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Adjunct Faculty

The Negative Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Community Colleges

Tom Snyder | Posted 05.05.2014 | College
Tom Snyder

While I believe fervently that all Americans should have access to affordable health care, as president of Ivy Tech Community College I have severe reservations with the Affordable Care Act's definition of full time employment.

An Adjunct Story: Our Economy Is Eating Higher Education

David Loncle | Posted 04.23.2014 | College
David Loncle

If we don't change the paradigm soon, the scales for those picking up the rocks will outweigh those trying to put out the fires.

Does She Work Hard for the Money?

Kate Blanchard | Posted 04.21.2014 | College
Kate Blanchard

An adjunct instructor at my institution who teaches five courses, earns an annual total of $17,700 ($3,540 per course). If she teaches 15 hours per we...

IRS Clears Up A Major Question For Adjunct Instructors

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.11.2014 | College

The U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued long-awaited guidelines Monday on how to determine whether adjunct faculty are fu...

A Moral Dilemma for Academia: Dignity for Adjuncts

Robert Fuller | Posted 04.08.2014 | College
Robert Fuller

What began as part-time teaching to meet a temporary need or plug a gap in the curriculum has evolved into systemic institutional injustice. The extent of the exploitation of adjuncts is inconsistent with both academic and American values.

9 Reasons Why Being An Adjunct Faculty Member Is Terrible

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.11.2013 | College

It's hard out there for an adjunct. Adjunct faculty, also known as part-time or contingent instructors, are increasingly joining unions in an effor...

Growing Number Of Adjunct Faculty Are Banding Together

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 11.01.2013 | College

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of part-time college professors are joining labor unions, a growing trend in higher education that's boost...

Silence of Lambs: Adjuncts in Academia

Khanh Ho | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Khanh Ho

This week, I learned some distressing news -- news that has become all too common in these beleaguered economic times. One of my friends had not been paid for the last two months of labor.

Not Too Expensive To Improve Adjunct Professor Working Conditions: Report

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 10.16.2013 | College

Collecting better data on adjunct employment on campus. Inviting adjuncts to participate in departmental meetings and curriculum design. Some of the b...

Adjunct Instructor's Obit Stirs Controversy On Low Pay

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.19.2013 | College

An op-ed went viral Wednesday, in which the last days of Duquesne University adjunct instructor Margaret Mary Vojtko were described as emblematic of t...

Death Of An Adjunct

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Daniel Kovalik | Posted 09.18.2013 | College

On Sept. 1, Margaret Mary Vojtko, an adjunct professor who had taught French at Duquesne University for 25 years, passed away at the age of 83. She di...

Tyler Kingkade

Obamacare Indecision Leaves College Instructors In Limbo | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.08.2013 | College

Adjunct college instructors are caught in purgatory as their employers, which have increasingly relied on them as a cheap source of labor, decide if t...

America Is the Greatest Country? Look at Our Health Care -- and Weep

William Astore | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
William Astore

America, land of the free! But not free health care. Pay up, you moocher! And if you should lose your job or if you're one of the millions of so-called underinsured ... bankruptcy.

Report Sounds Alarm On Growing Salary Gap

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.08.2013 | Business

A growing wage gap between public and private colleges, coupled with the increased reliance on part-time instructors, threatens to degrade academic qu...

Tyler Kingkade

National Group Pressures Colleges To Save Adjunct Teaching Hours | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.08.2013 | College

Colleges that reduce working hours for part-time instructors to avoid providing them health insurance coverage are under fire this week, even as they ...

New Survey Finds College Administrators Ditching Tenure

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.23.2013 | College

College administrators will continue to rely heavily on adjunct instructors and faculty who won't be eligible for tenure, according to a new poll of h...

IRS Warns Colleges Not To Screw Over Adjunct Faculty

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.08.2013 | College

The Internal Revenue Service put colleges and universities on warning with new proposed rules issued this month, warning them not to skimp when counti...

Legislators Could Use Obamacare to Cure Higher Ed Administrative Bloat

Patricia Lesko | Posted 02.12.2013 | College
Patricia Lesko

While it's possible to argue that Obamacare is an unfunded mandate, it's not possible to overlook the fact that administrative bloat is sinking higher education.

The Caste System in Higher Education

Pablo Eisenberg | Posted 11.04.2012 | College
Pablo Eisenberg

Adjuncts are now almost 75 percent of all teachers in higher education, over half of whom are part-time. They remain the "untouchables" of our education caste system. College presidents and administrators seem to be looking the other way.

Higher Education Will Struggle Through the Recession

Brian Farkas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Farkas

Writing separate but nearly identical letters to their respective communities, countless college presidents across the county have recently admitted: "We're out of money."