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Home » May 1st, 2006 Entries posted on “May, 2006”

Letters to the Editor

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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 […]

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Teaching Abroad at Home

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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 […]

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Acting Up in Syracuse

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  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 […]

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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 […]

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Colleagues Abroad

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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. […]

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A Round-up of the Best Teaching Abroad Blogs

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  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 […]

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The Best American Travel Writing 2005

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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 […]

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Best Wishes: The Story of an Ever-So-Polite Union Takeover

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by P.D. Lesko and Augusta Wilson In the United States, part-time faculty represented within unified union locals (union affiliates that represent and bargain on behalf of both full-time and part-time faculty) frequently come up on the short end of the stick when it comes to negotiated pay raises. In the August 16, 2005 issue of […]

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Japan’s “Full-Time Part-Time” Instructors

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by Alice Grodenker Hinako Matsumura teaches constitutional law in Japan. Or at least she tries. Her employment conditions as a part-time university lecturer are so poor that it’s virtually impossible to do a proper job of it. Unable to secure a full-time position, Matsumura has cobbled together a career teaching part-time at six different universities […]

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Out of Africa: Brain Drain

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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 […]

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  • One Man’s Mission To Bring the Gospel According to SEIU To DC Adjuncts

    by Kelly McDonald In 2008, Kip Lornell wrote a piece for AdjunctNation about his seven-year effort to help his colleagues at George Washington University to unionize: It took me the same number of years (seven-and-a-half) to earn a B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. as it did to help organize the part-time faculty The George Washington University […]

  • Boston Adjuncts Divided On Whether To Unionize

    The Service Employees International Union saw both a win and loss in the Boston-area this week. Adjunct faculty at Bentley University narrowly voted against joining a union within days of Lesley University’s part-time professors filing a petition with the National Labor Relations Board to try and form one. Lesley’s adjunct and part-time professors are looking to Tufts for inspiration. Faculty at […]

  • For Sale: English, Cheap.

    by TomBentley What if rulers from a far-off land insisted that all subjects eat an allegedly beneficial imported cheese with a complex, challenging flavor? And what if a good percentage of the subjects were indifferent to eating it, or ate it only reluctantly, or refused to eat it entirely? And what if there were conflicting […]

  • The Spirit Of Volunteerism Abroad

    by Jeannie Barry-Sanders IF DEDICATION TO the spirit of volunteerism is part of your commitment to the world, opportunity might be waiting for you right around the corner. Volunteers travel to different countries, working for government or non-government agencies. Volunteering can be an expensive way to share your special talents; not only does the volunteer usually receive […]

  • A Review of “The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy”

    The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy by Maggie Berg and Barbara Seeber (University of Toronto Press, 2016; $26.95) Reviewed by Christina Turner Symbols of the neoliberal university in Canada are so common these days it’s hard not to feel inured to them sometimes. Stories of $1 million signs going up next […]

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