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Home » August 25th, 2009 Entries posted on “August, 2009”

Community Colleges Score a $12 Billion Dollar Bribe

If you are an adjunct at a community college, you teach in a system that has come to rely increasingly on faculty off the tenure-track. At the moment, nationally, about 70 percent of faculty employed at community colleges teach off the tenure-track. You also teach in a system with one of the most abysmal rates […]

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Celebrating the Adjunct Writer: Carol Amato

I’ve spent a lot of time in recent posts lamenting this or that aspect of the adjunct’s relationship with writing. I’d like to take a break from that to celebrate one of the many adjuncts who is also a successful writer. Carol Amato has been an adjunct for some time now…and she’s published close to […]

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  • Coursenote Web Sites: A Frightening Look Into the Minds of College Students Nationwide

    by Laurie Henry WHO KNOWS WHAT goes on in other people’s classes? At other jobs where there are a whole lot of people in one place doing more or the less the same thing, it’s not hard to know what everyone’s up to. On the other hand, teaching generally takes place behind closed doors. One of my […]

  • Are You A Blogger?

    by Joe Moxley and Terry Beavers Technology is redefining literacy; consequently, we also need to reevaluate how software tools can be used to facilitate writing, communication, and collaboration. We stand at an exciting time in human history, when our modes of expression are being radically transformed. E-mail, word processors, instant messengers, imaging software, wikis, blogs, […]

  • On Course: A Review of James M. Lang’s Guide for Beginning College Teachers

    by Heidi Tworek, Ph.D. James Lang’s On Course is an accessible and wittily-written guide to all the major aspects of the first semester of teaching. Lang takes readers through their first semester week-by-week, from writing the class syllabus, lecturing, and leading discussions right up to the last days of class and designing and interpreting student evaluations. The […]

  • Arizona State University Partners With Poynter Institute to Offer PT Journalism Faculty Certification

    The Poynter Institute and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University will launch an innovative online certificate program for adjunct faculty and others who teach journalism and mass communications classes at universities and colleges around the country. The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University is widely recognized […]

  • Study Concludes Online College Enrollment Growing Exponentially Faster Than Student Population

    by Joe McKendrick More than six million college and university students took at least one online course during the fall 2010 term, an increase of 560,000 students over the previous year.  This almost 10 percent growth rate for online enrollments far exceeds the less-than-1 percent growth in the overall higher education student population nationwide. These […]

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