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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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  • The Academic’s Handbook

    A. Leigh Deneef, Editor Crauford D. Goodwin, Editor Duke University Press, 2007, 416 pages. $24.95 reviewed by Mark Drozdowski When I finished graduate school six years ago, I wasn’t eyeing a traditional career as a faculty member. Had I been, I would have found The Academic’s Handbook quite valuable. This rather meaty volume, now in […]

  • A Review Teaching Tips (10th Edition)

    by Janice Albert EVERYTHING ABOUT “Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research and Theory for College and University Teachers” (Houghton Mifflin, 10th edition), by Dr. Wilbert McKeachie, suggests that it was originally intended for the beginning college-level teacher or teaching assistant. Now in its tenth edition, “Teaching Tips” is not so much one book as an anthology written by seven authors. The overall plan […]

  • Innocents Abroad

    by Jeannie Barry-Sanders CAREER DECISIONS CAN be a hassle, and if you are at a crossroads in your decision making or just want to gain some extra experience, an international internship just might be the answer. An internship provides an opportunity to travel abroad, examine career options, and to be of service. They can be […]

  • 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 Round-up of the Best Teaching Handbooks
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  • AdjunctNation Editorial Team: @Jeffr thanks for pointing out the distinction.
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  • Freddi-Jo Bruschke: An excellent description of this editorial.