- The Wal-Mart-ization of Higher Education: How Young Professors are Getting Screwed (February 16, 2014)
“the explosion of graduate students and the abuse and overuse of adjunct and non-tenure-track faculty is the most prominent characteristic of a new employment strategy sometimes referred to as the two- or multitiered labor system.”
- Un-Hired Ed: The Growing Adjunct Crisis
Reduced funding for schools has caused adjuncts to receive barely enough pay to survive and little to no benefits (educational graphic).
- Adjunct or Starving Artist? (May 27, 2013)
Adjuncts are paid dismal amounts (around $7 an hour), with no benefits - is it better to not opt for the adjunct path at all?
- An Adjunct Story: Our Economy Is Eating Higher Education
David Loncle, a Studio Art professor, bares the cruel reality of the class of “educated poor,” part of the contingent faculty in higher education that struggles to earn a living in an increasingly stratified industry.
- U. of Illinois at Chicago Strike Showed Unusual Support for Contingent Faculty (Feb 21, 2014)
Contingent faculty are still fighting wage issues out there because higher education institutions are underpaying and barely offering a "living wage" in academia.