This morning on the CBC Current, there is an excellent programme about working as a contract academic. It is just beginning now EST (it’s 10:30am), and if you want to chase it down later in the morning, just skip a few time zones. Interviewees include CAS at York U. and elsewhere, Jim Turk, Executive Director of CAUT (who compares the management ethos of contemporary universities to that of Walmart), and the Dean of Arts at York.
Update: Here is a link; scroll down to Part 3. (Thanks, Fran!)