Union efforts have led to higher adjunct
salaries at Washington University in St.
I was just stunned that they would do this," said David McCurdy, an adjunct
faculty member in religious studies who is also a United
This article considers the shortage of accounting faculty and the phrase "qualified adjunct
However, the decision to hire adjunct
faculty often falls to a department chair who may or may not have the time to screen and interview multiple candidates.
The itinerant lifestyle of some adjuncts
is chronicled in places such as the Adjunct
Commuter Weekly, a magazine dedicated to adjuncts
who crisscross state lines to get from one job to the next.
In more-populated urban areas with larger numbers of qualified potential candidates, there's significantly more competition for adjunct
UALR pays its adjunct
faculty $2,000-$3,000 per course.
After class, the adjunct
hies off to the freeway to make it to the next class at the next university, where the pay is $1,750 a course, and while driving thinks about the third class at the third school, where the pay is $2,000.
Regardless of the long delay, the adjunct
faculty continues in its overwhelming support for union representation.
A summary review of a few of the latest policy and strategy initiatives from philanthropically funded "think tanks" in the field turned up no mention of the roles, initiatives, or potential contributions of adjunct
faculty (Alstadt, 2012; Clancy & Collins, 2013; Complete College America, 2011; Silva & White, 2013).
The development of models and programs to prepare and mentor online adjunct
faculty has not kept pace with the demand for this resource (Adams & Dority, 2005; Blodgett, 2008).
professors now make up more than half of all college faculty nationwide; in the 1970s, about 70 percent of college instructors were tenured professors or on a track to tenure.
A strong start in teaching can make or break the success of newly hired adjunct
instructors who are faced, for the first time, with the task of conveying knowledge to learners.
ERIC Descriptors: Adjunct
Faculty; Writing Teachers; Writing Instruction; Basic Writing; Writing (Composition); Professional Development; Work Environment; College Faculty; Teacher Attitudes; Teacher Participation; Educational Planning; Professional Autonomy; Teaching Experience
professors of the University of Miami School of Law have together contributed over $80,000 to the Adjunct
Faculty Scholarship Fund.