Administration Creates Adjuncts?

teacher-goth-looking-w-bkThe Origins of the Casualization of Academic Labor, by blogger Historianne, takes issue with Thomas Frank’s essay in Harper’s, which blames tenure-track teachers for the explosion of contingent faculty.

Tenured and tenure-track faculty, in my experience, don’t make arguments about how they can do more with less, nor are they the people who have been cutting the instructional budget at their universities. Administrators are the authors of this shift from tenured to casual labor, and they’re the ones who benefit from it directly.

Faculty may not be fighting it, but they are not the one making the decisions about contingent faculty.

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