Auld Lang Syne

First off, Happy New Year to all of our readers! I am looking forward to 2008 as a pivotal year in the life of the Adjunct Advocate and our webpage. This new year marks a turning point for our company as it does, I imagine, for many of you. My hope is that we […]

When You’re Smiling

Life as an adjunct, for many, is no laughing matter. However, I think it’s important to keep things in perspective and to try to find the humor in situations that one finds difficult. I am not saying I always manage to do it; I do make every effort, however. To this end, we have several […]

Delusions of Grandeur in New York

I read today in a piece published in the New York Sun that New York state officials are recommending that, “New York’s public universities mine their ranks of adjunct faculty for the 2000 new full-time faculty the universities are seeking to hire by 2013.” The reaction from tenured faculty? In a word: resistance. Can we […]


I want to talk a little bit about changes that have been made recently here at Adjunct Advocate. Of course, the most important change is that the Adjunct Advocate is no longer a print publication. If you are a print subscriber, please visit our Migration Page to switch your subscription to digital. It takes only […]

Reviewing the Situation

I walk my kids to school on Monday mornings. They chatter away about whatever their latest interests are, and I listen. Walking them means I get started with work a little later than usual. Generally, I am in my office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., pretty standard hours. However, it takes […]

Content is Queen and I am the Lady in Waiting

Over the past few days, I have been assigning content to my regular writers. That doesn’t mean that I have irregular writers. It is editor-speak for those writers with whom I work on a regular basis. They get first choice of books to review, features to write, subjects to interview, and columns to submit. They […]

Where in Canada is Waldo teaching?

I was reading the other day about the recent Canadian Council on Learning’s report on post-secondary education in the Toronto Globe and Mail. It was almost too perfect that at the very end of the Globe and Mail story there was this paragraph: In the area of better collection of information, the report notes that […]


I received a letter in late-November from someone wanting a copy of “Adjunct as Object: A Look At a Dozen Dissertations.” It was published in the July/August 2002 issue of Adjunct Advocate. In his letter, the writer said: ….By the way, I am defending my dissertation November 29, 2007–it is titled “A Case Study of […]

Baruch Prez Plays Little League….

According to an article in The Ticker, Dr. Kathleen Waldron scored a $10,735 raise to bring her annual salary to $249,285. Nice. Of course, compared to University of Michigan President Dr. Mary Sue Coleman’s salary of $743,151, Waldron’s salary is, well, Little League. Then again, so is Dr. Waldron’s decision to reduce the pay of […]

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

I just popped online to view our November 2007 webpage statistics. Before you yawn and decide that I am waaaaaaay too nerdy, let me promise that I won’t get too technical. To begin, I will say in my defense that I do not view the stats every month. However, having a webpage is like sending […]