A story that sounds familiar and which should be heard.
25 February 2014
by Marnie Weigle
“The more we talk openly about the academy’s hypocritical two tier system, “a system which not only exploits the 70 percent of the faculty with contingent appointments but cheats the current and future generations of students in profound and long-lasting ways,” the more likely change will come.”
Originally posted on modern disappointment.:
As editor of Modern Disappointment, I encourage artists and writers to submit their work for publication.
Here is our first guerrilla art submission from Madjuncts Unite Press, a wholesome and subversive group of justice seeking adjuncts. It’s a visual parody based on a poster making its way onto college campuses purporting the advantages of staying in school and higher education. The irony is that the figure given for annual income without even a high school diploma is actually higher than the average earnings of an adjunct professor at an institution of higher learning–for which you need a postgraduate degree. And probably someone who is instructing in the very building in which the poster hangs.
We here at MD fully support our adjunct brethren, and are delighted to share their latest piece of irreverent and tragic humor. Think of them like Fight Club, but without any explosions. Or fighting. “Madjuncts Unite” sounds way cooler than “Adjunct Club.” And their first rule is that you HAVE to talk about them.
Advance the video about 25 minutes in before watching.