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Letters to the Editor

Distance Education: A Global Perspective Hello, I just wanted to send you a quick note to say how much I appreciated Matt Hall’s cartoons that capture the essence of life as an adjunct English teacher. I’m writing more particularly about the article on distance learning. Although your survey of what’s happening internationally (“Distance Education: A […]

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The Equity Pay Scam in California

by P.D. Lesko In “Parity or Partiality in California: Only Time Will Tell,” published in the January/February 2002 issue of the Adjunct Advocate, author Pam Dillon wrote this: “During negotiations in certain districts, union and district officials have been exploring ways to allocate the funds to full-time faculty, as well. Part-time faculty activist Margaret Quan, […]

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Summer School: Come Hell or High Water

by Shari Dinkins THIS IS GOING to be great. I’m going to choke this down in six weeks and get on with my life. All I got to do is get through this next month and a half and I’m home free. I feel as if I can read their minds. It’s based on the […]

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So Long. Farewell. Sayonara. Good-bye.

by Anthony Akers Hi. I’ll be your English professor this semester. I have a Master’s degree in English and Philosophy, seven years of teaching experience, and I’ve written three books. If you have a parent or guardian or sister or brother or friend who is a doctor or a car mechanic or a decent dentist, […]

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A Pair of Books for Distance Educators

by Mark J. Drozdowski IF YOU’RE LIKE me and most other people who’ve passed through college and perhaps graduate school, then you’re probably not terribly familiar with on-line education. As so-called traditional students, we learned in a classroom with the professor and fellow students right in front of us. The idea, then, of taking classes […]

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Creative Uses for Textbook Companion Web Sites

by Denise R. Boyd In today’s competitive textbook market, it’s difficult to find a textbook that doesn’t include free access to a companion Web site. These sites are packed with useful study tools, many of which can be adapted for use in classroom presentations. Moreover, the prices students pay for their books includes the cost […]

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OFTEN Comes Just in Time

by Evelyn Beck Not too long ago, Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) brought its adjuncts into the twenty-first century. “It’s hard to imagine anyone working without e-mail and computers even though it’s only been a few years since they became standards for adjuncts,” says Kathryn Baker, a former adjunct who has been teaching full time […]

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Faculty Senates: The Last Bastion of Patrician Privilege

by Christopher Cumo Like nearly every college and university, Santa Rosa Junior College in Santa Rosa, California relies on part-time faculty. With 320 full-time faculty, the College employs 1100 part-time faculty, says adjunct professor of political science Michael Ludder. He adds that part-time faculty teach 45 percent of all credit courses and 95 percent of all non-credit courses. […]

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Where in the World is Jean Culp’s $57 Million Dollars?

by Brian Cole In her 17 years as a U.S. and California state History adjunct, Jean Culp experienced first-hand the hardships of being a part-timer on the campus of Citrus Community College. Among them were low pay, the lack of medical benefits, strict limits on course loads, and having to share a 10 x 12 […]

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