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Where Do We Go From Here?
Keywords:adjuncts, part-time, contigent labor, new faculty majority, academia, exploitation, freshman composition
AbstractCurrently, 75.5% of those teaching at the collegiate level are contingent, meaning off the tenure track with renewable contracts, and it is detrimental to all parties involved. This article will attempt to provide four recommendations to academia’s current state: 1. tweak graduate programs, 2. improve working conditions, 3. restructure English Departments, and 4. just don’t go. Although the predicament is much more complicated than this, and will never be an overnight fix, improvements can be made in order to assist those at every stage of the part-time merry-go-round.
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