Today the majority of university and college courses in the United States are taught by adjuncts. In Canada, about one third of all academic staff in post-secondary institutions are hired on a per course or limited-term basis.
CAUT is lending support to its US counterparts during their National Adjunct Action Week (Feb. 23-27) and their walkout day on February 25. During the week, organizers across North America are using Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and blogs to increase awareness of the inequities faced by contingent faculty members and the adverse impact on higher education. For more background on the Day of Action, see Inside Higher Ed's A Day Without Adjuncts.