Too Many Tricks, Not Enough Treats

by VanessaVaile

My belated Halloween treat for readers. ICYMI Rita Lily’s “A is for Adjunct” ~ a relatively new WP blog is off to a promising start publishing adjunct stories since October 4, 2016. I added her then to my reader and follow her on WP. You should too.

75bf7f4762efcd3e65ff0c9c133d59d0In keeping with this season of tricks and treats, let’s take a look at which of the two seems to be winning in the academic community and how that might be used to adjuncts’ advantages.

Realistically, it’s obvious that tricks have abounded this fall. Teachers showed up for the first day of school at Long Island University to discover they’d been locked out … Ohio State University English adjuncts were told their contracts were NFG then updated with a fun little update of, “Oops, just kidding … everything’s fine.” … Then there’s the City College of New York president who cut budgets by more than 14%, perhaps to distract from her $150K in financial misconduct. Let’s face it, the devils and gremlins are taking their tricks seriously this year.

So, where are the treats?

Sure I get that the phrase is “trick OR treat,” but that doesn’t mean it always…

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