Monday, April 09, 2007

Economics 101: Hire part-timers

Economics 101: Hire part-timers - Adjuncts in Higher Edcuation - Cash-strapped colleges and universities in New Jersey are relying more on low-paid, part-time instructors, with more than a third of classes statewide taught by adjuncts.

The staff split is even higher at some community colleges, where as many as 50 percent of teachers are part-time lecturers.

Read the entire article ( here.

Related resource: Paul D Umbach (2007). How Effective Are They? Exploring the Impact of Contingent Faculty on Undergraduate Education. Review of Higher Education, 30(2), 91-118.


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