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People may now post and search for job ads at the WPA Job Board: http://wpacouncil.org/forum/32. You only have to be a registered site user to post new job ads. There are no fees, ads will be archived permanently, and the URL will be stable so that it can be sent to others (on listservs, for example). Job ads can be in rich HTML also. For questions about how to use the Job Board or any other site-related questions, contact David Blakesley.

Posts from Irv Peckham in Baton Rouge

With his permission, I am posting Irv Peckham's messages to the WPA-L listrserv.

Shirley

Thu 9/15/2005 12:18 PM
Re: UNO and Hurricane Katrina an d adjuncts
It's been unclear about adjuncts. We have been able to hire only one adjunct from UNO--on the stipulation that he was being paid by them, to which we added 600.00. big deal.

i have received about 20 inquiries from NO teachers. Of course we can't hire them because we don't get any extra monies--they paid the tuition to the NO university and we're not asking them to pay again. there will be some negotiations about this further, but in essence, the adjuncts got stuck. I suspect all tenured or tenured track faculty will be paid. so what's new (knowing that must of us are tenured or tenure track).

Posts from Lillian Bridwell-Bowles in Baton Rouge

With Lilly's permission, I've compiled her posts to the WPA-L list and to others who have forwarded them to the list.
Shirley

Wed 9/7/2005 5:43 PM
A letter from an administrator (posted by Lilly)
September 7, 2005

From: Risa Palm
Provost, LSU

To: Faculty and Staff

You have been getting updates about many activities related to Hurricane Katrina from sources both inside and outside the University. Here is some information that you probably don't have. As of early this afternoon, the University has admitted 2771 new students from hurricane-affected areas.

Louisiana Board of Regents registry of displaced faculty

The Louisiana Board of Regents is registering displaced faculty, adjuncts, teaching assistants, and students on its website at http://www.regents.state.la.us/. This website has information and news for displaced faculty and students, including information about aid and job possibilities.

Jim McDonald
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

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Possible jobs for displaced adjuncts & other faculty

Baton Rouge Community College is hiring adjunct faculty and in many other positions and providing help in finding positions. See http://www.brcc.cc.la.us/ for more information.

The Southern Regional Education Board is organizing on-line courses for displaced students and is recruiting on-line course providers until September 15. See http://www.sloansemester.org/ for more information.

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websites for faculty and adjuncts displaced by Katrina

Besides this forum, at least two other websites are available for displaced adjunct faculty to provide information about their situations and to get information about available jobs and support. The CCCC/NCTE Hurricane Katrina website is http://www.ncte.org/announce/122013.htm. The Campus Equity Week website, http://www.cew.org, will soon have forums to discuss the situations of adjunct faculty affected by Katrina and to post information.

Please get the word out to any faculty you know who has been affected by the hurricane, especially adjunct faculty.

Jim McDonald

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WPA Posts from Jim McDonald in Lafayette, Louisiana

With his permission, I am copying here Jim McDonald's posts about effects and after-effects of Katrina sent to the WPA-L listserv over the last few days. Jim is at University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Posts appear in reverse chronological order.--Shirley Rose

Mon 9/26/2005 11:42 AM
Re: Hurricane Rita

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette closed 12:30 pm Thursday in anticipation of Hurricane Rita but will probably reopen tomorrow morning.
About one quarter of the city lost power, but I think most electricity has been restored. Lafayette lost a number of trees and had some flash flooding with 10 inches of rain and some storm surges in low-lying areas along the Bayous Teche and Vermillion but suffered less damage than three years ago with Hurricane Lily. Some buildings were damaged by fallen trees, but I haven't seen much wind damage.

College Statements on Katrina Aid

This thread is for folks to post links to their college's info on aid to students and faculty effected by Hurricane Katrina.

If you do not find what you're looking for here, you might check the information from the Chronicle of Higher Ed:

KATRINA UPDATE: The Chronicle has set up a special page for announcements from colleges affected by the hurricane, and from associations and government agencies. Check regularly for updates. --> SEE http://chronicle.com/katrina
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