The CAITY Caucus advocates for NeMLA members who are contingent, adjunct, or independent scholars and/or teach at two-year institutions. The Caucus organizes panels, speakers, and discussions on topics including pedagogy, unionizing, and non-traditional career paths, offering travel and paper prizes in support of these endeavors. Everyone with interests in these areas is welcome!
NeMLA awards an annual prize for the best essay developed from a paper presented by contingent faculty, adjunct instructors, independent scholars, and two-year college faculty members.
Submissions should be between 7,000 and 9,000 words, with a maximum of 10,000 words including notes and works cited. We cannot consider unrevised paper presentations. The author’s name, address, and academic affiliation should appear only on a separate cover sheet.
The winning essay receives a $100 prize that that is given out at the business brunch meeting at the convention. Prize-winning essays will automatically be considered for publication by Modern Language Studies. All essays are subject to MLS’s double-blind review.
The NeMLA CAITY Travel Awards are open to contingent faculty, adjunct instructors, independent scholars, and two-year college faculty who have been accepted to present at the annual Convention.
The CAITY Travel Award Application Form will be available beginning November 1, and will close on January 6.
Held each year at the annual convention, this Business Meeting welcomes you to join NeMLA members who advocate for contingent, adjunct, or independent scholars and faculty at two-year institutions to discuss the business and goals of the CAITY Caucus. Topics include panels, speakers, and continuing to advocate for our members on topics including pedagogy, unionizing, and non-traditional career paths.
Oversees the caucus and is elected triennially. The President serves on the NeMLA board, and attends both the fall and spring board meetings. Other responsibilities include organizing convention CAITY events, and assisting with the CAITY Essay Award and Travel Awards.
President and Board Representative