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 […]

Posted in Opinions & Ideas,The Last Word | Read More »

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 […]

Posted in First Person,Opinions & Ideas | Read More »

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 […]

Posted in Opinions & Ideas,Unconventional Wisdom | Read More »

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 […]

Posted in Reviews,Software & Tech | Read More »

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 […]

Posted in Books,Reviews | Read More »

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 […]

Posted in Columns,Shoptalk | Read More »

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 […]

Posted in Columns,Innocents Abroad | Read More »

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 […]

Posted in Columns,Going the Distance | Read More »

A Year in the Life of a Visiting Faculty Member

Posted in Features | Read More »

Look Who’s Coming to Lecture

by Diane M. Calabrese WHAT DOES A presidential candidate do after winning the popular vote but losing in the electoral college? This fate befell Andrew Jackson in 1824. He returned to his Tennessee plantation, The Hermitage, worked his slaves hard and reminded everyone who would listen of his military exploits in the War of 1812 […]

Posted in Features | Read More »

Keep in Touch With AdjunctNation

Graphic Graphic Graphic


Recently Commented

  • Paul Haeder: Not sure how many faculty read Adjunct Nation since we have those bizarre Chornicle of Higher Education...
  • Paul Haeder: Oh, is this the Never Ending Story. This state of the Institutional Leadership class, the HR Class, the...
  • Paul Haeder: Hey, Keith: Well, well, I am one of those one-quarter wonders silenced by the minority, chided by the...
  • Ellen Hahn: Good for you and all adjuncts, Keith. I am proud of you for speaking out in an attempt to garner support...
  • Jack Longmate: Very nice job of summarize some of the treatment that Keith Hoeller has received by both his...