Dear John Jay Colleagues, Please join with us to get informed about Covid preparations, class size and fighting for our future, at our Chapter meeting — 1:40-2:55pm on Thursday, November 19. Register here. UPDATE: Finalized agenda is here.
This is our rare time to deepen our connection to one another as educators and workers in dramatically challenging times. On the agenda is: Continue reading
These times provide many issues for updates. We want you to glimpse all we have here, with fuller details below.
- Join in the training tomorrow (9/30) about our contract and grievance procedure.
- We’re confronting safety needs on our campus – the John Jay Health and Safety Committee meeting on Friday, 10/2, 12:30-1:30.
- J. Paul Narkunas, long-time member of our chapter Executive Committee, presents a compelling and enraging analysis of our academic labor situation, on “trickle down managerialism,” in the AAUP’s Journal of Academic Freedom.
- Looming Oct. 9 Voter Registration Deadline compels sharing voting information with your students, including a Spanish-language version.
- The strike authorization vote at Hunter College High School secured filters and independently verified working conditions by today’s deadline.
Don’t miss the Know Your Contract event: Continue reading
J-Paul Narkunas. (2020). Trickle-Down Managerialism: Accountable Faculty in the Financialized University of Managers. Journal of Academic Freedom, volume 11.
From the abstract: “Trickle-down economics offers the promise that wealth will eventually flow to all sectors of society. I argue that rather than wealth, managerial processes and actuarial practices driven by finance and by big data firms have been trickling down and reorganizing higher education—what I call “trickle-down managerialism…..”
When we asked Paul if we might share his Trickle-Down article, he suggested we also consider sharing a piece created by Wavy the Bear, Kingsborough Community College Senior Stuffed Brand Ambassador. And here it is:
Wavy the Bear. (2020). Afterword: Can the managerial technique speak? Journal of Academic Freedom, volume 11.
[Reproduced with permission from Environmental Education Fund, www.environmentaleducationfund.org The original site has an automated Google translation option, into many languages including Spanish]
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