Adjunct Professors are treated poorly
Associate Professor of Education (Former Employee) – Adelphi, MD – June 23, 2019
University of Maryland University College reserves all benefits and salary increases to staff and administrators. While the university depends on the quality of its adjunct professors, they are paid very poorly. Also there are essentially no benefits and the per semester course contracts are below national averages and other University of Maryland universities. Adjuncts use their own computers and on-line internet subscriptions to teach. There is no process of reimbursement for depreciating equipment or expensive subscriptions to internet subscriptions.
There is also no policy for moving from adjunct to collegiate professor. It appears that promotions are dependent on who you know in the university administration. Keeping most of it professors as adjuncts allows UMUC to quickly replace long-time professors with fresh blood.
The University of Maryland, University College is exploiting its adjunct professors, but the State of Maryland provides little oversight of this "cash cow. UMUC is not led by an educator but an accountant which underscores the profit motive of the institution.
It has its own companies and significant pieces of real estate under its ownership. It is one of largest public universities in world with facilities in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. UMUC assets are protected and do nothing for students, adjunct professors, or even the citizens of Maryland.