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Attachment or affixing to another. Something attached as a dependent or auxiliary part.Under the Civil Law system which prevails in much of Europe and Latin America, adjunction is the permanent union of a thing belonging to one person to something that belongs to someone else.

A branch agency, for example, is an adjunct of the main department or Administrative Agency.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

ADJUNCTION. in civil law. Takes place when the thing belonging to one person is attached or united to that which belongs to another, whether this union is caused by inclusion, as if one man's diamond be encased in another's ring; by soldering, as if one's guard be soldered on another's sword; by sewing, as by employing the silk of one to make the coat of another; by construction; as by building on another's land; by writing, as when one writes on another's parchment; or by painting, when one paints a picture on another's canvas.
     2. In these cases, as a general rule, the accessory follows the principal; hence these things which are attached to the things of another become the property of the latter. The only exception which the civilians made was in the case of a picture, which although an accession, drew to itself the canvas, on account of the importance which was attached to it. Inst. lib. 2, t. 1, Sec. 34; Dig. lib. 41, t. 1, 1. 9, Sec. 2. See Accession, and 2 Bl. Comm. 404; Bro. Ab. Propertie; Com. Dig. Pleader, M. 28; Bac. Abr. Trespass, E 2. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 499.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Adjunct professors are a cheap pool of labor that represent huge cost savings for universities.
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Nursing programs must make adequate provisions in the form of orientation programs, mentorship, and continuous education to assist, improve, and professionally develop novice adjunct clinical nursing instructors to transition into expert clinical nurse educators.
"At UMass Lowell, it doesn't matter how long you've been there or how many classes you teach, there's no insurance, no benefits, no pension under any circumstances," says Tess George, who has been an adjunct at the university for about a decade and is the communications director of the adjunct faculty union.
Adjunct faculty teach about 57 percent of Nassau Community College courses, according to Stefan Krompier, president of the Adjunct Faculty Association at Nassau Community College.
However, adjunct faculty who are part-time employees frequently cannot readily make use of these resources, and they do not have as much time to adjust to the demands of their roles as do new full-time faculty (Copolillo, Peterson, & Helfrich, 2002).
This adjunct heavy dual labor market, defined by Umbach and Wells (2009) as a labor market segmented into long-term and short-term employment relationships, is the foundation of many primarily or exclusively online university systems where adjunct faculty members telecommute and often teach for several different institutions (June, 2010) and may have different challenges and goals than their full-time counterparts (Tipple, 2010; Stefani, 2013).
"The Department of Accounting has an ongoing need for highly qualified adjunct faculty to staff a variety of courses each semester at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The popularity of online courses across all sectors of higher education has led to a continued increase in the use of adjunct faculty (Smith & Mitry, 2008).
Yet in 2014 the American Association of Community Colleges reported that 83 percent of residential faculty and 82 percent of adjunct faculty were white.
Two one-hour tasting labs also will be conducted as breakout sessions, and attendees can choose to attend the barrel trials session or the oak adjuncts trials session.