Adjuncts

After anti-Trump tweets, Fresno State removes adjunct professor from teaching position

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Fresno State announces that instructor who tweeted “Trump must hang” won’t be returning to campus. He is among several non-tenure-track faculty members to lose their jobs over social media posts.

AAUP report says adjunct professor was likely fired for insisting on rigor in courses

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AAUP report concludes that a professor at Community College of Aurora was likely fired for refusing to compromise on rigor in his courses as part of a "student success" initiative.

Repeal of Affordable Care Act could create new obstacles for low-income students

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Key coverage requirements would disappear under Republican alternative to Obamacare, and academic medicine could take a hit as well.

Youngstown State adjuncts 'celebrate' 25 years without a raise

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At Youngstown State, adjuncts marked the anniversary with a cake.

Study looks at impact of adjunct hiring on college spending patterns

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Study suggests the funds institutions gain aren’t going to instruction.

Novelists love to write about professors. Will they start to write more about those off the tenure track?

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Writers love to write about professors. With most professors now off the tenure track, will these kinds of characters start to appear more in fiction? Nathan Hill's new book, The Nix, could be a start.

Governors State U relies on full-time professors to teach all freshmen

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Governors State U, with many at-risk students, and without much money, opts to fill freshman program course sections with full-time faculty members only.

Paper argues that adjuncts' push for better pay and working conditions is prohibitively expensive and would cost jobs

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New paper argues that colleges can't afford to improve the pay and working conditions of those off the tenure track. Activists slam the analysis.

Hashtag unites adjuncts and tenure-line professors over work-life balance and other issues

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Adjuncts and tenure-line faculty members unite on Twitter under #realacademicbios to pull back the curtain on their emotional lives. 

Does the new crop of first adjunct union contracts include meaningful gains?

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Northeastern is latest university where first contract with adjunct union has included substantial salary increases and other key benefits -- such as payments for classes that colleges cancel.

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