Monday, March 17, 2014

Beating A Living Horse

I've been raising as much Hell about this as I possibly could since 1976. Come on, people. Help beat the horse.

Professors in homeless shelters: It is time to talk seriously about adjuncts - Here’s the thing, AWP.

...The percentage of teaching positions occupied by non-tenure-track faculty has more than tripled in the past four decades. According to the Adjunct Project, “Two-thirds of the faculty standing in front of college classrooms each day aren’t full-time or permanent professors.” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that “the shadowy world of would-be academia is filled with people cobbling together five or six such teaching gigs at once. That’s possible because some 70 percent of college courses offered are now taught by adjuncts — part-timers who are paid a pittance and have no job security...”

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