What to Do When a Student Grieves Against You

What to Do When a Student Grieves Against You

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 […]

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 […]

Enrollment is on the Rise at the University of Phoenix

Enrollment is on the Rise at the University of Phoenix

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 […]

A Nation Arises

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Cooperative Learning … It’s Back

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, […]

A Wolf in Intellectual’s Clothing

A Wolf in Intellectual’s Clothing

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 […]

A Review of the Blue Angel

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, […]

Innocents Abroad

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 […]