Adjuncts Sharing Salary Data: Crowdsourced Transparency Takes Off

by Steve Dubb Earlier this year, NPQ wrote about a group of employees at museums and art nonprofits who created an online spreadsheet to share salary information to call attention to their low wages. Now, adjunct college faculty are doing the same thing. The spreadsheet’s title is “What do the people who teach college get paid?” (It was once “Adjuncts Rates,” but the sheet now also has data on tenure-track professors and graduate student instructor salaries.) To date, more than 500 adjunct professors—or “contingent” faculty, as they are officially designated—have shared their salaries. Entries are anonymous, but institutions and departments are usually identified. […]
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