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Adjuncts Part II

As a follow-up to my entry in September on Adjuncts (Part I) (DW), Nick Mamatas on FB linked to this interview with the man who wrote the original article.

Now I have a dog in this fight. I am in hospital, on my wife's excellent insurance, and I am adjunct faculty at WMU. We are unionized at WMU. There has been some improvements. And my chair has been very generous, both with work before May 6th and keeping things open since I was hospitalized.

But realistically I know that (1) I do not make a living wage with my work and (2) with my long commute (of my own choice, to some extent) I am essentially teaching college physics for free.

In the current political, economic and university budget climates, I know things are not going to wildly change. But it's a conversation we're going to have to start having.

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