After publishing a number of important columns highlighting the pay and working conditions of adjuncts, the Chronicle of Higher Education recently took a step from what one commenter called, “occasional ‘objective’ coverage to activism” with the launch of the Adjunct Project, a new tool for adjuncts and the people who hire them.
In response to a question from Stacy Patton for her Chronicle of Higher Education
article, “Stale PhDs Need Not Apply
,” I put together the accompanying chart from my surveys of job advertisers. The trends are quite fascinating, and could have significant implications for the training and preparation of new PhDs and the expectations of those currently in the history job market.
The American Historical Association is pleased to announce the selection of 24 faculty members from across 12 two-year institutions that will be taking part in our “American History, Atlantic and Pacific.” The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is supporting this project through a three-year cooperative agreement with the AHA, as part of their “Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges” initiative.
It will come as no surprise that faculty employed in part-time and adjunct positions are often underpaid and underappreciated, but a new report from the Coalition on the Academic Workforce (CAW) adds some hard numbers to back up the anecdotes.
The recent Chronicle of Higher Education
article, on the struggles of Ph.D. students and graduates on public assistance, raises a vitally important issue, one that deserves the full discussion now taking place online. I was glad to provide comments for the article, but....
On behalf of the Coalition on the Academic Workforce
(CAW), the AHA invites all historians and other faculty employed in the contingent academic workforce in U.S. colleges and universities to participate in a survey
about course assignments, salaries, benefits, and general working conditions.
At its January meeting, the AHA Council endorsed a new study from the Coalition on the Academic Workforce (CAW) that calls on college and university faculty and administrators to assure that all teachers at their institutions are treated as professionals.
Article By: Robert B. Townsend