California’s community colleges increasingly rely on adjunct professors as low-paid replacements for full-time faculty. Rather than a side gig, many adjuncts cobble together part-time work at multiple colleges or in multiple districts. Many don’t have health insurance. Often they are hanging on, hoping for a full time job, that never materializes.
It can be a precarious living, one that shortchanges the adjuncts and their students.
- Steve Hall, Adjunct professor, Butte-Glenn Community College District
- Cherise Mantia, Adjunct professor, Gavilan College
- Curley Wikkeling-Miller, Adjunct professor, Peralta and Solano Community College Districts
- Thomas Peele, Investigative reporter, EdSource
Read EdSource’s three-part series about adjunct working conditions: