Friday, January 30, 2015

National Adjunct Walkout Day

Inside Higher Ed reports on National Adjunct Walkout Day. It’s February 25, 2015.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: The exploitation of adjunct labor is the shame and scandal of American higher education.

[I am not now nor have I ever been an adjunct instructor, and I’m fortunate to teach at a school that treats adjuncts well. Many schools do not. I imagine that schools of all sorts will respond to NAWD by announcing that anyone not teaching on February 25 will lose wages.]

comments: 1

Michael Leddy said...

To the commenter who asked about adjunct conditions at my school: I’ve left your comment off, as I never mention my employer by name here. The pay for adjuncts is decent (see the Chronicle site), and there is health insurance. But yes, there are many more adjunct faculty now than there were a few years ago. That’s not a good sign. And a hiring freeze is also not a good sign: as tenured faculty retire, no one is coming in to fill those “lines.”