Posts Tagged: adjunct professors

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Valuation Methods

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In some of my fantasies, I make a pitch for art or for truth, defend them like commodities.

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The Rumpus Interview with Julie Schumacher

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Julie Schumacher discusses going extinct, iPads and iPhones, epistolary novels, and why the number of MFA programs in the U.S. is a non-issue.

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The Grimmest Adjuncting Story Yet

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D. Watkins is an adjunct professor. He doesn’t make much money, but most of his family and friends are even worse off, struggling with wrongful convictions, the impossibly high cost of health care, and the loss of loved ones to drugs and guns. Read his account of life in East Baltimore at Salon: Ten-plus years and three […]

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Is It Time to Get Rid of College Essays?

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Today’s vocationally minded students view World Lit 101 as forced labor, an utterwasteof their time that deserves neither engagement nor effort. So you know what else is a waste of time? Grading these students’ effing papers. In a prickly and provocative essay for Slate, Rebecca Schuman argues that universities should stop forcing students in required classes […]

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Cracks in the Foundation of the Ivory Tower

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If the current economic state of academia seems grim, well, it is. In an essay for Dissent, Claire Goldstene plumbs the ins and outs of student-loan debt, the exploitation of adjunct professors, and what it all means for the country at large (hint: bad stuff): This connection between a more egalitarian politics and a liberal arts […]

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The Agony of Adjuncts

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This week, Chronicle of Higher Education advice-columnist “Ms. Mentor” counsels a recent MFA graduate on her career options. The recent grad is considering a gig as an adjunct professor teaching composition, but the academic scene Ms. Mentor sketches is pretty grim: …some 70 percent of college courses offered are now taught by adjuncts—part-timers who are paid […]

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