Are Adjuncts Inferior Faculty?

Academic Leader

The use of adjuncts has increased dramatically in recent years. Faculty advocates such as the National Educational Association, the American Association of University Professors, and the American Federation of Teachers have denounced the overuse of part-time faculty, which they claim dilutes the quality of the institution. Discussions on the use of adjunct faculty often focus on the exploitation of labor and neglect the ways in which adjuncts can enhance educational quality.†

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