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Home » May 1st, 2005 Entries posted on “May, 2005”

Conflct at the CCCCs

Share 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 [...]

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Academic Freedom For Sale

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Adjusting Expectations or This Ain’t High School My Friend

Share 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 [...]

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Wither the University’s Soul?

Share 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 [...]

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

Share 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 [...]

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NYU Stiffs Adjuncts

Share 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 [...]

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The Unchanging Face of the Ivy League

Share 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 [...]

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

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

Share 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 [...]

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