If only adjuncts were paid like real teachers!!
Spanish Lecturer (Former Employee) – Kingston, RI – June 17, 2017
I really loved working at the University of Rhode Island. The students were motivated, and I enjoyed collaborating with my fellow colleagues. Unfortunately after a temporary one-year full time position, I was offered a part-time position, paid per course - no salary, no benefits. After paying for child care, I would have worked an entire year for $5,000! I wish I could have stayed but simply could not afford it!! Adjuncts teach the majority of the undergraduates at URI, but they get paid a small pittance and have little or no job security/benefits. Furthermore there is little or no interaction between tenured faculty and adjuncts. This social and economic inequality is unacceptable for an "institute of higher learning."