Adjuncting Ain’t No Side Gig”:
Tragedies and Triumphs of Contingent Faculty
and Academic Professionals

 NYSC AAUP Spring 2023 Business Meeting Agenda and Conference Program

Link to Registration: NY State AAUP Spring 2023 Registration – New York State AAUP Conference (nyscaaup.org)

Link to Full Conference Program with Speaker Bios: NYSC AAUP SP2023 Program

IMPORTANT NOTE: Preregistration is required to attend the business meeting (whether you are attending in person or virtually), the conference (whether you are attending in person or virtually), and for Friday night’s dinner at Cafe Capriccio. If you are attending the Conference in person and/or you plan to attend Friday night’s dinner, please utilize the payment options at the bottom of the first page of the Registration Form (scroll down until you see “PAYMENTS AND CONTACT INFORMATION”) to submit the appropriate payment option.

Also, as a reminder, please remember to click “SUBMIT” at the end of your registration process/form (unless you hit submit your registration and payment will not be processed).

FRIDAY BUSINESS MEETING (4/21/22) – 2:00pm-5:00pm

The business meeting is open only to AAUP members in good standing and preregistration is required. A Zoom invite and Agenda will be sent to registered attendees prior to the meeting.

2:00pm-2:30pm                              Check-in and Socializing
2:30pm-4:30pm                              Business Meeting
4:30pm-5:00pm                              Reports & Open Forum

6:00pm-9:00pm                             Dinner – Cafe Capriccio (space is limited – pre-reservation is                                                                required)

SATURDAY CONFERENCE (4/22/23) – 8:30am-3:00pm

The Conference is open to AAUP members in good standing and their invited guests. Preregistration is required. A Zoom invite and Program will be sent to registered attendees prior to the conference.

8:30am-8:45am                           Coffee Chat & Networking
8:45am-9:00am                           Welcome and Introductions Virtual Happy Hour  

Moderator: Valarie Lagakis, Chair, NYSC AAUP Committee on Academic Professionals


Contingency in US Higher Education; What’s the Story in NYS?
Glen Colby, AAUP National
Author of “Data Snapshot: Tenure and Contingency in Higher Education”

Untenured and Unafraid
Joe Berry, Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor (COCAL)
Author, “Reclaiming the Ivory Tower: Oganizing Adjuncts to Change Higher Education
Co-Author (with Helena Worthen) of “Power Despite Precarity: Strategies for the COntingent Faculty Movement in Higher Education”

12:00pm-12:30pm                          LUNCH (provided with paid registration)

AFTERNOON PROGRAM              “Adjuncting Ain’t No Side Gig”
Moderator: Ángel Martinez, Chair, NYSC AAUP Committee on Faculty Holding Contingent Appointment                                                        

When the Sum of the “Parts” Doesn’t Equal “Full-Time”: the Story of a Complex Academic Career 
Ivy Kleinbart
Syracuse University
Adjuncts United

Full-Time Faculty and Student Activism in Solidarity with Part-Time Faculty Strike
Julie Beth Napolin
The New School
Adjunct Professor’s Strike
Fighting for a Livable Wage
Pamela Stemberg
Part-time Personnel Officer

Power Despite Precarity: Strategies for the Contingent Faculty Movement in Higher Education
Joe Berry

2:10pm-2:15pm                                 (VERY SHORT) TRANSITIONAL BREAK

2:15pm-2:45pm                                  Q & A AND DISCUSSION

2:45pm-3:00pm                                  CLOSING REMARKS