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Status Committee on Contingent Faculty in the Profession

The goal of the Committee on the Status of Contingent Faculty in the Profession is to bring attention to issues that impact contingent faculty in the discipline and to determine how APSA can best engage and support them.

Committee Members

Term expiring August 31, 2019

Catherine Guisan, University of Minnesota, Chair
Peter Francia, East Carolina University
Julia Lau, Independent Researcher

Term expiring August 31, 2020

Susan Orr, SUNY Brockport
Nathan Paxton, American University and staff, U.S. Senate

Term expiring August 31, 2021

Veronica Czastkiewicz, University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Vincent Stine, George Washington University

Our committee is pursuing six goals in 2018-2019:

  • Organizing a committee panel for the 2019 APSA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.
  • Having completed a polling of contingent faculty in political science, the committee is proceeding to analyze results in a contribution to PS by Peter Francia, in collaboration with the East Carolina University Center for Survey Research. See the summary results of the survey here.
  • The drafting of guidelines for an APSA “principled position” on the status of contingent faculty in the profession, which are bding examined by the APSA Council.
  • Contributing a Spotlight feature (8 short articles) in PS, Political Science and Politics, forthcoming August 2019.
  • Developing our connections with the other APSA status committees.
  • Allocating financial resources for the committee’s current and future activities.
  • Recruiting outstanding candidates for all vacancies on the committee.
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