Adjuncts

National survey suggests a greater focus on teaching but ongoing concerns about diversity, adjuncts

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Survey of undergraduate instructors suggests increased attention on student-centered teaching and ongoing concerns about diversity and adjunct working conditions. 

U. Illinois board receives report recommending reappointment of ex-convict

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A faculty report, obtained by Inside Higher Ed, endorses reappointment of adjunct James Kilgore, who was barred from further teaching at the U. of Illinois despite strong record -- after word spread of his past with Symbionese Liberation Army. Will trustees, under fire over academic freedom issues, accept the findings?

 

Recent legal cases point to link between anti-adjunct bias and age bias

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Several legal challenges suggest a key challenge for long-term adjuncts seeking jobs on the tenure track is age discrimination.

Mills College adjuncts protest changes that were instituted shortly after a union vote

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Mills College adjuncts, fresh from winning a union vote, protest job eliminations and program changes that seemed to kick in just as collective bargaining was won.

Adjunct faculty conference discussion focuses on right to strike

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At gathering of adjunct leaders, they are urged to strike for better pay and job security – regardless of whether the law permits them to do so.

Adjunct union drive hits speedbumps in Twin Cities

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SEIU's drive to organize adjuncts seemed to be picking up steam. Why has it faltered in the Twin Cities?

Quinnipiac faculty 'reeling' from rapid cuts

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Quinnipiac professors are still 'reeling' from a rapid-fire round of faculty layoffs and wondering why some faculty jobs are being eliminated even as new ones are being created.

 

Contract renewal for adjunct with criminal past raises academic freedom concerns at Illinois

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Should a history that includes membership in the Symbionese Liberation Army and jail time disqualify one from keeping an adjunct job? Even if the instructor was open about it and received rave teaching reviews?

Kaplan faculty union sparks new interest in for-profit unions for adjuncts

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Could a contract for some Kaplan faculty in New York be a precedent?

Part-time professors teach most community college students, report finds

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New report sheds light on the oft-ignored adjunctification of community colleges, which may be a barrier to college completion.

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