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The Exploitation of Adjunct Faculty – this ain't livin'

Have been in this situation. It's true. The Exploitation of Adjunct Faculty – this ain't livin' http://t.co/JQ0LZ1Jx (Faculty are 99% too)...
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ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it

How could adjunct and contingent faculty adapt and make use of ProHacker's tips for the tenure tracked? Maybe an Adjunct's Toolkit for Last Minute Applications and Emergency Job Searche (which might include other than the academented variety)

 

"Whether jut starting out on the tenure track, further down the line, or starting to think about the job market, it’s worth building good habits in personal archiving. While caught in the moment it’s easy to think that we’ll remember everything–but committees, teaching, service, publications and other work can add up fast.

 

What goes in your tenure dossier (or other portfolio) varies by university.

 

● Too much is better than too little

● Invest in a document scanner

● Don’t trust the cloud

● Redundancy is your friend

● Don’t wait til the ta-da nick of time

● Know what you’ve got

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A distributist argument for tenure « Throne and Altar

A distributist argument for tenure « Throne and Altar | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
The thing is, tenure is not primarily about academic freedom. Let's try and be scientific and do an experiment with one variable: what's the difference between a tenured professor and an untenured research faculty member?

 

"Academic tenure is a matter of debate again, most recently at First Things. To my mind, these discussions fail to get to the heart of the matter because both sides assume that the purpose of tenure is to protect academic freedom, to promote independent thinking."

 

An interesting, patriarchal (articulating and defending the principles of authoritarian conservatism) discussion of tenure

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