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Refolding the Map: Academic Leadership for All

Share 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! [...]

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Everybody Lies

Share 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 [...]

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Not Making the Cut

Share 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 [...]

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Tax Tips for Independent Contractors

Share 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, [...]

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The On-line Lecture

Share 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 [...]

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SIUE Faculty Group Ratifies Union

Share 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 [...]

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Pay Boost to Part-Timers in India

Share 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 [...]

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Lecturers at Korean Universities Just Scrape By

Share 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 [...]

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When The Janitors Earn More Than The Lecturers

Share 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 [...]

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Wielding One’s (Free) Lance

Share 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 [...]

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