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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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  • The Courage to Teach

    Reviewed by Janice Albert “The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life” by Parker J. Palmer; San Francisco, Jossey-Bass 1998. $22.00 The Courage to Teach: A Guide for Reflection and Renewal” by Rachel Livsey in collaboration with Parker J. Palmer; San Francisco, Jossey-Bass 1999. $8.00 A HISTORY INSTRUCTOR at a nearby college […]

  • Traveling the Globe With Your Students

    by Jeannie Barry-Sanders RIDE ON A GONDOLA, waltz on the Piazza San Marco at midnight, or spend the evening riding a vaporetto (waterbus) the length of the Grand Canal. Or visit a Fulani village in West Africa, where the environment is so friendly and peaceful that nonverbal communication transcends the spoken word. History, art, music, and a challenging […]

  • Active Learning vs. Lecturing in the College Classroom

    by Paul T. Corrigan One often hears of active learning as a new approach. In contrast, lecturing is the traditional method. Those who support active learning consider it an innovation. Those who do not consider it “another in a long line of educational fads,” as Michael Prince notes. The sequence and chronology remain undisputed either way. Lecturing came first. It has […]

  • Real-Time Data Lead to Real-Life Lessons

    by Evelyn Beck In Scott Simkins’s economics classes at North Carolina State University in Greensboro, N.C., students try to predict the future—but not for traditional economics subjects. “Students aren’t predicting the price of pork bellies next week but rather who’s going to win the election or whether the Federal Reserve is going to raise interest […]

  • 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 […]

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