"Adjuncting" today has become what is largely a dead end street for those doing the work. However, many colleges and universities are unable to operate without them. Therefore, it's time to collectivize, unionize, whether the employers like it or not, and then strike at the beginning of a semester to hit them where it hurts. Unfortunately, too many schools have abandoned their primary mission in favor of "other" things, additional administrators, and sky high salaries for upper level administrators. It's time for those who actually do the work of the school to knock the underpinning out
H-Adjunct is an open, inter-disciplinary forum for issues involving adjunct, part-time and temporary faculty at universities, colleges and community colleges. All faculty members, no matter their status, and all interested persons are encouraged to join and contribute.
Here are links to other sites addressing Adjunct and Contingent faculty issues:
The Adjunct Commuter Weekly An online magazine for Adjuncts
The Adjunct Project (Compare your salary to those listed here)
Process A Blog by the Organization of American Historians often on issues relevant to Adjunct Faculty.
"Mary-Faith Cerasoli is an adjunct professor of Spanish and Italian. She has a master’s degree from Middlebury College. She’s also homeless."
Beating someone who is already down? She's the one who described herself as 'second tier'. The tier one occupies is not assigned by some outside "force", it is self-defined.