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Home » April 21st, 2009 Entries posted on “April, 2009”

Yes, Virginia, Adjuncts Do Write

Several years ago, while I was finishing my dissertation, I was teaching as an adjunct at North Carolina State University. One day while I was walking to my cubicle, I noticed a case tastefully displaying several new faculty publications. One book was in my area, so I contacted a journal and asked if they wanted […]

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Finally: Why You Got Overlooked For That FT Position!

On April 20th, a fellow writing for The Chronicle of Higher Education in a column called the “Two-Year Track” published an essay titled “Why Adjuncts Have an Edge (Except When They Don’t).” Well, well, I thought, finally someone will explain just why adjuncts seem always to get the bum’s rush when it comes to getting […]

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Thanks For Killing Time at AdjunctNation.com

As I’ve written before, one of the most enjoyable aspects of my job is working on our web site. It pleases me no end to provide a much-used resource for the nation’s 700,000 faculty off the tenure-track. In March, we served up about 3 million pages. Better still, our page count per user was a […]

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Same Old Same Old in The Nation

By now, mainstream media outlets have published hundreds, if not thousands of pieces about the plight of part-time faculty. On March 31st, The Nation joined the fray with a piece titled, “Higher Education Takes a Hit.” Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s crucial for pieces about part-time faculty to be published in mainstream media. […]

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    by Mary Anne Thompson INTEREST AMONG SEASONED professionals in pursuing international careers has skyrocketed in recent years. Such interest has been enhanced by chronic personnel shortages in home markets that are causing foreign companies to search beyond their borders for talent. These candidates aren’t passively waiting to be hired by just any employer. They’re targeting […]

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    by Sam Zern After a failed compromise with the university, the petition will move to the National Labor Relations Board for a final decision In November, a group of Vanderbilt non-tenured faculty members approached Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 205 looking for help in organizing a collective bargaining unit composed of full and part […]

  • What does the UAW Want With America’s Professorate?

    by Andrew Williams YOU’VE FINALLY DECIDED to take action. The class cancellations and last minute re-hirings, low wages, second class status are no longer tolerable. But rather than leaving a profession you love, you decide to improve the job you already have. Before you know it, you’ve called some colleagues whom you suspect feel the same […]

  • GW Adjunct Union Asks For $5K Per Course But Settles For 3 Percent Pay Bump

    Adjunct professors secured a wage increase and approval for a dispute resolution committee after GW’s part-time professor union finalized its third contract with the University last week. The University will pay adjunct professors with Ph.D.s $4,032 per course, a 3 percent increase that is just enough to keep up with inflation but less than union […]

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    The lecture can be an immensely effective tool in the classroom, allowing an instructor to provide an overarching theme that organizes material in an illuminating and interesting way. The instructor must take care, however, to shape the lecture for the specific audience of students who will hear it and to encourage those students to take […]

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