COCAL VI Program for Friday, August 6, 2004

All Sessions at Roosevelt University

Auditorium Building, 430 S. Michigan Ave.

9:00am Registration
9:15am 2nd Floor
9:30am Lobby
10:00am Refreshments Pre-Conference Authors' Panel
10:15am Poster Display Book Sales, Signings
Moderator: Frank Brooks, Roosevelt Adjunct Faculty Organization, IEA/NEA
10:30am Literature Tables

Cogs in the Classroom Factory: The Changing Identity of Academic Labor
Edited by Deborah Herman and Julie Schmid. Praeger Publishers, 2003.
Co-editor and contributor, Deborah Herman, Ph.D. Contract Enforcement Staff, Teaching Assistants Association, AFT Local 3220, The University of Wisconsin-Madison
Contributor, Joe Berry, Chair, Chicago COCAL

10:45am Video - Room 244 Steal This University: The Rise of the Corporate University and the Academic Labor Movement
Edited by Benjamin Johnson, Patrick Kavanagh, and Kevin Mattson. Routledge, 2003.
Contributor, Barbara Gottfried, who teaches Women’s Studies at Boston University and works as a consultant to the American Association of University Professors on contingent faculty issues.
Contributor, Gary Zabel, Co-Chair Boston COCAL and Vice President of the Faculty Staff Union, MTA/NEA at University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Disciplined Minds: A Critical Look at Salaried Professionals and the Soul-Battering System that Shapes their Lives
Jeff Schmidt. Rowman and Littlefield, 2000.
Author, Jeff Schmidt, former staff editor at Physics Today magazine, was fired for writing this book. He has taught in the United States, Central America and Africa. He lives in Washington, DC.

11:15am Roosevelt

Ganz Hall, 10:00 am-11:30 am



11:45am 9:00 am (on your own)
12:00pm to 11:30 am-12:30 pm
12:15pm 4:00 pm  
12:30pm   Plenary

Welcome: Joe Berry, Chair, COCAL VI Organizing Committee
Beverly Stewart, President, Roosevelt Adjunct Faculty Organization, IEA/NEA
Charles R. Middleton, Roosevelt University President and Pamela Trotman Reid, Provost

1:00pm   Moment of silence for Hiroshima Day
1:15pm   Panel:  International conditions of contingent faculty,
effects of globalization on the higher education industry
1:30pm   Speaker and Moderator: Vincent Tirelli, Professional Staff Congress/AFT, City University of New York (USA)
Francois Cyr, FNEEQ/CSN (Quebec, Canada)
Maria de la Luz Arriaga Lemus, Facultad de Economia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)
1:45pm   Enrique Ochoa, Autonomous University of Baja California, Tijuana (Mexico)
Arturo Ramos Perez, Universidad Autonoma Chapingo and Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)
Invited: Veronica Raygosa Lara, SITESABES, Adult Educator, Guanajuato (Mexico)
2:00pm   Ganz Hall, 12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
2:15pm   Break - refreshments. 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
2:30pm   Workshop Session I:  2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Click on Workshop headers for details, or scroll to bottom of page.
(Strategy Stream 1)
(Campus Organizing Stream 1)
(Bargaining Stream 1)
Professional Associations
Graduate Employees 
Metro/Local/ Regional Strategies Starting from Scratch Negotiating for Job Security and Promotion Advocating In and Through Your Professional Association Learning from the Experiences of Graduate Employee Unions



Progressive report card on contingent faculty working conditions at nearby campuses.


(see enclosed map in packet)


Coordinators:  Tom Suhrbur and Peter Miller, IEA and Earl Silbar, AFSCME 3506


4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

5:30pm Reception
5:45pm Light Refreshments and Hosted Bar
6:00pm Music by Kristin Lems
6:15pm Hot House, 31 East Balbo (at Wabash)
6:30pm Sponsored jointly by
6:45pm Illinois Federation of Teachers, AFT 
7:00pm Illinois Education Association, NEA
7:15pm and Illinois AFL-CIO
7:30pm 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

(on your own)

North American Alliance For Fair Employment (NAFFE)

Open meeting at
Harris Family Hostel, 24 E. Congress Pkwy

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Details on Workshop Session I:  Friday, August 6, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Workshop #1, Room 420
Strategy Stream 1
Metro/Local/Regional Strategies

Moderators: Gary Zabel, Co-Chair Boston COCAL and Vice President of the Faculty Staff Union, MTA/NEA, at University of Massachusetts, Boston

Barbara Gottfried, Boston University and AAUP consultant
Joe Berry, " A Chicago Example of the Metro Organizing Strategy for Contingent Faculty"
Marie Blais, "Creating a united front: Coordinating the 2003-2004 negotiations of university sessionals affiliated to the FNEEQ-CSN (Quebec)"
Elizabeth Hoffman and John Hess, "Contingent Faculty Organizing in CFA - 1975-2005"
Richard Schneirov, "Investing in Indiana:  New Priorities for Quality Education"

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Workshop #2, Room 528
Campus Organizing Stream 1
Starting from Scratch

Moderator: John Stevenson, Part-time Faculty Association at Columbia College, IEA/NEA
Sheryl Edwards, University of Michigan, Lecturer Employees' Organization, Local 6244 AFT
Rick Packard, President, City Colleges of Chicago Contingent Labor Organizing Committee (CCCLOC), IEA/NEA
George Drucker, Organizing Committee, Triton College Adjunct Faculty Association, IEA/NEA

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Workshop #3, Room 628
Bargaining Stream 1
Negotiating for Job Security and Promotion

Moderator: Jamie Daniel, Director of Organizing and Development, University Professionals of Illinois, Local 4100 AFT
Elena Dorajbi, Lecturer, San Jose State; Bargaining Team, California Faculty Association, NEA/AAUP/SEIU
Bonnie Halloran, University of Michigan, President, Lecturer Employees' Organization, Local 6244 AFT
Marcia Newfield, Vice President, Part-time Personnel, Professional Staff Congress/AFT - City University of New York; Adjunct Grievance Officer; Member AAUP Committee on Contingent Faculty and the Profession

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Workshop #4, Room 811
Professional Associations
Advocating In and Through Your Professional Association

Moderator and Presenter: Jocelyn Graf, Executive Board Member, Illinois TESOL; ESL Instructor at North Park University and Proficia Lingua, Inc.
Elliot Judd, President-Elect, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL); Director of the
Graduate Program in Applied Linguistics/TESOL, University of Illinois at Chicago
Mary Ellen Goodwin, Co-Chair, TESOL Caucus on Part-time Employment Concerns (COPTEC)
Joan Grosse, Co-Chair, TESOL COPTEC

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Workshop #5, Room 320
Learning from the Experiences of Graduate Employee Unions

Moderator: Alyssa Picard, formerly of Graduate Employees Organization/AFT, University of Michigan
Gabe Kirchner, Graduate Employees Organization, AFT, University of Michigan
Matt Gordon, Graduate Employees Organization, AFT, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Patrick Oray, Campaign to Organize Graduate Students, UE, University of Iowa

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