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Learning to Love Life Outside Academe

Share by Peter Temes WHEN I LEFT academe, I often thought about the title of Milan Kundera’s book Life Is Elsewhere. Like many scholars, I had the feeling that intellectual life was terribly thin outside colleges and universities. My earliest experiences in the 9-to-5 world didn’t help much. In my first nonacademic job, as a marketing clerk at a newsletter publishing [...]

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The Adjunct and the Chancellor

Share by Lee Shainen SOUND LIKE THE scenario for an educational drama a la “The Odd Couple?” (Well, one of us can afford more expensive clothes.) Nope, it’s just the two of us putting our heads together over dinner to come up with a more equitable system of paying faculty at community colleges. We figured [...]

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Teaching Without Tenure: Policies and Practices for a New Era

Share by Diane Calabrese THE MESSENGERS DIFFER. But the message is the same. Most doctoral recipients that aspire to tenure-track, full-time faculty positions will never find them. In mid- January, the Pew Charitable Trusts released the results of a study it funded, a study that illuminates the quantitative dimensions of life after graduate studies. As [...]

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Are You Disciplined?

Share by Andi O’Conor DISCIPLINED MINDS is a radical, disturbing, and provocative look at professional life. It offers a profound analysis of the personal struggles for identity and meaning in the lives of today’s 21 million professionals. The book will shake up readers, particularly faculty members, graduate students, and others who participate in academic life. [...]

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The AAUP Tries to Cure What Ails

Share by TAA Staff THE AAUP NOW offers medical insurance to its members, who may choose from among four plans. A short-term plan is available to members, like temporary lecturers between jobs, who need coverage for a few months. The major-medical option offers full coverage to individuals and families. Participants may select a physician of [...]

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Feast or Famine? It’s Academic

Share by Chris Cumo THE GAP BETWEEN rich and poor is as much a fact of academe as of American society. 74 private colleges and universities paid their presidents more than $300,000 in the 1998-1999 academic year. The number of presidents above the $300,000 mark represented a 21 percent increase from the previous year, when [...]

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The Coal Miner’s Daughter: HDL On-Line

Share by Chris Cumo HARCOURT LEARNING DIRECT began in 1890, offering courses by mail to coal miners in Scranton, Pennsylvania who hoped to complete high school or train for management. Since then Harcourt has gone on-line, attracting students throughout the U.S. More than 11 million students have taken courses through Harcourt in programs that lead [...]

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Settling Old Scores at Bennington

Share by TAA Staff BENNINGTON COLLEGE in Vermont agreed in December 2000 to pay 17 former professors $1.89 million. They were among the 26 whom the college’s president, Elizabeth Coleman, fired in 1994 for mediocre teaching. She justified her action as part of Bennington’s retrenchment amid a $1 million deficit and declining enrollment. Nineteen of [...]

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2000-2001 Fulbrights

Share by TAA Staff FOR COLLEGE faculty members, administrators and independent scholars, the Fulbright Award represents a prestigious pat on the back, as well as an opportunity to teach and research abroad for one year. Since 1997, The Adjunct Advocate has combed the full list of Fulbright winners, released each winter by the Council for [...]

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Group Online Projects in the Distance Ed. Classroom

Share by Evelyn Beck IT’S NOT EASY, mostly due to student resistance, but online group projects can be undertaken successfully. And if they’re handled well, the experience can mirror real kinds of on-line collaboration that today’s students will face increasingly in their careers. Students don’t like on-line groups, mainly because such groups require extra time and because they require student participation [...]

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