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A Tale of Two Partners: How Specialization and Division of Labor Are Reshaping the Academy

  • G. Dirk Mateer
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Abstract

These days, many lower-division undergraduate college classes – representing ­perhaps half of all students – are taught by faculty who are “off the tenure track.” To most people, that means adjuncts – itinerant teachers who fill in when tenured faculty are too busy or when demand for large courses outstrips supply. They go from school to school, patching together a low-level career while carrying the brunt of the work of education. They are the masses that the American Association of University Professors want to unionize.

Keywords

Teaching Specialist Academic Freedom Professional Instructor Tenure Track Tenured Faculty 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Penn State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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