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  •  This is a real happening in academia (6+ / 0-)

    In a university it is usually adjunct faculty who teach the hardest classes, do most of the grading, and get paid little.  They are supposed to be learning, so that they can step out and into tenure-track positions.

    Sometimes adjunct teachers are not going to get on a tenure track--too old possibly, or perhaps the university places all its emphasis on publication, and the adjunct teacher is better at teaching than at publishing.

    But my observation is that the money gets sopped up by the administrators, and the tenured professors who often become less interested in teaching if they can find a way out of it: by their work getting done by adjunct staff.

    Universities need a "Reformation."

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