- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: AuthorHouse (March 7, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1420823671
- ISBN-13: 978-1420823677
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,579,828 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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ACADEMIC SHARECROPPERS: Exploitation of Adjunct Faculty and the Higher Education System
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About the Author
Dr. Wendell V. Fountain-a lifelong resident of Florida is a business consultant, educator, and author of many articles and books, which include nonfiction and fiction. He is the author of Love-40-a gripping tale about a Florida family targeted by a psychologically tormented man. He also authored Grace-a suspenseful love story laced with intrigue. He holds a bachelor's degree in psychology, a master's degree in human resources management, and a doctorate in business administration. He has attended Harvard Business School, The University of Chicago, and the Wharton School for post-doctoral studies. His interests include golf, reading, public speaking, and volunteerism. He has served on the Board of VyStar Credit Union since 1982. He is currently working on a nonfiction book titled THE CREDIT UNION WORLD: Theory, Process, Practice--Cases & Application.
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Top Customer Reviews
It used to be the slaves, but they were freed with the Civil War.
The treachery is not as bad as all that. Our adjuncts can work at Starbucks if they want more income, right? No need to feel sorry for them.
I feel sorry for the old guy. He writes reasonably well but it was challenging for me to even finish the book. He complains about students expecting higher grades, unreasonable campus administrators, poor times given to teach, and poor student evaluations. From my 20+ years of working on a college campus I don't see these as valid complaints, I see them as 'life'. Though I have not worked as an adjunct I have taught outside my regular duties for no compensation. As I made it through the book I was constantly wondering if Dr. Fountain was going to offer a solution...sadly, it was lacking.
Maybe my expectations were too high. The three reviews on the back of the book are by his family physician, a movie director, and a retired 'administrator' in a school system. Maybe there are not any better books out there about adjunct faculty. However, if that is the case then I assume it is not a topic worth writing about. This book certainly isn't worth the time to read.
However, if you want to spend a couple of hours (it is a quick read) listening to an old guy complain then this book is for you!