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Conflct at the CCCCs

I attended the National Council of Teachers of English CCCC’s conference this past March. Held in San Francisco, the event spanned three days and included, literally, hundreds of sessions, workshops and panel discussions. Before going, I made use of NCTE’s wonderful new online searchable conference program database. I spent about 40 minutes looking for events […]

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Academic Freedom For Sale

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Adjusting Expectations or This Ain’t High School My Friend

by Shari Dinkins I JUST OVERHEARD two of my students in the hallway. Student A: “Hey, where were you last week?” Student B: “Oh, I had to take care of some stuff.” Student A: “Dude, the essay was due yesterday.” Student B: “I’ll get it in Friday.” Long pause. “I checked with that girl behind […]

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Wither the University’s Soul?

by Mark Drozdowski Welcome to the new age of Universities, Inc., when knowledge is a commodity to be pack- aged and marketed, professors seek only opportunities for personal financial gain, and institutions sell their brands and intellectual capital to the highest bidders. Unbridled capitalism and the lure of the market economy rule, while the education […]

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20 Time-Saving Tips for Faculty Who Teach Distance Education Courses

Planning ahead, setting limits, and tapping into reusable sources are ways to keep on-line teaching from consuming your life. Here are 20 tips on how to save time in your work as a distance educator: 1. Post all assignments, lectures, calendar entries, and topic discussions at the beginning of the course. Though this means a […]

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NYU Stiffs Adjuncts

EVEN THOUGH THE adjuncts union is slowly gaining ground at NYU, its officials are charging the university with not fully complying with the contract signed last May, including not providing enough office space, union dues or information about adjunct employees. The union and the NYU administration reached an agreement 10 months ago after nearly two […]

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The Unchanging Face of the Ivy League

YALE GRADUATE EMPLOYEES and Students Organization (GESO) released a report in March stating that discrimination has kept women and minorities out of high-level positions in Ivy League schools, and specifically identifying University President Lawrence H. Summers’s “combative tenure” as one issue that has furthered such discrimination. According to GESO—which failed in its attempts to organize […]

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ACT-UAW Local 7902: Golden Egg or San Andreas Fault?

  by Andrew Brownstein In April of last year, Solo Dowuona-Hammond raised his hand and made the motion for thousands of adjuncts at New York University to accept their first-ever contract with the administration. Though far from perfect, the contract brought immediate benefits: Some professor’s salaries jumped from $20 to $50 an hour; adjunct faculty […]

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Breaking Into Textbook Publishing: The Field is More Level Than You Think

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by Brian Cole Academic publishing. One might think the entire system has broken down. The Internet is filled with articles and Weblogs (blogs) that bemoan the fact that quality scholarship often goes unpublished. With 44,000-plus newly-minted Ph.D.s each year, many of whom invade campuses to try to climb the tenure ladder, the competition to have […]

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  • Paradigm Shift: More than 40 Percent of College Students Now Adult Learners

    By Joseph Dussault Each year, legions of adult learners – that is, students who are 25 years old or older – take a first or second chance at higher education. This growing demographic tends to be ambitious, capable, and eager to learn. But until now, there was no large-scale ranking of colleges that cater to […]

  • MIT Summit Looks At The Future of Online Learning

    On March 4, 2013 at the MIT Media Lab, MIT and Harvard University, the founders of the online-learning initiative edX, convened a group of academic leaders and other online-learning experts for a daylong summit meeting titled “Online Learning and the Future of Residential Education.” On hand were, among others, the presidents and provosts of MIT and Harvard; […]

  • The Courage to Teach

    Reviewed by Janice Albert “The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life” by Parker J. Palmer; San Francisco, Jossey-Bass 1998. $22.00 The Courage to Teach: A Guide for Reflection and Renewal” by Rachel Livsey in collaboration with Parker J. Palmer; San Francisco, Jossey-Bass 1999. $8.00 A HISTORY INSTRUCTOR at a nearby college […]

  • Faculty Union at University of Prince Edward Island Wants Longer Contracts for Sessionals

    People hired to teach courses on contract are one of the sticking points in contract talks between the administration at the University of Prince Edward Island and its faculty. The two sides will meet again for the first time since the faculty association asked the provincial government to appoint a conciliator. The faculty association wants […]

  • SEIU Targets Adjuncts at DePaul U. in Chicago

    by Brendan Moore DePaul could soon be at the forefront of the debate over adjunct unionization as DePaul President Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, C.M. informed faculty last week of attempts by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) to add DePaul faculty to their ranks. In an email with the subject line “Union Solicitation at DePaul,” Holtschneider […]

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