Students, parents, faculty, alums: Join 800 others to call for neutrality

Students, parents, faculty, alums: Join 800 others to call for neutrality

So far, more than 800 Duke undergrad students, grad students, parents, tenure-track faculty, and alumni have signed onto a statement calling for the administration to take a neutral stance toward Duke Teaching First.

You can join them. To sign a statement, click on the form that corresponds with your position:

Undergraduate student
Graduate student
Tenured or tenure-track faculty member
Alum

 

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US Rep. Scott Peters supports Duke Teaching First

US Rep. Scott Peters supports Duke Teaching First

U.S. Representative Scott H. Peters, a Duke alum and parent of two Duke students, wrote to President Brodhead and Provost Kornbluth expressing his support for Duke Teaching First and calling for neutrality from the administration:

At Duke University and at campuses from coast to coast, contingent faculty members are an integral part of higher education today. They now teach a majority of college courses, and help prepare the next generation to actively participate in our democracy and our economy.

As an alumnus of Duke University, I was …

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Faculty diversity: An argument for a faculty union

Faculty diversity: An argument for a faculty union

What does faculty diversity have to do with our effort to form a union?

Zoe Willingham, a Trinity junior and the President of Duke United Students Against Sweatshops, explains in the Chronicle:

“[P]rofessors of color are more likely to be underpaid and experience job insecurity at Duke. Minority professors are more likely to be contingent faculty, non-tenure-track faculty that work without benefits or long term employment contracts. 54 percent of Hispanic faculty, 54 percent of Asian faculty and 52 percent of African American faculty are non-tenure track, …

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Students deliver letter of support for non-tenure track faculty

Students deliver letter of support for non-tenure track faculty

Last week, a group of undergraduate students delivered a letter of support for Duke Teaching First with more than 400 signatures to President Brodhead.

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Letter to Duke Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Letter to Duke Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Letter to Duke Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Dear Colleague:

As members of Duke Teaching First, we are writing to invite you, a fellow non-tenure track faculty member, to help us make improvements on campus. As an organization comprised of non-tenure track faculty, our objective is to improve our working conditions while ensuring higher quality education. We are proud to be working to achieve this vision alongside our allies: students, alumni, staff, and tenured faculty.

Non-tenure track faculty members now comprise nearly half of the teaching staff at Duke. Last …

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