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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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  • Online Courses Provide Hurricane Relief for Students

    by Evelyn Beck When Burks Oakley logged onto the Web at 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31st, and learned that two levees had collapsed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, leaving 80 percent of New Orleans underwater, he sprang into action. First he e-mailed his University of Illinois colleague Ray Schroeder, who had been trying […]

  • Cut Your Grading Time In Half

    by Christine Hult IT’S THE END of an arduous semester and your desk is piled high with student papers. You sigh deeply as you contemplate the days of reading and grading that lie ahead of you. Surely there must be a better way? You’ll be happy to learn that recently developed technologies can help you to handle the paper load. Web […]

  • Don’t Poke Me: Professors’ Privacy In The Age Of Facebook

      By Rich Russell Before seeing the new movie The Social Network this past weekend, I first read the article on co-founder Mark Zuckerberg in The New Yorker. His own Facebook profile is quoted in the piece: “I am trying to make the world a more open place.” But an open world does not necessarily […]

  • Review:The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education and Black Issues in Higher Education

    by Mark J. Drozdowski Popping open a Diet Coke, I sat down recently to pore over the mail’s latest delivery: The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education. I must admit that, upon first glance, it’s rather intimidating–160 oversize pages, chock full of text and framed by a stark white cover featuring a lengthy table of […]

  • A Review: They Say / I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing

    By John Edlund When you assign research papers and other academic writing that uses sources, do you get papers in which it is hard to tell who is saying what? Does the literature review look like a list or a note card dump? Is it hard to tell what the student thinks? Do some students […]

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