18 posts
No Holes for Us Round Pegs: Why Adjunct Faculty Don’t Fit In
Academic Labor
In recent years the long hidden problem of the adjunct faculty has become widely recognized, as in a series of articles in Hybrid Pedagogy published in 2013 and a current CFP there, The
Faculty, Mobilize for Equity!
“The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did, it would prove a serious danger to the upper classes,
On, On, On
Academic Labor
The following post was originally published by Kate Bowles on her blog, Music for Deckchairs []. It’s an important piece about the nature of academic
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Re-Authoring the Adjunct Experience: 5 Talking Points
Academic Labor
Writing the adjunct experience is its own genre now, having emerged from the duress of countless contingent laborers who are tired of marginalization. We are academe’s scapegoat. What I want now is
CFP: Calling Adjuncts to Action
“Our visible invisibility means universities sit in the comfortable position of never having to justify to parents the ever-increasing cost of a college tuition coupled with the reality that many of their children’
We May Need to Amputate: MOOCs, Resistance, #FutureEd
The ability or inability of a group or culture to progress is in direct relationship to the proliferation of aphorism within it. General statements of fact and abbreviations of great wisdom are misleading
Stress Points
Academic Labor
We’ve opened this area of the journal —Page Two []— to non-peer-reviewed articles, editorials, announcements, CFPs, cross-posted articles, and more. Page Two allows Hybrid Pedagogy room to
Intersectionality in the Classroom: My Experience Teaching at the Crossroads of Ethnicity and Gender
Academic Labor
I may have created a racist. I am an adjunct instructor at a large, public university in a rural area of the country. Given the media attention surrounding the death of Margaret Mary
Contingent Mother: The Role Gender Plays in the Lives of Adjunct Faculty
Academic Labor
I am a mother. I am also a PhD in philosophy. And, finally, I am a contingent college professor at two universities. I am an example of how being a mother in that
Ghost Towns of the Public Good
Listen to this chapter here, or subscribe to the entire serialized audiobook [].I never really got tenure as a concept, and after almost ten years of e-learning I finally
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Where Do I Belong?: Contingency and the Psychic Wage
Academic Labor
Hybrid Pedagogyrecently announced a call for articles that addressthe problem of contingency in higher education [] . The goal is to examine our
Contingent Labor: an Interview with Lynée Gaillet and Letizia Guglielmo
Academic Labor
On Friday, October 4th, 2013, Hybrid Pedagogy hosted a synchronous#digped []conversation on Twitter focused onPedagogy, Neoliberalism, and Academic Labor [
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Six Benefits to Working as an Adjunct
Academic Labor
One rarely hears the word “perks” or “advantages” applied to adjunct work — and with good reason. But despite the often deplorable working conditions of adjuncts, there can be moments of opportunity. In this
Not a Scarlet Letter: Talking with Students about Being an Adjunct
Academic Labor
If you’re an adjunct, I have a small but important task for you: Ask your students what “adjunct professor” means to them. You might hear something like,It means you don’t