In the Basement of the Ivory Tower describes the realities of teaching writing as an adjunct to poorly prepared students -- and questions whether many of them should be in college.
A community college's solution for reliance on adjuncts? Posts with job security for a year, a 7-7 course load, and no chance at tenure. Faculty unions split on the idea.
Chestnut Hill, a Catholic institution, removes courses from adjunct, citing his relationship with a man.
Adjuncts at Columbia College Chicago say that administration's replacement of 100 long-serving instructors, without explanation, is an act of 'war' on their union.
Furor over outspoken adjunct's testimony in Washington highlights rift between tenured and contingent faculty.
When the Faculty Senate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute voted, in spring 2006, to widen its membership to include contingent faculty, it set in motion a series of events that left the senate in a state of limbo and shredded the notion of shared governance, according to a report released Wednesday by the American Association of University Professors, which was based on an investigation by the national group.
An adjunct teaching the Middle East is yanked from a course at Brooklyn College, with very different interpretations as to why.
Professors at public universities worry that a combination of economic anxiety, anti-union sentiment and frustration over rising college costs will make them and their institutions targets for populist anger.
If part-time faculty members assembled the equivalent course duties of a full-time job at a Pennsylvania community college, they still would earn only about $25,000 a year -- below state levels at which a family of four would be eligible for public assistance.
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