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Home » December 24th, 2008 Entries posted on “December, 2008”

Happy Holidays

I want to take a moment and wish everyone Happy Holidays! I’m spending the school break with my family at home. We’re enjoying over 14 inches of snow at the moment by cross-country skiing, sledding, snowboarding (the boys, not me!) and building snow forts.  We’ve already had a Harry Potter-a-thon, during which we watched movies 1-3 in […]

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5,000 Adjuncts in Israel Win BIG

According to a piece published in Haaretz today, the 5,000 adjunct faculty who teach at Israeli universities have won a major battle in their fight for better pay, seniority and job security. Until now, the adjuncts were employed as contract workers and dismissed at the end of each academic year. They had no job security, […]

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Not Our Adjuncts

I just finished doing something I do every Monday (well, every day, really) browsing news pieces about part-time faculty. In particular, I am interested in what college and university administrators are planning to do in the current economic situation with respect to part-time faculty hiring. Will the idled workers around the United States who choose […]

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Let’s Talk Turkey (After Thanksgiving)

The AFT recently came out with a new study that concludes part-time faculty are teaching a majority of the courses offered at public colleges and universities in the U.S. I suppose the surprise, then, has to do with the use of part-time faculty at 4-year institutions. We all know that community colleges have been loaded […]

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