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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