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76 Percent of College Instructors Are Part Time. Now They Want Fair Pay

Liz Dwyer

Even as tuition skyrockets, higher education institutions have replaced tenured, full time professors with part time adjunct faculty. A full 76 percent of college instructors are now adjuncts, and one tells NPR that after 20 years working, the most she's ever made is $21,000 and she's sold plasma to survive. As schools begin to be run more like businesses, they take on corporate models and treat their employees like cheap labor. Now part time faculty want fair pay, but will schools listen?

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  • Center for Teaching Quality

    Educators all over are not being given the acknowledgement for their expertise and time. Higher-ed is no exception to this. We believe in providing educators with the compensation their experience and professionalism demands. Thanks for sharing.