Inside Higher Ed
February 26th, 2015
It started as a simple question on social media: What would happen if adjuncts across the country walked out on the same day, at the same time?
That question got answered Wednesday -- sort of -- on the first-ever
National Adjunct Walkout Day. There were some big walkouts at a few
institutions but, for a variety of reasons, adjuncts at many more
colleges and universities staged alternative protests, such as
teach-ins, rallies and talks. Still, the movement led to unprecedented
levels of conversation on many campuses, in the media and elsewhere
about the working conditions of the majority of college faculty (those
off the tenure track). And as a result, adjunct activists declared the
day a success -- while wondering what comes next.