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Better Pay for Adjuncts

Better Pay for Adjuncts

“‘Professor Staff’ Dominates Today’s Colleges” is a discussion that was broadcast on NPR, The Sound of Ideas, on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. In the discussion, the lack of benefits and pay for adjunct professors and part-time faculty is addressed. In many colleges and universities up to 70% of courses offered are taught by adjuncts and yet the part-time instructor is the lowest paid and least respected in the academic workplace. Now, colleges and universities are further limiting the hours that adjuncts can teach in order to avoid paying federally required health costs. Many part time instructors already have health care and should not be penalized by these requirements. You can listen to the audio of the interview below or at The Sound of Ideas

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We have created several initial forums on Pathways to Chemistry for teachers. Even though this is a chemistry website, the challenges and rewards of teaching are the same regardless of the topic. Both parents that homeschool their children and teachers are welcome to discuss the issues and challenges of teaching in both the classroom and at home. To guarantee your privacy, registration is required to participate in the forums. Once you are registered, you can read posts (right now there are no posts), reply to posts, and start new topics. We can all learn from each other’s experience in teaching. We can discuss topics on teaching techniques, new and old ways to approach subject matter, challenges that we are faced with in our teaching in small and large classrooms and the home classroom, as well as issues that affect our teaching.