Patrick Iber’s “How To Treat Adjuncts”

Here is an essay recently published in Inside Higher Education that helps us begin to break down the complex changing nature of academic labor, evidenced by the growing number of non-tenure adjunct faculty in our universities. Sometimes before we understand the larger issue, we have to understand the small, basic ones that have to do with sharing and respecting our common human dignity.


photo courtesy of USA Today: see
photo courtesy of USA Today: see

How to Treat Adjuncts
By Patrick Iber, October 24, 2014

It is the time of year when graduate students, unemployed Ph.D.s, contingent faculty, and various rubberneckers are clogging the lanes of the internet looking for job announcements. And, in spite of improvement in certain areas of the economy, there are few to be seen….