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Home » July 1st, 2001 Entries posted on “July, 2001”

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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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  • A Review of Ghosts in the Classroom

    by Diane Calabrese Ghosts in the Classroom: Stories of Adjunct Faculty and the Price We All Pay, Edited by Michael Dubson, Camel’s Back Books, 2001, Boston, MA IS THE ANTECEDENT of the “we” in the title the population at large (probably) or the ghosts in the classroom (possibly)? Assume the former, and the title misleads. […]

  • Campus Equity Week is Growing Bigger: But is Bigger Better?

    by Chris Cumo Forget the top-down hierarchy. Talk to anyone in the thick of things and you get the same answer: Campus Equity Week (CEW) is a grassroots movement, one with a protean nature that defies easy summation. CEW began in October 2001 (CEW 1) in the U.S. and Canada and will spread this October […]

  • A Review: They Say / I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing

    By John Edlund When you assign research papers and other academic writing that uses sources, do you get papers in which it is hard to tell who is saying what? Does the literature review look like a list or a note card dump? Is it hard to tell what the student thinks? Do some students […]

  • The TKO of Washington State House Bill 5802

    by Brooke Pielli Bill 5802 should have been on the fast track to passage and signing. Fifteen state senators and the American Federation of Teachers sponsored it. According to Keith Hoeller, Washington’s 7,900 part-time faculty would certainly have benefited. Hoeller, is the co-founder of the Washington State Part-Time Faculty Association, and a member of the […]

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