So, even though my posts about adjunct professors haven't gotten much traction here, there has been quite a bit of chatter generated over at my Psychology Today blog.
This is the third in a series of posts about adjunct professors. The first
post, about research professors vs. teaching-only professors, went mostly
unnoticed, but the second
post, where I started to dissect the rhetoric surrounding adjunct professors,
generated some serious
and lengthy discussion in the comments. Before I try to do more, I want to
publicize some of that discussion, especially the information supplied by Ana
Tamayo of Adjunct
Justice and Robin Sowards of the Adjunct
Faculty Association, which is affiliated with the United Steelworkers.
Because we have different experiences, and likely different images of what an
ideal university and an ideal faculty member look like, our approaches to the
problem are different... and they should be.