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The $700 Blue Light Special

Share by P.D. Lesko I WANT TO have lunch with Manfredi La Manna. Anyone who can price a journal subscription at $700 and come out looking like the guy in the white hat is someone I’d love to meet. That’s right, Dr. La Manna, founder of the Electronic Society for Social Scientists (ELSSS), was recently [...]

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The Perils of Publishing

Share by Chris Cumo WERE GOD AN Ivy Leaguer, his 11th commandment would be publish or perish. The words reverberate through academic libraries and archives. In the Darwinian competition for jobs and promotions, ostensibly victory crowns the scholar with the longest Curriculum Vitae. Sociologist Pierre van den Berghe, himself the author of seven books, admits [...]

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Adjunct Power

Share by Lee Shainen CONVENTIONAL WISDOM DICTATES that adjuncts have no power; their voices are not heard, except in the classroom. The voice of unconventional wisdom says, au contraire. Watch out now; I’m going to display a small bit of adjunct power right before your eyes. Sunglasses and sunscreen are highly recommended. Ready? Okay, imagine [...]

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Taking Courses at the Local APM

Share by Bob Robinson IT’S 7:30 A.M. You polish up your term paper (actually, you fill in the blanks on the cover page of the paper you purchased on-line), copy it onto a floppy, throw on your coat and rush out the door, mumbling something about being late for work. You rush down to the [...]

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A Review of Moving a Mountain

Share by Diane Calabrese Moving a Mountain Transforming the Role of Contingent Faculty in Composition Studies and Higher Education Edited by Eileen E. Schell and Patricia Lambert Stock 2001–National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, Illinois A CONCORDANCE FOR this volume would be a bit dreary. Words such as exploit, fight and complain would rank [...]

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Twins Teach in Moldova

Share by Pamela Dillon WHEN JENNIFER AND KATHLEEN Sooy were growing up in Centerville, Ohio, they spent many hours discussing politics around the dinner table. There was much to debate: foreign affairs, the Vietnam War and Watergate. They’ve shared everything, but most of all their interest in law and politics. That interest ultimately led to [...]

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Supplemental Income: Opportunities

Share by Evelyn Beck THOSE OF US who teach on-line courses may not be the ones who revolutionized education, but we are among those leading the way as the rest of our peers are pulled with varying levels of enthusiasm into the brave new world of web learning. As a result of our place at [...]

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Global University Alliance to Offer Courses

Share by TAA Staff ON-LINE EDUCATION HAS shifted into high gear as the Global University Alliance, a consortium of 11 universities, announced plans to offer on-line courses of its own, in addition to those its member universities offer. The consortium includes Oregon State University, George Washington University, The Rochester Institute of Technology and the University [...]

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Cheat Sites Are But a Mouse Click Away

Share by TAA Staff EVERY STUDENT HAS felt the primordial dread of a looming deadline for a term paper, the approach of final exams and the lure of an upcoming party. How is one to juggle these demands? In the horse-and-buggy era, when my father went to college, fraternities kept files of term papers, circulating [...]

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Disciplined Minds Author Seeks Reinstatement

Share by TAA Staff DESPITE 19 YEARS of widely praised work as a staff editor at Physics Today magazine, controversial author Dr. Jeff Schmidt was fired last May. The official reason? His statement that he wrote his book, Disciplined Minds, at least in part, “at the office.” According to Schmidt, however, his bosses had disliked [...]

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