Her research shows that adjuncts
, on average, earn just under $3,000 per course.
say that opposition contradicts the colleges affiliation with the United Church of Christ, which is guided by "core values of open engagement and social justice.
may treasure the challenge and reward of turning students on to accounting, while others may be disappointed and quickly conclude the experience is not as rewarding as expected.
In addition to low pay, adjuncts
have limited job security, since their contracts may only extend the length of one semester.
The chair of the accounting department usually schedules classes and hires adjuncts
for accounting courses.
While the issue of reliance on low-paid adjuncts
to deliver increasingly expensive college-level instruction has made national news, the Arkansas Department of Higher Education doesn't keep statistics on how many adjuncts
each school employs or how much they are paid.
do not necessarily want to be involved in additional requirements that are not related to teaching.
Fittingly, it is the Service Employees International Union, whose ranks include janitors, maids, fast-food workers and others at the payroll bottom, that is currently attempting to organize adjuncts
into a collective power to gain economic equity.
Higher education institutions can search for all types of adjuncts
by region, field or discipline, degree, degree-granting institution, availability, certifications, salary requirements and pedagogy.
Faculty Association of the United Steelworkers (USW) is delighted by the unanimous decision of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to deny Duquesne University s appeal opposing the adjunct
faculty s right to organize a union.
As a result, some adjuncts
may enter the profession underprepared for their assignment.
teach according to a semester-by-semester contract; some have their primary employment responsibilities tied to another employer; and some string multiple adjunct
or temporary positions together to provide full-time teaching employment (Louziotis, 2000; Peters & Boylston, 2006).