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Today on Your Call: How is the corporatization of higher education affecting teachers?


On today’s Your Call, we’ll discuss how colleges are hiring part-time teachers to save costs, and what impact it has on education. Adjunct teachers now make up 50 percent of higher education faculty. Many receive no benefits and are paid poorly, with no chance of job-security or tenure. What happens to students when their teachers are contractors, not full-time professionals? And how are adjuncts organizing for change? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Holly Kernan and you.




Dr. Adrianna Kezar, professor of higher education at the University of Southern California and director at The Delphi Project

Maria Maisto, adjunct English teacher at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland and president of the New Faculty Majority

Christian Nagler, adjunct teacher of writing and arts teacher at the San Francisco Art Institute

Web Resources:

NYT - The New College Campus

PBS NewsHour - Is Academia Suffering from “Adjunctivitis”? Low-paid adjunct professors struggle to make ends meet

Inside Higher Ed - Congress Takes Note

Chronicle of Higher Education - To Improve Adjuncts’ Plight, 1st Step is to Acknowledge the Problem

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Death of an adjunct

NYT - More College Adjuncts see strength in union numbers

Inside Higher Ed, Adrianna Kezar - Higher ed disruptions doomed to fail without addressing state of the faculty

The Delphi Project

The New Faculty Majority