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Adjuncts Speak


Los Angeles, CA. (webwire) July 10, 2006 -- Adjunct practitioners or part time college instructors find little benefit in practicing their profession as instructors. It seems that the business of college education finds it more lucrative to hire part time faculty (both online and on the ground) limiting the courses and thus the opportunity for full-time status.

This leaves many part-timers who once had the hope of working as a tenured faculty, with broken dreams, empty pockets and no health insurance. “Why complain?” asks the founder of the International Association of Adjunct Practitioners (IAAP), Marilyn E. Veincentotzs. "Frankly, I do not believe in being a complainer without trying to solve the problem. The problems with low salaries, no benefits and lack of respect for the educator, are a sad commentary on our society”, she states.

According to Ms. Veincentotzs, a doctoral candidate in Organizational Psychology at Walden University, “Educators are not respected in the US and other countries as well when compared to other professionals. But, the business end of education, especially the online colleges, are doing quite well, yet they are simply not passing on the profits to the instructors. Many online instructors are earning less than $10.00 per hour per course, and are limited to teaching only a few courses with no contract for continued employment. Educators must unite and demand respect by showing their value, commitment and persistence to fight for their rightful place among other professionals who receive decent salaries and benefits. But, until the downtrodden demand their rights, those who profit will continue to provide slave wages" The IAAP is an acronym for the International Association of Adjunct Practitioners. Marilyn was recently interviewed by the magazine Adjunct Nation in their July/August Issue.


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