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The Untouchables of Academe

On the 20th of November, the New York Times ran a piece titled “Decline of Tenure Track Raises Concerns.” In that piece, Keith Hoeller, an adjunct activist from Washington State, is quoted as describing adjuncts thusly, “It’s a caste system, and we are the untouchables of academia.” Keith has written for Adjunct Advocate and we […]

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  • Union Rep Calls Yuba Cuts Inevitable

    Pay cuts for instructors are inevitable, a union representative of part-time faculty at the Yuba Community College District says of trustees asking for a 3 percent reduction in pay — which full-time professors oppose. “I don’t see any other way out of it,” Jim Schulte, vice-president of the Yuba College Adjunct Faculty Teachers, said Monday. […]

  • A Trio of Handbooks for Adjunct Faculty

      “I don’t want to see the file full of letters you’ve gotten from students telling you how much they liked your class. I have this same file too. Give me something instead that shows me how much they learned in your class. Give me the graded student essay that shows me how creative you […]

  • Precarious Employment and the Struggle for Good Jobs in the University Sector

    by Dan Crow Precarious employment is one of the hallmarks of what is euphemistically called “the new economy.” It has deep roots in the university sector. Recent decades have seen a move away from full-time secure jobs for academic workers, toward reliance on part-time, contingent, relatively low wage jobs. As a cost-savings measure, and as […]

  • Wither the University’s Soul?

    by Mark Drozdowski Welcome to the new age of Universities, Inc., when knowledge is a commodity to be pack- aged and marketed, professors seek only opportunities for personal financial gain, and institutions sell their brands and intellectual capital to the highest bidders. Unbridled capitalism and the lure of the market economy rule, while the education […]

  • Minorities Teaching Abroad

    by Jeannie-Barry Sanders I interviewed nineteen minority teachers born and educated in the USA, asking them to discuss the special challenges they faced while teaching abroad. While some minority educators say they found themselves at times having to explain race relations in the United States, and some state that media portrayal of American minorities contributes to a […]

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