58 articles
Finding My Voice as a Minority Teacher
Academic Labor
Chris Friend
As a high-school teacher, I kept quiet about my sexuality because I didn’t want to draw attention to it. Instead, I created a deafening silence, a vacuum that tugged on everything around
Pursuing a Social Media Policy that Supports Academic Freedom
Digital culture
Kris Shaffer
Last year, my then-employer, Charleston Southern University (CSU), instituted a new social media policy. Though I believe it was largely unintended, that policy (which is still available on CSU’s website) placed unreasonable
Contingent Mother: The Role Gender Plays in the Lives of Adjunct Faculty
Academic Labor
Margaret Betz
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
Promoting Open Access Publications and Academic Projects
Jesse Stommel
Does our academic work exist if nobody sees it? I watch far too many colleagues spend countless hours building, teaching, researching, and writing with little to show for it. Or, at least, little
Ghost Towns of the Public Good
Pat Lockley
I never really got tenure as a concept, and after almost ten years of e-learning I finally found a job which didn’t feature a ticking clock time bomb as its soundtrack. Sadly,
Life of an Adjunct
Academic Labor
Penelope Miller
It’s my day off from my full-time retail job so this means it’s a teaching day. I’ve walked the dog and gone for my run. I am now doing laundry.
How Shadowing my 2nd-grader Led to a New View of Tech in the Classroom
Michelle Kassorla
Last year, I experienced two months that were very challenging for me as a person and as an academic. One of my sons, who was seven, became very ill and missed a lot
Adjunctification: Living in the Margins of Academe
Academic Labor
Tiffany Kraft
Unfair labor practices are commonplace in American higher education, public and private. Hardly anyone denies the problem of adjunctificaton and contingency, and, more epidemic, laborers on the fringe in any trade or profession
Where Do I Belong?: Contingency and the Psychic Wage
Academic Labor
Lee Skallerup Bessette
Hybrid Pedagogy recently announced a call for articles that address the problem of contingency in higher education. The goal is to examine our role as pedagogues in a system wherein education does not
Contingent Labor: an Interview with Lynée Gaillet and Letizia Guglielmo
Academic Labor
Valerie Robin
On Friday, October 4th, 2013, Hybrid Pedagogy hosted a synchronous #digped conversation on Twitter focused on Pedagogy, Neoliberalism, and Academic Labor. Because contingent labor is a topic that appears to be gaining momentum,
N=1: A Social Scientific Inquiry into Happiness and Academic Labor
Academic Labor
Ioana Literat
ABSTRACT: This study aims to assess the professional perspectives of Ioana Literat (hereafter referred to as ‘the subject’), a fourth-year PhD student at a major US research university. The sample (N=1) was
Six Benefits to Working as an Adjunct
Academic Labor
Lori Beth De Hertogh
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
Not a Scarlet Letter: Talking with Students about Being an Adjunct
Academic Labor
Joseph Fruscione
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
A Lecturer's Almanac
Academic Labor
Katie Rose Guest Pryal
MARCH The hall of the department is a 1960s-era Bunker, molded of concrete and rebar, with tall, narrow windows to repel even the most determined activist. I watch my feet as I climb
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