Monday, July 18, 2011
Professor Greg Duhl was just named Director of Adjunct Faculty at the William Mitchell College of Law. He has asked me to ask my fellow adjuncts what kind of support, training, and recongition they would like to receive from their law schools. Please post your thoughts in the comment section of this blog. Post only once as posts have to be approved before they are published. I will start:
I have been an adjunct for seven years at two major law schools. My biggest complaint (aside from the terrible pay) is that I do not feel that I am part of the faculty. I teach at night and am an outsider. It would be nice to be included on faculty emails and correspondence and to solicit my input on issues. Though it would be difficult to attend faculty and scholarship meetings, it would be nice to be invited.
One school is better then the other where I teach. Seminars were held on grading students, on teaching skills and publishing in law reviews. Those seminars were all very helpful and should be held more often. It would also be nice to formally meet once in a while with the faculty that teach in your discipline and find out what topics are covered to avoid overlap.