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Home » June 28th, 2010 Entries posted on “June, 2010”

Reflections

So…I’ve been blogging on adjuncts and writing for a year now, and as I start my second year, I want to look back over what I’ve seen, what I’ve learned, and what it seems to mean. As I chew them over, these reflections have coalesced into a few clusters.   The People Across the board, […]

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Bucking the Trends

One frequently reads in the newspaper and magazine articles published about part-time faculty these days (many of which are authored by tenured or tenure-line faculty) that a major problem with the use of part-time faculty is their lack of commitment to the institutions at which they work. Well, ladies and gentlemen of the tenured professorate, […]

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Hit the Road, Jack: Compromise and Contracts

December 24, 2007 I know that many of our readers recently finished up their semesters and were rewarded by being summarily fired. Of all the drawbacks associated with part-time teaching, being fired between semesters is one that department chairs, deans and provosts could easily remedy. Yes, this would mean offering year-long contracts to part-time faculty. […]

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  • eArmyU Wants You!

    by Evelyn Beck Because most of the students in her on-line algebra class are soldiers, Sharon Davis takes it in stride when someone disappears temporarily. “If they’re going to Afghanistan, there may be a gap in participation,” says Davis, an adjunct math instructor and the director of instructional development at Central Texas College in Killeen. […]

  • Part-Timers at This School Now Get a $1,000 Kill Fee for Cancelled Classes

    A contract between Champlain College and its unionized part-time professors was ratified and released Monday. Champlain adjuncts have been unionized with the Service Employees International Union since last year. The union and the college have been hashing out a contract for months, and after a 10-hour negotiation session that went late into the night Aug. 24 they struck an […]

  • I’m Finished Playing Favorites in the Classroom

    by Laura Yeager In a previous essay entitled “The Academic Circle of Life & Excellent Usage of Commas,” I wrote about my time in graduate school at Iowa State, where I studied writing on a full fellowship. At this university, I knew what it was like to be thought of as one of the best (most […]

  • Teaching Students with Disabilities: A How-To Guide for Part-Time Faculty

    by Elizabeth J. Carter Professor Judy Juanita knew right away she was teaching a student with a disability when he showed up in her introductory English class with a computer “as big as a piece of luggage.” Recalled Juanita: “[He] made a big deal of using and hooking it up. It couldn’t help but grab […]

  • Great Apps to Create Meaningful Connections Inside (and Outside) the Classroom

    by Shawn Orr I love technology! I guess if I’m being completely honest, what I really love is the engagement, excitement, and interactivity that technology brings to my college classroom. I’m not talking about the bells and whistles (although that’s fun, too), but the true engagement that happens when I use technology that really resonates […]

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