Adjuncts

Adjuncts
Apr 08, 2014
Union leaders talk about achievements for adjuncts through collective bargaining, and reflect on why the movement took so long to take off.

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June 17, 2008
Phil Ray Jack shares the realities of long-term adjunct status -- and what it means to finally gain a permanent position.
June 11, 2008
Two much-discussed trends in academe -- the adoption of corporate values and the decline in the percentage of faculty jobs that are on the tenure track -- are closely linked and require joint examination. That is the thesis of a new book, The Last Professors: The Corporate University and the Fate of the Humanities, just published by Fordham University Press. Frank Donoghue, the author, is associate professor of English at Ohio State University.
June 6, 2008
When a tenure-track slot opened up, San Francisco State passed over experienced instructor with a Ph.D. (aged 61) for a non-Ph.D. (aged 31). EEOC sees bias -- and sues.
June 3, 2008
Study finds that in much of higher education, collective bargaining hasn’t stopped erosion of tenure-track lines. Community colleges may be different.
May 28, 2008
Valencia program is based on this premise: If community colleges want to help remedial students, and part timers do most of the teaching, programs to improve teaching must reach those instructors.
May 15, 2008
AAUP finds that university unfairly dismissed instructor as she was on the verge of obtaining job security.
April 24, 2008
Religious scholars at Marquette issue a challenge: How can a university be true to Catholic moral teachings and not offer its part timers health insurance?
April 14, 2008
Accreditors have many detailed rules that they expect colleges to meet -- requirements that relate to courses, faculties, facilities, money and more. But what about the use of adjunct faculty members -- an issue that is the subject of increasing debate in higher education? What have the accreditors said or done?
April 8, 2008
Marc Bousquet considers the tensions between adjunct and tenure-track faculty members over efforts that he thinks need a united stance from professors.
March 31, 2008
Most union pacts have little detail on the growing contingent of non-tenure-track professors, but that is starting to change.

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