How is the growing employment of adjuncts affecting education?

02/24/2013 | InsideHigherEd.com

Two recent reports from the Delphi Project on the Changing Faculty and Student Success address concerns over the growing use of adjunct professors in higher education, and provide examples of colleges and universities that are successfully integrating adjuncts into the faculty. In one report, researchers warn that salary and benefit differences can adversely affect student retention and performance. "The key, I think, is how many issues campuses overlook in terms of the emerging problems of employing so many non-tenure-track faculty," said professor Adrianna Kezar.

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