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Home » July 1st, 2002 Entries posted on “July, 2002”

Letters to the Editor

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When Students Evaluate Faculty On-Line Being an adjunct instructor and former student I could easily relate to both sides of the issue. First, are there safeguards which allow a student to rate her/his instructor(s) only one time per class? And can the on-line evaluation sites detect students who are not in the instructor’s class and […]

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Hail to the Victors

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by P.D. Lesko I am a Michigan native. Other than three years of teaching abroad at an Italian university, I have spent my life in Michigan. I am a Midwestern cliché, though not to the extent once described by a friend from the East Coast. All Midwesterners, she announced one day, ate beef and wore fur […]

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Gender Blindness and the Sciences

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by Patricia G. Selinger We need to get behind the message that science and engineering are gender-blind. At a time when information-technology companies scour the Earth in search of technical skills, fewer college women choose careers in science and technology than did the women of a decade ago. The number of college women earning bachelor’s degrees in […]

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Why Must They Learn That?

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by Marcus L. Herzberg I teach an introductory course in the social foundations of education for students considering becoming teachers. As a course requirement, my students must complete a 10-hour field experience in a local educational institution. The other day, as the classand I were discussing how things were going at these sites, one of my students asked […]

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The Lecturer’s Tale

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by Vicki Urquhart What British Lit instructor hasn’t given the assignment to create another Chaucerian tale? In The Lecturer’s Tale, James Hynes has a rollicking good time telling his own bawdy, fantastical, and mysterious tale. Alternately a satire and allegory, this bizarre portrayal of a dysfunctional English department will offend some academicians and amuse others. From […]

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Journal of Excellence in College Teaching

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by Mark J. Drozdowski As a recently appointed adjunct faculty member, I’ll consider any teaching tips or tricks I can find. Naturally, I eagerly picked up the Journal of Excellence in College Teaching, hoping to learn how to become a more effective instructor. Does it help? First, a brief background on the Journal is in order. Founded […]

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Community College Jobs: Ph.D. Holders Need Not Apply

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by Chris Cumo With a Ph.D. in Victorian Literature from CUNY, Christina Boufis set her sights on a research university. But expectations fell when the job search stalled, and she settled for “making a living as an overextended adjunct,” which included a stint at a community college. Two years there netted her an interview for a full-time position. Instead […]

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Taxing Matters: The Long Reach of Uncle Sam

by Conrad de Aenlle Americans who have settled abroad may feel far from home, but to the Internal Revenue Service, it is almost as though they never left. The United States is one of a very few countries that continue to tax citizens and even U.S. permanent residents, or green-card holders, who live overseas. But tax experts point out […]

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Yes, Virginia, Adjuncts Do Win Guggenheims

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by Chris Cumo Andre Dubus III The genes for prose run deep in the Dubus family. Like his father, Andre Dubus III writes award-winning fiction. His novel House of Sand and Fog (Norton,1999) was a finalist for the National Book Award in Fiction in 1999. The next year Oprah Winfrey made it an Oprah Book Club selection, praised […]

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Saving Time On-Line

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by Evelyn Beck Does teaching on-line take more time than teaching a face-to- face class? “Yes, it certainly does,” says Thomas Nolan, who teaches on-line nursing courses and directs The Center for Teaching and Professional Development at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, Calif. “It’s a heck of a lot more labor intensive.” He cites an average of […]

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  • Lechers, Psychos & Frauds: Professors Portrayed In Novels Of The Last Fifty Years

    by Laurie Henry Michael Chabon, “Wonder Boys”, 1995; Jane Smiley, “Moo”, 1995; Don DeLillo, “White Noise”, 1985; Gail Godwin, “The Odd Woman”, 1974; Alison Lurie, “The War Between the Tates”, 1974; John Barth, “The End of the Road”, 1967; Randall Jarrell, “Pictures From an Institution”, 1952; Mary McCarthy, “The Groves of Academe”, 1951 AFTER CREATIVE-WRITING professor Grady Tripp […]

  • The On-line Lecture

    by Evelyn Beck Conscientious instructors wouldn’t think of spending a class period reading to their students in a monotone from lecture notes that only summarize the homework reading assignment. Lectures, we all know, need to capture students’ interest. Nevertheless, when it comes to on-line lectures, that same care is rarely applied. Perhaps because we lack […]

  • Are Apple & Textbook Publishers Colluding on E-Book Pricing? The U.S. Justice Department Thinks So.

    by James Temple The Justice Department has threatened to sue Apple and major publishers in a high-profile case that could reshape the digital-books market, driving down prices but also potentially shifting market power from publishers to e-commerce giant Amazon. The government warned Apple and five major book companies that it intends to file a lawsuit […]

  • A Round-up of the Best Books on College Teaching

    by Linda B. Nilson We can’t keep up with our own discipline’s research, so how are we supposed to stay abreast of the college teaching literature? Let me make it a little easier for you. Here are six recently published books that capture what I think are the latest and most important developments and trends […]

  • DOL Audit of Columbia College of Chicago PT Faculty Union Finances Exposes Multiple Violations

    by Megan Bennett P-fac, Columbia’s part-time faculty union, has undertaken measures to restructure its expense reporting following a recent audit by the U.S. Department of Labor that found nearly 20 violations of recordkeeping, reporting and other financial requirements between 2013-2014, according to union President Diana Vallera. In a May 26 audit letter from the DOL’s […]

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  • AdjunctNation Editorial Team: @Jeffr thanks for pointing out the distinction.
  • Jeffr: Note that adjunct faculty are considered to be on a “term” basis and receives no protection except...
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  • Nancy West-Diangelo: It’s as if we’ve lost the ability to listen critically. If the point of the work we...
  • Freddi-Jo Bruschke: An excellent description of this editorial.