On Tue, 20 Oct 1998, jf noonan wrote:
> Adjuncts are non-tenured, non-permanent, non-supported teaching staff
> at universities. They are a notch up the totem pole from TA's, but
> not much. I think they exist purely to save the Uni money, they are
> not, in general, expected to advance.
Actually, I think adjuncts are a notch down from TAs. They get paid less than TAs in general (at least here in FL), and the TA is more likely to have health insurance than an adjunct. Adjuncts in FL get about $1300.00/class in the comm. colleges. In my dept., I think they get $2400.00/class. Our dept TAs get $2700.00/class + a tuition waiver and funding to travel to conferences.