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So what is going on with Adjunct Faculty, is the working Condition deteriorating?..

FACE Talk Friday, 24 August 2012 Barbara McKenna New report blasts working conditions of adjunct faculty The working conditions of U.S. adjunct and contingent faculty—and, by association, the learning conditions of American college students—came under fire in a report issued Aug. 23 by the Center for the Future of Higher Education. The report, based on a 2011 survey of 500 adjunct faculty, finds two significant issues for those who make up the majority of the higher education workforce. Many are hired "just in time" to teach courses that are to begin three or fewer weeks after faculty are notified, and they have limited access to pedagogical resources. For example, two-thirds of those responding to the survey reported receiving three weeks' notice or less to prepare for their classes. Almost all (94 percent) of survey respondents received no departmental or institutional campus orientation. In terms of sheer logistical support, respondents reported inadequate access to su…

Postdocs Cartoon by VADLO, Pretty hilarious but depicts real life complexities of postdocs
by Peter Ze Tang