The corporate model of higher education is pushing professors into poverty and this model is a disaster.
More than half of college faculty are adjunct – or part-time - professors.
College tuition is rising at twice the rate of inflation. By hiring more adjuncts and less tenure track professors, colleges and universities are diminishing the quality of education for students and professors.
Adjunct professors have limited access to resources like technology, office space, resources and they receive no benefits.
1 in 4 part-time faculty receive public assistance
31% of part-time faculty live near or below the poverty line
$22,500 is the average salary of adjunct professors
60% of part-time professors have additional jobs
Any professor living in poverty is unacceptable – especially when you consider the rising cost of tuition and the amount of money colleges and universities are taking in.
This is wrong.
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