Check out the Adjunct Project

The problems of non-tenure-track teaching in higher education in the U.S. (and there are many:  both problems and non-tenure-track teachers) has been circulated and discussed in many different formats over the years, but here’s a new one to me:  The Adjunct Project, which is now a full-blown web site/blog, began as a shared Google spreadsheet where adjunct instructors from all over the country started posted some of the details about their jobs for points of comparison.  It’s a little tricky to sort through the spreadsheet, but once you get the hang of it, you can see the similarities and differences of part-time work at universities all over the place.

I don’t think this is going to do much to solve the problem, but anything that makes the issue visible is probably a good thing.

Oh, and there is an article in The Chronicle about all this, “A Simple Spreadsheet Strikes a Nerve Among Adjuncts.”

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