My Last Day as a Professor

Priya J. Shah, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Kickstarter, Jun 10, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

The praise for academia in the next post notwithstanding, there are things it could do so much better, at least in its North American incarnation, and that is in the employment of adjunct (or in Canada, sessional) instructors. I was in that world for a while. "Our marginalization, meager pay and lack of job security, along with the attacks on professors by students and the administration’s refusal to back up even tenured professors, all contribute to a culture of paranoia and enmity."

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