Researchers: Poor Treatment of Adjunct Teaching Staff Leads To Improved Faculty Performance

Researchers: Poor Treatment of Adjunct Teaching Staff Leads To Improved Faculty Performance

By Abby Junckt Findings from a new study by Bodge State University reveal that mistreatment of adjunct teaching staff including verbal assault, defamation, tighter control and harassment increase job performance. The two year study ran tests on adjuncts based on age, length of service, non-peer and student evaluations, belief in the system, and clear signs of […]

Survey Reveals Colleges’ Plans Regarding Cuts To Adjunct Hours in Response to Obamacare

Survey Reveals Colleges’ Plans Regarding Cuts To Adjunct Hours in Response to Obamacare

by Tyler Kingkade Officials at Joliet Junior College, Palm Beach State College, Daytona State College, Bergen Community College and Kean University have decided to limit the hours/courses for adjunct faculty in order to avoid having to provide those faculty health insurance as required by the Patient Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). At the moment, however, the majority […]

With the Jobs of 1,400 PTers in Limbo, DOE Criticizes CCSF Accrediting Panel For Conflicts of Interest

With the Jobs of 1,400 PTers in Limbo, DOE Criticizes CCSF Accrediting Panel For Conflicts of Interest

by Will Kane The commission that decided to revoke City College of San Francisco‘s accreditation next year did not adhere to several federal regulations when it investigated the school system, the Department of Education said in a letter to the body on Tuesday. It is not immediately clear what impact the federal letter will have, if any, […]

On Adjunct Activists and Bottom Feeders

On Adjunct Activists and Bottom Feeders

by P.D. Lesko AdjunctNation will have been advocating on behalf of the nation’s non-tenured faculty for 21 years this September. I am pleased and proud of the work we’ve done, the award-winning reporting we’ve published and of the recent nominations for higher education reporting awards for which I and our site were nominated in 2013. […]