Tag Archives: Adjunct Life

Obligatory 9-11 Post-Academic in NYC Post

On 9-11-01, I was in the second week of my first semester as a college teacher. I was a second-year Master’s student. I hadn’t even realized that we got to teach in real classrooms with real students as part of … Continue reading

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Walking Away from Adjuncting

The post-academic blogosphere is awesome today. There is some great writing out there about How To Quit Adjuncting, including posts by After Academe and From Grad School to Happiness. Go forth and read. I can’t add much to their stellar … Continue reading

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“So, When Do You Start School?”

The beginning of the fall semester – my first non-teaching semester in ten years – is when the post-academic life becomes a reality. It’s liberating because I was really miserable during the last few years of my academic life. I’m … Continue reading

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Adjunct Shame

I’m supposed to hold office hours for students in my Literature and Advanced Comp classes. Honestly, I try to avoid meeting students in my office. Because it’s not my office. And I’m kind of ashamed of it. I’m not opposed … Continue reading

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