August 4-6, 2014
The eleventh COCAL Conference will be held August 4-6 at John Jay College in New York City.
More details will be updated as the program becomes finalized.
Campus Equity Week/
Fair Employment Week
October 27-November 2, 2013
Campus Equity Week (USA)/Fair Employment Week (Canada) is October 27-November 2, 2013. Activists on campuses across Canada and the United States are organizing events to bring attention to the issues involved in the employment of contingent faculty and instructors in institutions of higher education. FEW/CEW aims to bring more public awareness to working conditions faced by many contingent faculty: low wages and benefits, lack of academic freedom, unpredictability of assignments, and arbitrary treatment.
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Political Declaration of COCAL X
Join the participants from the tenth annual Coalition on Contingent Academic Labor (COCAL X) who have signed a political declaration that brings attention to the pernicious effects of neoliberal policies on education. It calls for "the expansion of social and democratic rights in education and in welfare for all humans, within and beyond our national borders.".
The tenth annual COCAL Conference was held in Mexico City, on the campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico from August 9 through August 12, 2012.
The hosts for the Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor (COCAL X) were the Union of Workers of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (Sindicato de Trabajadores de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México-STUNAM) and the Autonomous Association of Academic Personnel of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (Asociacion Autónoma del Personal Académico de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México-AAPAUNAM).
Welcome to COCAL International
COCAL is a coalition of higher education activists from the North American continent. We are united in working to improve working conditions at colleges and universities for contingent faculty, including adjunct, part-time, and non-tenure track instructors, and graduate teaching assistants.
COCAL holds biennial conferences with presentations on organizing faculty, gaining equitable working conditions, legislative solutions, and the effects of globalization on higher education. The most recent conference, COCAL X, was held August 10-13, 2012 in Mexico City