Class Warfare: Adjunct Professors
The army of part-time professors teaching at the region’s colleges are merely working stiffs at the bottom of an enormous and lucrative enterprise.
How part-time faculty stack up, by the numbers.
Average salary for a full-time instructional faculty in the 2011-2012 academic year.
Median salary for a postsecondary-education administer in 2012.
Average per-course pay for Massachusetts adjuncts.
Increase in tuition costs since 1985.
Increase in the number of part-time faculty between 1970 and 2003.
Average reported annual income of more than half of the part-time faculty teaching in the U.S.
Average increase in earnings when a service worker is unionized, as of 2013.
Sources: U.S. Department of Labour Bureau of Labor Statistics, Chronicle of High Education, Adjunct Project.