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Home » December 31st, 2007 Entries posted on “December, 2007”

Auld Lang Syne

First off, Happy New Year to all of our readers! I am looking forward to 2008 as a pivotal year in the life of the Adjunct Advocate and our AdjunctNation.com webpage. This new year marks a turning point for our company as it does, I imagine, for many of you. My hope is that we […]

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When You’re Smiling

Life as an adjunct, for many, is no laughing matter. However, I think it’s important to keep things in perspective and to try to find the humor in situations that one finds difficult. I am not saying I always manage to do it; I do make every effort, however. To this end, we have several […]

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Delusions of Grandeur in New York

I read today in a piece published in the New York Sun that New York state officials are recommending that, “New York’s public universities mine their ranks of adjunct faculty for the 2000 new full-time faculty the universities are seeking to hire by 2013.” The reaction from tenured faculty? In a word: resistance. Can we […]

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ChChChChChChanges

I want to talk a little bit about changes that have been made recently here at Adjunct Advocate. Of course, the most important change is that the Adjunct Advocate is no longer a print publication. If you are a print subscriber, please visit our Migration Page to switch your subscription to digital. It takes only […]

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Reviewing the Situation

I walk my kids to school on Monday mornings. They chatter away about whatever their latest interests are, and I listen. Walking them means I get started with work a little later than usual. Generally, I am in my office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., pretty standard hours. However, it takes […]

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Content is Queen and I am the Lady in Waiting

Over the past few days, I have been assigning content to my regular writers. That doesn’t mean that I have irregular writers. It is editor-speak for those writers with whom I work on a regular basis. They get first choice of books to review, features to write, subjects to interview, and columns to submit. They […]

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Where in Canada is Waldo teaching?

I was reading the other day about the recent Canadian Council on Learning’s report on post-secondary education in the Toronto Globe and Mail. It was almost too perfect that at the very end of the Globe and Mail story there was this paragraph: In the area of better collection of information, the report notes that […]

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Inspiration

I received a letter in late-November from someone wanting a copy of “Adjunct as Object: A Look At a Dozen Dissertations.” It was published in the July/August 2002 issue of Adjunct Advocate. In his letter, the writer said: ….By the way, I am defending my dissertation November 29, 2007–it is titled “A Case Study of […]

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Baruch Prez Plays Little League….

According to an article in The Ticker, Dr. Kathleen Waldron scored a $10,735 raise to bring her annual salary to $249,285. Nice. Of course, compared to University of Michigan President Dr. Mary Sue Coleman’s salary of $743,151, Waldron’s salary is, well, Little League. Then again, so is Dr. Waldron’s decision to reduce the pay of […]

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Hit Me With Your Best Shot

I just popped online to view our November 2007 webpage statistics. Before you yawn and decide that I am waaaaaaay too nerdy, let me promise that I won’t get too technical. To begin, I will say in my defense that I do not view the stats every month. However, having a webpage is like sending […]

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  • LIU-Brooklyn Faculty Lockout: Why Americans Don’t Care

    by P.D. Lesko From The Atlantic (Monthly) to the Pacific, newspapers, magazines, online education news sites, columnists, bloggers, pundits, activists, unionists, Facebook friends and Tweeps worked the “Je Suis Charlie” angle hard on behalf of the 400 faculty whom the President of Long Island University-Brooklyn (LIU-Brooklyn) locked out for 12 days in response to a […]

  • Resources for Finding Work Abroad

    by Jeannie Barry-Sanders LOOKING FOR INTERNATIONAL work, whether abroad or in the U.S., can be daunting–and downright frustrating without good resources. Fortunately, there are now many useful guides for job searches in almost any field or discipline in almost any country. However, you won’t find many of these published resources in your local bookstore. Some […]

  • Syllabus-writing as Storytelling

    Dr. Raul Pacheco-Vega Earlier this week, I realized that we had passed the mid-semester mark (our semester is uncharacteristically long, 16 weeks of class instead of the traditional 13 that I used to teach in Canada). I thus added a couple of extra slides to my PowerPoint presentation recapping our progress to date and how […]

  • Best of the Web: Distance Education Resources

    by Vicki Urquhart ON-LINE EDUCATION HAS been around long enough for us to know that for students to be successful they should possess certain traits or skills, such as self-motivation, determination, time-management skills, and a high comfort level with technology. In turn, on-line instructors need these same skills; the presence of good technical support in […]

  • Taking Courses at the Local APM

    by Bob Robinson IT’S 7:30 A.M. You polish up your term paper (actually, you fill in the blanks on the cover page of the paper you purchased on-line), copy it onto a floppy, throw on your coat and rush out the door, mumbling something about being late for work. You rush down to the nearest […]

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