Cape Fear Community College
New Mexico State University
The Wyoming Conference Resolution
WHEREAS, the salaries and working conditions of
post-secondary teachers with primary responsibility for the teaching of
writing are fundamentally unfair as judged by any reasonable professional
standards (e.g., unfair in excessive teaching loads, unreasonably large
class sizes, salary inequities, lack of benefits and professional status,
and barriers to professional advancement)...
AND WHEREAS, as a consequence of these unreasonable working conditions,
highly dedicated teachers are often frustrated in their desire to provide
students the time and attention which students both deserve and need...
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Executive Committee of College
Composition and Communication be charged with the following:
(taken from: Robertson, Linda R., Sharon Crowley, and Frank
Lentricchia. "The Wyoming Conference Resolution Opposing Unfair Salaries
and Working Conditions for Post-Secondary Teachers of Writing."
College English Mar 1987 (49): 274-80.)
- To formulate, after appropriate consultations with post-secondary
teachers of writing, professional standards and expectations for salary
levels and working conditions of post-secondary teachers of writing.
- To establish a procedure for hearing grievances brought by
post-secondary teachers of writing--either singly or collectively--
against apparent institutional non-compliance with these standards and
- To establish a procedure for acting upon a finding of non-compliance;
specifically, to issue a letter of censure to an individual institution's
administration, Board of Regents or Trustees, State legislators (where
pertinent), and to publicize the finding to the public-at-large, the
educational community in general, and to our membership.
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