November 2018: Academe: "What Makes a Safe Space "Safe?" by FRCC Chapter Co-President Melinda Myrick
October 2018: Academic Labor, Research & Artistry: "Instructor Impermanence and the Need for Community College Adjunct Faculty Reform in Colorado," by Steve Mumme, Co-Pres., AAUP Colorado Conference. -- Breakthrough research questions integrity of CCCS GT-Pathways programs without immediate reform of adjunct faculty working conditions.
September 2018: Our latest video: Secrets, Scams, and Scandals: The Dirty Little Secrets of the Colorado Community College System
September 2018: Press release with our latest video
August 2018: AAUP Academe blog: "Organizing in the non-community community college."
A big salute to FRCC AAUP Chapter President Melinda Myrick, who represented our chapters so well in the 2018 AAUP Summer Institute at the Univ. of New Hampshire this month. She co-presented in two sessions: "Defending Adjuncts" and "Guerrilla Marketing for Organizers."
June 2018: AAUP Academe blog: "Summertime and the living's not easy (for adjunct faculty)"
Artist Chuck Parson and scriptwriter Suzanne Hudson have been working on the first of a series of AAUP of CCCS Adjunct Faculty You Tube videos. Here is a snapshot from their most recent meeting, held in Arvada. The AAUP Colo. Conference video team will be filming the series throughout the summer in historic Georgetown, Colorado. In July they will be filming a script written by Marki LeCompte.
Thank you to Rep. Jeni Arndt (D-53), who asked for a summer legislative task force to look at non-tenure track faculty pay and working conditions in the Colorado Community College System. She did so on April 26, the day K12 teachers from metro-area school districts were protesting on the steps of the Colorado
Capitol their own pay and working conditions. Her request failed, along party lines. She intends to keep helping us. We are hoping for more dialogue and a better chance at some much-needed change for the CCCS faculty majority in the 2019 Session of the General Assembly. National and local attention is focused on teachers now more so than ever before, and in August, former Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia will become the new CCCS President.
December 11, 2017: Westword Part-time profs seek cash for holiday breaks
March, 2017: Recap of AAUP Winter Break Unemployment Workshops
December, 2017: Two more unemployment workshops slated
October, 2017: Campus Equity Week 2017: Tailgate party, Vitamin AAUP, Operation Pumpkin, etc. (see photos).
September, 2017: The Guardian (int'l coverage, with CCCS adjunct faculty)
September 2017: Daily Kos (int'l coverage, with link to our Adjunct Cookbook)
September 2017: The Alternet (more int'l coverage, more on Adjunct Cookbook)
September 2017: Jezebel (more int'l coverage, with CCCS adjunct faculty)
Aug. 2017: Westword
Photo of Nate Bork, courtesy Anthony Camera, Westword
Note: Read in the tab at left the entire history of the AAUP Committee A investigation of Community College of Aurora and subsequent AAUP censure of the college.
Fall 2015: Adjunct Survival Workshops on two CCCS campuses to connect adjunct faculty with our city, county, and state contacts for food, housing, and utility bill help, low-cost health-care coverage and PERA retirement planning. (For details, see "Events" listing at left.)
Fall 2015: Campus Equity Week: Watch Professors in Poverty (features local AAUP members)
Summer 2015: The Mini-Innie delivered maximum results for metro-area community college faculty organizers. (For details, see "Events" listing at left.)
Spring 2015: Rocky Mountain PBS investigates abysmal working conditions of half of the CCCS workforce: its 4,000+ adjuncts
Television broadcast: Rocky Mountain PBS
Radio Broadcast: Colo. Public Radio
National iNews Network:
Ft. Collins Coloradoan (front page story):
Feb. 2015: National Adjunct Walkout Day (see more in "Events" tab at left).
Auraria Campus Adjuncts Speak Out: