By Stephen Mumme and Caprice Lawless

For better than a decade, faculty at Colorado’s public colleges and universities have sought to arrest the erosion of state investment in instructional capacity, best seen in the rapid growth of so-called adjunct, or nontenure-track faculty, over the past 25 years.

Today, these adjunct faculty provide between 30 to 70% of all undergraduate credit hour instruction to Colorado students, while compensated at less than living wage levels even when working full time at many Colorado colleges…

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