Paycheck errors began in February when the college district launched a major upgrade to its human-resources technology system.
Gypsy Scholars, Migrant Teachers and the Global Academic Proletariat: Adjunct Labour in Higher Education, a collection of fourteen essays by male and female adjuncts in the U.S. and in other countries, is extremely diverse in subject matter.
Sara Goldrick-Rab, in her book Paying the Price, shows that this isn’t true. For poor students, a low grade often doesn’t reflect a lack of hard work, intelligence, or responsibility. It reflects that humans can only be pushed so far until they hit a breaking point.
This book should make any adjunct laugh or cry or maybe prepare to consider other work. Perhaps it will inspire more adjuncts to take part in the growing number of unions and try to become more included in their college’s or university’s interior workings.
A bold and controversial plan to merge all 12 Connecticut community colleges into one would shrink the system by 217 positions (mostly adjunct faculty) and $23.3 million by 2022, officials say.
Now, six years after the adjunct faculty voted to affiliate with the United Steelworkers, Duquesne University announced it will take its opposition to an adjunct faculty union on its campus to federal appeals court, calling a brand-new directive by the National Labor Relations Board that it recognize and bargain with the group “unconstitutional.”