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Learning to Love Life Outside Academe

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 company, […]

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The Adjunct and the Chancellor

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 that […]

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Teaching Without Tenure: Policies and Practices for a New Era

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 currently […]

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Are You Disciplined?

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. This […]

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Group Online Projects in the Distance Ed. Classroom

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 at […]

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SAWSJ Sponsors Public Hearing in New York City

by Jennifer Berkshire In 1976, New York resident and then private citizen Ed ward Sullivan was faced with a tough decision. He could continue to teach English as a Second Language at New York University, where he’d been an adjunct faculty member for fifteen years–a job he loved–or he could run for the New York […]

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The On-Line Education Bubble

by Joshua Green Like many administrators, Edward Blakely doesn’t need to be convinced of the Internet’s importance to the future of his university. As the new dean of the Graduate School of Management and Public Policy at the New School University in New York, he seems primed to capitalize on it. Blakely’s school was among […]

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Interview: Cynthia Young

by Chris Cumo Cynthia Young earned a Ph.D. in American Studies at Yale University in 1999. While there she became involved in organizing graduate students and participated in the grade strike of 1995, for which she stood trial. In 1997 she joined the SAWSJ Steering committee and in 1998 she became a member of the […]

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