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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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  • Improve Your On-Line Course With A Virtual Field trip

    by Evelyn Beck To celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the Wright brothers’ flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C., the Franklin Institute used its museum website to help high school students discover the thrill of science and engineering. As part of a competition, students studied historical weather patterns for the area, learned the 12 different steps involved […]

  • Community of Practice–Your Online Portal to Expanding Professional Skills and Expertise

    by Steven N. Pyser, J.D. So just call on me brother, when you need a hand We all need somebody to lean on I just might have a problem that you’d understand We all need somebody to lean on…. Bill Withers – “Lean on Me” Whatever your experience as adjunct faculty the moment will come […]

  • The Exorcists: At Duquesne U, Admins Use Religion to Fight Unionization

    by P.D. Lesko Moshe Z. Marvit is an adjunct at the Duquesne University School of Law. He has a piece posted to InTheseTimes.com is which he writes about Duquesne University’s abrupt about face in response to adjunct faculty attempts to affiliate with the United Steelworkers. Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts voted for the United Steelworkers in the summer of […]

  • Developing Adjunct Faculty

    by Richard Lyons AS AN INSTRUCTIONAL leader reading this first Adjunct Advocate column on managing adjunct faculty, your decision-making probably long ago outgrew the cost-savings consideration often cited as the sole advantage of using part-time instructors. You realize as well that part-time instructors also have the potential to: Leverage their rich backgrounds to teach highly specialized courses for […]

  • Evaluating Adjunct Faculty

    by Richard Lyons IN THE INCREASINGLY competitive, accountability-conscious environment of higher education, all of us are seeking cost-effective ways of improving our institutional effectiveness. Assuming your institution, division, or department employs a significant number of part-time instructors, I would encourage you to invest time at the end of this academic year to analyze your process for […]

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