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Home » August 30th, 2010 Entries posted on “August, 2010”

Baby Steps: Labor Unions Helping To Improve Adjunct’s Working Conditions a Little at a Time

These adjuncts in Kalamazoo, Brooklyn Heights, and the State of Maine are the beginning of a movement that has the potential to enrich the lives of countless college instructors, a step at a time.

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Part II of Why, Gen Y?

Share By Kat Kiefer-Newman Last time I wrote about recent media coverage of college-aged and recent college-grads (the media has dubbed this group Gen Y and The Millennials). The media seems to think that everyone in this generational group has access to cutting edge technology and knows how to use it. The media also seems [...]

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Having a Master’s Degree: Good News and Not So Good News

One school of thought says you must do whatever you need to do, including continuing your own education to give yourself a better chance. Another school of thought says the time and expense would not be worth it, because there are already too many PhDs in the academic job market, a “glut.”

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Executive Pay in the Spotlight — Finally

Share by Claudia Dreifus While the news media has been riveted by this summer’s Congressional investigation of the financial practices of for-profit colleges, two important financial stories focused on non-profit colleges and universities have been making headlines as well. In July, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported that the trustees of Nashville’s Vanderbilt University broke [...]

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Sick and tired

Crafting a plan to manage illness for both yourself and your students can improve classroom performance.

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Summer: The Hot Semester

Many adjuncts who need income during the summer need to line up as many summer classes as they can get. This can be a challenge, because colleges often offer fewer classes during the spring and summer semester, so there are fewer classes to go around for instructors.

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The Final Straw

Share I have defended ABC College many times on this blog, despite the fact that many of my colleagues have been unhappy with them. I have never before felt micromanaged and I have never felt pressure to give good grades (common complaints that I have heard).  I have not been upset by the feedback deadlines [...]

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Why, Gen Y? PART ONE

Share This is a longer blog, and I’ve decided to break it into two parts. I see them shuffle in every semester, this group referred to by the label-makers as Gen Y or The Millennials. The Millennials in my Community College classes, though, don’t look like the super slick, Gossip Girl outfitted, tech-savvy young adults [...]

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