#AdjunctActivism: Thanksgiving Food Drives for Adjuncts

#AdjunctActivism: Thanksgiving Food Drives for Adjuncts

This wonderful idea for #adjunctactivism is from our friends at A is for Adjunct. In keeping with this season of tricks and treats, let’s take a look at which of the two seems to be winning in the academic community and how that might be used to adjuncts’ advantages. Realistically, it’s obvious that tricks have abounded […]

UT San Antonio Adjuncts Could Face Layoffs

UT San Antonio Adjuncts Could Face Layoffs

The San Antonio Express-News is reporting that the University of Texas at San Antonio administration has advised the faculty of its biggest college that fiscal belt-tightening moves may stymie the rehiring of adjunct faculty next semester. While no official decision has been made yet, a loss of adjunct faculty members in the College of Liberal […]

At OSU, 18 FT English Lecturers to Foot the Bill for a Dean’s Budget Shortfalls

At OSU, 18 FT English Lecturers to Foot the Bill for a Dean’s Budget Shortfalls

Update: Shortly after this story was published, OSU officials announced that lecturers’ contracts would be honored through the end of the 2017 academic year. Here is a link to a story about the announcement. On Oct. 25, an OSU spokesman provided a comment in which the college “regretted any confusion” about the possibility of mid-year […]

Adjunct Unions in the World of Catholic Higher Ed

Adjunct Unions in the World of Catholic Higher Ed

by Menachem Wecker When Ben Stork applies for full-time teaching jobs, the adjunct film studies professor knows his résumé lands in voluminous piles. “When I’m granted a rejection letter, it almost always comes with the first line, ‘We received between 300 and 500 applications for this position,’ ” he said. “That gives you a sense […]