“Adjunct professors don’t have tenure, and they often don’t have the benefits, salary, prestige or training of full time professors. But adjuncts now make up more than half of all college faculty across the country. Their pay is often pitiful. As one recent blog put it: ‘Your kid’s college professor might be on Medicaid.’
“Now some adjunct are wondering, should they organize. Joshua Boldt is a freshman composition instructor at the University of Georgia and he was recently inspired to create a public Google document, where adjunct professors can list their pay and benefits. He was only expecting several dozen responses, but he got more than 1,500.
“He says his goal is to shine a spotlight on the working conditions of adjunct faculty, and he hopes that universities will reallocate some of their funding to pay adjuncts better. ‘I Was Barely Able To Feed Myself.’
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