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

Interesting Tip-off

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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

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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!)

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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

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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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  • Educating for Democracy: Preparing Undergraduates for Responsible Political Engagement

    by Silvia Foti Creating citizens engaged in maintaining democracy entails intentionally increasing the people’s knowledge of the democratic process, their skills, and their motivation. This falls under the purview of America’s colleges and universities, according to the authors ( Anne Colby, Elizabeth Beaumont, Thomas Ehrlich, Josh Corngold) of Educating for Democracy, yet for a variety of reasons, is a […]

  • Speak So Your Students Can Speak

    by Stephen D. Boyd, Ph.D., CSP One of the most important skills a person can develop for success in a career is to speak well publicly. As an educator, you have a variety of ways of teaching this life skill, no matter what your subject matter or expertise. Of primary importance is for you to […]

  • San Jose State MOOC Experiment Suggests MOOC Pushers May Be Selling Snake Oil

    by Michael Hiltzik Let it not be said that San Jose State University hasn’t taught the world a valuable lesson in the promises and pitfalls of the fancy new craze for online university learning. The Cal State University campus set itself up as a pioneer in the field in January, when it announced plans to enroll up […]

  • 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 of […]

  • P/T & F/T Faculty Teamwork

    by Jack Longmate AS PART-TIME FACULTY members step up their organizing efforts throughout California, many are faced with the task of working effectively with already-established full-time chapters. Occasionally, there is friction on some campuses between full- and part-time faculty. The diverse and separate needs of full-time, and part-time faculty often forces them to form separate […]

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