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

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?


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.

Non-tenure-track faculty advocates oppose proposed changes to NEASC standards


New England accreditor says it's trying to update its standards, but many adjunct activists fear changes would undercut efforts to protect those off the tenure track.

Northwestern U's arts and sciences college updates titles for teaching faculty and offers path to promotion


Northwestern's arts and sciences college offered new titles and clearer paths to promotion -- but no tenure or additional pay -- to teaching-track professors. Faculty members say it's a model that works.

Faculty at Eastern Illinois University delays pay raise to save adjunct positions


At Eastern Illinois, a faculty union that includes tenured and tenure-track professors agrees to extend a contract and put off a raise to save the positions of 29 people who teach off the tenure track.

Adjunct faculty at Florida SouthWestern see cuts as full-time professors get increases


Florida SouthWestern's salary decisions raise questions about equity between part-time and full-time faculty.

TIAA-CREF survey reveals adjuncts' concerns about having enough savings in retirement

TIAA-CREF survey reveals adjunct faculty members' concerns about having enough savings to retire. Experts say the situation for most adjuncts is even more dire.

Academics weigh in on the curious case of Rachel Dolezal

Academics weigh in on the curious case of Rachel Dolezal, a white woman who allegedly passed as a black instructor of African-American studies for five years.

AAUP committee survey data raise questions on effectiveness of student teaching evaluations

AAUP survey finds declining response rates on student reviews of professors, too many colleges that do little beyond student reviews, and concerns about bias against women, minorities and adjuncts. But association panel wants to improve system, not end it.

Study suggests most part-time faculty members want respect even more than full-time work

Study suggests most part-time faculty members want full-time work. But what they want even more is acceptance as colleagues and peers from full-time professors and administrators.


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