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Success Versus Access in Higher Education

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by P.D. Lesko IN NOVEMBER OF 2003, Detroit’s Wayne State University President Irvin Reid addressed a group of 15 state university presidents. In that address, which was a protest against coming higher education budget cuts, Reid said that every dollar of investment in state universities generates a $26 output for Michigan. At the same time, […]

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We Don’t Need No Education….

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by Domini Hedderman Twenty-six faces stare me down as I discuss the dire importance of clarity and conciseness in writing workplace documents. “So, basically, this author tells us that clarity is a function of the words and grammatical structures you use, of the organization of your information, of the logic and cohesion of your arguments, […]

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Review: Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

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by Vicki Urquhart Who isn’t looking for a better job these days? More than 36 percent of 1,000-plus people polled by the U.K. career consultancy firm Penna Sanders & Sidney said that they spent part of the first day in a new job thinking about how to get a better one (Ragan Report, July 28). […]

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An Accompanying Object

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by Elayne Clift Webster got it right: I am “not essentially a part of [the academy.]” I am only “an accompanying object.” I have felt this reality many times. I feel it now, as I am told that there will be no salary increase, again, despite the fact that out of fourteen faculty in this […]

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Review:The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education and Black Issues in Higher Education

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by Mark J. Drozdowski Popping open a Diet Coke, I sat down recently to pore over the mail’s latest delivery: The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education. I must admit that, upon first glance, it’s rather intimidating–160 oversize pages, chock full of text and framed by a stark white cover featuring a lengthy table of […]

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Moving Your Course Online

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by Evelyn Beck It will take longer than you think. That’s some of the wisdom offered by one course designer about the process of moving your traditional classroom on-line. Cynthia McIntyre, an on-line designer and instructor for The Concord Consortium in Concord, Mass., finds that new on-line teachers are surprised by the amount of time […]

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Winterize Your Car

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by Brent Romans If you were to ask your car where it would want to live, and it just so happened to be a talking car, it would most likely say “Southern California.” “It’s warm there, the roads are fairly decent, and I might get to see a movie star,” it would say. If you […]

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Five percent of 2003-2004 Fulbright Scholar awards go to contingent faculty.

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The Adjunct Advocate congratulates all of the contingent faculty winners of this year’s Fulbright Scholar Awards. As in past years, independent scholars, part-time, adjunct, full-time temporary and visiting faculty were awarded just over five percent of the 800 Fulbright Scholar Awards given out. The Center for the International Exchange of Scholars, which administers the Fulbright […]

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Adjunct faculty at California’s College of the Canyons vote to affiliate with the AFT

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After nearly two years of legal wrangling, part-time faculty at College of the Canyons finally got what they wanted–the chance to choose which union would represent them. Today, in a landslide vote (208 to 41), part-timers selected the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) as their exclusive bargaining agent. Many thought this day would never come. […]

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Letters to the Editor

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No Laughing Matter Matt Hall’s cartoons have been a terrific addition to the Adjunct Advocate. I know that, to some, the trials and tribulations associated with teaching part-time are certainly no laughing matter. However, Hall’s cartoons zero in, like guided missiles, to the heart of all that is absurd about working as a part-timer. I […]

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  • ISU Nontenure-Track Faculty Organize

    by Gretchen E. Knapp Nontenure-track faculty at Illinois State University have formed the ISU Nontenure-track Faculty Association, IEA-NEA , which launched its organizing campaign on April 2. Nontenure-track faculty are fulltime and part-time temporary employees on one-semester or one-year contracts. Over 400, or 40 percent, of ISU’s faculty are nontenure-track (NTT). The ISU NTT FA seeks to address the concerns […]

  • Michigan lecturers’ union rallies after top official terminated, claims move was ‘union retaliation’ by University officials

    University of Michigan lecturers rallied in late-April to protest the non-reappointment of one of the Lecturers Employment Organization’s top officials, a move some lecturers are calling retaliation against the union. The group of about 30 lecturers, dressed in yellow LEO T-shirts, gathered in Angell Hall before marching from the English Department’s offices in Angell Hall […]

  • Syllabus-writing as Storytelling

    Dr. Raul Pacheco-Vega Earlier this week, I realized that we had passed the mid-semester mark (our semester is uncharacteristically long, 16 weeks of class instead of the traditional 13 that I used to teach in Canada). I thus added a couple of extra slides to my PowerPoint presentation recapping our progress to date and how […]

  • Tax Credits For EVs and Hybrid EVs

    by P.D. Lesko THE 1990 CENSUS estimated that 3.90 percent of American workers over the age of 16 walked to work. A decade later, the 2000 United States Census estimates that only 2.68 percent of American workers over the age of 16 walk to work. In the last decade, slightly more than a million people […]

  • 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. […]

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