Title

Reflections on the Case Study: James Tuttle vs. Lakeland Community College

Document Type

Article

Journal or Conference Title

Teaching Ethics

ISSN

1544-4031

Volume

4

Issue

2

First Page

107

Last Page

108

Publication Date

Spring 2004

Department

Religion and Philosophy

Abstract

As a Chair of a large academic department that supervises over thirty adjunct faculty members, I have sympathy with all the parties in this case. I have sympathy for administrators trying to maintain academic oversight of many adjunct faculty members who are often just on campus to teach their courses. I have sympathy for adjunct faculty who are under paid and often do the bulk of teaching at the general education level with very little guidance on the mission and values of an institution. As long as their student evaluations do not cause alarm, benign neglect often defines their relationship to a university. The educational context that produced this dilemma is now commonplace in the academy today. After years of “suitable” service what are the reasons this case reached litigation? And if I were in James L. Brown’s shoes, what would I do?

Rights

Copyright © 2004 Philosophy Documentation Center. All rights reserved.

Publisher Statement

Originally published as Stelmach, H. (2004). Reflections on the Case Study. Teaching Ethics, 4(2), 107-108.