Reflections

So…I’ve been blogging on adjuncts and writing for a year now, and as I start my second year, I want to look back over what I’ve seen, what I’ve learned, and what it seems to mean. As I chew them over, these reflections have coalesced into a few clusters.   The People Across the board, […]

Bucking the Trends

One frequently reads in the newspaper and magazine articles published about part-time faculty these days (many of which are authored by tenured or tenure-line faculty) that a major problem with the use of part-time faculty is their lack of commitment to the institutions at which they work. Well, ladies and gentlemen of the tenured professorate, […]

Hit the Road, Jack: Compromise and Contracts

December 24, 2007 I know that many of our readers recently finished up their semesters and were rewarded by being summarily fired. Of all the drawbacks associated with part-time teaching, being fired between semesters is one that department chairs, deans and provosts could easily remedy. Yes, this would mean offering year-long contracts to part-time faculty. […]