Affordable Care Act: Open enrollment for 2015 health plans through Covered California begins November 15 and ends February 15, 2015. Use the shop and compare tool at coveredca.com.

Call for entries: The upcoming anthology Teaching Poor: Voices of the Academic Precariat will honor difficulties and triumphs of today’s contingent, part-time, and precariously employed higher education teachers. All genres of writing are welcome. Email Lee Kottner.

COCAL IX: Find the report and photos from COCAL XI, the eleventh international conference of the Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor at cocalinternational.org. Learn how you can join the informative COCAL email list.