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  •  The issue is not adjuncts, it is respect (1+ / 0-)
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    JeffW

    I'm adjunct for 5 schools because I'm technically retired. Only one of the five invites me to real professional development or asks about new texts--even though I say without exaggeration that my qualifications are better.

    Adjuncts work when a college has a wide variety of career-oriented specialty courses and the career background of various professionals can add richness to the course experience. Unfortunately, as you point out, tilting toward adjuncts and online coursework without any training for faculty are almost always just for money.

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