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

Visiting Faculty

by P.D. Lesko I WANT TO begin this month’s column by expressing my sincere hope that this issue of the magazine finds all of our readers and their families safe and sound. In July and August, I visited New York to meet with marketing representatives from many of the academic and scholarly publishing houses located […]

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Have Field Log: Will Travel

by Jo Gibson IT WASN’T UNTIL recently, as I neared the end of my twenty-year-plus career as an editor and writer, that I embarked on my second, part-time, edging-my-way-into-retirement career as an instructor in the freshman composition program at Cleveland State University. New to this business of being an adjunct faculty member, I soon became […]

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Grammar Groans

by Lee Shainen IN THE AUGUST 12th edition of Parade, this headline caught my eye: “Help for Failing English Students.” As an English teacher, I was obliged to read on: “The ‘Microsoft Encarta College Dictionary’ not only features new words, but its publishers also asked college professors nationwide how their students were doing with the […]

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EndNote Version 5 For Windows

by Diane Calabrese EndNote Verson 5. ISI ResearchSoft, Berkeley, California, 2001. List price: $329.95 (Students in North America with valid ID: $109.95) READ AND STUDY and write, and inevitably notes and excerpts and ticklers begin to accumulate. It doesn’t take long before even an electronic compilation of the prose too profound to let go becomes […]

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Plagiarism: A Trio of New Books

by Vicki Urquhart Plagiarism: Is it symptomatic of greater moral decline? How prevalent is it? How harmful? Do academic honor codes really work? If you’re in the classroom, you’ve asked these questions. Collegiate level plagiarism is an unavoidable issue, yet it is frequently one of the least effectively dealt with. A look at any of […]

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Long-Time Companion: Rutgers PTL Marks 13 Years

by Peter Miller WHEN ADJUNCT FACULTY organize unions, do all their problems fade into the past? Not necessarily, since adjuncts face huge obstacles from the outset. Collective bargaining might one day help adjuncts gain academic rights, but those can seem like pie in the sky when basic human rights need to be addressed first. The […]

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Resources for Finding Work Abroad

by Jeannie Barry-Sanders LOOKING FOR INTERNATIONAL work, whether abroad or in the U.S., can be daunting–and downright frustrating without good resources. Fortunately, there are now many useful guides for job searches in almost any field or discipline in almost any country. However, you won’t find many of these published resources in your local bookstore. Some […]

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Learning Styles and Distance Education

by Evelyn Beck ATTENTION TO THE way students learn is just as important in on-line classes as it is in the traditional classroom. Yet while most of us regularly design face-to-face activities that involve visual and audio components, group work, and physical movement, we still rely heavily on the written word when delivering courses through […]

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Lettori Win Again But Fear Italian Houdini Tactics

by Domenico Paccitti SOME 1,500 FOREIGN-language lecturers, or lettori, who teach their mother-tongue in over sixty Italian universities recently had their fourth job discrimination case against the Italian government upheld at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg. On 26th June the ECJ ruled that lettori at sample universities in Milan, Pisa, Rome, Naples, […]

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Roosevelt University Adjuncts Sign Three-Year Contract

by P.D. Lesko ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY and a new union representing 310 of the university’s part-time faculty members have agreed on a three-year contract that both sides agree, “will enhance the position of adjunct faculty at Roosevelt University. The Roosevelt Adjunct Faculty Organization (RAFO) won an election conducted among part-time faculty in March 2000. The two […]

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    by Evelyn Beck BARBARA CHECKS INTO your on-line course regularly, but has not posted anything during the first three weeks. Lee Ann, on the other hand, posts much more than is required. Her posts are long and increasingly personal. She has revealed not only confidential details about a conflict with her last boss, but also […]

  • Cloud Computing Research Tools — Free Resources For Faculty

    by G. Andrew Page Twenty-first Century research is increasingly becoming reliant on information and communication technologies to address systemic and distinct educational problems through greater communication, interaction, and inquiry. Research is an interactive inquiry process. In many instances this involves interaction with people. We also interact with technology and through technology to improve our educational […]

  • Resources for Finding Work Abroad

    by Melissa Doak Looking for international work can be daunting—and downright frustrating without good resources. Fortunately, there are now many useful guides for job searches in almost any field or discipline in almost any country. However, you won’t find many of these published resources in your local bookstore. Some of the best guides, published by […]

  • Distance Education: Getting Started

    by Jo Gibson Adjunct faculty have a wide comfort zone: they prepare lectures, monitor classroom discussion, devise tests, assign grades–no problem! However, even for faculty with wide-ranging professional skills and experience, on-line teaching can be a hard sell. Consider Dr. David Dutton [pseud.], professor and department chair. Aggressively pursuing additional work to supplement his income, […]

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  • Tablet PCs Stake Out Higher Education

    by Paul McCloskey The new Tablet PCs from Microsoft and a host of PC manufacturers were announced with the usual coast-to-coast fanfare as the next big thing in personal computing. And while that is always the hope and the hype in such smash announcements, for the higher education community, it just might be true. That’s […]

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