Leaders from a variety of institutions and organizations hope to establish advocacy group with sole focus on those off the tenure track.
It's time to shift the way contingent faculty members -- and their tenure-track colleagues -- think about their work and how to improve their treatment, writes Steve Street.
The recent reports on academic labor by the American Federation of Teachers and Modern Language Association are great news. The great news is not the information the reports present. They offer little that is new or heartening. Instead, they echo what most adjuncts and many academic labor activists already know: Exploitation of contingent academic laborers is growing in scale.
SAN FRANCISCO -- How political should the Modern Language Association be?
MLA seeks to highlight -- and reverse -- the increasing use of non-tenure-track professors to teach writing and literature.
AAUP applies new standards to find North Idaho violated the rights of a long-time part-timer. In that case and another, the colleges say those rights are minimal -- and reject the AAUP's guidelines.
Non-tenure-track instructors are used more frequently and in more disciplines (and at lower pay) than is commonly thought, AFT report says.
From the 1990s on, many colleges have increasingly relied on adjunct professors. Elon has gone from majority part timers to 74 percent tenure track -- and it's not done yet.
At Texas A&M International, an instructor told students he would fail and publicly humiliate them if they engaged in academic dishonesty. They did and he did -- so the university fired him.
AAUP finds concerns about due process and academic freedom in case of mathematics instructor let go after 12 years of work.
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