29 Apr Support NTT Jobs – Write to UIC Admin Now!
We are calling on you and our allies to help us make it clear to UIC administrators how important non-tenure track faculty are to UIC. The administration is creating unnecessary uncertainty for NTT faculty by delaying decisions on funding for many of their positions, despite continued enrollment growth and a healthy, stable state budget.
At our town hall yesterday, we asked everyone present to raise their voices in demanding that UIC hold the line on retaining current NTT faculty, and develop a more transparent and equitable system for reappointment. Please take a moment to join your colleagues’ efforts by emailing the administration now. We have set up an automated mailing for you to use.
All you have to do is visit our Action Network Campaign Page, complete the contact form, and personalize the message if you wish, then hit SEND! Every email matters, and with all of our members acting together, we believe we can convince the administration to:
- Maintain the current number of NTT teaching faculty positions
- Notify all faculty of reappointment by the initial contractual deadline on or before June 1
- Ensure transparency around budget and reappointment decisions
- For this year, suspend the 3-year limit for visiting faculty
We also invite you to share this campaign broadly, with colleagues, students, and other community members. The video above was made by a few of the many undergraduate students who consider their NTT instructors to be a highlight of their UIC experience. We are grateful to have their support, as well as the support of anyone in the UIC community who wants to stand with our NTT faculty.
If you have any questions or want to get more involved, please contact our organizer on this project, Sophie Bauerschmidt Sweeney, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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