Christine Maitland

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C ontingent faculty—hired off the tenure track—may appear to be impermanent and on the margins of the faculty workforce, but they conduct an increasing share of the academy's core work in instruction and research. The temporary appointment is the academic career for thousands of faculty who desire and are qualified to hold tenure-track positions. Core(More)
ost researchers on unions in higher edu-cation—and most chapters in the NEA Almanac —focus on faculty. Yet, in 1991, faculty members accounted for only 51 percent of the professional campus workforce and 29 percent of the total campus workforce. 1 Most growth in personnel lies outside the faculty, and much "action" surrounding campus unions, particularly in(More)
aculty governance—especially the impact of unionization on governance— is often a key issue on campuses voting on a bargaining unit. Opponents of bargaining depict unions and senates as antithetical, though bargaining unit members and teams often negotiate for expanded professional involvement in campus decision-making. How do faculty members perceive the(More)
Christine Maitland is an organizational specialist at the Pacific Regional Office of the National Education Association. She has more than 20 years' experience in higher education labor relations. The former coordinator of NEA's Higher Education Research Center, Maitland is organizing new higher education locals, working on organizational development for(More)
from state and local experiences. " 2 Since its inception, NEA has advocated to increase the role, funding, and access to public education; protected educators so they could have the freedom to discuss, research, and teach; and argued for salaries, benefits , and pensions, so that educators could afford to be in the profession. The story of NEA is about the(More)