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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November 30, 2009
Suit in Massachusetts draws attention to lack of health coverage for many of those off the tenure track -- even those who work full time.
November 16, 2009
Students not enrolled full time have less faculty interaction -- and so do full-timers at colleges with many part-timers, study finds.
November 9, 2009
University, saying it was misunderstood, moves to abandon controversial policy that was publicized when an adjunct quit in protest.
October 29, 2009
U. of Akron says all new employees must be willing to submit to an unusual test for academic employment. Adjunct leader quits in disgust.
October 28, 2009

In discussions about the use and abuse of adjunct faculty members, "conversion" is a controversial topic. Typically it refers to a decision by a college or university to convert some number of adjunct positions into a number (typically a smaller number) of tenure-track positions. The idea of conversion has been key to the reform proposals of national faculty groups.

September 14, 2009

When critics question the validity of the calculations U.S. News & World Report uses to rank colleges, one answer the editors of the magazine have given is to note that it publishes not only the total rank, but also data on how colleges perform in the various categories that go into the rankings. So a prospective student who cares more about faculty resources or competitiveness or any other factor can see how colleges do there, and judge accordingly.

September 10, 2009

Like most of us who work in higher education, I really don’t have the time, or the courage, to be an activist for adjunct faculty rights. But I’m making the time and I’m summoning the courage because I’m not only an adjunct; I’m a parent and a citizen who is concerned — indeed, afraid — for the future of higher education.

September 9, 2009
It's Learning, which has many university clients in Europe, looks to grab a share of the U.S. market by stressing ease of use, individual learning plans.
September 3, 2009

Everyone knows that adjuncts and graduate assistants do a lot of the teaching these days, right? Well, maybe not everyone.

August 25, 2009
Adjunct leader who spoke out about untruthful benefit forms found that after winning a battle, he lost his courses. But things turned around when he spoke out again.

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