The reduction of funding for adjunct faculty is part of a broader attack on public Higher Education that includes pressure on Universities to start charging students with tuition, to accept business-style academic management, to seek funding from private corporations, to reduce the total number of Departments and Schools and to eliminate tenure for assistant professors. As a result, hundreds of adjunct lecturers and professors, many of them with many years of academic and research experience, are facing massive lay-offs.
We protest against the reduction of funding for adjunct faculty in public Greek Universities and we demand from the Greek government:
- to immediately provide Greek Universities with all the necessary funding for adjunct teaching staff;
- to immediately appoint all elected University faculty;
- to put an end to the expansion of precarious academic employment;
- to open new academic positions, thus allowing Greek Universities to achieve academic excellence.
To sign the petition go to http://www.gopetition.com/petition/41910.html.