Hey, there! Before you go further, have you read my disclaimer? Just checking.
This is not what I had planned as Part 2 of my adjunct series, but this morning Anne Kress, President of Monroe Community College, tweeted about a recent NY Times Op-Ed piece:
Color me interested. So I looked up the piece she referenced. And she’s right: Ugh.
We dohave a problem with adjunct faculty in colleges. I think I already made that clear. But this is not the problem:
“The colleges expect little of these teachers. Not surprisingly, they often act accordingly. They spend significantly less time than full-time teachers preparing for class, advising students or giving written or oral feedback. And they are far less likely to participate in instructional activities — like tutoring, academic goal setting or developing community-based projects — that can benefit students.”
First of all, I don’t know…
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