The Problem With Adjuncts As Entrepreneurs

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by Elaina Loveland Adjuncts are more catered to than ever. Adjunctopia.com helps part-time faculty find jobs. Academic publishers Allyn & Bacon/Longman and Houghton Mifflin host Web sites exclusively for adjuncts. A cover story about an adjunct English professor was published this past summer in Washington Post Magazine. People are beginning to recognize the role adjuncts play in the higher education community, and nearly everyone has some advice to give. Jill Carroll, an adjunct in Texas, has this recommendation: adjuncts should think of themselves as entrepreneurs. The article, “Less Whining, More Teaching,” written by Scott Smallwood and published in the August […]
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