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Experiencing One School’s Commitment

Whew! I’m exhausted. Ahem. Let me start again. Like many adjuncts, I teach for more than one school. These schools vary in their commitment to, and treatment of, their adjunct faculty, as well as to the quality of instruction they provide. Yesterday, one of those I got a chance to take part in efforts by […]

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Celebrating the Adjunct Writer

Whew! After last week’s despair fest, I figure my loyal readers deserve a reminder of how much adjunct writers contribute to their communities. Adjuncts at USC have won Pulitzers (William Inge, Paul Zindel, and A. Scott Berg) and Oscars (Harry Brown, Marc Norman, Edmund North, Robert Pirosh, and Frank Tarloff). They’ve won the National Medal […]

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What Makes Me Real?

When I was in graduate school I was pulled towards two different realities. On one hand, the faculty encouraged scholarship. More than once I was essentially told that to be a real academic, I had to publish. In some cases, I was told this quite explicitly and literally. In other cases, it was communicated through […]

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