Due to the large number of adjuncts professors who teach undergraduate Psychology courses, the Department of Psychology established two adjunct representative positions. The role includes being a liaison between the faculty and adjuncts professors by attending monthly departmental faculty meetings.
Most importantly, adjunct representatives organize meetings that provide opportunities for adjunct professors to meet each other and discuss shared concerns. The meetings allow for exchange of information, opportunities to problem solve specific class concerns, and provide social support.
Being an adjunct professor does not have to be a singular and alienating position. Seeking out other adjunct professors in the same department provides opportunities for consultation and support. I encourage other adjunct professors to either formally or informally set up a similar opportunity in their own department.