Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Financial Needs Attracts Adjuncts
"I thought, This is a place where I could fit into the culture," says Mr. Anderson, whose teaching experience began about 15 years ago when he was a graduate student. "It was always difficult for me to turn down an opportunity to teach a class. It's part of who I am as a professional."
Mr. Anderson, 46, also teaches a core humanities course at the University of Chicago twice a week during his lunch hour. That work, he says, helps him in his job as an adviser because he sees students as students, not advisees with abstract problems.