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What to Do When a Student Grieves Against You

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by Stefanie Schwalb “A STUDENT GRIEVANCE is a college-related problem, which a student believes to be unfair, inequitable, discriminatory, or a hindrance to the educational process. A grievance also includes discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or age.” This definition from the Student Grievances Procedures section at the Web […]

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No More Mr. Nice Guy at Microsoft

by Gayle Fredericks THE END OF June marked the end of an era at Microsoft Corp., when a new policy went into effect that restricts the company’s extensive use of temporary workers. Besieged by lawsuits and complaints, Microsoft is limiting the length of temporary workers’ contracts to 365 days, and will further require that workers […]

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Enrollment is on the Rise at the University of Phoenix

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by Chris Cumo TO PARAPHRASE FRANKILN Delano Roosevelt’s first inaugural address, the University of Phoenix has nothing to fear, not even fear itself. The for-profit university announced a 22 percent increase in enrollment between May 31, 1999 and May 31, 2000. Online enrollment, which leapt 44.7 percent, fueled much of this growth according to the […]

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A Nation Arises

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by P.D. Lesko I WOULD LIKE to take this opportunity to talk a little bit about the changes which are going on here in the offices of The Adjunct Advocate. First off, the staff is expanding. We have added staff in the Marketing and Sales departments, and will soon add staff in the Editorial and […]

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Seduction in the Academy

by Chris Cumo PBS ESSAYIST ROGER Rosenblatt fears in “Hello Mr. Chips” that the rise of universities.com will end “the tawdry, yet elevated professor-student affair.” He need not worry, for no on-line college can compete with the hormones that saturate campus life. “Of course professors are sleeping with their students,” Joanne Cavell told Cosmopolitan, with […]

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Would You Like Fries With That?

by Brian Caterino No, academia hasn’t quite been assimilated to the model of McDonald’s fast food outlets, but the latest step in the commodification of knowledge has come into view with the recent announcement by Barnes & Noble of its new on-line “University”. Barnes & Noble will be offering free, nonaccredited, courses to the public, […]

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Cooperative Learning … It’s Back

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by Lee Shainen YEARS AGO, DURING the Gulf War, I began a composition class by having the students interview each other, write short biographies, and then read them to the entire class. Due to our proximity to the University of Arizona, there were several international students in this community college class, including students from Iran, […]

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A Wolf in Intellectual’s Clothing

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by Kathy Plann IN COLLEGE CLASSROOMS, as portrayed by Hollywood, there are no female professors. I also couldn’t help noticing that in a sampling of films which span the past two and a half decades, [Jerry Lewis’s “The Nutty Professor” (1963), “Animal House” (1978), Eddie Murphy’s “The Nutty Professor” (1996), and “Road Trip” (2000)]-the male […]

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A Review of the Blue Angel

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by Janice Albert IN HER LATEST novel, Blue Angel, Francine Prose updates a 1905 story by Heinrich Mann in which an entertainer, Lola Lola, fascinates and then ruins Professor Rath, who gives in to his obsession for her. Francine Prose moves the story to a small, expensive college in Vermont. Her professor is Ted Swenson, […]

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Innocents Abroad

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by Jeannie Barry-Sanders CAREER DECISIONS CAN be a hassle, and if you are at a crossroads in your decision making or just want to gain some extra experience, an international internship just might be the answer. An internship provides an opportunity to travel abroad, examine career options, and to be of service. They can be […]

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  • Moving Your Course Online

    by Evelyn Beck It will take longer than you think. That’s some of the wisdom offered by one course designer about the process of moving your traditional classroom on-line. Cynthia McIntyre, an on-line designer and instructor for The Concord Consortium in Concord, Mass., finds that new on-line teachers are surprised by the amount of time […]

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  • Personal Safety Abroad

    by Jeannie Barry-Sanders PERSONAL SAFETY IS a basic need, and educators who want to travel and work abroad must think safety first when travelling to countries outside of the United States. “You are much safer in most cities abroad than you are in most cities in the United States. We have the most violence of […]

  • 10 Golden Rules for Writing Multiple Choice Questions

    by Elizabeth Armstrong Moore In a classical multiple choice question, a student should choose a correct answer among several (optimally 5) answers. Multiple choice questions consist of three obligatory parts: 1. the question (“body of the question”) 2. the correct answer (“the key of the question”) 3. several incorrect alternatives (the so called “distracters”) and […]

  • Tufts U Part-time Faculty Renegotiating Contract –The Boston SEIU Local Poised to Pass Barnard’s $9K Per Course Pay

    Since the adjunct faculty at Tufts formed a union in 2013, their contract with Tufts has become a model for other schools in the Greater Boston area and across the country. In 2014 according to an article published by AdjunctNation, the Tufts part-time faculty union negotiated its first contract that, among other gains, hiked per course pay from $5,115 to $7,300 per course, a 22 percent increase. The union represents 200 adjunct faculty.

  • Asking Adjunct to Change Football Player’s Grade Costs Rutgers Coach $50K & Suspension

    Read the full Rutgers Report on Kyle Flood here. Kyle Flood, who earns $2.5 million as the head coach of the Rutgers University football team has been suspended for three games as Rutgers football coach and fined $50,000 following a university-led investigation into rules violations and amid a recent string of off-field transgressions involving players on his […]

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