It’s not just NHL players who are demanding an increase in
CSU adjunct professors are now insisting that the university pay
them what they are worth, the only difference is that their salary
levels are in the thousands, while hockey players make millions.
Let’s just hope our adjunct instructors don’t strike.
Simply put, the university cannot survive without adjuncts and
the instructors aren’t the only ones being hurt by the university’s
substandard employment practices.
If it hasn’t happened already, students will most likely soon
begin to see the consequences of the issues that adjunct
instructors, who are teaching an increasing number of classes at
CSU, are now highlighting.
Adjunct professors, primarily in the English department, but in
other departments as well, say they are not only paid less than
tenured professors but also less than adjunct professors at other
universities. If this is the case, we could soon be seeing a
massive emigration of quality instructors off our campus. And if
tenured professors are receiving pay raises then so should
Of even greater concern is the fact that many of these
instructors are not notified until just weeks before the start of
the semester that they will be teaching. There is no way these
instructors can effectively prepare for a class in three weeks and
students are the ones who get hurt.
University officials point the finger to budget cuts, but say
they are trying to rectify the situation. Time has run out for
trying – something needs to be changed immediately before the
quality of education at our university begins a downward slide too
fast to stop.