Wednesday, May 27, 2015

How Many Women Are Adjuncts Out There?

The Chronicle of Higher Education
May 27th, 2015


In February we celebrated National Adjunct Walkout Day. It was supposed to create awareness of the plight faced by so many college instructors today: the utter lack of job security and the poor compensation for the amount of labor involved. Here we have a profession in charge of helping train and teach our society’s citizens, and yet 75.5 percent of its practitioners live in this precarious position.
But where does that 75-percent figure come from? It comes from the Department of Education’s 2009 study of “Employees in Postsecondary Institutions,” and it includes graduate teaching assistants as well as contingent faculty members. Many of us in academe, in the news media, and even in the White House’s 2014 report “The Just-in-Time Professor,” have been using the data from that 2009 report. 


In February we celebrated National Adjunct Walkout Day. It was supposed to create awareness of the plight faced by so many college instructors today: the utter lack of job security and the poor compensation for the amount of labor involved. Here we have a profession in charge of helping train and teach our society’s citizens, and yet 75.5 percent of its practitioners live in this precarious position.
But where does that 75-percent figure come from? It comes from the Department of Education’s 2009 study of “Employees in Postsecondary Institutions,” and it includes graduate teaching assistants as well as contingent faculty members. Many of us in academe, in the news media, and even in the White House’s 2014 report “The Just-in-Time Professor,” have been using the data from that 2009 report.
- See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1017-how-many-women-are-adjuncts-out-there#sthash.jkvPwAEC.dpuf
In February we celebrated National Adjunct Walkout Day. It was supposed to create awareness of the plight faced by so many college instructors today: the utter lack of job security and the poor compensation for the amount of labor involved. Here we have a profession in charge of helping train and teach our society’s citizens, and yet 75.5 percent of its practitioners live in this precarious position.
But where does that 75-percent figure come from? It comes from the Department of Education’s 2009 study of “Employees in Postsecondary Institutions,” and it includes graduate teaching assistants as well as contingent faculty members. Many of us in academe, in the news media, and even in the White House’s 2014 report “The Just-in-Time Professor,” have been using the data from that 2009 report.
- See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1017-how-many-women-are-adjuncts-out-there#sthash.jkvPwAEC.dpuf
 
In February we celebrated National Adjunct Walkout Day. It was supposed to create awareness of the plight faced by so many college instructors today: the utter lack of job security and the poor compensation for the amount of labor involved. Here we have a profession in charge of helping train and teach our society’s citizens, and yet 75.5 percent of its practitioners live in this precarious position.
But where does that 75-percent figure come from? It comes from the Department of Education’s 2009 study of “Employees in Postsecondary Institutions,” and it includes graduate teaching assistants as well as contingent faculty members. Many of us in academe, in the news media, and even in the White House’s 2014 report “The Just-in-Time Professor,” have been using the data from that 2009 report.
- See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1017-how-many-women-are-adjuncts-out-there#sthash.jkvPwAEC.dpuf
In February we celebrated National Adjunct Walkout Day. It was supposed to create awareness of the plight faced by so many college instructors today: the utter lack of job security and the poor compensation for the amount of labor involved. Here we have a profession in charge of helping train and teach our society’s citizens, and yet 75.5 percent of its practitioners live in this precarious position.
But where does that 75-percent figure come from? It comes from the Department of Education’s 2009 study of “Employees in Postsecondary Institutions,” and it includes graduate teaching assistants as well as contingent faculty members. Many of us in academe, in the news media, and even in the White House’s 2014 report “The Just-in-Time Professor,” have been using the data from that 2009 report.
- See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1017-how-many-women-are-adjuncts-out-there#sthash.jkvPwAEC.dpuf

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