The Role of Non-Tenure Track Faculty in the Academy (CAITY sponsored panel)

full name / name of organization: 
Mary Ann Tobin / Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 

Call for Papers

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

Recent articles in the _Chronicle of Higher Education_, _New Directions for Higher Education_ and elsewhere question the wisdom of so many part-timers teaching General Education Courses at U.S. colleges and universities. Sponsored by the Contingent / Adjunct / Independent Scholar / Two-Year (C.A.I.T.Y.) Caucus, this roundtable proposes to explore ways non-tenure track faculty can acquire respect within the academy and resist marginalization. It welcomes participants from part- and full-time faculty to consider the question of how to provide equitable and dignified compensation for the non-traditional faculty member.

NeMLA roundtables typically feature 3-6 participants who give brief, informal presentations (5-10 minutes) with the remainder of the session open for general discussion. NeMLA charges panelists a media handling fee of $10 for standard audio-visual requests (TV/VCR/DVD, slide projector, overhead projector, media projector).

Deadline: September 30, 2009

One-page abstracts may be sent via regular or electronic mail to the Panel Chair at the following addresses, where inquiries are also welcome.

Mary Ann Tobin
English Department
Triton College
2000 Fifth Avenue
River Grove, IL 60171

Please include with your abstract:
Name and Affiliation
Email address
Postal address
Telephone number
A/V requirements ($10 handling fee)


The 41st Annual Convention will feature approximately 350 sessions, as well as dynamic speakers and cultural events. Details and the complete Call for Papers for the 2010 Convention will be posted in June:

Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.

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