The Adjunctification of Higher Education

Adrianna Kezar, Tom DePaola, and Daniel T. Scott, The Gig Academy: Mapping Labor in the Neoliberal University, Johns Hopkins University Press, (2019)

Jacob Richman, “Adjuncts in Higher Education,” Terminal Value Podcast (2020) “The state of higher education is changing dramatically. The ‘adjunct’ role in teaching classes is becoming an item of necessity for Universities to stay cost competitive. Unfortunately, the rate of pay for many adjuncts is extremely low. Doug and Jacob explore the situation and impacts to the broader health of higher education.”

News About Adjuncts

Data about Adjunctification

College Loan Debt and the Life of an Adjunct Professor

Student Loan Debt Statistics in 2020

Student Debt and the Class of 2019

Student Debt Interactive Map

Collective Bargaining for Adjuncts

Oregon Employment Relations Board

Portland State University Part Time Faculty Association

Graduate Employees Union, AFT/AAUP Portland State University

United Academics of Oregon State University AAUP/AFT, AFL-CIO

United Academics of University of Oregon AAUP/AFT, AFL-CIO

Western Oregon University Federation of Teachers

Association of Professors, Southern Oregon University

Associated Academic Professionals, AFT, AFL-CIO Eastern Oregon University

Oregon Institute of Technology AAUP (final CBA in progress June 2021)

Clackamas Community College Part Time Faculty Association

Mt Hood Community College Part Time Faculty and Tutor Association

Chemeketa Community College Faculty Association

Portland Community College Federation of Faculty and Academic Professionals

Umqua Community College Part Time Faculty Association

Rogue Community College Education Association

Linn-Benton Community College Part Time Faculty Association Agreement

Faculty Forum of Central Oregon Community College

Blue Mountain Community College Faculty Association

Lane Community College Education Association

Southwestern Oregon Community College Classified Federation, AFT, AFL-CIO

United Employees of Columbia Gorge Community College AFT, AFL-CIO

Oregon Coast United Employees, Oregon Coast Community College AFT, AFL-CIO

Clark College Association of Higher Education (Vancouver, Washington)

Adjuncts in Action

Wildcat Organizer School

Organizing Faculty Unions in a Right-to-Work Environment

Organized Faculty and Graduate Students in U.S. Higher Education

Oregon Institute of Technology (union led strike)

City University of New York (wildcat strike)

City University of New York (opposition to layoffs campaign)

CUNY (video campaign No Layoffs No Cuts)

UC Santa Cruz (graduate student led wildcat strike + housing crisis)