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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Canadian sessionals settle their contract dispute

Teaching assistants and lecturers at the University of Guelph voted recently to ratify a new three-year contract. A tentative agreement was reached between the Canadian Union of Public Employees local 3913 and the university, with the assistance of a mediator. Toni Xerri, chief negotiator for the union, which represents more than 1,000 teaching assistants, non-tenure […]