Hang together or we’ll all hang separately.

23 01 2010

No wonder I’ve been so grumpy lately. From a blog at the Boston Globe (via the Washington Monthly College Guide blog):

While the inflation-adjusted earnings of workers with bachelor’s or masters degrees have increased very slightly since 1999–a rise of one percent or less–the story was quite different for the doctorate. Employees with Ph.D.’s can expect to earn 10 percent less, in real dollars, than they would have a decade ago.

This trend undoubtedly signifies the effect of adjunct labor on full-time, tenure-track faculty and is why everyone who falls into that second category should do everything in their power to bring people in the first category up to their level.




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8 02 2010
Thoughts on No University Is an Island, Part 3. « More or Less Bunk

[…] It’s not just a credibility issue. The exploitation of contingent faculty degrades the entire profession of college teaching. As I wrote a couple of weeks ago, hang together or we’ll all hang separately. […]

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