Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

What’s Mine is Mine and What’s Yours is Mine   To the Editor: Greetings. Thank you for publishing Paul Collins’s “What’s Mine Is Mine, and What’s Yours Is Mine” essay in the most recent edition of your magazine (Adjunct Advocate, March/April 2006).  As an online instructor who also spends a fair bit of time as a […]

Teaching Abroad at Home

Teaching Abroad at Home

by Matthew Henry Hall In the drugstore, Mahito, a tall young guy, an exchange student, held up the box of Midol. “Good for headache?” he asked. “Sure,” I said. I wasn’t thinking and later corrected my mistake. With, I still hope, no harm done. I’d been rattled that day. I’d taken a group of fourteen […]

Acting Up in Syracuse

Acting Up in Syracuse

  by Meg Gutman Klosko When her children or grandchildren would act up, my mother-in-law used to say that it is children who cause mental illness in their parents and not vice versa. Those of us who are parents or who have taken on parental roles—camp counselor or teacher—understand what she was talking about. Sometimes […]

Dispatches from Adjunct Faculty at a Large State University: On Tenacity

by Oronte Churm, an obvious pseudonym Ceci n’est pas une histoire d’pigeon. One night in Hanoi, before official U.S. rapprochement with Vietnam, Frenchy and I were in the Piano Restaurant and Bar awaiting the house special—Roasted Pigeon With Five Tastes. Frenchy wanted the dish, he said, because he didn’t think they could do it. We […]

Colleagues Abroad

Colleagues Abroad

This issue marks the third time the Adjunct Advocate has devoted an entire issue` to the theme of “colleagues abroad.” Our first “colleagues abroad” issue was published in May/June 2002. Two years later, in our November/December 2004 issue, we again examined the use of part-time faculty at colleges and universities outside of the United States. […]

A Round-up of the Best Teaching Abroad Blogs

A Round-up of the Best Teaching Abroad Blogs

  by Greg Beatty Maybe you’re tired of the job prospects here at home. Maybe you’ve always wanted to travel. Shoot, maybe you’re just restless. You’re scanning the Chronicle and a job opening catches your eye. Where exactly is Tashkent? What would it be like to teach in Turkey—and are the challenges greater than teaching […]

The Best American Travel Writing 2005

The Best American Travel Writing 2005

by Jeffrey M. Freedman Travel writing serves the indispensable need to transport readers, through vivid description and narratives, to foreign locales that they have either not been able to visit, or are preparing to visit and want to know more about. Generic travel books appeal to the traveling herd, the voyagers who just want to […]

Out of Africa: Brain Drain

Out of Africa: Brain Drain

by P.D. Lesko and Ann Brucklacher The over reliance on part-time faculty at colleges and universities is a truly global phenomenon. In North America, more than 60 percent of college faculty hold temporary appointments. In South America, the percentage, according to higher education researcher Dr. Philip Altbach, is also near 60 percent. In Africa, according […]