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Home » July 23rd, 2009 Entries posted on “July, 2009”

The Plagiarism Problem: One Adjunct’s Experience

Last week I gave an overview of the issues involved in the plagiarism question. This week I’m going to share a personal narrative of one adjunct’s experience dealing with plagiarism. Like many adjuncts, I teach for more than one school. Like many adjuncts, I do so for money, which is to say, less greed than […]

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Summertime

At our house, summer is always somewhat hectic. The kids have summer camps, and I try to squeeze in time to work in between their entreaties that I come out and play with them. We live in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It’s a wonderful town in the summer. There the Summer Festival, with free music and […]

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The Plagiarism Question

Ah, yes, time to touch on another painful topic: plagiarism. Just as mentioning tenure produces a stream of bile and frustration over one end of a broken system, so does mentioning plagiarism. Plagiarism is rampant, not just in higher education. In “Justice or Just Us? What to Do About Cheating” (collected in Guiding Students from […]

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  • From Russia With Love: Studying and Teaching in Siberia

    by Michael D’Entremont THIS PAST SUMMER I had the exciting opportunity to visit and teach English in Russia–Siberia, to be more specific. It wasn’t always pleasant, but it was a truly amazing experience and worth all the effort. The International Summer Language School is located in the village of Borovoe–about thirty miles outside of Novosibirsk, the capital of Siberia […]

  • Almost 70 Percent of Classroom Faculty Fear The Growth of Online Learning

    Over six million students are now taking at least one online course, upping the rate of online enrollment to 10 times that of traditional higher education. Yet, while the world is reveling in free online classes, faculty members are frightened by the Internet’s growing popularity, according to a survey by the Babson Survey Research Group. The report, which polled […]

  • A Review: They Say / I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing

    By John Edlund When you assign research papers and other academic writing that uses sources, do you get papers in which it is hard to tell who is saying what? Does the literature review look like a list or a note card dump? Is it hard to tell what the student thinks? Do some students […]

  • A review of Reclaiming the Ivory Tower

    reviewed by Silvia Foti For those who are skeptical of any one book’s ability to help adjuncts organize to improve their working conditions in higher education, Reclaiming the Ivory Tower may provide hope. While author Joe Berry doesn’t promise an easy path, he provides a reliable map and points out obstacles that adjuncts might meet […]

  • Legally Armed Students in Your Classrooms: Ready or Not Here They Come

    By Elaine Godfrey A professor emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin very publicly quitearlier this month in response to a new state law that allows students to bring their handguns into all classrooms and offices — including his 500-person introductory economics lectures. The professor, Daniel Hamermesh, has become a symbol for frustrated faculty […]

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