Adjuncts

Adjuncts
May 15, 2015
New book proposes teaching-intensive tenure track to address what it calls the "real" crisis in the humanities.

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February 9, 2015

It's widely acknowledged that adjunct instructors are underpaid, but just how much do they deserve? A new union proposal shocks some, but others say it's appropriate.

January 30, 2015

Steven Salaita's long-anticipated lawsuit against the U. of Illinois includes a twist: in addition to administrators, he's suing the donors he says interfered in his job at the university.

January 27, 2015

With National Adjunct Walkout Day a month away, interest grows, and it is prompting discussions among faculty leaders. But many supporters feel the need to back the effort in ways other than walking off the job.

January 23, 2015

Arizona State, facing criticism, agrees to pay more to some composition instructors assigned extra sections. But the university refuses to back down on courseloads that violate disciplinary standards.

January 13, 2015

How a small group of temporary employees got the U. of Memphis to walk back a plan to kick them off Social Security.

January 12, 2015

Arbitrator says U. of Hawaii must hire longtime non-tenure-track faculty member for permanent post. Could contract provision on which ruling was based help others?

January 9, 2015

The U. of New Brunswick stands behind a professor who said Asians are ruining the "British" city of Vancouver.

January 2, 2015

NLRB ruling could clear way for more collective bargaining -- of adjuncts and other faculty members -- at private colleges and universities.

December 17, 2014

Professor sets off debate by writing that student requests to avoid discussions on rape law are limiting important parts of legal education. Some faculty say that they don't avoid the topic, but handle discussions in different ways than they do other subjects.

December 16, 2014

Arizona State tells non-tenure-track English instructors to shift from 4-4 to 5-5 course load, without increase in compensation and in violation of professional codes on how many writing students one can effectively teach.

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