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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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  • Long-Time Companion: Rutgers PTL Marks 13 Years

    by Peter Miller WHEN ADJUNCT FACULTY organize unions, do all their problems fade into the past? Not necessarily, since adjuncts face huge obstacles from the outset. Collective bargaining might one day help adjuncts gain academic rights, but those can seem like pie in the sky when basic human rights need to be addressed first. The […]

  • Computer Crash: Academic Freedom Collides with On-line Automation

    by Evelyn Beck Adjuncts are at the heart of a battle brewing on American campuses about academic freedom in on-line teaching. It is becoming increasingly apparent to many that distance education courses which have been designed in whole or in part by full-time faculty are being turned over to part-time instructors who are expected to […]

  • InsideHigherEd.com: Adding Some Spice to Higher Ed. Reportage

    by Mark Drozdowski When you want news and views on higher education, where do you turn? Well, yes, of course you pick up the Adjunct Advocate. But for many in this field, The Chronicle of Higher Education represents the gold standard, the journal of record, the “bible.” Most industry folks I know refer to it […]

  • Teaching in Cameroon, Central Africa

    by Jon Smythe Teaching English in Cameroon, Central Africa, is a study in diversity and a case of teaching English in challenging circumstances. Often referred to as Africa in miniature because of its mix of climatic zones, language dialects, and plant and animal life, Cameroon offers a wide range of teaching and learning opportunities for EFL teachers. As a U.S. Peace […]

  • In the Classroom: What Do Great College Profs Have in Common?

    by Claudio Sanchez In a year in which we’re exploring great teaching, it’s a good time to talk with Ken Bain. He’s a longtime historian, scholar and academic who has studied and explored teaching for decades, most notably in his 2004 book,  What the Best College Teachers Do. You focused on 100 college professors in a […]

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