Wednesday, February 25, 2015

N.J. professors plan protests, teach-ins for 'National Adjunct Walkout Day'

True Jersey
February 25th, 2015

New Jersey college students may arrive at class today and find their professors packing up their bags and skipping class in the first-ever "National Adjunct Walkout Day."
The loosely-organized national protest is designed to highlight the plight of part-time professors and lecturers on college campuses. Organizers have been using social media sites, including Facebook and Tumblr, to urge adjunct professors to participate in the walkout.
Adjuncts are typically hired to teach one or more courses per semester. Compared to full-time professors, they earn low pay and have little job security. But they now make up the majority of teachers on college campuses nationwide, according to a survey released last year by the American Association of University Professors.

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