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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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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

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 The Internet is filled with articles and Weblogs (blogs) that bemoan the fact that quality scholarship often goes unpublished.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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