There but for the grace of God go I.

by VanessaVaile

Jonathon Rees on supporting #adjunct faculty because we’re all in the same leaky boat together, all of us, everywhere. As he closes, ” [i]ncreasing adjunct pay is not just the right thing to do, it is also the self-interested thing to do because it improves the value of teaching in general, which (as if anybody actually needed to be reminded) is a task that falls to the tenure track and non-tenure track alike.”

More or Less Bunk

While I am not fond of university administrators as a class, like most people’s relationship with their Congressman, I am very supportive of my university’s President, Lesley Di Mare. I am also impressed by CSU-Fort Collins President, Tony Frank, who I know from his three month stint as the dual President of CSU-Fort Collins and Pueblo a few years ago. This only makes me admire him more:

The university already has made significant strides in supporting adjunct faculty in the last couple of years, such as supporting a legislative bill that allows the university to offer multi-year contracts to non-tenured teaching and research faculty, and creating a new committee on campus that represents non-tenure track faculty, Frank said, but more could be done.

“We have ambitious goals for our academic programs at Colorado State, and they cannot be achieved without the full engagement of our adjunct faculty. So in the…

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