When I was an adjunct, I sometimes needed a safe, anonymous to vent about…whatever. Unfair conditions. Painfully low pay. A new administrative policy that helped no one but the provosts and deanlets. Knowing I was qualified for the tenure track, yet regularly hitting RESET every new school year or having to make nice when the department hired #FancyNewGuy instead of promoting from within.
Adjuncts can now–safely and anonymously–share whatever experiences, complaints, rants, or whatever on a tumblr, Adjunct Sounding Board: http://withoutushigheredwouldcrumble.tumblr.com/. Add yours, and then share the link with other adjuncts.
Let those grievances air, I say. Higher ed needs to hear about it. Whether they don’t know or just don’t care, schools and their upper-level admins need to know that, without adjuncts, higher ed would crumble.