Kelly’s Story: Duke Admin Shouldn’t Make Faculty Poverty a Teachable Moment

Kelly’s Story: Duke Admin Shouldn’t Make Faculty Poverty a Teachable Moment

Last night I was up all hours scrolling through Craigslist looking for food service jobs again. Even after four years on the Duke University faculty, they have yet to tell me if I’ll be back next semester and my wages are so low I don’t have the luxury to wait to find out. This year I managed to avoid taking a second job during the school year but job uncertainty and low pay mean no cushion, no way to pay the bills or put food …

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Faculty Story: Andrea Scapolo, Italian

Faculty Story: Andrea Scapolo, Italian

Since 2010, I’ve worked at Duke as a non-tenure track faculty member. I consider myself blessed to teach Italian language and culture to bright and committed students, and I’m proud to collaborate with some of the finest faculty in the country.

I decided to join Duke Teaching First in order to protect and improve the quality of teaching and learning for my students. I’m concerned about the future of higher education in our country, and I know that we can only turn it around it we …

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