CAA provides the following resources on contingent faculty for its members. You can find news articles on the subject through a keyword search on the websites of the Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed.
Organizations and Projects
Academic Workforce Advocacy Kit, Modern Language Association (MLA).
Academic Workforce Data Center, Modern Language Association (MLA).
Adjunct Action, Boston.
Adjunct Project, Chronicle of Higher Education.
Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor, California.
Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor, Chicago.
Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor, international.
Resources on Contingent Appointments, American Association of University Professors (AAUP).
Degrees of Shame, a thirty-minute documentary by Barbara Wolf about the prevalence and working conditions of faculty in contingent positions.
Publications and Documents
Access to Unemployment Insurance Benefits for Contingent Faculty: A Manual for Applicants and a Strategy to Gain Full Rights to Benefits, by Joe Berry, Beverly Stewart, and Helena Worthen (2007). Published by the Chicago Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor.
American Academic: The State of the Higher Education Workforce 1997–2007, American Federation of Teachers (2009).
Database of Institutional Policies in Postdocs, National Postdoctoral Association.
Reclaiming the Ivory Tower: Organizing Adjuncts to Change Higher Education, by Joe Berry (2005).
Standards and Guidelines, College Art Association.
Statement on Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Members, Modern Language Association.
“Who Is Professor ‘Staff’ and How Can This Person Teach So Many Classes?”, Center for the Future of Higher Education Policy Report #2 (2012).
American Association of University Professors
Policy Statements and Reports
Trends in Instructional Staff Employment, 1975–2011 (2013). A report showing the growth in non-tenure-track appointments.
Tenure and Teaching-Intensive Appointments (2010). A report approved for publication by the Committee on Contingency and the Profession.
Looking the Other Way? Accreditation Standards and Part-Time Faculty (2008). A report approved for publication by the Committee on Contingent Faculty and the Profession.
Part-Time Faculty Appointments, section 13 of the Recommended Institutional Regulations on Academic Freedom and Tenure (2006).
AAUP Contingent Faculty Index 2006. Provides data specific to individual college and university campuses on the number of full-time faculty with and without tenure, the number of part-time faculty, and the number of graduate-student employees.
Reports of Investigations in Cases Involving Contingent Faculty
North Idaho College, part-time faculty (2009).
Nicholls State University, non-tenure-track faculty (2008).
University of New Haven, non-tenure-track faculty (2008).
City University of New York, part-time faculty (2004).
East Texas Baptist University, non-tenure-track faculty (2003).
Tiffin University, non-tenure-track faculty (2002).
Clarkson College, non-tenure-track faculty (1993).
Maryland Institute College of Art, non-tenure-track faculty (1988).
American International College, non-tenure-track faculty (1983).
Bloomsburg State College, non-tenure-track faculty (1969). Available on request from the AAUP’s Department of Academic Freedom and Tenure by calling 202-737-5900.
Frank Phillips College, non-tenure-track faculty (1968).
How Over-Reliance on Contingent Appointments Diminishes Faculty Involvement in Student Learning (2002). By Ernst Benjamin. Peer Review, Volume 5, Number 1.
How to Help Adjuncts (March 13, 2007). By Gwendolyn Bradley. Inside Higher Education. Op-ed piece discussing the overuse and needs of contingent faculty.
Starting Campus Coalitions. A guide by Richard Moser, AAUP associate secretary.