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Women In Academia

Dispatches from Adjunct Land: Ending a Class

The end of a class is bittersweet. After nine weeks, I’m tired, too, and ready for a break. But I’ve gotten to know my students, and wish I could spend more time with them. I think about them after class has ended and wonder if they use what I have taught them. I hope they […]

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Women In Academia

Adjunct Land: Why Didn’t I Think of That?

I tend not to respond to op-eds, columns, and blog posts about adjuncting. I’d never have time for anything else. But Charlotte Allen’s recent op-ed for the L.A. Times contains a worn argument that I can’t ignore anymore: “Don’t be an adjunct.”

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Women In Academia

Dispatch from Adjunct Land 4: Grading

Final papers were turned in this week! Guess what is consuming me mind, body, and soul right now.

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Women In Academia

Dispatch from Adjunct Land III: Getting a Job

Everything I know about getting an academic job. Which, admittedly, isn’t much.

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Women In Academia

Dispatch from Adjunct Land II: Compensation

I make about $10 to $25 an hour. I receive no benefits other than a discount at the school store.

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Education in America

Dispatch from Adjunct Land 1

“Have you always wanted to teach but can’t full time?” -From a want ad for adjunct instructors.