Just because I write about what’s wrong with academia doesn’t mean I’m cynical about its future.
Burdened by the debt of the past, struggling to survive in the present, contingent faculty often cannot fathom saving for the future.
It’s exhausting to keep explaining the adjunct plight to people who refuse to really listen.
Ph.D.s are trained to believe their legacy should be a book, a grant, a discovery. But that doesn’t have to be the case.
All of that extra work you keep doing in hopes it will lead to a tenure-track job? It won’t.
I was flushed out of an academic labor system that I was naïve enough to trust. But it turns out I wasn’t the exception, I was the rule.
Is there an equivalent of the posttenure blues for contingent faculty who have received a promotion?
It’s your “best alternative to a negotiated agreement,” and having a strong one in hand improves your bargaining position.
A former adjunct looks into the perils of freelancing.
Maybe at four-year institutions, but at many two-year colleges it’s a viable pathway to a full-time teaching job.
Can you still write about teaching if you’re not in the classroom?
… Then we’re all going to hang separately.
A formal hiring process, they say, is not as important as a transparent one.
Without up-to-date data, all we have to work with are potentially outdated assumptions.
… And told my department to shove its measly $12,000 stipend.