Adjuncts

Adjuncts
Feb 26, 2015
Large-scale walkouts were few during National Adjunct Walkout Day, but dozens of campuses saw protests. Organizers say events brought new attention to poor wages and working conditions for those off the tenure track.

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February 20, 2009

Leaders from a variety of institutions and organizations hope to establish advocacy group with sole focus on those off the tenure track.

January 19, 2009

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.

January 5, 2009

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.

December 30, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO -- How political should the Modern Language Association be?

December 11, 2008

MLA seeks to highlight -- and reverse -- the increasing use of non-tenure-track professors to teach writing and literature.

December 9, 2008

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.

December 3, 2008

Non-tenure-track instructors are used more frequently and in more disciplines (and at lower pay) than is commonly thought, AFT report says.

December 2, 2008

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.

November 13, 2008

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.

November 13, 2008

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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