Late Breaking News: College Adjuncts Still Can’t Win for Losing

not_this_shit_againFrom Inside Higher Ed (2/26/13):

The decision not to renew a popular lecturer’s contract with Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication has faculty members criticizing the administration for for relying on an non-tenure-track instructor to create a successful program — and then casting him aside after he built it.

Gene Sasso, one of the creators of the school’s online master’s degree program in public relations, said he was last month told — without explanation — that his three-year review would not go forward, and that he would not be returning to Kent State for the 2013-14 academic year.

“I keep on using the word flabbergasted,” Sasso said.

(Read the entire article.)

Ah, yes, it’s amazing: adjuncts are typically willing to go way above and beyond the call of duty to prove their worth in the attempt to land a full-time job while, at the same time, those efforts usually generate more contempt than appreciation. It often reminds me of this clip from The Simpsons:

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