Writing for a mainstream audience is just another form of teaching.
Why can I get away with wearing ripped-up jeans and a Lakers jersey to class? There’s no getting around this: It’s because I’m a white man.
Rather than looking for winners and losers, department chairs should view negotiation as an opportunity to create optimal conditions for a faculty member to succeed.
When professors take to Facebook with tales of their students’ misbehavior, they’re not just venting. There’s valuable discussion happening.
Are contingent professors exploited? In many cases, yes. But invoking the specter of forced labor is rhetorically sloppy and historically hurtful.