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Home » September 18th, 2008 Entries posted on “September, 2008”

Adjunct Puts His Foot in a Pile O’ Palin

Andrew Hallem, an adjunct, teaches English at Metropolitan State College of Denver. There, he is quaintly referred to as an “affiliate” faculty member. According to a local Denver news source, “Metro State College is investigating a professor who asked students to write an essay critical of Republican vice presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin.” Dang. It […]

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He Didn’t Really Just Write That, Did He?

Some people have no shame. Don’t get me wrong; I’m not judging. I’m jealous. I wish I could I could be way more shameless. Hell, it’s fun, right? Having the “If-I-write-that-I’m-being-an-incredible-hypocrite” gene is just a big fat pain in the ashcan. I blame my upbringing, but then again I’m of that certain age where you […]

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The Best Little Whore House in Texas

Ruben Flores is, one might say, developmentally delayed. Flores works as the dean of the evening and weekend division at San Antonio College. Unless you have been busy hiding from desperate students who need to add your course to their schedules, you’ve heard about San Antonio College. That’s where the part-timers were asked to teach […]

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Just Makin’ Sh*t Up

Let’s get this out of the way immediately: Gary Jeandron is a Republican. According to a $435,000 advertising campaign launched by the California Faculty Association, Gary Jeandron also “supports ruthless cuts to the state’s educational institutions in order to help solve the budget crisis.” In this piece published in the California State University student newspaper […]

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A Bigger Slice of Pie for Part-Timers

You know how I love so-called equal percentage or across-the-board “raises” negotiated by union leaders on behalf of their part-time and full-time faculty. I love them just as much as I love other blatant misuses of trust and power. Call me old-fashioned, but I think that when union members get screwed during contract negotiations it […]

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    The McHenry County College Board of Trustees has unanimously approved a new adjunct faculty deal aimed at keeping their part-time employees at the college. The new four-year contract includes salary increases each year, a move designed to attract and retain staff that otherwise may have chosen other community colleges based on pay, according to officials. […]

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    by Janice Albert IF GOOD LITERARY agents are hard to find, a good guide to agents is just as elusive. Fledgling writers have had little choice but to consult R.R. Bowker’s Literary Market Place, or an assortment of industry magazines. But John F. Baker, the vice-president and editorial director of Publisher’s Weekly, came out with […]

  • A Tale of Greed and Gluttony: The California Part-Time Faculty Equity Fund Boondoggle

    by Chris Cumo and P.D. Lesko Since 2001, thanks to the Part-Time Faculty Equity Pay Law, legislators in California have, yearly, earmarked $57 million dollars in tax money to go toward pay increases for the state’s 35,740 part-time faculty. Prior to the passage of the Part-Time Faculty Equity Pay Law, a typical part-timer teaching four […]

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    reviewed by Jay Mathews STONES INTO SCHOOLS Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan By Greg Mortenson Viking. 420 pp. $26.95 Greg Mortenson’s first book, Three Cups of Tea, was a gravity-defying, wide-screen, wilderness adventure. It began with the author’s failed attempt to climb the world’s second-highest mountain. It included a daring […]

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