Instructional Academic Staff Resources

We have compiled the resources below to help instructional academic staff learn about their employee rights. The UW System's Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project has exposed long-standing inequities facing lecturers, visiting professors, and other adjunct instructors.

Together, we can become informed advocates for better pay, job security, promotion opportunities, and working conditions. We are committed to using  shared governance and collective action to create the best educational environment for students and employees.

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Your vote is your voice

AFT President Randi Weingarten’s latest column outlines the urgency of using our voices—our votes—in this life-changing election, when we will make a choice “between President Donald Trump, who has trafficked in chaos, fear, lies and division, and former Vice President Joe Biden, who seeks to reverse Trump’s failures on COVID-19 and the economy, and to unite and uplift the American people.” Besides the four crises we face—a pandemic, an economic crisis, racism and a climate emergency—democracy itself is on the ballot, as Trump continues to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the election.

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‘Back to school’ like never before

In her September New York Times column, AFT President Randi Weingarten says that going back to school has never looked like it does now. Weingarten explains that because of President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus, which has been chaotic, contradictory and inept, and the lack of federal guidance and funding, we’re seeing a patchwork of school reopening plans across the country.

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