Colleen Clemens, College Professor, Writer, Editor, Tutor & Parent
You have received excellent feedback here. I would like to add that there are ramifications to you as a student depending on your educator. All will be qualified to teach you. Part of choosing your teachers is finding people who will mentor you throughout your education; the work you will do with professors outside of the classroom matters just as much as your time in the classroom. Be sure to connect with educators who will be there for the duration of your education. Contingent (adjunct) faculty members may not be there when you need a letter of recommendation or advising. And really they shouldn't be called upon to do such work since they are getting paid solely to teach a class. Those other roles should fall upon the shoulders of full-time faculty who are paid not just solely for teaching. Other issues may arise when you need consistency in the professors on your roster. For example, if you take an incomplete grade and then a temporary faculty member leaves, you will not be able to finish the course. You are asking an important question that all students need to ask of their universities and colleges.