In the New Yorker, Carmen Maria Machado writes about the poor adjunct situation throughout American universities....more
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I teach part-time. My students work. They work in fast food or slightly slower food or hospitality. Last spring semester, two were veterans, with at least four trips to the Middle East between them. One of my four parents cut her hours short to race to my class....more
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....more
We’ve talked about the struggling plight of adjunct teachers in the past, but The New York Times has put out a pained portrait of James D. Hoff, an adjunct English teacher in the CUNY conglomerate and it’s worth a look. Hoff’s story is one of many seeing that over sixty-percent of CUNY’s instructors are part-time adjunct....more
Who started the rumor that every university teacher should be called “professor”?
The Billfold is here to refute the misconception with a list of cold facts on the labor practices of adjuncts vs. tenured professors, and how those distinctions define who should be called “professor.”
Karen Gregory, a PhD candidate, and other adjuncts teaching within the CUNY conglomerate curated a syllabus that encourages students and the academic community to be more conscious of how adjuncts are being exploited and what needs to be done to reform their unfair working conditions....more