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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

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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On-Line Plagiarism: Fighting the Good Fight

by Evelyn Beck AS INTERNET RESEARCH becomes the norm and as the number of on-line courses proliferates, more and more faculty and administrators worry about plagiarism. “We have had several cases of cheating involving on-line aspects of courses, including group sharing of quiz questions and answers and students copying others’ homework submitted on-line,” says Jeanne […]

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Interview: Dr. William Scheuerman


by Chris Cumo The American Federation of Teachers, part of the AFL-CIO, issued its first report on part-time faculty in 1979 and has since been active in recruiting adjuncts and in advocating better pay and benefits for them. Among its more than 100,000 college and university faculty members, the AFT includes more than 35,000 adjuncts, making it the nation’s largest […]

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Ten National Fellowships Open to Temporary Faculty

by Chris Cumo ONE OF THE best-known fellowship competitions is the Fulbright Scholar Program. Every year the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars, under an agreement with the State Department, awards some 800 fellowships for recipients to teach or do research in one of 140 countries. With so many available, almost anyone can find an award, believes Judy Pehrson, director of […]

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Adjunct Faculty Fulbright Winners

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