From The Chronicle. Thanks to Donald Rogers for passing this article along. He writes the following about it:
Herb Childress, "This is how you kill a Profession." Its central contribution is to point out contingent faculty members' marginal relationship to the academic community as a social and intellectual enterprise, beyond the well-known hardships in pay, job security, and lack of mobility. See especially the last third of the essay, beginning with "The problems with the adjunct structure . . . ." This comes from his new book, The Adjunct Underclass: How America's Colleges Betrayed Their Faculty, Their Students and Their Mission (Chicago: U of Chicago Press, 2019). See https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/2019-03-27-childress.