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Home » February 28th, 2008 Entries posted on “February, 2008”

Interesting Tip-off

Listen to my blog entry here. I have been reading, with interest, the whoop-la over at the AFT about its FACE initiative. Craig Smith has given over his FACE-talk blog to part-time faculty in states where FACE legislation is being introduced. Lila Harper, a Vice President of AFT-Washington left her opinions concerning FACE, then Jennie […]

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New Podcast Interview Series

Listen to my blog entry here. We’ve kicked off our AdjunctNation.com Podcast Interview Series with an interview of Dr. Peter Brown. Adjunct Advocate profiled Dr. Brown in our November/December 2005 issue. In that piece, author Brian Cole writes: Recognizing the part-timers need for their own voice, Brown formed the Adjunct Faculty Association (AFA) in the […]

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The Adjunct Advocate (Not!)

Listen to my blog entry here. I have been called the adjunct Advocate on numerous occasions. It’s the title of the publication, after all, and I publish the magazine. I suppose it would seem natural to assume I automatically side with adjunct faculty on most every issue. How could the adjunct Advocate do otherwise? If […]

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Asking Questions & Getting Answers

Listen to my blog entry here. I love really well done interviews. Interviewing, I think, is an art form, and it’s a part of my job that I enjoy immensely. I am fortunate enough to be able to contact most newsmakers in higher education, and get speedy replies to my inquiries. I’m not saying the […]

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It’s the Working Conditions. Really.

If you haven’t already heard of FACE, let me introduce you to it. It is an initiative by the American Federation of Teachers, and FACE stands for Faculty and College Excellence. We all want faculty and college excellence. On the surface, it sounds like a laudable legislative project. If you go to the FACE webpage, […]

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Show Me The Money

Could it be that some universities forgot to send along their monthly donation checks to the campaigns of Sen. Max S. Baucus, Democrat of Montana, and Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Republican of Iowa. Actually, I’ve no idea which university officials have donated to the respective campaigns of the gentlemen from Montana and Iowa. According to […]

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    by Jo Gibson Adjunct faculty have a wide comfort zone: they prepare lectures, monitor classroom discussion, devise tests, assign grades–no problem! However, even for faculty with wide-ranging professional skills and experience, on-line teaching can be a hard sell. Consider Dr. David Dutton [pseud.], professor and department chair. Aggressively pursuing additional work to supplement his income, […]

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    by Chris Cumo and P.D. Lesko DIANN SCHINDLER-ENDER, the founder of CCollegeJobs.com, did not plan to become an on-line entrepreneur. An adjunct and then an assistant professor at Lorain County Community College in Ohio, and an administrator at community colleges in the Midwest, she rose to become president of Minneapolis Community College, in Minnesota. Then […]

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    by Heidi Tworek, Ph.D. James Lang’s On Course is an accessible and wittily-written guide to all the major aspects of the first semester of teaching. Lang takes readers through their first semester week-by-week, from writing the class syllabus, lecturing, and leading discussions right up to the last days of class and designing and interpreting student evaluations. The […]

  • The edu-Tweet Movement Becomes a Lifeline for Faculty

    by Emma Brown After her first year teaching history in a public high school in the District, Jamie Josephson was exhausted and plagued by self-doubt. Teaching had been more grueling than she ever expected. Law school began to sound appealing. Then she stumbled onto Twitter. In the vast social network on the Web, she discovered […]

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    by Evelyn Beck YOU MAY NEVER have met Archie, but perhaps you’ve spent some time with Gopher or Jeeves. Looking back through search engine history is a bit like browsing through a little black book. It was 1990 when Archie, the first search engine, premiered. Then came Gopher and then many more, including Excite, Yahoo, […]

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