Here is an article from about this time last year about the growth of Adjunct Professors to provide the services.   The challenges a PIC is far more than being a college professor, but there are many themes here that really do address the plight of the PIC.

I think the part of the article that most resonates  is the idea of the corporatization of the university.  The goal of a corporation is to churn out as much product as possible.. in this case a PIC is the product.. but what happens when there is over supply..

The article then goes on to discuss the critical thinking created by educators and researchers.. which means that we have an army of people, creating an army of creative thinking and problem solving PIC’s who are in jobs that for the most part don’t require problem solving.

There is much more to unpack in this article but it’s something I wanted to share.  Did you have any thoughts on the article?  If so share below.

via The Adjunct Revolt: How Poor Professors Are Fighting Back — The Atlantic.

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