Recently, I was contacted about a research study Dr. Emily Heying, College of Saint Benedict/St. John’s University, is conducting on food insecurity on college campuses, especially among adjuncts and students. For decades, a key part of the dismantling of higher education, which has been escalating lately, has been the transformation of faculty from vast majority tenure-track status to vast majority “precariat’ status. Massive debt burden, food and housing insecurity, health insecurity, along with diminishing career expectations, all have been common experiences among adjuncts.
And although I am restrained in my expectations, with a First Lady who knows what a community college looks like from the inside, and other tantalizing possibilities, we might be on the cusp of changes that could have profound impact on the lives of 75% of college faculty. This is a good moment for a new study on the lives of adjuncts.
Please consider participating in this study by taking the brief survey. I did.
Adjunct faculty and staff are needed for a research study on food insecurity. The study consists of completing a 10 min. anonymous survey and is open to higher education staff and faculty in the US over 18 years old. You’ll be asked about your own food access, perceptions of campus food security among students, demographics, and nature of employment. Upon survey completion, you can provide your email in a separate form to enter a drawing for one of two $25 VISA gift cards. Link: https://forms.gle/JFspgu5Ta4EUoPjs9
Dr. Emily Heying (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Zubaida Qamar (email@example.com)
*This research study has received exempt status from the Institutional Review Board’s at both SFSU and CSB/SJU.
JohnWould you like us to share this message with the Adjuncts at our colleges? I can use the DL for example. Carlynne AllbeeAdjunct since 1982 Check out my book, Your First Job or what your mother never told you. Go to Amazon and type in my name and you will find that it is available at Amazon both as paperback and Kindle Great for anyone of any age starting to work in an office job.
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Sure. Spread it widely. Dr. Heying is trying to investigate the most significant issue facing higher education.