Imagine a model of learning that pays faculty fairly and attracts students who want an intellectual challenge.
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.
Some technological innovations can make higher education better — just as others can make it worse.
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.
If faculty keep playing defense rather than offense, the patient will be completely dead before too long.
A look at the “WordRates” experiment created by freelance writers.
Adjuncts are postdoctoral teaching fellows. Search committees must start seeing them as the veteran pedagogical experts they are.
Stop expecting books to precede jobs. It’s got to be the other way around.
A former adjunct looks into the perils of freelancing.