Adjuncts are the Stepchildren

orange-and-red-ladyI’ve mentioned before that adjuncts are in the position women were in forty years ago. We have to be twice as good to get half the credit.

…the idea that if someone hasn’t made it into the full-time ranks it must be because there is something wrong with him or her. “We are not part of the actual family here,” he says. “It is like we are servants.”

Feeling unimportant, says Mr. Knapp, comes with a price. “There is no incentive to give 100 percent,” he says. “Mediocrity is built into the system.”

from the Chronicle article on adjuncts at Oakton

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