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When Students Evaluate Faculty Online

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by Jennifer C. Berkshire When it was time for Eastern Connecticut State student Jonathan Marsh* to evaluate his math teacher last fall, he had no problem identifying what was wrong with her. She gave too many quizzes, concluded Marsh, and a thick accent made her lectures difficult to understand. In the past, Marsh’s comments would have reached a fairly limited audience, […]

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E-Books: Should You Use Them?

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by P.D. Lesko with reporting by Diane Calabrese The new E-book readers are proving tough to sell, and E-books are proving even tougher to produce. In 2000, leading E-book reader production company Gemstar-TV Guide International sold only 60,000 units, each priced between $300 and $700 dollars. Susan Kevorkian, a publishing industry analyst, predicts that E-book device sales […]

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Sex and Education: Better Done Face-to-Face

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by Christopher Cumo PERHAPS THE 21st century will be the era of the virtual classroom. In 1998, 1.6 million of America’s 14.5 million college and university students took at least one course on-line, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics. Between 1995 and 1998 the number of distance education programs increased 72 percent, and 44 percent of our colleges and […]

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Tribal College Journal

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by Vicki Urquhart The Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education 4 issues per year Institutional subscription: $30 per year; Individual subscription: $22 per year 1 P.O. Box 720, Mancos, CO 80328 WHEN YOU PICK up a professional journal, you expect it to be worth your time, and Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education (TCJ) […]

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Tax Credits For EVs and Hybrid EVs

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by P.D. Lesko THE 1990 CENSUS estimated that 3.90 percent of American workers over the age of 16 walked to work. A decade later, the 2000 United States Census estimates that only 2.68 percent of American workers over the age of 16 walk to work. In the last decade, slightly more than a million people […]

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Cut Your Grading Time In Half

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by Christine Hult IT’S THE END of an arduous semester and your desk is piled high with student papers. You sigh deeply as you contemplate the days of reading and grading that lie ahead of you. Surely there must be a better way? You’ll be happy to learn that recently developed technologies can help you to handle the paper load. Web […]

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How to Find a Job Teaching On-Line

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by Evelyn Beck CAROL CONRAD HAS continued to teach on-line business courses for two California colleges despite moving first to Virginia and then to Florida. “If the student can be anywhere, why not the instructor?” she says. As distance education offers greater flexibility for students, so it has also meant more options for adjunct faculty, who are invited in an increasing […]

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Adjunct faculty in Washington State are not entitled to minimum wage.

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  by Geoff Fredericks PART-TIME FACULTY AT community colleges are professional employees who aren’t covered by the state’s minimum wage law, the Washington Court of Appeals ruled on January 7, 2002. In a unanimous decision, the three-judge panel rejected a suit by unionized part-time faculty at a number of community colleges who claimed they are entitled to additional pay […]

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In Arizona adjuncts are fired to balance the budget

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by TAA Staff UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA President Peter Likins reported in February that 128 courses and 128 jobs had been eliminated because of a $16 million mid-year budget cut officials are still trying to meet. The courses were not required for graduation and were cut campus-wide. Fifty-six of the positions were adjunct faculty members and the rest were […]

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Ohio p/time faculty fight back

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by TAA Staff EACH MONDAY MORNING Terri Maue drives a half an hour to teach her first class at 8:30 a.m. Her day doesn’t end until she finishes teaching her evening class at another university at 9 p.m. Ms. Maue, who teaches English courses at three universities in southern Ohio, is one of many part-time […]

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  • Putting Together a Roadside Emergency Kit

    by P.D. Lesko Have you ever been in this scenario? It’s 7 a.m.; you’re driving to your first class of the day. You know in an instant that something’s wrong. Controlling the vehicle becomes increasingly difficult and you ease the car to the side of the road. Getting out, you see that the left rear […]

  • A Review of Success Strategies for Adjunct Faculty

    by Amy O’Loughlin Success Strategies for Adjunct Faculty by Richard E. Lyons addresses the needs of adjunct professors and provides how-to strategies to improve one’s teaching effectiveness and course management efficiency. The book targets those of you who have established your part-time teaching careers, and it is intended to be a “book you will carry […]

  • Study of 3.1 Million Tweets Reveals Top Five Reasons Why College Students Skip Classes

    Class120, a technology designed to help improve student success in higher education, teamed up with the social media analysis company Crimson Hexagon to find out why college students skip class. “Early on in the process of creating Class120, I remember reading a quote from a professor alleging our college students are the only consumers that […]

  • Getting to Know ED

    by Mark Drozdowski IT’S OFFICIALLY KNOWN as the U.S. Department of Education, but it prefersthe simple moniker “Ed.” Recently I visited Ed’s on-line pad, http://www.ed.gov>, to see what he has to offer. After all, I pay Ed’s salary. Those unfamiliar with Ed might think he’s a bit stuffy, but he’s actually rather approachable. To be sure, Ed sometimes […]

  • Campus Equity Week Coverage Round-Up

    Campus Equity Week ran from October 28, 2013-November 2, 2013. The goal of CEW is to draw attention to the working conditions of the nation’s non-tenured faculty. Campus Equity Week was started by the Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor, a grassroots coalition of activists in North America working for contingent faculty: adjunct, part-time, non-tenured, and graduate teaching faculty. […]

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