Monday, March 31, 2014

Adjunct professors beg for crumbs from administrative overlords

Adjunct professors get no benefits, no job security, and often not even a desk or office. They may well make less money that they could make behind the counter at Starbucks. “I spent 12 years training for this,” Anne Winkler-Morey told the Star Tribune. She is 55 years old and has been teaching for twenty years. This year she will make $17,000. She says, “I was making more on unemployment than I am now.”

It's a disgrace, but don't expect any sympathy from the highly-compensated administrators at the U. Arlene Carney, vice provost for faculty and academic affairs, says, “If we hired only tenured and tenure-track faculty members, then we would have a budget crisis on our hands very quickly.”

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