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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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  • Federal Trial Begins—Iowa PTer Claims Political Beliefs Kept Her From Getting FT Jobs

    By Ryan Foley In a January 2012 article, AdjunctNation reported: Teresa Wagner a graduate of the law school, sued when she was not hired as a full-time instructor or part-time adjunct despite her superior qualifications. Instead, the law school hired candidates whose resumes paled in comparison to Wagner’s experience. While the individuals hired were less […]

  • DOL Audit of Columbia College of Chicago PT Faculty Union Finances Exposes Multiple Violations

    by Megan Bennett P-fac, Columbia’s part-time faculty union, has undertaken measures to restructure its expense reporting following a recent audit by the U.S. Department of Labor that found nearly 20 violations of recordkeeping, reporting and other financial requirements between 2013-2014, according to union President Diana Vallera. In a May 26 audit letter from the DOL’s […]

  • Creative Uses for Textbook Companion Web Sites

    by Denise R. Boyd In today’s competitive textbook market, it’s difficult to find a textbook that doesn’t include free access to a companion Web site. These sites are packed with useful study tools, many of which can be adapted for use in classroom presentations. Moreover, the prices students pay for their books includes the cost […]

  • Inside Greek U.: Fraternities, Soroities, and the Pursuit of Pleasure, Power, and Prestige

    Untitled Document by Greg Beatty In Inside Greek U. Alan D. DeSantis provides readers with a valuable guidebook to an often alien and confusing reality: the Greek system. Anyone who teaches at a college where fraternities and sororities are active should read it; anyone who wants to better understand how higher education really works will […]

  • Boston Adjuncts Divided On Whether To Unionize

    The Service Employees International Union saw both a win and loss in the Boston-area this week. Adjunct faculty at Bentley University narrowly voted against joining a union within days of Lesley University’s part-time professors filing a petition with the National Labor Relations Board to try and form one. Lesley’s adjunct and part-time professors are looking to Tufts for inspiration. Faculty at […]

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