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

Letters to the Editor

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 windbags […]

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Penalizing Students

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 begin […]

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Pilfering Epidemic

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, clever […]

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

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 had […]

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Language Magazine, the Journal of Education and Communication and Education

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 knowing […]

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Go Paperless: Put Your Course on CD

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 turn […]

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Part-Time Harper Faculty Seek a Union

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 Harper’s […]

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NYU President Sends Tenured Faculty Back to the Classroom

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 improving […]

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Academic Publishing in the Digital Realm

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Health Insurance: Putting Adjunct Faculty in the Picture

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 to […]

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  • Integrating iPads in the College Classroom

    By Erica Palombo A different kind of apple is appearing on more and more teachers’ desks.Educators around the country at almost all academic levels are leaning toward utilizing Apple devices, like iPads, as predominant tools for learning and instruction. Following the Apple trend, Ithaca College implemented a pilot program in which 40 iPads were distributed […]

  • CMU Adjuncts Filing To Unionize

    Adjunct faculty at Central Michigan University will vote for union representation in May 2010. Several adjunct faculty filed in February 2010 for a union representation election with Michigan Employment Relations Commission. The group of adjunct faculty, named The Union of Teaching Faculty, has worked with The American Federation of Teachers — Michigan since May 2009. […]

  • Adjunct Launches Profology—A Social Network for Higher Education

    Bob Ertischek’s experience as an adjunct faculty member at area colleges gave him the idea for Profology, a social network for people working in higher education. It’s a place for college instructors to share information, regardless of where they’re located. And students aren’t allowed. Ertischek, 49, is currently an adjunct professor at Monroe Community College, where he […]

  • USC Provost Promises Adjuncts Better Working Conditions; SEIU Files Complaint

    by James Song The Los Angeles Times is reporting that union officials alleged on Feb. 9 that USC officials interfered with attempts to organize non-tenure-track faculty by promising them better working conditions and implying that employees would lose rights if they unionized. Faculty at Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the oldest school at USC, voted […]

  • Union Rep Calls Yuba Cuts Inevitable

    Pay cuts for instructors are inevitable, a union representative of part-time faculty at the Yuba Community College District says of trustees asking for a 3 percent reduction in pay — which full-time professors oppose. “I don’t see any other way out of it,” Jim Schulte, vice-president of the Yuba College Adjunct Faculty Teachers, said Monday. […]

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