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PrecariCorps, Adjunct Relief

PrecariCorps, Media


News about and stories of contingent labor in higher education have been making headlines, especially following the high profile death of Margaret Mary Vojtko in September of 2013 (Vojtko taught French for Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, for 25 years). The modest media library below is intended to help inform, educate and support adjuncts, their students and the public … Continue reading Media

PrecariCorps, Why We Need A Foudation

Why We Need A Foundation

We have been called to respond tangibly to the crisis in higher education. Our growing numbers, poor working conditions, lack of job stability, lack of health benefits, lack of retirement savings, and poverty wages have provided a catalyst for action. Up to 75% of university faculty in America are non-tenure track. This number comprises all non-tenure track faculty … Continue reading Why We Need A Foundation

PrecariCorps, True Stories

True Stories

We’ll be publishing 300-500 word true stories from the adjuncts who’ve lived them. See some of them on Twitter under #PrecariTales. Also, please consider contributing to Lee Kottner’s upcoming book of essays, Teaching Poor: Voices of the Academic Precariat.    Anonymous Adjunct Budget Woes   I’m an adjunct, and I’ve been working at my university for … Continue reading True Stories

PrecariCorps, Application


As of August 18, 2016, we have been able to financially support 19 adjuncts through our Hardship Relief and Grants for Faculty Development funds. We currently have a wait list of around nine faculty members, so please be aware that we will not be able to assist you with funds immediately. To apply for one of our programs … Continue reading Apply

PrecariCorps, Get Involved, Donate


Donate & Make A Difference During our first year, PrecariCorps received over $7100 in donations and eased the financial burden of 14 adjuncts who had applied for our Hardship Relief Fund. We are hoping to double that amount in 2016, and we need the help of those who can afford to contribute to support those … Continue reading Donate

PrecariCorps, For Immediate Release, Brianne Bolin, Joeseph Fruscione

For Immediate Release February, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 6, 2017 These are troubling times for higher education. In light of recent political appointments and events, we’re reminding our allies that we remain committed to our primary mission: supporting contingent faculty economically and educating the public about adjunct life. We don’t yet know what the new administration and its policies … Continue reading For Immediate Release February, 2017

Press Release Archives

Find PDFs of Past PrecariCorps Press Releases PrecariCorps Press Release January, 2016 PrecariCorps Press Release June, 2015 PrecariCorps Press Release March, 2015 PrecariCorps Press Release February, 2015 PrecariCorps Press Release January, 2015

True Stories: Unemployment

In this special section of our True Stories feature, we’ll be publishing 300-500 word pieces from the adjuncts on the subject of applying for unemployment compensation and their experiences. Be sure to look for more True Stories on Twitter under #PrecariTales. Anonymous Adjunct, Liberal Arts College What Adjuncts Should Know About Unemployment Benefits Making ends meet in the summer … Continue reading True Stories: Unemployment


ADVOCACY Our advocacy for adjuncts comes in many forms. In addition to supporting adjuncts through donations and expanded networks, we also speak out on issues affecting higher education more broadly. We promote the coverage of issues affecting adjunct life through media outlets, support the use of open letters and speaking engagements, and encourage partnerships with other advocacy … Continue reading Advocacy