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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 aware […]

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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 words […]

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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 almost too unwieldy […]

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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 the […]

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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 of […]

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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 the […]

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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 sides […]

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  • Moving Your Course Online

    by Evelyn Beck It will take longer than you think. That’s some of the wisdom offered by one course designer about the process of moving your traditional classroom on-line. Cynthia McIntyre, an on-line designer and instructor for The Concord Consortium in Concord, Mass., finds that new on-line teachers are surprised by the amount of time […]

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  • Encouraging Students to Write and Read by Creating Comics

    by Bill Zimmerman Want your students to develop their imaginations, as well as a fondness for reading and writing and telling stories? Then encourage them to create their own comic strips. My own love of comics and understanding of their value as a learning tool began when I was a child. Back then, the very […]

  • Developing Adjunct Faculty

    by Richard Lyons AS AN INSTRUCTIONAL leader reading this first Adjunct Advocate column on managing adjunct faculty, your decision-making probably long ago outgrew the cost-savings consideration often cited as the sole advantage of using part-time instructors. You realize as well that part-time instructors also have the potential to: Leverage their rich backgrounds to teach highly specialized courses for […]

  • Korean Part-Timers Will Get Better Pay & Benefits Thanks to New Legislation

      Part-time lecturers at universities nationwide will be given the same status as the regular teaching staff under a new plan of the Presidential Committee on Social Cohesion, in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. The plan, announced Monday, now goes to the National Assembly. Their treatment became an issue in June […]

  • Best of the Web: Distance Education Resources

    by Vicki Urquhart ON-LINE EDUCATION HAS been around long enough for us to know that for students to be successful they should possess certain traits or skills, such as self-motivation, determination, time-management skills, and a high comfort level with technology. In turn, on-line instructors need these same skills; the presence of good technical support in […]

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