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Flash Forward: A University Without Professors.

  By Toxteth Appleteat Editor’s note: This is satire, and hopefully not a predictor. For Immediate Release INTRODUCING FREEDOM UNIVERSITY Leading the way in for-profit education   Freedom University (FU) … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · 4 Comments

It’s Not the Stamp of Approval. It’s More Useful.

Intrepid Adjunct Professors and Contingent Lecturers! How many times have you said to yourself, “I wish there were a way to quickly explain that I’ve just spent my entire semester … Continue reading

December 18, 2014 · 8 Comments

Margaret Mary Vojtko Remembered

Margaret Mary Vojtko was a galvanizing figure for many adjuncts/contingent/part-time educators when she passed in September of 2014. Margaret Mary’s life was significant. Her death was shocking, and was literally … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · 4 Comments

The Charlatan in the Room. The Secrets of Your Part-time Professor.

By Kareme D’Wheat Another semester begins. I arrive early, well dressed, and prepared for action. Like a doctor making a house call, I bring all my own equipment, tools, toys, … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · 10 Comments

It Pays to be Smart. Or So You Think.

By Sinnamon Rohl on behalf of Madjuncts Unite Press As editor of Modern Disappointment, I encourage artists and writers to submit their work for publication. Here is our first guerrilla art … Continue reading

March 2, 2014 · 8 Comments

Invisible, in Life as Well as Death.

By Kareme D’Wheat When I read Jay Atkinson’s account in the Boston Globe of the forgotten and overlooked adjunct who died without so much as a consolatory flower arrangement, I … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · 13 Comments