Today is the day for lots of adjunct news. Here is another article discussing efforts to form an advocacy group for adjuncts.
An Activist Adjunct Shoulders the Weight of a New Advocacy Group
By Audrey Williams June, Akron, Ohio
There was a time when Maria C. Maisto didn’t know much about the struggles of adjunct professors. She didn’t know that teaching six courses could still pay less than $20,000. She didn’t know that adjuncts are likely to be on the outskirts of faculty governance. She didn’t know that adjuncts can’t count on unemployment checks to fill in the gap when they’re not able to teach. But four years after teaching her first English-composition class at the University of Akron, Ms. Maisto knows all of that. In fact, now she thinks about the plight of adjuncts all the time.
Full article is available at http://chronicle.com/article/an-activist-adjunct-shoulders/48348/