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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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  • A Review of The Chronicle of Higher Education

    by Mark J. Drozdowski and P.D. Lesko The Chronicle of Higher Education 49 issues per year, Subscription rate: $75 per year; six month subscription $40.50, 1255 Twenty-Third Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037 I’VE OFTEN HEARD that admitting one’s vice is the first step toward recovery, so here goes: I’m a higher education junkie. Quite naturally I scan the […]

  • 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 […]

  • The On-line Lecture

    by Evelyn Beck Conscientious instructors wouldn’t think of spending a class period reading to their students in a monotone from lecture notes that only summarize the homework reading assignment. Lectures, we all know, need to capture students’ interest. Nevertheless, when it comes to on-line lectures, that same care is rarely applied. Perhaps because we lack […]

  • New Data Reveals Sky-High Default Rates at Career Colleges

    by Stephen Burd A day after the U.S. Department of Education released three-year cohort default rates for federal student loans, for-profit college leaders and lobbyists are breathing a sigh of relief. Apparently their investors are too, judging by the rise in some of the education companies’ stock prices yesterday. While the news was certainly not […]

  • PTers Pursuing Unemployment in Work-For-Hire States

    by Carol Biliczky April Freely’s part-time teaching job at the University of Akron ended in May. So she did the previously unthinkable: She filed for unemployment compensation. She’s among a seemingly growing number of part-time faculty in Ohio who are pursuing state aid after spring semester ends and before the fall one begins. The quixotic […]

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