Resources for Grad Students and Adjuncts

Screen Shot 2015-01-13 at 3.12.08 PMHere are some resources for grad students and adjuncts, as you work on learning about teaching at teaching-intensive institutions.

Take a look at the Council of Graduate Studies’ Understanding Career Pathways publication and a site that lists other programs aimed at preparing teaching faculty in the Preparing Future Faculty Program.Screen Shot 2015-01-13 at 3.12.27 PM

It’s important to keep in mind that adjunct teaching is not a career goal but can be a short-term way to learn about teaching-intensive institutions, to prepare for applying for full-time work. For those of you who are doing a lot of adjunct work, be sure to familiarize yourselves with the adjunct advocacy movement in academics, which aims to improve conditions for adjunct instructors.

Screen Shot 2015-01-13 at 3.08.27 PMA site that gathers information about adjunct working conditions and pay is Josh Boldt’s (@josh_boldt) site for The Adjunct Project.

An advocacy network for adjunct is the New Faculty Majority, headed by Maria Maisto (@MariaMaistoNFM).Screen Shot 2015-01-13 at 3.11.28 PM

Readers—please post other resources in the Comments section.

Paula Krebs, Bridgewater State

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