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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