Adjuncts that actually teach: chicken soup for the administrator's soul.
Benefit to adjunct: a humiliating rat exercise wheel and a contingent life.
Adjuncts are in demand both because enrollment is surging and because budget constraints have made it necessary to supplement full-time faculty, she said.
Being a part-time professor “is hard work if you’re going to do it right” and requires lots of emotional energy, Dr. Lyons said. Professors sometimes say they feel frustrated because their students do not seem as bright or as motivated as they expected, he said.