Home » May 1st, 2004 Entries posted on “May, 2004”

Letters to the Editor

Adjuncts as Entrepreneurs Recently, you published an article about adjuncts as entepreneurs. In it, you portrayed this approach to the profession as not profitable. My wife and I are adjuncts, and we earned over $70,000 last year. Neither of us has a doctorate. I earned about $45,000 and she earned about $25,000 ( because she […]

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Boondoggle in California

by P.D. Lesko IN NOVEMBER OF 2001, a San Francisco part-time faculty activist, Margaret Quan, sent me an e-mail. She wrote that during the previous month she’d attended a BayFac (college in the California Bay area) union meeting, and “The main topic for discussion was not whether or not, but how full-time faculty can benefit […]

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Faculty Glimmers: Recent Scholarship at Frazier State University

by Rob Schnelle This piece was prepared by the FSU Office of Public Relations, and highlights faculty accomplishments of interest to Frazier County and the wider mid-state region. Ronald Toomie, Geography and Land Studies (with assistance from junior colleagues Wayne Dravidian, Grady Fast, Cynthia Lawley, Aldo Scooch, Melinda Spagnoletti, Nancy Vandal-Danielson, and Preston Wok) has […]

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by Shari Dinkins I ONCE SAW this notice in the San Francisco Chronicle: Workaholics Anonymous meeting. Tuesday, 8:00 pm. Church at 16th and Church Street. We understand if you can’t make it. I laughed; then I felt a small tightness in my belly. Workaholic. That’s me. And I did not go. Later I sent for […]

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Getting to Know ED

by Mark Drozdowski IT’S OFFICIALLY KNOWN as the U.S. Department of Education, but it prefers the simple moniker “Ed.” Recently I visited Ed’s on-line pad,, to see what he has to offer. After all, I pay Ed’s salary. Those unfamiliar with Ed might think he’s a bit stuffy, but he’s actually rather approachable. To […]

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Education Union Comparison Chart: Which Education Union Fits Your Group Best?

  Adjunct Membership Growth Gains Benefits Dues AFT LARGEST ADJUNCT MEMBER-SHIP: 36,000 Membership among part-time and nontenure track faculty has grown by 6500 in the past 5 years and has expanded from community colleges to four-year colleges. BIGGEST GAINS: Has been working on many fronts, including Campus Equity Week. Here are other examples: Washington–adjuncts were […]

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A Tale of Greed and Gluttony: The California Part-Time Faculty Equity Fund Boondoggle

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