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Refolding the Map: Academic Leadership for All

by Rob Schnelle A Faculty Development Day Conference at Nimby State University February 6, 2005 “If you have achieved excellence, let others light their candle off it.”—Carmen Flogg, Ph.D. Refold the Map Make your reservation now for winter semester’s high-powered issues / skills / leadership conference designed exclusively for faculty of Nimby State University! Top-flight […]

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Everybody Lies

by James Ottavio Castagnera “What’s the one statement a person can make that you can be certain is true?” My lawyer friend Archie McAdoo and I were seated in front of his big-screen TV on a recent Saturday afternoon, sharing a six-pack of Guinness and watching a baseball game. The question caught me by surprise… […]

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Not Making the Cut

by Shari Dinkins For months I was afraid. I had sent in my application materials to the campus and now I waited. And waited. And waited. Truth was I was in love with that campus. I had worked there for three, almost four years. I had worked on committees. Two of them. Sitting in meetings, […]

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Tax Tips for Independent Contractors

by Mark Van Benschoten, CPA The key to filing complete income tax returns is organization. In addition to identifying sources of income reported on form 1099-MISC, permanent books or records should be kept which show gross income, deductions and credits. Complete records should be supported by sales slips, invoices, deposit slips, receipts, canceled checks, and […]

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The On-line Lecture

by Evelyn Beck Conscientious instructors wouldn’t think of spending a class period reading to their students in a monotone from lecture notes that only summarize the homework reading assignment. Lectures, we all know, need to capture students’ interest. Nevertheless, when it comes to on-line lectures, that same care is rarely applied. Perhaps because we lack […]

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When The Janitors Earn More Than The Lecturers

by P.D. Lesko Every year, the University of Michigan releases a report which lists the salaries paid to all faculty and staff. I stumbled across a link to the document as I read a blog written by a faculty member at the university. The Excel spreadsheet is some 35,416 rows long. Columns list the employee’s […]

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Wielding One’s (Free) Lance

by Jo Gibson Years ago, I was serving jury duty and an attorney asked during voir dire what I did for a living. “I free-lance,” I replied. The judge, brooking no euphemistic nonsense, boomed down from the bench: “You’re unemployed, isn’t that correct?” The classic paradigm, wherein an employee toils for one company for 40 […]

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Letters to the Editor

“Big Tent” Organizing in Canada I was pleased to see the article on Canadian organizing and the “big tent” strategy in the latest issue of the magazine (“In Canada, the Success of the Higher-Education Labor Movement Lies in ‘Big Tent’ Organizing,” Adjunct Advocate November-December 2004). However, I must correct a couple of important errors in […]

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For the Love of Learning, Money or Masochism? Research Maximus

by Chris Cumo Actor Russell Crowe, as Maximus Decimus Meridius, recreated a cinematic version of gladiatorial combat in ancient Rome. Dean Davies is in pursuit of the real gladiators. Yet conventional wisdom labels Davies an anomaly. He has taught English part-time at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado, Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, […]

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