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The Old Numbers Game

by P.D. Lesko I READ THE hefty Department of Education Statistics Quarterly from cover to cover with the relish that some people save for their favorite travel magazines. So, I was delighted to discover that U.S. News and World Report’s controversial college ranking list includes percentages of full-time faculty employed. I read that several of […]

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Cat Herding and Windmill Chasing

by Lee Shainen EVER SEE THAT commercial about herding cats? It reminds me of trying to get adjuncts to organize. Faculty members, in general, are an independent and eccentric lot. Off the top of my head, I’d say they are right up there with quirky inventors and solitary gold miners on the wacko scale. But adjuncts […]

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CCollegeJobs.com

by Chris Cumo and P.D. Lesko DIANN SCHINDLER-ENDER, the founder of CCollegeJobs.com, did not plan to become an on-line entrepreneur. An adjunct and then an assistant professor at Lorain County Community College in Ohio, and an administrator at community colleges in the Midwest, she rose to become president of Minneapolis Community College, in Minnesota. Then she married […]

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A Review of Campus, Inc.

by Diane Calabrese Campus, Inc.: Corporate Power in the Ivory Tower Edited by Geoffrey D. White, Ph.D. with Flannery C. Hauck 2001–Prometheus Books, Amherst, New York IN SHORT, THE authors of the 30 chapters in this book have this to say: corporations hold the power at institutions of higher education (and in other sectors of society). […]

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Recognizing the Contributions of Adjunct Faculty

by Richard Lyons EN ROUTE TO presenting a workshop last week, I read the recently published book Ghosts in the Classroom (Camel’s Back Books, 2001, ed. Michael Dubson), a collection of essays written by adjunct faculty members. My research told me that essays written almost exclusively by “aspiring academics”–one of four categories of part-timers identified in The Invisible Faculty (Jossey-Bass, 1993, Judith […]

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Taking the Show on the Road

by Susan M. Gorga and Jeffrey J. Mondak IN 1997 AND 1998, we team-taught political science courses at Babes-Bolyai University, in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The students all had studied English, but their proficiency was varied. We were cognizant of the problems students would have understanding instruction in English, but we were unable to teach in Romanian. To […]

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On-Line Degrees: How Employers View Them

by Evelyn Beck HOW ARE EMPLOYERS judging the value of the courses we’re teaching on-line? What do they think of candidates whose entire degree was earned via the Internet? The results of a number of recent studies are mixed, with many business professionals uneasy about the quality of on-line learning but a majority of academics convinced […]

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Part-Timers Knock Out Pasadena Union Board Incumbants

by TAA Staff FRIDAY MAY 11, 2001 marked a changing of the guard as four new officers were installed on the Executive Board of Pasadena City College’s local chapter of the faculty union, one replacing a president who had held his position for more than two decades. The fourth position, a directorship, was a virtual […]

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Michigan Educators Ask State to Study Part-Time Issues

by TAA Staff A MICHIGAN TASK force has asked the state legislature to look into the growing reliance of community colleges on part-time teachers. The task force, composed of representatives from fifteen state universities and community colleges, has asked the legislature to study both the number and the working conditions of part-time faculty employed in […]

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Are F/T Faculty Losing Their Bargaining Power?

by TAA Staff SOME PROFESSORS SEE nothing to fear in the growing number of adjuncts on campus. The strike at Long Island University’s C. W. Post campus may give them pause. This past spring, full-time faculty tried to shut down the campus to protest what they regarded as inadequate pay and an excessive workload. But […]

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  • Learning Without Borders

    by Evelyn Beck and Sharon M. Lightner IS TODAY’S COLLEGE classroom flexible enough to include 20 students at four colleges in four countries attending the same class together each week? With the help of technology, this was the approach of an unusual class called Experiential International Accounting, which was attended by students from the United […]

  • InsideHigherEd.com: Adding Some Spice to Higher Ed. Reportage

    by Mark Drozdowski When you want news and views on higher education, where do you turn? Well, yes, of course you pick up the Adjunct Advocate. But for many in this field, The Chronicle of Higher Education represents the gold standard, the journal of record, the “bible.” Most industry folks I know refer to it […]

  • Don’t Poke Me: Professors’ Privacy In The Age Of Facebook

      By Rich Russell Before seeing the new movie The Social Network this past weekend, I first read the article on co-founder Mark Zuckerberg in The New Yorker. His own Facebook profile is quoted in the piece: “I am trying to make the world a more open place.” But an open world does not necessarily […]

  • Streaming Audio Lectures

    by Evelyn Beck Presentations you’ve been using in the classroom can be brought to life on-line by adding an audio narrative. “It brings the sense of a lecture,” says Les Howles, a senior consultant for the Department of Learning Technology and Distance Education at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. “One thing often lost in on-line instruction is a sense of place, a personality. Illustrated audio brings […]

  • On-Line Degrees: How Employers View Them

    by Evelyn Beck HOW ARE EMPLOYERS judging the value of the courses we’re teaching on-line? What do they think of candidates whose entire degree was earned via the Internet? The results of a number of recent studies are mixed, with many business professionals uneasy about the quality of on-line learning but a majority of academics convinced […]

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