New York City
August 4-6, 2014

The eleventh COCAL Conference will be held Monday, August 4 through Wednesday, August 6 at John Jay College in New York City. ​Plenaries, ​forums ​and ​workshops ​will ​deal ​with ​problems ​faced ​by ​contingent ​faculty ​in ​higher ​education ​in ​the ​U.S., ​Canada ​and ​Mexico, ​as ​well ​well ​as ​around ​the ​globe. ​Possible ​solutions ​and ​actions ​will ​be ​planned.

More information on COCAL XI on the events page




COCAL IX Conference in Quebec City, 2010


Nicole Blouin addresses the
COCAL IX Conference
(Photo by David Milroy)

The ninth annual COCAL Conference was held in Quebec City, Quebec, August 13-15, 2010 at

Université Laval.

Conference program

Resolutions passed at the IX Conference

Christine Amstutz's photo album

David Milroy's photo album

Movie of the IX Conference



Addresses to the IX Conference:

An Assessment of the State of the Profession (2008-2010)
Cindy Oliver, President, CUPE

The Current Situation in North America and the Future of Post-secondary Education
Karen Hawley, National Representative, NUPGE

La situation actuelle en Amérique et l’avenir de l’enseignement supérieur: Privatisation rampante et gouvernance universitaire
Puma Freytag, président, SCCCUL, Université Laval

Une solidarité à développer sur tous les plans
Jean Trudelle, President, FNEEQ-CSN



Presentations at the IX Conference:

COCAL IX Conference
(Photo by David Milroy)

Frank Brooks: The Struggle for Unemployment Benefits in Illinois

Don Eron and Suzanne Hudson: Reflections on the Colorado Instructor Tenure Project

Karen Hawley: Unionization: Progress and Prospects

Leslie Jermyn: Access to Research

Francis Lagacé: Minorité, précarité : cocktail empoisonné
propositions pour l’élaboration d’un éventuel antidote dans le contexte québécois

Diane Menna: Campaign of Outrage!

Marc Ouellette: Just a Dream, Just a Dream

Tenure Track Access for Contract Academics

David Rives: Adjunct Faculty and Quality of Education