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Concordia University Union Protests Against $35,000 Stipend

Only a fraction of the $35,000 Concordia University will pay former premier Bernard Landry this semester is for teaching, with the rest covering “other tasks,” like networking and forging links with business leaders and government, Concordia officials said last night. Part-time faculty at Concordia filed a grievance last week protesting against the university’s decision to […]

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The Joys of Being Let Go

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by Laura Yeager I’ve been an adjunct off and on since 1988. I’ve taught part-time English classes in Iowa, Ohio, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania. For the most part, I’ve chosen my adjunct lifestyle so that I could have time to do my own freelance writing. I have also taught full-time at two universities. The most classes […]

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A Round-up of the Best Teaching Handbooks

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The Academic’s Handbook

A. Leigh Deneef, Editor Crauford D. Goodwin, Editor Duke University Press, 2007, 416 pages. $24.95 reviewed by Mark Drozdowski When I finished graduate school six years ago, I wasn’t eyeing a traditional career as a faculty member. Had I been, I would have found The Academic’s Handbook quite valuable. This rather meaty volume, now in […]

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Top 10 Non-Academic Jobs for Ph.D.s

by Kevin Tankersley When Melissa Epstein was working on her Ph.D. in linguistics at the University of California, Los Angeles, she fostered aspirations of being a Congressional Fellow or working as a policy maker. Those plans “didn’t work out,” she said, and Ms. Epstein now works on the institutional review board at the Mount Sinai […]

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The Ph.D. Glut Revisited

by Gary North The economist rarely uses the words “glut” and “shortage” without adding: at some price. Other scholars are not equally wise. A free market theory of pricing rests on the supposition that gluts and shortages are temporary phenomena. Prices adjust so as to clear a market. If this does not take place, the […]

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“Oh, Canada”

by Sandy Farran Allison Dube is the kind of professor who greets students by name even though his classes often have more than 100 people. He regularly extends his office hours and provides his home number so students can reach him at any time, and he uses words like “magical,” “joy”, “adventure” and even “love” […]

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Double Bass Blues: A musician-adjunct tackles math

by Jason Heath One would have to be crazy to go into music for the money. Dozens of career paths spring to mind (medicine, law, web development, programming, engineering, etc.) that have great salaries and benefits and ample opportunities for employment. Music careers by and large lack these great benefits. Cream-of-the-crop jobs in the world […]

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Canadian Part-Timers Seek Union Rights

by Pauline Tama An English teacher at Algonquin College is leading Ontario’s 17,000 part-time and temporary college workers in a fight to win the same rights as their full-time unionized colleagues. Roger Couvrette is expected to meet with Universities and Colleges Minister Chris Bentley next week to demand the Ontario government repeal a law that […]

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Setting the Tone for Successful Learning

by Shari Dinkins Years ago, I adopted a dog from a local humane society. At twelve pounds, he was not threatening yet he barked at other dogs, pulled on the leash, and rushed visitors at my door. After investigating several options, I hired a reputable dog trainer to come to my home. I was naive about the training […]

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  • State College Adjunct Faculty in New Jersey Rally for New Contract

    by Tom Nobile More than 10,000 employees at nine state colleges and universities have been working without a contract since July 2015. Staff and students at Ramapo College and Montclair State University held New Orleans’-style funeral marches last week, part of a statewide protest calling for a new contract for employees at nine state colleges and universities. […]

  • Distance Education: A Global Perspective

    THANKS TO A 72 percent increase in the number of distance education programs between 1995 and 1998, the U.S. Department of Education calculates that 1.6 million students are enrolled in 54,000 on-line classes. But how widespread is distance education outside the U.S.? How global is the World Wide Web when it comes to on-line education? […]

  • PTers in Mass. Faculty Union Win Arbitration Complaint Filed Against Their Own Union

    The union representing Massachusetts’ community college professors has been ordered by an independent arbitrator to uphold the results of a March 2015 statewide election for two adjunct representatives to its board. The Massachusetts Community College Council represents nearly 1,600 full time and more than 4,000 adjunct professors teaching at the state’s 15 community colleges. The […]

  • Teaching ESL Students in the Mainstream

    by Dorit Sasson Over the past year I’ve received dozens of emails from instructors asking me for advice on teaching ESL students in their college reading courses. When I tell them that it is possible to give them opportunities to engage in the mainstream classroom they say, “But they aren’t “getting it.” Plus, they’re too […]

  • Group Online Projects in the Distance Ed. Classroom

    by Evelyn Beck IT’S NOT EASY, mostly due to student resistance, but online group projects can be undertaken successfully. And if they’re handled well, the experience can mirror real kinds of on-line collaboration that today’s students will face increasingly in their careers. Students don’t like on-line groups, mainly because such groups require extra time and because they require student participation at […]

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