The Case of the Vanishing Full-Time Professor

By |October 25th, 2017|Labor Press Briefs|

The New York Times – If you've written a few five-figure tuition checks or taken on 10 years' of debt, you probably think you're paying to be taught by full-time professors. But it's entirely possible that most of your teachers are freelancers. In 1960, 75 percent of college instructors were full-time tenured or tenure-track professors; [...]

Professors Behaving Badly

By |October 25th, 2017|Labor Press Briefs|

The New York Times – Is there something about adjunct faculty members that makes them prone to outrageous political outbursts? In August, Michael Isaacson, an adjunct instructor of economics at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, wrote on Twitter, “Some of y’all might think it sucks being an anti-fascist teaching at [...]

Senators Again Seek Loan Relief for Adjunct Faculty

By |October 25th, 2017|Labor Press Briefs, Uncategorized|

Diverse Education – Adjunct faculty members will get another chance to gain eligibility for a federal student loan relief program under proposed legislation by two U.S. senators. In early October, Senators Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) and Al Franken (D-Minnesota) introduced the Adjunct Faculty Loan Fairness Act of 2017 that would allow part-time faculty at colleges and [...]