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Home » July 1st, 2007 Entries posted on “July, 2007”

A Room of One’s Own
Nationwide, office space at a premium for adjunct faculty

by Rob Schnelle Stooping to clear the corrugated steel overhang of an 8-by-30-foot cargo container, Leo Hemridge exits his new office, shielding his eyes in wan October sunlight. He wears the haunted expression of a man who expects imminent eviction, perhaps because his quarters were formerly occupied by migrant asparagus pickers. Hemridge works as an […]

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News Flash: Christian College Students Cheat

My life as columnist collided with my life as a professor. As Milligan College finished its academic year, I failed a student because he submitted a paper that copied, almost word for word, an essay on the Internet and tried to pass it off as his own work. In the academic arena, we call that […]

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Txt msgs and intrnt abbrvs bad for society

by Sarah Khalil Every day of my life, I sign onto AIM in hopes of chatting with a few of my friends. Things will go smoothly for about five minutes, until someone responds with the inevitable ridiculous abbreviation or smiley face. According to those I speak to, I must be quite the entertainer. The phrase […]

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Netiquette Rules

by Christine Mainka Has it ever happened to you? Your friend or colleague sent you an amusing email. You quickly composed a clever riposte. You clicked “send.” And then you had second thoughts: Oh dear, I forgot that X is a little vulnerable in that area; she might take it up the wrong way; I […]

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Uncovering the Hidden Treasures: Grants Opportunities for Adjunct Faculty

by Jo Gibson Adjunct faculty are nothing if not pro-active about creating job- and career-enhancing opportunities for themselves. They have to be. As they build their teaching practice, they reach out to many colleges, community colleges, and educational institutions in their area, and stay in touch with the hiring administrators at each location. In addition, […]

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Distance Education: Definition and Glossary of Terms, 2nd Ed.

by Lee Ayers Schlosser, and Michael Simonson, Information Age Publishing, Inc, 2006. 160 pages. reviewed by Glen T. Fogerty An on-going mission for many colleges or universities is to provide “accessible education” (Owston, 1997) to those who seek new knowledge. However, a traditional campus may be limited in the access it can provide due to […]

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Black Earth and Ivory Tower

by Zachary Michael Jack, University of South Carolina Press, 2005. 312 pages. reviewed by Kathleen D. Kelsey Reading Black Earth and Ivory Tower reminds me of why I’m an academic and a hobby gardener and not a full-time farmer. In-between reading the 32 expertly written short essays, I pluck redbud seedlings out of my herb […]

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Academic Bloggers on…Eating in Class

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Kiss Me – I’m a Professor… Love on Campus

by William Deresiewicz A professor is walking across campus one afternoon when he spots a student coming the other way. “Excuse me, young man,” the professor says, “am I walking north or south?” “You’re walking north, professor,” the student replies. “In that case,” the professor says, “I must have eaten lunch already.” This is not […]

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Seven Tips to be a Successful First-Time Course Developer

HELP WANTED Position: Distance Education Course Designer Job Description:  Unique opportunity to design higher education courses on distance learning platform.  Benefits include:  (1) strengthening classroom strategies, broadening facilitation skills and improving curriculum vitae, (2) recognition by the Academy and honing subject matter expertise, (3) assignment as “lead instructor” for designed course, and (5) administration reciprocity […]

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  • Problem-Based Learning

    by Evelyn Beck WHEN DAWN LANGLEY Simmons was born in 1937, the doctors decided she was a male. However, this “boy” was later re-identified as a girl and, according to some accounts, ultimately gave birth to a child. Students in Kim Finer’s human genetics course at Kent State University, Stark Campus, use this real case to learn how gender is […]

  • While Adjunct Activists Criticize Unified Locals, Temple U. PTers Vote to Join FT Faculty Union

    Philadelphia Magazine reported on Dec. 2 that the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board “tallied secret ballots cast by adjunct faculty at Temple in an election earlier this fall, and those faculty are now represented by the Temple Association of University Professionals, the union that previously represented only full-time faculty.” Adjuncts at Temple had protested in favor […]

  • Netiquette Rules

    by Christine Mainka Has it ever happened to you? Your friend or colleague sent you an amusing email. You quickly composed a clever riposte. You clicked “send.” And then you had second thoughts: Oh dear, I forgot that X is a little vulnerable in that area; she might take it up the wrong way; I […]

  • On-Line Plagiarism: Fighting the Good Fight

    by Evelyn Beck AS INTERNET RESEARCH becomes the norm and as the number of on-line courses proliferates, more and more faculty and administrators worry about plagiarism. “We have had several cases of cheating involving on-line aspects of courses, including group sharing of quiz questions and answers and students copying others’ homework submitted on-line,” says Jeanne […]

  • 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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