by Pamela Dillon IN ITS 1998 report, “Marching Toward Equity,” the American Federation of Teachers documented that part-time college faculty accounted for 42.6 percent of the total number of college faculty in America. Furthermore, 72 percent of part-timers were paid less than $3,000 per course, and a typical part-timer teaching four courses per semester received an annual salary of $20,000. That same report indicated that in California 31,000 community college adjunct faculty represented two-thirds of all faculty in the state, taught 40 percent of classes, but only earned 42 percent of what their full-time counterparts did. Thanks to that report, and grass-roots pressure from part-time advocates and the California […]
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