Fair Employment Week

October 23-27, 2017

The Faculty Association will be taking part in Fair Employment Week October 23-27, 2017 in support of Contract Academic Staff.  Contract Academic Staff are academic staff members who are not provided with tenure or a tenure-track appointment. At the U of C, sessional instructors are the main staff group that are contract academic staff members, these members are hired to teach individual courses; they are typically not expected to do research and they are not offered long- or short-term commitments beyond the individual courses. These academics often work for low pay, with no benefits or pension entitlement, and with the uncertainty of whether or not another short term contract will be extended.

Let your colleagues and administrators know that the unfair treatment of sessionals at the University of Calgary needs to be resolved.

Working towards fair employment
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National Survey on Contract Academic Staff (Sessionals)
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