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Inside Higher Ed | May 23, 2008 | 21 Years as an Adjunct and Out

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Margaret West has taught part-time for 21 years at Edmonds Community College, in Washington State, gaining good reviews and annual contract renewals. The FACE blog -- part of the Faculty and College Excellence Campaign to get more tenure-track faculty slots and improve the treatment of adjuncts - reported that West was told recently that her services would no longer be needed and that a dean, asked why, told her "because I can." (read more)