With all due respect to Ike - who has his PhD at the same place I've got my EdS - an adjunct faculty is really on the "fringes" of academia - to put it mildly. They are not involved in the day-to-day business of a department. Reminds me of when I was invited to Microsoft's campus outside Seattle for an education conference about MOAC. Almost all the staff were ex-publisher reps. Every one of them made the claim they came "from the education field" - which any FT faculty knows is an extremly tenuous claim to make - they provide free books to faculty - that's about it. Microsoft STILL has very minor textbook penetration into academia - and the people representing themselves as "from the education field" are largely to blame - and the situation isn't going to improve as long as Microsoft doesn't know what they're listening to.