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What to Do When a Student Grieves Against You

Share 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 [...]

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No More Mr. Nice Guy at Microsoft

Share 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 [...]

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Enrollment is on the Rise at the University of Phoenix

Share 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 [...]

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A Nation Arises

Share 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 [...]

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Seduction in the Academy

Share 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, [...]

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Would You Like Fries With That?

Share 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 [...]

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Cooperative Learning … It’s Back

Share 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 [...]

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A Wolf in Intellectual’s Clothing

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A Review of the Blue Angel

Share 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 [...]

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Innocents Abroad

Share 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 [...]

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