U of Iowa goes on adjunct hiring binge

by E Wayne Ross on September 9, 2010

Daily Iowan: UI increases temporary workforce

The University of Iowa has increased its temporary workforce by nearly10 percent this year to accommodate an influx of freshmen.

This year, 2,308 temporary faculty are employed at the university — up from 2,104 in 2009, said Tom Rice, associate provost for faculty.

Despite recent budget cuts, which resulted in the loss of 150 half-time employees, more tuition revenue from this year’s larger freshman class allowed for the boost in temporary workforce hiring, officials said.