Academic Apartheid

Discussion in 'Online & DL Teaching' started by Kizmet, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator

    If one chooses to be an adjunct as their main source of income, they need to first remember that, by the very definition of the word, adjunct faculty are a supplement to regular full-time faculty; a reserve or auxiliary, so to say. It was intended to be an avocation, not a vocation.

    That's the just the reality, I'm not saying it's fair or just. I wanted to be a Navy or Air Force fighter pilot, but I'm too tall and my uncorrected eyesight is horrendous, so I accepted that reality and moved on. Next thing I knew, I was in the Army, but that's another story. :biggrin:
  2. jonlevy

    jonlevy Active Member

    Tenure track faculty does largely the same work as the adjunct under better conditions and gets 5-10 times the pay, they get benefits and a pension. I'd say they are not the adjunct's friend.
  3. jonlevy

    jonlevy Active Member

    Collective bargaining is a joke. Getting rid of tenure would permit a more equitable distribution of the limited benefits available. The way I see it, tenured faculty prosper on the back's of adjuncts.

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