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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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SIUE Faculty Group Ratifies Union

Part-time and other temporary faculty members at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville have voted 78 to 31 for the Illinois Education Association to represent them. The result was announced in late-October after two days of balloting. The election makes the IEA the bargaining agent for the SIUE Non-Tenure Track Faculty Association. The group consists of about […]

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Pay Boost to Part-Timers in India

Chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee found favor with part-time teachers in the state-aided colleges across Bengal when the government decided to take up a proposal to enhance their pay despite a funds crunch. “I am shocked to learn that part-time teachers in colleges are getting a paltry sum between Rs 1,000 ($22.14) and Rs 2,000 ($44.28) […]

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Lecturers at Korean Universities Just Scrape By

Part-time lecturers in Korea belong to the low-income sector and their welfare status is worrisome, lawmakers recently said, citing data provided during October’s National Assembly inspection hearings. At a session in October, Uri Party lawmakers Yoo Gi-hong and Choi Jae-seong said that the average part-time teacher can be summed up as a married person in […]

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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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  • Will 24,000 CSU System Faculty Strike In Support of Job Security for Non-Tenured Faculty?

    by Timothy Sandoval About a dozen Sacramento State University faculty members set up shop near the university library to enlist support and sign up other faculty to authorize a possible strike because of stalled contract negotiations with the chancellor’s office. About 24,000 members of the California Faculty Association across the 23-campus California State University system […]

  • The Newsletter That’s All the Rage: A Review of Women in Higher Education

    by Mark J. Drozdowski SHOULD WOMEN WORKING at colleges and universities be enraged? The editors at Women in Higher Education think so. The mission of this monthly newsletter is “to enlighten, encourage, empower, and engage women on campus to win acceptance of women’s styles and values, improving higher education and society.” Its Web site adds […]

  • Innocents Abroad

    by Jeannie Barry-Sanders CAREER DECISIONS CAN be a hassle, and if you are at a crossroads in your decision making or just want to gain some extra experience, an international internship just might be the answer. An internship provides an opportunity to travel abroad, examine career options, and to be of service. They can be […]

  • 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 […]

  • Plagiarism: A Trio of New Books

    by Vicki Urquhart Plagiarism: Is it symptomatic of greater moral decline? How prevalent is it? How harmful? Do academic honor codes really work? If you’re in the classroom, you’ve asked these questions. Collegiate level plagiarism is an unavoidable issue, yet it is frequently one of the least effectively dealt with. A look at any of […]

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