Northwestern Michigan College Outsources Hiring of Adjuncts to “Cut Costs”

Northwestern Michigan College’s adjuncts will be employees of Edustaff, an unusual higher ed staffing model meant to cut costs. by Ken McClure Higher education for decades has consistently drifted away from employing full-time faculty in favor of part-time, or adjunct, instructors. But one Michigan community college is shaking up the sector’s employment model in a different way. As of July, Northwestern Michigan College’s new adjuncts aren’t even institution staff — they work for Edustaff, a staffing firm. It’s one of several Michigan community colleges, like North Central Michigan College, to adopt this approach. Workers’ rights advocates might raise their eyebrows […]
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