Education

KSU Instructor Advocates For Adjunct Professors

Kennesaw State University Adjunct Professor Mandy McGrew reveals why she believes part-time college instructors are mistreated.
Kennesaw State University Adjunct Professor Mandy McGrew reveals why she believes part-time college instructors are mistreated.
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Listen to Rose Scott and Denis O'Hayer's interview with Kennesaw State University Adjunct Professor Mandy McGrew on ''A Closer Look.''

Part-time university instructors, or adjunct professors, staged the first ever Adjunct Faculty Walkout Day  across the U.S. and Canada last month in a protest over job conditions.

Being a part-time professor, adjunct faculty advocates say, means little job security and low pay. But, according to the publication Inside Higher Ed, part-time instructors now make up the majority of college faculty.

Mandy McGrew is a part time instructor of American Studies at Kennesaw State University. Last week, she wrote an article for Creative Loafing titled “Why Are Adjuncts Treated Like Junk?” 

She discussed that very question with Rose Scott and Denis O’Hayer on ”A Closer Look.”

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