Category: English Matters

Professional Issues

The Humanities Crisis Industry

The following is an edited version of my opening comments, given as ACCUTE President, to a panel on the “Humanities: Past, Present, Future,” at Ryerson University on March 6th,  2014.  The panel was sponsored by the Ryerson Department of English and organized by its interim chair Nima Naghibi,  with […]

Representing the New Faculty Majority

We still don’t have competent statistics about contract academic faculty numbers within the Canadian postsecondary industry, a fact that speaks volumes in support of the hypothesis that ignorance is motivated.  We do know that the numbers are growing.  One report, on staffing at the University of Ottawa in […]

Anna Maria Tremonti and Contract Academic Faculty

In a few days, we’ll be posting the Winter 2014 ACCUTE Newsletter, featuring ACCUTE sessional rep  Dorothy Hadfield’s column on contract academic labour, and my own column on ACCUTE’s current attempt to develop and promulgate a  “best practices” checklist for contract academic faculty in Canadian Departments of English.  Please […]