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SIU Zero-time Adjunct Follow-up

[Update to the update: SIU has posted a statement on the programme here. As it essentially confirms my suspicions that it is designed to steal soft academic labour from new PhDs by trading on their institutional loyalty and need for affiliation without paying them for their services, I provide the …

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Higher EducationMoney

And so It Has Come to This

Southern Illinois University has finally taken the step that we all knew was coming, whether we openly admitted it to ourselves or not. The progression was too obvious, the market forces in question too powerful, for this result to have been anything but inevitable. The question was never if, but …

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Higher Education

My last word on funding.

Well, things got a little heated in the comments over on Vince’s response to my response to his article. For those of you that don’t want to try to navigate all the nested threads (which admittedly gave me a headache), here’s one last summary of my position for clarity’s sake. …

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Pop Quiz: What can we do about academic labour?

Happy Labo(u)r Day to our Canadian and American readers! Though the holiday has suffered from some cultural drift over the years since its inception (serving now mainly as an excuse for back-to-school sales, barbecues, and a post quem non for wearing white), I thought it might be nice to get …

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