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Letter From the Editor

Look at the page preceding this one, and you will find yet another fabulous Matt Hall cartoon. Matt and I work together to come up with concepts several times each year. Believe it or not, I am often pushing him to poke fun at Adjunct Advocate. He did in a typically clever cartoon that had a pinata at a part-time faculty gathering made from pages of Adjunct Advocate. Inside, there was as the prize a one-year full-time temporary contract.

Matt and I, as you can imagine, have rollicking phone calls during which there is more laughter than should be allowed in the course of doing one’s job. Along with Matt’s editorial cartoons, he and I work on “Super Adjunct.” The last issue of the magazine contained the second and third installments of a three-part “Super Adjunct” series we cooked up for readers. SA landed a one-year full-time lectureship and…well…as is wont to happen to all part-timers, the reality of the lectureship wasn’t exactly what SA had expected.

This issue’s cartoon came out of a discussion Matt and I had about hiring practices in the Academy. I have written about this before and will do so again because I

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