Adrianna Kezar was quoted in an article by Colleen Flaherty in Inside Higher Ed titled, “Who Deserves Affordable Care?” The article notes that while some colleges and universities are cutting adjuncts’ hours ahead of the Affordable Care Act taking effect, advocates for those off the tenure track say that these actions are unfair and unnecessary. Kezar leads the Delphi Project, which seeks to improve working conditions for non-tenure-track faculty.
“To me it is an issue of long-term versus short-term planning,” Kezar said in an e-mail interview. “Institutions have had budget difficulties for years, but not dug deeper into their institutional expenses to see how they might shift resources to support, say, instruction costs that have been going down over the last 20 years. If we are to move toward more ethical decision-making in institutions, we need to think long-term and develop systemic solutions and not be stuck in short-term, emergency decision-making.”