Adjuncts

WPI creates 45 new teaching-intensive tenure lines

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute is adding 45 tenure lines for non-tenure-track professors who specialize in teaching.

 
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Papers urge institutions to think about adjuncts, including in terms of retirement

New papers from TIAA Institute urge institutions to plan for adjuncts, including their retirement concerns, with equity in mind.

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NLRB ruling potentially limits which adjuncts can form unions

Trump-appointed labor board majority potentially limits which private-institution adjuncts can form unions, based on whether or not they have meaningful -- not majority -- involvement in faculty governance bodies.

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Growing resistance against cuts at Ithaca

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The college wants to cut 116 full-time positions from its non-tenure-track faculty ranks, but alumni, students and professors are putting up a fight.

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No NLRB jurisdiction at religious colleges

In a blow to unions, NLRB overturns a rule saying that many adjuncts at religious institutions are entitled to collective bargaining.

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You’ve heard of the gig economy, but what about the 'Gig Academy'?

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You’ve heard of the gig economy, but what about the Gig Academy? Labor scholar Adrianna Kezar says it has to be resisted in her new book.

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Sociologists and more than a dozen other professional groups speak out against student evaluations of teaching

Sociologists and more than a dozen other professional groups take a stand against using student evaluations of teaching as a primary measure of teaching effectiveness.

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California private college adjuncts could all move to time-card system -- unless legislative fix is successful

California's private colleges and universities could all be forced to move to time-card system for adjuncts -- unless a legislative fix is successful.

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Herb Childress discusses his new book, 'The Adjunct Underclass'

Herb Childress's new book is a painful, necessary read for anyone looking to understand or empathize with the costs -- human and otherwise -- of higher ed's gig economy.

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Full-time faculty members saw an overall median salary increase of about 1.7 percent within the past year

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Hottest field for new faculty hires over the past year is health professions, as some 1,410 new assistant professors picked up jobs, according to new data from CUPA-HR.

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