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Old 04-08-2009, 05:29 PM
 
Location: virginia beach, virginia
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I just ran into this term at a local college. Evidently adjunct teaching is all the 'rave' in North Carolina. Anyone have any experience? Pro's or Con's? Warnings?
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Old 04-08-2009, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Adjunct problems are the same everywhere - you never get tenure, poverty wages - check the discussion forums at the Chronicle of Higher Education. Google "adjunct abuse" and you'll get an eyeful.

News: New Form of Adjunct Abuse - Inside Higher Ed
Blog U.: Ask the Administrator: Adjunct Course Development - Confessions of a Community College Dean - Inside Higher Ed
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Old 04-09-2009, 05:28 AM
 
Location: virginia beach, virginia
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Thanks again.
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Old 04-11-2009, 04:49 PM
 
Location: in a house
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I don't know what you mean by "...all the 'rave'..."? An adjunct instructor is a part-time faculty person. Adjuncts usually work a regular job elsewhere or could be retired; they might teach a class at the college at night or on-line or on the weekend. My "adjunct" makes $26.50/contact hour per course per semester and I thank the Lord for her daily. She also contracts as adjunct faculty to 2 - 3 other colleges. She left her FT supervisory job 2 years ago and she hasn't looked back. I am very lucky.
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Old 04-12-2009, 06:17 AM
 
Location: virginia beach, virginia
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These comments of yours seem to indicate that I am being critical of adjunct teachers. To the contrary. If you've read the news in your industry it appears that many colleges and schools nationwide are seeking adjunct teachers not as helpers or aids but to fill virtual full-time slots because of budget woes. They do this so that they don't have to pay to scale and don't have to provide most benefits . My fiance' is seeking such a position because of her unique situation.
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I don't know what you mean by "...all the 'rave'..."? An adjunct instructor is a part-time faculty person. Adjuncts usually work a regular job elsewhere or could be retired; they might teach a class at the college at night or on-line or on the weekend. My "adjunct" makes $26.50/contact hour per course per semester and I thank the Lord for her daily. She also contracts as adjunct faculty to 2 - 3 other colleges. She left her FT supervisory job 2 years ago and she hasn't looked back. I am very lucky.
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