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Adjunct Professors

How Professors Help Community College Students Transfer

Isa Adney | Posted 09.14.2014 | College
Isa Adney

Around 75 percent of community college students who enroll in a community college report that their primary goal is to transfer and ultimately earn a bachelor's degree. Unfortunately, according to the Community College Survey of Student Engagement fewer than half of those students currently reach that goal.

Ask the Art Professor: How Can I Make the Transition to Teaching Art at the College Level?

Clara Lieu | Posted 08.26.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

Today, saying you want to be a full-time art professor is basically like saying you want to be an A-list movie star.

Inequality Deepens on University Campuses

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 07.25.2014 | College
Lawrence Wittner

As the incomes of the 25 best-paid public university presidents soared, the livelihoods of their faculty deteriorated. Students comprise another university constituency that is faring poorly.

The War Against Poets and Adjuncts: Is Obamacare Enough?

Julie Sokolow | Posted 06.04.2014 | College
Julie Sokolow

How can creatives who freelance, wait tables, and piece together stressful hodgepodge livings achieve security?

Inequality on Campus

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 04.25.2014 | College
Lawrence Wittner

Some of the nation's poorest people work at higher educational institutions, and many of them are members of the faculty. Oh, yes, there are still faculty members who receive comfortable middle class salaries. But most faculty do not.

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.

What Do Professors, Walmart and Pig Nutrition Have in Common? The Faculty Strike at University of Illinois at Chicago

Lennard Davis | Posted 04.21.2014 | Chicago
Lennard Davis

A strike of unionized faculty at the University of Illinois is currently underway. It is the first major strike at a top-tier research institution since the 1990s, and it has come to be called "the Walmartization" of the university system.

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...

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.

How I Escaped From Academia (and How You Can Too)

Warren Hoffman | Posted 03.30.2014 | Education
Warren Hoffman

I still remember my first interview for a non-academic job about 10 years ago, shortly after receiving my PhD in American and Jewish literature. 'Don't you want to teach? You seem rather overqualified for this position.'

Report Highlights Plight Of Adjunct Instructors

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 01.24.2014 | College

WASHINGTON -- It's time for Congress to pay attention to the abuse of adjunct faculty members, and the way their poor working conditions impact not on...

The Economy of Scale, or the Indianapolis Colts and Academia

Timothy Braun | Posted 03.05.2014 | College
Timothy Braun

Professional football and academia go hand-in-hand. A university, although often seen as a pillar of educational fortitude, is, like professional football, a business mostly concerned with winning money and the reputation game.

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...

Dave Jamieson

Adjunct Professor's Sad Death Mobilizes Union Activists

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.09.2013 | College

WASHINGTON -- After the story of a former Duquesne University teacher who died in poverty went viral, adjunct professors and activists are petitionin...

An Adjunct's Odyssey

Andrew Cotto | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Andrew Cotto

What does it say about higher education when many of its most accomplished products who, in turn, choose to serve its mission as instructors, are not deemed worthy of a decent wage?

Who Was Mary Margaret Vojtko? Why Should We Care?

Khanh Ho | Posted 11.25.2013 | College
Khanh Ho

Universities, nowadays, purposefully dole out a meager ration of jobs so that adjuncts will never achieve a full time status and it is to their benefit to manage labor in this inhumane way in order to puff up the paychecks of football coaches and administrators.

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...

The Writer as Adjunct

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 11.05.2013 | Books
J.J. Colagrande

I absolutely love teaching college. I consider it an honor, privilege and blessing to share what I know about writing with first-year composition students and sometimes upperclassmen.

Tyler Kingkade

Obamacare Indecision Leaves College Instructors In Limbo

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

The Crisis in Higher Education

Ethan Miller | Posted 04.23.2013 | College
Ethan Miller

Higher education is in very serious trouble. And its problems are not something that can be solved quickly, or without serious changes to the way that the system works.

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...