Why One Community College Outsourced Its Adjunct Faculty
Jeremy Bauer-Wolf, Higher Ed Dive
For decades, higher ed has consistently drifted away from employing full-time faculty in favor of part-time, or adjunct, instructors.
But one Michigan community college is shaking up the sector’s employment model in a different way. As of July, Northwestern Michigan College’s new adjuncts aren’t even institution staff; instead, they work for Edustaff, a staffing firm. It’s one of several Michigan community colleges, like North Central Michigan College, to adopt this approach.