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Home » April 29th, 2010 Entries posted on “April, 2010”

Having the Dream Office (Or the Dream of Having an Office)

Offices are not the most important things; they are certainly not as important as salary, job security, or even respect, but they are a concern.

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Showing vs. Telling: Twilight Invades My Writing Class

by Kat Kiefer-Newman It was bound to happen in one of my classes. I knew that sooner or later I would be confronted by the fanatical devotion fans have for the Twilight books and movies. Twilight, for the three people in the United States who don’t know, is the first in a series of novels […]

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A Little Sweet Talk and Look What Can Happen

Sometimes, I compare freeway flyers to modern day “Zorros.” Who was that masked man/woman? We come, we teach and conquer, and we go.

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Getting to Know You

My first experience with online learning was in July 2003 as a student. This was before the emergence of online social networking as we know it today.  We were not Linked In and we were not finding all of our long-lost classmates and cousins on Facebook. Students and faculty got to know each other in […]

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Exam Time Could Be Dangerous to Your Health

Writing and delivering good exams is an art that only develops with attention and practice. It is important to imbue students with the sense that exams are important academic rituals.

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Incentive Programs

Seeking to reward ‘intent’ by measuring it with performance is a recipe for unhappiness. Here are some things I do in my classroom to when I want to incentivize either effort or performance, but do not wish to conflate the two.

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Student Writing: Old Habits Die Hard, and Other Clichés

As I’ve said before, critical thinking is important, but if the students can’t figure out how to put their ideas down on the page in a readable way, then no one will care if they thought critically. Even if I explain all of this to the students and they agree that learning methods is what […]

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Digital Bilingualism: I’m a Mac, and a PC…

I am one of those people, I use a Mac. My schools and online students do not know this, as I am mainstream about most things loaded on it.  I use Safari, but have Firefox loaded for certain application.  I use the MS Office 2008 for Mac, so student papers do not come back in […]

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The Freeway Flyer and Community Colleges

Except, upon further reflection, I began to consider some of the things that have been happening in real-life community colleges lately.

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Acts of Creation

As college professors, teaching people how to learn is at the heart of our profession. The activities we assign need to be geared toward that end, and so this post is about tips for creating effective assignments, ones that motivate learning through action.

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  • Hire-A-Pirate Service Seeks to Make Rented e-Textbooks More, Ahem, “Affordable” For Students

    During August, just before the start of the new school term, TorrentFreak reported on LibraryPirate, a site with a mission of providing college students with an alternative to continuously rising textbook prices. Bemoaning what he sees as greedy profiteering, LibraryPirate’s admin says the year-old site’s aim is clear. “Our mission is simple and specific,” he told TorrentFreak. […]

  • NYU Adjunct Faculty Vote to Strike

    The ACT-UAW Local 7902 — a union made up of adjunct professors from NYU and the New School — has negotiated with and made proposals to the NYU administration for nine months regarding health benefits, equitable pay and compensation, among other grievances. The union recently held a vote to see how many of its members were in favor of authorizing a strike against the university and 94 percent of the union’s 2,500 members voted in favor of the strike.

  • Union Rep Calls Yuba Cuts Inevitable

    Pay cuts for instructors are inevitable, a union representative of part-time faculty at the Yuba Community College District says of trustees asking for a 3 percent reduction in pay — which full-time professors oppose. “I don’t see any other way out of it,” Jim Schulte, vice-president of the Yuba College Adjunct Faculty Teachers, said Monday. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Developing Adjunct Faculty Part 2

    by Richard Lyons AS DISCUSSED IN my last column, employing adjunct instructors provides our institutions many benefits beyond reducing overall instructional costs. These include enriching our curricula with real-world perspectives, offering highly specialized courses for increasingly demanding students, cultivating linkages to community resources, and providing staffing flexibility. As any critical resource does, however, adjunct faculty requires […]

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