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Inequality, MOOCs and The Predator Elite

It’s been too long since I’ve written here on The Homeless Adjunct blog, but I am back and ready to move forward.  The silence was caused by a particularly hard year of never-ending job searching.  Two of my three adjunct … Continue reading

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How The American University was Killed, in Five Easy Steps

A few years back, Paul E. Lingenfelter began his report on the defunding of public education by saying, “In 1920 H.G. Wells wrote, ‘History is becoming more and more a race between education and catastrophe.’ I think he got it … Continue reading

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What We Must Demand of Our Colleges

To those readers who have followed The Homeless Adjunct for a while, this entry might seem to be a little off-side of our regular discussions, which focused largely on the issues of faculty exploitation.  The next few entries are going … Continue reading

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In what may qualify as the non-event of the year, the Coalition on the Academic Workforce (CAW) released its report on Adjunct working conditions yesterday.  The data paints a picture similar to that…

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You Call This Progress?

I was appalled to read the Chronicle article about the AAUP “plan” to provide “Better Pay, Job Stability, and a Career Path for Contingent Faculty” — to present this plan as anything but the atrocity it is…well, I am shocked and … Continue reading

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Managerial Madness: Why Higher Education Has Lost Its Way

While Chris LaBree and I were on the first leg of our Homeless Adjunct road tour, the updated list of university president salaries was released from The Chronicle of Higher Education. Here we were, traveling the area often called “The … Continue reading

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Blight and the Story of Blight

We finished the third day of our Homeless Adjunct Road Trip, and are, as I type this, in a cabin in Maumee State Park, outside of Toledo, OH. We left Pittsburgh early Monday afternoon, after spending two days there, meeting … Continue reading

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On the Road….

The first of the Homeless Adjunct road trips is about to begin.  Chris and I leave tomorrow from Philadelphia, heading for Pittsburgh.  We will get there sometime Saturday evening.  May 20, we will be meeting with people from the Occupy … Continue reading

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Being a Stupid Slut

When I was a teenager, many years ago, my boyfriend’s roommate had a girl he used to call regularly for sex. He would wake up in the morning, and without even leaving his bed, he would call her if he … Continue reading

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The Homeless Adjunct Tour is Announced

In the last few months, the ‘Junct team – Chris LaBree and I – have traveled to NYC, D.C. (twice!) and to Chicago in order to show clips of the documentary and to give talks about the project, about adjunct/contingent … Continue reading

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