Study: Most Ontario Adjuncts Are Would-Be Full-Timers

Last Updated : Fri 19th August 2016 07:50pm

Study: Most Ontario Adjuncts Are Would-Be Full-Timers

Inside Higher Ed report announcement by Colleen Flaherty, August 18, 2016 followed by the full report.

A new survey of part-time faculty members in Ontario offers additional evidence that most adjunct instructors are no longer professionals who teach on the side. The typical instructor surveyed was female (60 percent), with 66 percent reporting having finished a Ph.D. That’s a big shift from a similar, previous survey conducted in the early 1990s, which found that most part-time faculty were male professionals who taught a course or two for fun, fulfillment or service. The involuntary parttimers in the new survey reported working four to five years on short-term contracts and wanting to find full-time academic work with benefits. (read rest of article and full report)