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

Letters to the Editor

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A Tale of Gluttony and Greed in California I was so angry and frustrated after I read the May/June 2004 cover story that I could have spit nails. Millions and million and millions of dollars of part-time faculty equity pay given over to full-time faculty in California. Can someone tell me why this doesn’t make […]

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Lecturer Captures Professor of the Years Award at Tufts University

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The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate presented its annual TCU Professor of the Year award to American Studies lecturer Jean Wu in June. Wu received her award in a ceremony in the Remis Sculpture Court on Friday. About 50 of Wu’s students and colleagues were in attendance. The award is given annually by the Senate’s […]

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Michigan Lecturers Agree to New Contract

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A union of lecturers and adjunct faculty reached an agreement with the University of Michigan on higher salaries and new guarantees on job security. “We didn’t get everything we were looking for, but we think we got a very good first contract in a very difficult budget year,” Bonnie Halloran, president of the Lecturers Employee […]

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Higher Ed. Publishing and Rough Seas

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by P.D. Lesko In this issue of the magazine, we take a look at The Chronicle of Higher Education. The newspaper, which has been covering higher education since the 60s, has undergone some changes recently. What prompted the inquiry is the fact that I really love statistics and numbers. Every year, I receive media kits […]

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The Third Point

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by Shari Dinkins “It gives the student a third point,” my full-time colleague says. I nod. “So that you are not the target.” Ah, yes, I nod again. I am tired of being the target. At times, students view me as the obstacle to their academic success. When I would open up my grade book […]

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The Chronicle of Higher Education Battles Rough Seas

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by Chris Cumo An essay in the The Chronicle of Higher Education can draw responses from readers throughout the U.S., Canada, France and Italy. Forget the nation-state and guys like Locke and Hobbes who wrote learned treatises about it. The Chronicle has no use for anything as parochial and antiquated as a country, but instead […]

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Tips for Creating a Syllabus That Will Keep You and Your Course On Track

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by Ann Brucklacher Remember all that training you had on writing a syllabus? No? If you’re like most instructors, you probably never had any. But does that matter, you may ask. It’s just a syllabus, a glorified course calendar. You learned what to do by, perhaps, swapping syllabi with colleagues or looking through sample syllabi […]

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Improve Your On-Line Course With A Virtual Field trip

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by Evelyn Beck To celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the Wright brothers’ flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C., the Franklin Institute used its museum website to help high school students discover the thrill of science and engineering. As part of a competition, students studied historical weather patterns for the area, learned the 12 different steps involved […]

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A Trio of Handbooks for Adjunct Faculty

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  “I don’t want to see the file full of letters you’ve gotten from students telling you how much they liked your class. I have this same file too. Give me something instead that shows me how much they learned in your class. Give me the graded student essay that shows me how creative you […]

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Surfing America’s Great Libraries

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by Mark J. Drozdowski America is blessed with some of the world’s great libraries. And nowadays, thanks to advances in technology, many of them have catalogued their collections on-line, giving teachers and scholars access to vast arrays of information. But just how useful are these top libraries’ Web sites? To answer that question, I took […]

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  • Teaching and Learning in a Hybrid World: An Interview with Carol Twigg

    by Susan Walsh Veronikas and Michael F. Shaughnessy From 1993 to 1998, Twigg served as Vice President of Educom, one of the precursors to EDUCAUSE. At Educom, she founded the National Learning Infrastructure Initiative (NLII) and initiated the IMS (Instructional Management Systems) project. Before joining Educom, Twigg served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Learning Technologies […]

  • Black Earth and Ivory Tower

    by Zachary Michael Jack, University of South Carolina Press, 2005. 312 pages. reviewed by Kathleen D. Kelsey Reading Black Earth and Ivory Tower reminds me of why I’m an academic and a hobby gardener and not a full-time farmer. In-between reading the 32 expertly written short essays, I pluck redbud seedlings out of my herb […]

  • OurSpace

    by Evelyn Beck On a recent trip chaperoning my college’s honor society, I asked some of the younger students about MySpace, which recently surpassed eBay to become one of the most popular places on the Web. An astonishing 26.7 million users pointed their browsers to www.myspace.com in November 2005, quintupling the number a year earlier. The students I talked to are […]

  • Students With Speech Impediments in Class: How To Best Help Them Succeed

    By Richard Perez-Pena As his history class at the County College of Morris discussed exploration of the New World, Philip Garber Jr. raised his hand, hoping to ask why China’s 15th-century explorers, who traveled as far as Africa, had not also reached North America. He kept his hand aloft for much of the 75-minute session, but […]

  • What Online Students Say About… Assessment

    by Diane J. Goldsmith, Ph.D. Feedback. Feedback. Feedback • Feedback needs to be timely: “Personal communication and prompt feedback on assignments are essential for any course to be a success.” • Feedback should include grades: “Feedback in the form of grades is essential, and it should come to students frequently!” • Feedback needs to be […]

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