The Adjunct Revolt: How Poor Professors Are Fighting Back - Elizabeth Segran - The Atlantic

Ever since i was involved with higher education, i realized how it feels to be on an "Adjunct Professor" status.Though i am one myself, i did not really mind as teaching remains to be a second passion at least for now.

I can relate with some faculty members whom i have met that are young and on an adjunct status. Based on my observation a select few for personal reasons would prefer an adjunct status rather than being tenured with the university. However we still have the majority who are struggling to get tenured.



The issue on student evaluation was also raised. The faculty whether being tenured or adjunct has the tendency to be over student friendly for fear of having poor student evaluation. I have noticed this too easily and coming from the corporate of 25 years,  i really never cared on how my own student evaluation comes out. My trademark according to a student of mine is being "professionally nice". I will not compromise quality education in exchange of being overly student friendly for the sake of receiving high student evaluation. It is not my working style (",).....





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