Fair Employment Week, taking place from October 19 to 23, is CAUT’s annual campaign to raise awareness about precarious employment on campuses and support local organizing to improve the working conditions of contract academic staff.
In light of COVID-19, this year CAUT has organized a full week of online events. Below is the schedule, as well as the links to register.
Monday, October 19 / 1:00pm – 2:30pm (EDT) / / Organizing to Win for Contract Academic Staff: A CAUT Members’ Panel
Hear case studies from across the country on how academic staff associations have organized around and won victories for contract academic staff.
This event will take place in English with simultaneous interpretation into French.
Tuesday, October 20 / 1:00pm – 2:00pm (EDT) / / Intellectual Property in a Time of Remote Learning for Contract Academic Staff: A Webinar with Dr. Sam Trosow
Join Dr. Sam Trosow, a professor at the University of Western Ontario, who will discuss the issues of ownership and control of course content for contract academic staff in a time of remote learning. This event will take place in English with simultaneous interpretation into French.
Wednesday, October 21 / 1:00pm – 2pm (EDT) / / A Keynote Address by Dr. Liz Morrish
Liz Morrish, an independent scholar and activist for resistance to managerial appropriation of the university and co-author of the book Academic Irregularities, will present a talk titled, “A plague on universities: How the pandemic has created breach points for the future of labour, pedagogy and values in higher education.” This event will take place in English with simultaneous interpretation into French.
Thursday, October 22 // A Social Media Day of Action
Stay tuned for shareables and ways to engage online as part of CAUT’s Social Media Day of Action.
Friday, October 23 / 1:00pm – 2pm (EDT) / / A Zoom Social for Contract Academic Staff
Join contract academic staff from coast to coast in an informal Zoom social. Folks will be put into breakout rooms to get to know one another, talk about the unique issues contract academic staff are experiencing, discuss strategies to improve working conditions, and join together in celebration of the work and contributions contract academic staff make to our universities and colleges.