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

Adjunct Health Care Gets a Hearing in Boston

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Elgin CC Adjuncts Lose Option to Self-Insure

by TAA Staff WITH MANAGED HEALTH care and retroactive pay increases included, Elgin Community College released its tentative two-year contract agreement with its faculty union on July 17th. ECC’s faculty union voted to ratify the contract that same week, and shortly thereafter the board of trustees did the same. Though several issues, including pay increases […]

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P/Timer Hiring Practices Derail CSU Union Negotiations

by TAA Staff A LAST DITCH effort by the California Faculty Association to avert impasse failed July 16 when the CSU Administration Team refused to modify its position on several issues of importance to faculty. Instead, Administration bargainers presented a list of demands for changes to 18 contract articles, most of which had been in […]

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Mount St. Vincent Part-Timers Reject Contract Offer

by TAA Staff THE UNION REPRESENTING part-time faculty at Mount Saint Vincent University has rejected a “final offer” from the university by a vote of 100 percent. The main outstanding issue is wages. The part-time faculty are looking to achieve wage parity with their counterparts at Saint Mary’s University, who settled a new contract on […]

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S.P.Q.R.

by P.D. Lesko WHEN VISITING ROME, Italy, one notices the letters S.P.Q.R. on most every modern drain cover. The correct Latin translation is, of course, “Senatus Populus Que Romanus,” or “The Senate and People of Rome.” I once asked a group of Italian friends whether the “and” in that phrase implies a united group, or […]

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The Rollercoaster of Remediation

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by Jennifer Block Bradner YOU PARK YOUR car in the parking lot. You approach the ticket window. You purchase a ticket and enter the gates. You have arrived and the amusement park and all its trappings are yours for the enjoying. And then you see it. The sign that reads “You Must Be This Tall […]

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Soul Work and Thunderstorms

by Lee Shainen LIVING IN THE desert where the annual rainfall is perhaps ten inches, one paradoxically, learns a lot about rain. Considering that all of the rain falls in two distinct and short seasons, one also learns to distrust annual averages. We have winter rains and summer rains with only a rare surprise rain […]

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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. […]

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What does the UAW Want With America’s Professorate?

by Andrew Williams YOU’VE FINALLY DECIDED to take action. The class cancellations and last minute re-hirings, low wages, second class status are no longer tolerable. But rather than leaving a profession you love, you decide to improve the job you already have. Before you know it, you’ve called some colleagues whom you suspect feel the […]

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Make Sure You Have a CV or Résumé That Travels Well

by Mary Anne Thompson INTEREST AMONG SEASONED professionals in pursuing international careers has skyrocketed in recent years. Such interest has been enhanced by chronic personnel shortages in home markets that are causing foreign companies to search beyond their borders for talent. These candidates aren’t passively waiting to be hired by just any employer. They’re targeting […]

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  • A Quick Guide to the Web’s Best Grant Writing Resources

    by Mark J. Drozdowski STRIP AWAY MY adjunct teaching status, my highfalutin administrative title and my freelance activities, and I’m basically a grant writer (not that there’s anything wrong with that). I’ve been writing grants for more than a dozen years, and in that time I’ve come to appreciate what constitutes good form. When I […]

  • MIT Summit Looks At The Future of Online Learning

    On March 4, 2013 at the MIT Media Lab, MIT and Harvard University, the founders of the online-learning initiative edX, convened a group of academic leaders and other online-learning experts for a daylong summit meeting titled “Online Learning and the Future of Residential Education.” On hand were, among others, the presidents and provosts of MIT and Harvard; […]

  • The Student Body: Short Stories About College Students and Professors

    by Vicki Urquhart If ever a book cover belied its contents The Student Body: Short Stories About College Students and Professors does. Don’ t be put off by the title and the unfortunate choice of headless torsos used as cover art. Beyond these obstacles is a collection of funny, sad, sardonic, self-effacing, and tender tales. […]

  • Coursenote Web Sites: A Frightening Look Into the Minds of College Students Nationwide

    by Laurie Henry WHO KNOWS WHAT goes on in other people’s classes? At other jobs where there are a whole lot of people in one place doing more or the less the same thing, it’s not hard to know what everyone’s up to. On the other hand, teaching generally takes place behind closed doors. One of my […]

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