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Home » January 31st, 2011 Entries posted on “January, 2011”

An Online Adjunct Instructor Needs a Strong Virtual Presence

Share By Bruce A. Johnson, Ph.D., MBA As an adjunct online instructor have you considered your students’ perspective of your classroom presence? What does it mean to you to be actively present in your class? For any classroom environment an instructor’s presence is necessary for the development of social interactions and working relationships with students. [...]

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Semester Success Story: The All-Purposeful Blog

Share By Lance Eaton It began with my Contemporary Affairs teacher in high school.  He was a copier.  His classroom and office were fire-hazards filled with 3-4 foot tall stacks of photocopied articles that he would share with his students.  In all of his classes, no one would escape a minimum of 5 handouts a [...]

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Contextual Pressure, Contextual Support

Share Scholars on the tenure-track have contextual support to write and publish. In the best positions, this takes the form of course release time and internal grants to fund sabbaticals, research trips, and reflective writing. On the other hand, these positions can also carry considerable pressure, as evidenced by the classic phrase “Publish or perish.” [...]

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The Future of Online Education (Part I): The Machine Never Stops

Share By Rich Russell My mom said to me recently, “In twenty-five years, none of this [waving arms about to indicate college building] will exist.” We were sitting in her office at the place where she has taught for twenty-five years now; where I have taught, as an adjunct, for four. She paused to look [...]

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Field Experiences: A Sociologist’s Dream

Share By Ron Tinsley I appreciate living in a major metropolitan city where you don’t need a car to get everywhere. I live close to public transportation so that is a plus even though I have to be hyper alert to ward off the forces of evil. Such is life in the city. Dealing with [...]

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Call Me Dr. Kiefer-Newman. Then, Call Me Confused About Bb9.

Share By Kat Kiefer-Newman Here we are. It’s a new year, and we’re returning to classes, after orientation meetings and hopefully contract signings. I have an orientation tonight and haven’t decided yet if I’ll go. These get togethers are peopled with the most interesting folks, and I rather hate to miss out. As I mentioned [...]

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Using Technology for Good and Evil

Share By Erik Hanson As a student, I had what could be best described as a strained relationship with online instructional software. As an instructor, that relationship still exists, but I’m beginning to warm up to it, and a better understanding of the basic features are what appear to be winning me over. I have [...]

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Dr. Cary Nelson, aka Professor Harold Hill

Share Friends, folks, fellow education workers, Romans, countryman, there’s Trouble in Idaho. I say there’s Trouble. That’s Trouble with a capital T, and that rhymes with D and that stands for “Due process” (my sincere apologies to “Music Man” lovers out there, but I just couldn’t resist). Alright, let’s start at the very beginning: it [...]

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And So It Begins. Again.

Share By P.D. Lesko I meet with our web page programmer on a weekly basis. I can’t even begin to tell you all of the things I’ve learned about web page architecture, interactivity, design and upkeep since Ryan Sexton and I began working together almost eight years ago. During our last meeting, I commented that [...]

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How To Guarantee Your Adjunct Faculty Unionize

Share Sometimes, I think that college administrators are some of the most chuckle-headed women and men with Ph.D.s in the entire United States. This is never made so plain as by those whose part-time faculty are in the midst of pursuing unionization. Often, administrators at colleges and universities where adjuncts are preparing to organize make [...]

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