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Merits, demerits of adjunct profs

June 19, 2009
Ivy Tech Community College canâ??t hire adjunct faculty fast enough to teach its ballooning number of students.

The system is scouring locales where its campuses are located for people with masterâ??s degrees who could teach part time: The going rate: $2,200 per course.

The upside to adjuncts is their current, real-world experience. Thatâ??s particularly valuable for students who have to hit the job market with skills demanded by employers.

The downside is they seldom have the highest degrees available in their fields, which limits their expertise.

What has been your experience with adjuncts? Do you prefer adjuncts or full-time professors?
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