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Questions About Adjuncts and Pregnancy

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by an Adjunct at a Texas Community College I’m 11 weeks pregnant, and if things go as planned, I will be due early November. In the next couple of weeks, I need to inform my superiors about my pregnancy. As yet, none of them know. I have a terminal degree, and I teach at two community colleges in Texas. I hope to continue teaching up until mid to late October, and I also want to return in the spring semester for some adjunct work. Does anyone know if adjuncts are given the same rights under the EEOC? Or do you know   


Worker’s Comp Lessons From an Injured Adjunct

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by Linda J. Lee This winter was brutal. Snow days challenged educators to revise and consolidate carefully constructed course plans, and snowstorms can pose additional problems for adjuncts (see Ken Ryesky’s post “Adjuncts and Snowstorms”). Navigating winter weather on campus can even result in physical injuries. In early February, after an ice storm that left more than 600,000 people in the Philadelphia region without power, I slipped on the ice and fell at one of the universities where I teach. In the nine weeks since my knee injury (a bone contusion, or bruise), I have had at least ten visits   


How the Increasing Reliance on Contingent Workers in Academia Will Result in Revolution

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  by Nathaniel C. Oliver “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde Adjuncts are contractors. We are assigned classes on an as-needed basis, given a contract to teach those classes, and then we are allowed to move on, having done our job. Most adjuncts choose to return to their college, hoping that we will be given classes again, in much the same way that day laborers might hang out at Home Depot in the hopes that someone in a pickup truck will come by and offer them a chance   


New Documentary About Adjuncts

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The Adjunct Penalty

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by Gina Opdycke Terry, PhD Much discussion exists about how to escape the adjunct’s life of indentured servitude for tenure track positions. After all, positions in the coveted Ivory Tower will always outrank a life of little pay and heavy, lower-level teaching loads. Despite the many pitfalls of adjunct life, many adjuncts choose to forgo the Ivory Tower. In doing so, they enter a career with a penalty that is both tangible and psychological. Indeed, the Adjunct Project’s documentation of the “army” of adjuncts across the country is full of stories of those who feel sidelined for being adjuncts, or   


What Adjuncts Do

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by Fabian Banga* “If there is no struggle, there is no progress” –Frederick Douglass Thomas A. Foster is right in his article “What faculty do” when he describes the innumerable tasks that professors do during their tenure in universities. The idea that labor compensation in higher education is associated only with teaching is a sign that the person who is proposing this notion is not familiar with the reality of the university professorship. Furthermore, most of the tenured faculty contracts take into consideration extracurricular tasks as part of the instructor’s load. The fact is that this reality is not exclusive   


Adjuncts and Snowstorms

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  by Ken Ryesky Queens College CUNY I am now sitting at my desk at home, taking a break from grading papers, and looking out the window at the snow that has thickly blanketed Long Island. It’s turning into rain which, our meteorology mavens tell us, will be returning for an encore in the early morning hours tomorrow. Were it not for this snow, I would be standing in front of a classroom full of Business Law students, delivering a lecture on Corporate Formation and Corporation Governance. Snowstorms are a fact of winter life for most of us in the   


Time To Tell the Students

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  By Ms. B. California Community College Adjunct Tonight while running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to keep track of 30 biology students in their lab, I chastised myself for doing this again–teaching as an adjunct. I swore it off a few years ago after I ended up ill and broke. The thing is, I love teaching and when I don’t teach, I miss it . . . you know how it goes. HEROICS. They count on it, take advantage of it. We sure as hell don’t do it for the pay, or for the   


Why I Will No Longer Work As An Adjunct – Effective Immediately

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  A Commentary on the Demoralizing, Soul Crushing Existence of an Adjunct Instructor Thanks to the Absence of Job Security, Being Expendable, Being Under-appreciated, Feeling Like a Fraud, and Having a Master’s Degree but Collecting Food Stamps Because of Sub-Poverty Wages*   by S. For those of you who don’t know who I am, allow me to introduce myself. I’m a single mom of two teens. Ten years ago I was working for a company making less than $25,000 a year. Despite having a strong work history, I was unable to find a job that would sufficiently support myself and   


“Why Buy the Cow?”: An Open Letter to Full-time Faculty

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  by Emily Van Duyne –This piece was originally published on January 23, 2014 at I Will Start This Blog. I Mean It!   Dear Colleagues: It is Saturday night, and as I write this, my young son sleeps; there is a stack of at least 140 papers stuffed into my Jane Eyre tote bag—the seams that cinch the handles to the bag are loosening, and will probably rip before I administer my last final in December. I bought it just this August, but as an adjunct professor this semester, I’m teaching 22 credits at three separate colleges. As such,   


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