ERIC Number: ED417646
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Nov-7
Reference Count: N/A
Adjuncts and Their Din of Inequities: Transforming Complaints into Action and Results.
Underlying barriers to adjunct faculty forming effective communities are time and distance; they spend little time on campus, and there is distance, physically and psychologically, from their peers. There can be no hope of challenging and changing the system without the organizing and focusing of energies. Lessons can be learned from big business. It is important to ask whether teaching is the primary goal of the institution and whether the college could function without adjuncts. Included are 12 critical questions that may be used by adjunct faculty in order to promote change in their status. Some examples of the questions are: Whether or not primary benefits, increased pay or an increased number of full-time positions will solve the problem (individually or combined solutions); Whether or not unionization or guilds would solve their problems; and how to respond to administrators in a "employee at will" atmosphere. (Contains 10 references.) (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Forum of the Midwest Modern Language Association (Chicago, IL, November 7, 1997).