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

Letters to the Editor

Share Adjunct Man I think Rob Schnelle is the most original voice you’ve published in some time. Not the same old same old, but a satirical essay that really succeeds in hitting below the belt–where all good satirical writing hits, by the way. I love his send up of Bettlebrow State University, and the pompous [...]

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Penalizing Students

Share by P.D. Lesko I DON’T MISS teaching until September rolls around, when, at the least in Michigan, the air turns crisp and the sugar maple leaves look almost aflame against the bright blue sky. On days like that, I remember walking across campus, briefcase in hand, toward some room filled with students eager to [...]

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Pilfering Epidemic

Share by Shari Dinkins When we find supplies or equipment missing on campus, our immediate thought is: students. The response is so basic, so quick that we may not access the rational part of our brains. Odd true story: at one state university, students stole the balls from the mice in the computer lab. Yes, [...]

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My First Name is not “Coach”…and You Aren’t Ready For College

Share by Brigadier General Ed Wheeler (USA-Ret) Several years ago, I hung up my uniform at the end of a 35-year military career. Shortly afterward, I was asked to teach as an adjunct in a contemporary U.S. history course at one of our nation’s largest community colleges. I suspect I was asked partly because I [...]

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Language Magazine, the Journal of Education and Communication and Education

Share by Mark J. Drozdowski Despite years of study, I never could grasp French. In college, I was a walking paradox: I had a great facility for English but couldn’t comprehend its Romance cousin. My trauma culminated with a trip to Paris, where I discovered that the only thing worse than knowing no French is [...]

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Go Paperless: Put Your Course on CD

Share by Judy Lever-Duffy, Ed.D. For faculty who choose to include numerous activities in their courses, one of the most bothersome aspects of preparing for classes is the many and frequent visits to the campus copy center. Whether copying handouts, diagrams, or student activities that a teacher needs to prepare materials, planning sufficient time to [...]

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Part-Time Harper Faculty Seek a Union

Share Harper College’s part-time teachers are making another push to unionize, a decade after the last effort failed. If they organize, they will be following in the footsteps of the adjunct faculty at other Illinois colleges, such as Oakton and Elgin community colleges and College of DuPage, as well as Roosevelt University. The part-timers behind [...]

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NYU President Sends Tenured Faculty Back to the Classroom

Share New York University president John Sexton has waded into one of the thorniest issues in higher education, with critics bemoaning the status of undergraduate education at research universities, where ‘star’ professors can avoid teaching altogether. Shortly after John Sexton became president of New York University last year, he launched a daring experiment aimed at [...]

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Academic Publishing in the Digital Realm

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Health Insurance: Putting Adjunct Faculty in the Picture

Share by Jo Gibson Right now,” Diane said, sitting at her desk in the adjunct faculty offices, “I’d probably faint dead away if I were offered health insurance through my job. This is no joke. As an adjunct, I feel like I’m in the only profession that allows me to be a professional, while continuing [...]

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