August 11, 2014
What's in a Title? Adjuncts by Another Name May Face the Same Realities
Josh Anderson for The Chronicle
If you are paid like an adjunct, work the hours of an adjunct, and get the limited benefits of an adjunct, then you’re an adjunct, right?
Would it make a difference if that job came with a fancier or more-prestigious title? Would it matter if adjuncts were given a new title, even if it came without new benefits or new responsibilities?
Some colleges think so. To recognize the work of part-time faculty members—who account for about half of the faculty at the