The Chronicle of Higher Education and the Adjunct Project 2.0
|December 4, 2012||Posted by Josh Boldt under Activism, Adjunct Professors, Work|
Gather round. I’m leaking some big news today. The Adjunct Project and The Chronicle of Higher Education are about to release a game changer.
For the past several months, I’ve been collaborating with The Chronicle on the design of what is essentially Adjunct Project 2.0. And we’re within a few weeks of its release. I feel confident saying this website is going to revolutionize the adjunct world. It basically takes everything that’s good about the Adjunct Project and makes it better.
Rather than viewing the data on a static spreadsheet, the new Adjunct Project allows us to sort the information in pretty much any way we’d like. Want to see all English departments in the Washington, DC area? No problem. Curious which schools in Atlanta offer health insurance to adjuncts? Easy. How about which schools in California pay more than $4000/course? You got it.
Because The Chronicle assigned some of their top developers to the project, the design of the site is cutting edge. It looks great and functions smoothly. I’m so grateful for the help The Chronicle has offered to the Adjunct Project. They have really stepped up to the plate and gotten on board with the work we’re doing. Having had several meetings and weekly conference calls with their people, I can say with certainty that they want to help us. And help us they have. Our collaboration has made the website infinitely better. The knowledge it provides shifts power to workers like never before.
The adjunct blog will also remain intact. It will display the most popular posts of the past and I’ll continue to accept new submissions. With this new Chronicle affiliation, I expect the number of submissions to increase significantly.
I really can’t do justice to the new site by describing it to you. You’ll just have to see it for yourself. It’s amazing. The domain will stay the same: adjunct.chronicle.com. I’m hoping to begin displaying the new website by the beginning of the year. Of course, I’ll make another announcement when that happens. My plan is to introduce the updated site at the MLA Convention in January.
So, all of you adjuncts and adjunct supporters who have contributed to the success of the Adjunct Project, thank you and congratulations. We are about to take another major step forward.
Now go and leak this news to others. Let’s make the whole world aware of what we’re doing.