ Maxine on bullshit or birds and flowers?