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Canceled classes an issue among adjuncts, according to survey

Canceled classes an issue among adjuncts, according to survey

Megan Deppen

February 14, 2016

Unionizing adjunct faculty across the country are demanding better pay, access to resources and job security, but according to a recent survey of DePaul’s adjunct faculty, there are a few more items to add to that list. Read More »...

Two unions seek to represent DePaul adjuncts

Two unions seek to represent DePaul adjuncts

Brenden Moore

January 31, 2016

It appears the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is not the only shop in town as United Academics of Chicago, a branch of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), has also been active in the effort to organize adjunct professors at DePaul. Read More »...

Adjunct agony: The uncertainty for part-time professors at DePaul

Adjunct agony: The uncertainty for part-time professors at DePaul

DePaulia Investigation

May 31, 2015

  For one veteran adjunct professor at DePaul, the low pay, shaky benefits and the uncertainty that come with part-time status are a far cry from the rewarding academic career she imagined while earning the highest academic degree in her field. Read More »...

Map: Adjunct professor statistics at Chicago universities

Robert Bailey

May 31, 2015

Compare wages, benefits and key statistics about adjunct professors at Chicago-area universities. Read more in our investigation, Adjunct Agony....

Watch: Adjunct professors discuss instability, wages

Julian Hayda, Matt Koske, and Emily Brosious

May 31, 2015

Wanda Evans-Brewer, an adjunct professor at DeVry University and Concordia University, is a Ph.D. on welfare. As some adjuncts in Chicago and across the country push to earn $15,000 per course, she and DePaul University adjunct Marty Bernstein discuss the difficulties of being a "second-tier" instru...

Facts about adjuncts at DePaul and nationwide

DePaulia Investigation

May 31, 2015

As some adjunct professors push to earn $15,000 per course, here is what you need to know about adjuncts at DePaul and across the country: Adjuncts are defined as faculty paid to teach a specific course. Tenure and tenure track faculty often hold various other roles in the university and have additional responsibilities, but have mor...

Adjunct Agony: Definitions and terms

Helene Sankovitch

May 31, 2015

Here is how to define various faculty members at universities and other key terms. Read more in our investigation, Adjunct Agony. Adjunct Faculty: “Adjunct faculty are faculty that are paid to teach by the course," John Culbert, dean of the Theatre School and senior adviser for the Provost to Co...

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