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

Colleagues Abroad

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This issue marks the second time we have looked at the use of part-time faculty in countries other than the United States. The first time, in the May/June 2002 issue, we looked at the use of lecturers in Canada, Italy, Japan and Great Britain. In this issue, we have pieces about temporary faculty in Australia, […]

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Letter to the Editor

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Waiting for the Green I teach at a community college in Iowa. At the end of the Winter Term last year, someone got the idea that we adjuncts could go from eight checks every semester to four. Of course, there’s money to be saved, from using less paper, to fewer hours spent processing our paychecks. […]

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Failing Our Students: Moral Integrity and Grade Inflation

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by A. Botein-Furrevig, Ph.D. In Garrison Keillor’s mythical town of Lake Wobegon, the men are strong, the women are beautiful, and the children are above average. Judging by college transcripts nowadays, it seems that our children are indeed Wobegonians. Our finest universities admit that an overwhelming percentage of their students are earning…make that “receiving”… A’s. […]

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A Review of Success Strategies for Adjunct Faculty

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by Amy O’Loughlin Success Strategies for Adjunct Faculty by Richard E. Lyons addresses the needs of adjunct professors and provides how-to strategies to improve one’s teaching effectiveness and course management efficiency. The book targets those of you who have established your part-time teaching careers, and it is intended to be a “book you will carry […]

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Resources for Finding Work Abroad

by Melissa Doak Looking for international work can be daunting—and downright frustrating without good resources. Fortunately, there are now many useful guides for job searches in almost any field or discipline in almost any country. However, you won’t find many of these published resources in your local bookstore. Some of the best guides, published by […]

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Teaching in Hungary Revitalizes One Adjunct’s Love For the Classroom

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by Anthony Akers In the Fall of last year, I submitted my last will and testament of my teaching career to the readers of this publication, and my argument was simple: “Working as an adjunct is hell; we all know this; we can’t do much about it, so if you hope for enlightenment and freedom […]

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Computer Crash: Academic Freedom Collides with On-line Automation

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by Evelyn Beck Adjuncts are at the heart of a battle brewing on American campuses about academic freedom in on-line teaching. It is becoming increasingly apparent to many that distance education courses which have been designed in whole or in part by full-time faculty are being turned over to part-time instructors who are expected to […]

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U-Kansas Regents Pan Plan for Benefit to Adjunct Professors

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A Lawrence, Kansas legislator has a proposal to provide health insurance benefits to adjunct professors who teach a full academic load at state universities. Representative Tom Sloan, a Republican and chairman of the House Higher Education Committee, said the panel was “committed to providing appropriate benefits to all those who are employed by state-supported institutions, […]

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UC-Davis Lecturers Win in Court

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More than three years after filing an unfair practice charge against UC Davis, former UC Davis lecturers are seeing progress in their fight against the university’s plan to “re-balance” the number of research faculty and lecturers on campus. An administrative law judge with the state’s Public Employment Relations Board issued a proposed decision in their […]

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Rutgers Part-Time Lecturers Settle Contract Dispute

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Rutgers University’s nearly 1,000 part-time lecturers have approved a new four-year contract with the university. The Rutgers Council of the American Association of University Professors, which represents the lecturers, said Friday that 96 percent of the ballots that were mailed in favored the agreement. “Many talented and hardworking teachers have been waiting a long time […]

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  • Community of Practice–Your Online Portal to Expanding Professional Skills and Expertise

    by Steven N. Pyser, J.D. So just call on me brother, when you need a hand We all need somebody to lean on I just might have a problem that you’d understand We all need somebody to lean on…. Bill Withers – “Lean on Me” Whatever your experience as adjunct faculty the moment will come […]

  • On-Line Lingo 101

    Analog: A signal that is received in the same form in which it is transmitted, while the amplitude and frequency may vary. Amplitude: The amount of variety in a signal. Commonly thought of as the height of a wave. American Standard Code for Information Interexchange (ASCII): A computer language used to convert letters, numbers, and […]

  • Book Review: ‘Building a Better Teacher,’ on Secrets of Good Teaching by Elizabeth Green

    By Michael S. Roth BUILDING A BETTER TEACHER How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone) By Elizabeth Green Norton. 372 pp. $27.95   America has some of the best schools on the planet and one of the worst systems of education in the developed world. We have produced educational philosophies that have inspired […]

  • Campus Equity Week is Growing Bigger: But is Bigger Better?

    by Chris Cumo Forget the top-down hierarchy. Talk to anyone in the thick of things and you get the same answer: Campus Equity Week (CEW) is a grassroots movement, one with a protean nature that defies easy summation. CEW began in October 2001 (CEW 1) in the U.S. and Canada and will spread this October […]

  • Using Humor In The College Classroom To Enhance Teaching Effectiveness

    by Neelam Kher Humor is a valuable teaching tool for establishing a classroom climate conducive to learning. This article identifies opportunities for incorporating humor in the college classroom, reviews the impact of humor on learning outcomes, and suggests guidelines for the appropriate use of humor. Of particular interest is humor in “dread courses” which students […]

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