Price of Gas Fuels Tough Choices for Adjuncts

Costs of commuting also worry administrators with classes to fill

The cost of gasoline has made the art of juggling two or more teaching jobs at different institutions all the more difficult for many adjunct faculty members, as continuing price hikes at the nation's gasoline stations cut into salaries that often don't cover living expenses to begin with.

These new pressures are particularly evident in California, where drivers now pay an average $4.59 per gallon —