Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Stretched Adjuncts Could Be Weak Link in Obama’s Free-College Plan

The Chronicle of Higher Education
January 13th, 2015

President Obama’s plan to offer free community-college tuition to millions of students has little to say about one important matter: who would teach them.
That omission has prompted some adjunct-faculty advocates to express concern that the plan would simply increase the burden placed on college instructors who work part time for relatively low pay. They warn that if the proposal is passed into law without provisions improving those teachers’ pay, job security, and working conditions, it could undermine one of the plan’s goals: improving the quality of instruction at community colleges.

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