Required Readings

Required Readings, 21 November 2013 – Adjunct Faculty Edition!

Good morning, teachers and learners! Since a larger conversation opened up this week due to a Slate piece on Duquesne University adjunct Margaret Mary Vojtko, I thought I would make today’s set of required readings about the people and the plight of the contingent faculty.

Want to Unionize Your Adjuncts? First You’ve Got to Track Them Down – From the Chronicle blogs.

But according to USA Today, the students can help the union effort.

Slate weighs in again with Why Adjunct Professors Don’t Just Find Other Jobs.

The HuffPo gives us 9 reasons why it sucks to be an adjunct faculty.

Inside Higher Ed provides a discussion of some of the research into student learning in adjunct-taught classes.

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P.E. Robinson

P.E. Robinson

Professor P.E. Robinson teaches astronomy to non-science majors at a 2-year college in the United States. He has a decade of experience teaching science in higher education, and providing professional development experiences to astronomers and other educators. Skepticism and critical thinking are key components of everything he teaches.

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