Month: September 2015

An Adjunct’s Guide to Calculating Your Hourly Wage Equivalent

A few months back I ran a few basic calculations that refuted the myth of the “minimum wage adjunct” by showing that an adjunct faculty member would have to spend an absurdly high number of hours on out-of-class preparation time and grading to even approach an hourly equivalent wage that fell below the minimum wage. I revisited …

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The Myth of the “Adjunctification” of Full-Time Faculty

The recent and ongoing debate about the state of the U.S. academic workforce is, unfortunately, dominated by a number of aggressively asserted myths that have little basis in empirical evidence. In previous posts, I have debunked a number of these recurring claims including the “myth of the minimum wage adjunct” and the “myth of the 76% adjunct …

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