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Allan Hancock Part-Timers Vote for Union Representation

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by D. J. Brasket AFTER MORE THAN two years of struggle, part-time faculty instructors at Allan Hancock College, in California, won union representation by an overwhelming majority. Of the 315 part-timers who voted, 84 percent supported representation by the Communication Workers of America (CWA). Although part-timers began organizing for union representation in 1997, they spent more than […]

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Adjuncts Snag Five Percent of Fulbrights

by P.D. Lesko IN 1999-2000 ADJUNCT faculty won 42 or just over five percent of the 800 Fulbright Foreign Scholarships available. In 1998-1999, adjunct faculty were awarded slightly less than six percent of the available Fulbright Foreign Scholarships. A list of this year’s winners follows: Margot F. Badran, visiting scholar and visiting professor of history […]

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Female Astronomers & the Glass Ceiling

by Sally Pye EVEN THE COSMOS has a glass ceiling, according to information to be discussed at the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society this week. Things are not as bad as they were a half century ago, when women were barred from using some of the biggest telescopes in their work. But a report on the […]

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California Part-Timers Picket Chancellor’s Office

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by Pamela Weiger WHILE IT MAY ONLY be part of their reason for teaching, pay has become a major issue for part-time instructors at California’s community colleges. The compensation issue turned more than 50 of the teachers into protesters earlier this month as they marched in front of state Chancellor Thomas J. Nussbaum’s office here to draw […]

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EMULOC Wins Big: MFT Press Release

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ISSUING A DECISION in favor of the Eastern Michigan University Lecturers Organizing Congress (EMULOC), the Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC) has granted the right of union representation to full-time lecturers at Eastern Michigan University. “Our decision herein,” the Commission concludes, “will give lecturers who have been employed for many years, some close to 20 years, and who have […]

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All Adjuncts Should Be Scientists

by Chris Cumo THE CRISIS OF underemployment for adjuncts stems from the collapse of the humanities. Ernie Benjamin of the American Association for University Professors notes that in the fall of 1998, 53 percent of English faculty were adjuncts compared to 32 percent in physics and chemistry. But numbers are only part of the story. The chemist […]

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Crisis? What Crisis?

by Brian Caterino WHILE MORE CIVILIZED pursuits like NFL Football have outlawed the practice of taunting one’s opponent, adjunct faculty and graduate students still have to endure the verbal equivalent of the throat-slashing gesture: the job crisis discussion. It usually involves calling adjuncts’ character or judgment into question: “get a real job.” Conservative columnist George Will knows […]

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A Sales Pitch Named Desire

  NOTE: Several of the on-line textbook sellers mentioned in this piece, originally published in 2000, have gone out of business by Jay Vandergelt I LOVE TENNESSEE Williams’s work. My favorite of his plays is “A Streetcar Named Desire.” The complex and manipulative Blanche DuBois and the equally as complex and brutishly stubborn StanleyKowalski face off. On a […]

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Literary Agents: A Writer’s Introduction

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by Janice Albert IF GOOD LITERARY agents are hard to find, a good guide to agents is just as elusive. Fledgling writers have had little choice but to consult R.R. Bowker’s Literary Market Place, or an assortment of industry magazines. But John F. Baker, the vice-president and editorial director of Publisher’s Weekly, came out with […]

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Minorities Teaching Abroad

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by Jeannie-Barry Sanders I interviewed nineteen minority teachers born and educated in the USA, asking them to discuss the special challenges they faced while teaching abroad. While some minority educators say they found themselves at times having to explain race relations in the United States, and some state that media portrayal of American minorities contributes to a […]

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  • University of Oregon Drops Objections To New Unified Faculty Union

    By Stefan Ostrach A new faculty union at the University of Oregon was certified by the Oregon Employment Relations Board on April 27th, shortly after the university’s administration dropped legal objections it had filed against the proposed bargaining unit, which included tenure-related faculty, non-tenure-track faculty, adjunct instructors, and officers of research. The new union is […]

  • A Review: They Say / I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing

    By John Edlund When you assign research papers and other academic writing that uses sources, do you get papers in which it is hard to tell who is saying what? Does the literature review look like a list or a note card dump? Is it hard to tell what the student thinks? Do some students […]

  • Plagiarism: A Trio of New Books

    by Vicki Urquhart Plagiarism: Is it symptomatic of greater moral decline? How prevalent is it? How harmful? Do academic honor codes really work? If you’re in the classroom, you’ve asked these questions. Collegiate level plagiarism is an unavoidable issue, yet it is frequently one of the least effectively dealt with. A look at any of the […]

  • E-Books Gaining Momentum in the Marketplace

    By Peter Osnos On a rainy Sunday afternoon in November, I decided to read historian Antonia Fraser’s Must You Go? My Life with Harold Pinter (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday). Pinter, the playwright, actor, and Nobel Prize winner in literature died of cancer in late 2008, and Fraser, his lover and then wife for more than 30 […]

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    by Evelyn Beck WHEN DAWN LANGLEY Simmons was born in 1937, the doctors decided she was a male. However, this “boy” was later re-identified as a girl and, according to some accounts, ultimately gave birth to a child. Students in Kim Finer’s human genetics course at Kent State University, Stark Campus, use this real case to learn how gender is […]

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