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A Nation Arises

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 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

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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A Review of the Blue Angel

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

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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Student Attrition in On-Line Courses

by Evelyn Beck ATTRITION RATES FOR most distance education programs are worse than for traditional college courses, with dropout rates as high as 80 percent at some colleges. At Piedmont Technical College, in Greenwood, SC, overall attrition rates for traditional classes average 25 percent, while attrition rates for online courses average 45 percent. Many of […]

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Profile of Ken Hardy

by Marla Kay Houghteling WORDS ARE IMPORTANT to Ken Hardy; he doesn’t shy away from the difficult ones. He’d like his students to have this same respect for language. In the summer of 1998, he was teaching an interpersonal-communications course at Jefferson Community College in Louisville, Kentucky, where he had been an adjunct since 1995. […]

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E is for E-school! Dot-com Start-ups Go to the Head of the Class

by Alessandra Bianchi Move over, B2B and C2C, and make room for the next online business dujour: the ABCs.”Education over the Internet is going to be so big, it’s going to make E-mail usage look like a rounding error,” Cisco Systems Inc. CEO John Chambers famously announced in a New York Times op-ed piece last […]

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