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Water Coolers Where The Adjuncts Gather

Late last night, amid the rush to post homework to my grad classes, I started chatting with a colleague. While we have our educational endeavors in common, we come from different places professionally prior to this point. During the course of discussing the attributes of our professors, we started networking for adjunct positions. I am blessed at the moment to have too many solicitations in which to accept them all. Hearing that my school chum is in search of a new adjunct position gave way to the referral process. Would we refer a complete stranger to our employer? No way! After all our reputation as an educator is on the line. Nope, we only help those we can be sure are stable and capable to do the job.

How do we meet others that we can have a beneficial business relationship with? Networking is the key to this question. Since we work by contract without guarantee of classes, this applies to all adjuncts. I may have too many offers on the table today, but a few months from now that prosperity might dry up. You might be asking yourself at this point where these magical places that adjuncts meet and

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1 Comment for “Water Coolers Where The Adjuncts Gather”

  1. Trish, another great place to gather is LinkedIn, especially for job-related networking. Here are several active groups populated by adjuncts and online instructors:
    HigherEdJobs – http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1844698&trk=myg_ugrp_ovr
    Adjunct Faculty Directory – http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1739077&trk=myg_ugrp_ovr
    Online Faculty – Adjunct… – http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=56349&trk=myg_ugrp_ovr
    Online Adjunct Rolodex – http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1903232&trk=myg_ugrp_ovr

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