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Home » January 1st, 2003 Entries posted on “January, 2003”

State of the Nation

IN THIS ISSUE of the Adjunct Advocate, we’re looking at the subject of distance education and how it impacts adjunct faculty. The idea for the issue originated with writers Chris Cumo and Evelyn Beck. Staff writer Chris, together with regular columnist Evelyn, worked tirelessly to put together the editorial content you have before you. It […]

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Living the Good Life While Teaching Online

So a few years ago, I decided to make some lifestyle changes and left my career as an investment advisor to teach on-line and work from home. This provided a means to reduce my expenses, nominalize my income taxes, spend more time with my young family, and enjoy the tranquility next to the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

So a few years ago, I decided to make some lifestyle changes and left my career as an investment advisor to teach on-line and work from home. This provided a means to reduce my expenses, nominalize my income taxes, spend more time with my young family, and enjoy the tranquility next to the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Is Distance Education the Meteor and Are Faculty the Dinosaurs?

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by Chris Cumo DEWEY DEFALCO, ASSISTANT to the Director of Distance Learning and Lead Faculty for Distance Learning at Jones College in Jacksonville, Florida, knows that some faculty dislike distance education. DeFalco sees this opposition as the natural inter-generational struggle over an emerging technology. The opponents are older, technophobic professors on the verge of retirement. […]

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Review of the USDLA Journal

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by Mark Drozdowski AN AGE-OLD APHORISM, attributed to President Garfield, contends that the ideal learning environment involves a student at one end of a log and Mark Hopkins at the other. Were he still with us, Garfield might instead opt to log on via modem to reach his college mentor. But would his education be […]

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Best of the Web: Distance Education Resources

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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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Distance Education: A Global Perspective

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THANKS TO A 72 percent increase in the number of distance education programs between 1995 and 1998, the U.S. Department of Education calculates that 1.6 million students are enrolled in 54,000 on-line classes. But how widespread is distance education outside the U.S.? How global is the World Wide Web when it comes to on-line education? […]

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Teaching TEFL in Hong Kong is an Uphill Struggle

The teachers are comfortable with the lack of pressure for results and the easy pace of the curriculum, and they also accept quite happily that the majority of students can’t wait to leave the school at the end of every day instead of staying behind for one of the many club activities that other schools are so busy with.

The teachers are comfortable with the lack of pressure for results and the easy pace of the curriculum, and they also accept quite happily that the majority of students can’t wait to leave the school at the end of every day instead of staying behind for one of the many club activities that other schools are so busy with.

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ISU Nontenured Faculty File Suit Over Union Eligibility Rules

ISU argued non-tenured faculty who teach less than 75 percent of a full load, haven’t had full loads for three semesters in a row or work full-time in Milner Library or academic support are ineligible.

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Union Protests Lecturer’s Treatment

AN OSAKA LABOR union issued a formal protest against Kansai University on Friday for discriminatory treatment of a foreign lecturer. According to a document submitted by the Education Workers and Amalgamated Union Osaka to a labor standards inspection office, the university, based in Suita, Osaka Prefecture, employed David Agnew, a 36-year-old Canadian, as a special […]

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Canadian Sessionals Set to Strike

IN LATE NOVEMBER, sessional lecturers at Carleton University in Ottowa voted 84 percent in favor of strike action. The proposed strike date is January 15, 2003. “Sessional lecturers are tired of being treated like cheap labor at Carleton,” says Fred Schultz, president of Local 4600 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing 350 […]

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  • 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 […]

  • Adjunct faculty at the Art Institute of Seattle voted against union
  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Coursenote Web Sites: A Frightening Look Into the Minds of College Students Nationwide

    by Laurie Henry WHO KNOWS WHAT goes on in other people’s classes? At other jobs where there are a whole lot of people in one place doing more or the less the same thing, it’s not hard to know what everyone’s up to. On the other hand, teaching generally takes place behind closed doors. One of my […]

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