Can the Adjunct Issue In Higher Ed Get Resolved?

Adjuncts in community colleges:

“In the last few years the attention on adjunct faculty working at colleges and universities has increased significantly. This has been happening in the context of the public asking for greater accountability as the price of a college education has increased exponentially. The increased reliance on adjuncts is a phenomenon most types of institutions have been experiencing—private, public, two-year, four-year, etc. At community colleges, it is not uncommon for 60 to 70% of the teaching faculty to be non-tenure track faculty. While there are many benefits to hiring adjuncts, issues of adjunct compensation and benefits are serious concerns as the Consumer Price Index continues to rise faster than average wages paid to adjuncts. Tales of Ph.D. graduates earning salaries so measly that they cannot pay their student loans have become all too common. On February 25, 2015, adjunct faculty across the country are planning a large-scale National Adjunct Walkout Day to bring attention to their plight….”

Can the Adjunct Issue In Higher Ed. Get Resolved?.


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