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Mon Mar 11, 2013, 05:55 PM

Adjuncts - a thought to possibly help each other

Ok I teach online

The State of Virginia is cutting all adjunct hours to 29 - broken up as 7 credits summer, 11 credits spring, 11 credits Fall (community college level - I don't know about university levels)

Since several states are cutting back credit hours for adjuncts they are going to need more - they are doing this because they don't want ACA and would have to pay a fine if they don't offer health care to workers over 30 hours

Yes it is wrong - I accept that

Many of us have cobbled together a living teaching part time because there aren't other jobs - I want to find more work to increase my income which has been slashed in half over the last 5 years.

I am thinking maybe if we know which states are doing this (I assume it is mostly community college) and currently adjuncts make up 60% of faculty - perhaps telling what state you are teaching in and whether they are hiring online instructors -


*** the details should be sent privately of who the Dean is and an email address and possibly subject matter for someone to pursue getting hired *** HR are gatekeepers so going directly to Deans might help although some are now make huge databases to make sure adjuncts are not teaching at other colleges and going over the 30 hour limit within each State community college system

But if we at least know the state and whether it is a community college or university we can do research from there.

Or just commiserate about the wrong headness of this assault on living wages not just in Food industry but in Academia too

Others threads on this adjunct situation (update)

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022169390

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022488618

Further clarification - My idea is that we teach in other States online (limits within each state) to make a full time job - not sweat shops schools either - there are plenty of those who already pay very little

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Mon Mar 11, 2013, 06:00 PM

1. I also teach online, as an adjunct, p/t

 

in addition to my other writing and offline teaching work.

Have seen my hours fluctuate, get cut, weird attempts to impose drug testing (for p/t contractor work done at home? Really?)

Etc.

Would be interested in hearing what's happening to other adjuncts, as well.

You're right that cobbling together two jobs (where there used to be one! It's the American way!) might help some of us muster through...

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Thu Mar 14, 2013, 06:14 PM

2. I can't imagine that there are enough online teaching jobs for all the adjuncts needing something...

Most of the adjuncts I know are either faking it with other work, or teaching in multiple districts... which leads me to believe nearly every adjunct is looking for more.

There can't be enough online positions to approach the need (I would guess).

On the other hand, it might be a resource to help each other out, and gain a leg up on the freeper adjuncts... even if it isn't an actual solution proper to the policy issue.

Good luck. It's tough out there for a hustler...

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