Why the Adjunct Crisis is Everyone’s Business

by VanessaVaile

Check out and follow this new adjunct blog. I don’t know much about it but following and reading is the best way to learn. So far just two posts, anon eds, no geo-tag (understandable cautions in a time of adjunct vulnerability and admin retaliation) ~ not to be confused with the original #Ais4Adjunct at http://www.scoop.it/t/a-is-for-adjunct.

by Rita Lilly, @New95 Associate, October 6. 2016

Unless you’re directly connected to an institution of higher learning, it’s easy to ignore the crisis adjunct professors are currently experiencing. In truth, it should hold meaning and cause concern for everyone. Here’s why.

First, let’s look at how it affects students and how they, in turn, affect society as a whole.

Many of us have fond memories of in-depth discussions with a professor after class, some of which took a complete departure from the class topic. For some of us, that marked the beginning of seeing ourselves as adults and learning to interact with others on an adult level. Today’s adjuncts rarely have time for those encounters. Most must run from the classroom to travel to another part of town for a second or third job. Since they’re not provided office space, meetings that do take place are held in a…

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