Part-Time Faculty Union Prez Publishes Op-Ed Calling His Own Members "Monsters"
by Mark James Miller The American higher educational system has created a monster — the out-of-control growth of part-time or adjunct faculty. In its over-reliance on part-time instructors, higher education has built a house of sand. In colleges and universities across the country, budgets are developed and strategic plans made that assume contingent faculty will carry an ever-increasing share of the teaching load. While many in the establishment acknowledge this is a problem, they are doing nothing to resolve it and are fiddling while their house burns down. In 1960, 75 percent of instructors in higher education were full-time. They were […]