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

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 Learn how you can join the informative COCAL email list.