Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Progressive Ivory Tower Pays Badly

From Boise Public Radio:
Instructors at the University of Idaho and Boise State University and colleges around the country are protesting pay and working conditions for part-time faculty. National Adjunct Walk Out Day is meant to highlight the trend in higher education of relying on lower-paid, adjunct instructors who work from semester to semester.
If only public colleges, institutions of progressive thinking, looked out for their employees as well as Wal-Mart.  But colleges are not in a free market, but a government-dominated monopoly.


  1. Boise Weekly and the Idaho Statesman also picked up this story. Look at

  2. Give 'me the Ronald Reagan PATCO treatment: If you walk just keep on walking and don't come back.

  3. Adjuncts are notoriously underpaid. I only did it because I was asked and I really enjoy teaching. But universities don't hire teachers, they hire researchers. If you really want to teach, don't even bother considering universities. My Ph.D. in engineering is worth a lot more to companies than it is to universities, and I get to do better work that's frankly more fun than writing grant requests.