Also this week: why progressive college towns are rife with inequality; how we network.
Keep things professional no matter how much your colleagues talk about being a “family.”
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: Twitter tips for newbies; dealing with annoying auditors; teaching at multiple institutions.
Here's what you can do now to make the most of the months ahead.
Just because I write about what’s wrong with academia doesn’t mean I’m cynical about its future.
How to get a part-time teaching job at a community college, while you earn a Ph.D.
Burdened by the debt of the past, struggling to survive in the present, contingent faculty often cannot fathom saving for the future.
If we had license to speak freely to our full-time counterparts, here’s what we would say.
That we as contingent faculty take pride in our work is both our greatest virtue and our worst vulnerability.
Adjuncts are postdoctoral teaching fellows. Search committees must start seeing them as the veteran pedagogical experts they are.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: interviewing at a Catholic institution; adjuncting in two departments at the same university; and other advice.
It’s your “best alternative to a negotiated agreement,” and having a strong one in hand improves your bargaining position.
It was a relief not having to worry about whether I was “teaching right.”
A former adjunct looks into the perils of freelancing.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: Paying adjuncts for departmental service; and how to select a grad student.