Take the Duke Faculty Survey

Take the Duke Faculty Survey

As non-tenure track faculty at Duke, we care deeply about our university, our students, and our disciplines. But we know from a survey released last semester that we lack the voice, respect, and transparency that we need. Among the results of the survey:

Only 3% of respondents felt that decision-making procedures at Duke are clear and transparent;
70% of respondents reported that Duke does not provide an opportunity for all faculty to have a voice in decisions made at our university;
67% felt that the senior leadership of …

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FAQ: Why are Duke faculty forming a union?

FAQ: Why are Duke faculty forming a union?

Why are we forming a union?

Because we want to improve our working conditions and make sure teaching and scholarship are the priority at Duke. With our union, we will have a stronger, more unified voice for our profession. More than 40% of Duke faculty are off the tenure track. While we love teaching at Duke, there’s room for and access to professional development funds to keep up with advances in the field. We believe strongly that creating more equitable and predictable employment conditions for non-tenure track …

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Take our new faculty survey

Take our new faculty survey

Across the country, the past few decades have seen a dramatic shift away from investment in educators and affordable, accessible higher education for students. Duke University isn’t immune from these trends. It’s up to us as faculty to come together and do something about it—and your story is important.

To this end, we’ve released a confidential survey that should only 5 to 10 minutes to complete. Your responses are vital to understanding the working conditions of faculty at Duke University. Take the survey here.

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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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Requesting data from the administration

Today, we heard back from Provost Kornbluth, acknowledging receipt of our letter requesting data on non-tenure track faculty.

We will update this page when we receive the information that Provost Kornbluth has promised to release.

You can read our full data request here.

You can read Provost Kornbluth’s response here.

 

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