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.
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 to […]
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.”
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 new […]
Crafting a plan to manage illness for both yourself and your students can improve classroom performance.
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.
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 and […]
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 I […]