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Added pressure, longer commutes as higher ed increasingly relies on adjunct faculty




People are led on a tour of the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass, in 2012.
People are led on a tour of the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass, in 2012.
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This month, students across the nation are headed back to school for another year and many of them will be taught by adjunct faculty.

A recently launched publication called Adjunct Commuter Weekly seeks to document the often hidden life of adjunct professors – a life that can be fulfilling and rewarding, but also full of challenges.

Dushko Petrovich is the magazine's publisher and Kim Bisheff is an adjunct professor at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo. They joined the show to tell more.

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