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"My husband, with a Ph.D. makes less than 45K for a full teaching load. Plus the adjuncts frequently are skating the line of not making it. We don't value teaching at any level."

When I went to grad school at GWU, nearly all the courses were taught by adjuncts in the evening. They all had regular jobs but just taught one course a semester - usually in a subject that was near and dear to their hearts.

One was the former head of the FCC....taught a class in Telecom Policy....another was a full time lobbyist/lawyer....another was a chief guru at the Naval Labs...wrote the book on Coding Theory...... they got about $2000 a course back in the 1980s......probably a lot more today 40 years later.....and on and on. Great program. Of the 17 courses I took, 13 were taught by adjuncts. All were excellent.

Yeah, if you're an adjunct , you're probably not going to make it teaching one or a few courses at a time......

Heck, even Obama had a gig as an adjunct prof for a short short time.

t.
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