Following the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements’ vocal challenge to abuses of power, we must push back against the hypocrisy of administrations that issue abstract calls for “diversity” and “equality” while threatening and impoverishing their adjunct faculty.
About three-quarters of all faculty positions are off the tenure track, according to new AAUP analysis. While many now work on multiyear contracts, their academic freedom remains of concern.
Adjuncts are over-worked, underpaid and have little job security. It's an injustice, and it hurts higher education
Panelists of the Adjunct Pay and Poverty in Higher Education discussion address the room in the University Center.
"I’m purposefully and respectfully borrowing the language of the outspoken LGBTQ community to urge my fellow adjuncts to end their silence and 'come out' to their students, friends, relatives, to everyone, as adjunct faculty members and tell them exactly what that means."
"Colorado State University, like many institutions in the country, is in a struggle to counteract decades of workplace gender inequity. The most recent blows take the form of a study confirming that female full professors — the highest of three tiers of faculty — were being paid less than their male peers and a 'troubling' report on female faculty members' workplace experiences."
Wanda Evans-Brewer, an adjunct professor at DeVry University and Concordia University, is a Ph.D. on welfare. As some adjuncts in Chicago and across the country push to earn $15,000 per course, she and DePaul University adjunct Marty Bernstein discuss the difficulties of being a 'second-tier' instructor.