Colleges hire more minority and female professors, but most jobs filled are adjunct, not tenure track, study finds.
"The Labor Department has updated its guidance for temporary unemployment in ways that adjunct advocates say may make it easier to collect benefits between academic terms."
Adjunct professors in America face low pay and long hours without the security of full-time faculty. Some, on the brink of homelessness, take desperate measures
Brilliant colleagues. Curious students. High status. Earning less than half of what a kindergarten teacher makes.
"While students are choosing campuses that trade country club–like facilities for tuition dollars, faculty face increasing pressure to create a warm, nurturing environment and care for students in ways that extend far beyond typical relationships in the classroom."
The radical move might be to quit, writes Claire B. Potter.
"A proposal to change the tenure policy across the U. of Arkansas system has touched off fear among some faculty members. The university says the proposal is merely an effort to align with 'current law and best practices.' The professors say making collegiality a criterion in faculty evaluations is an attack on academic freedom."