Avoiding Freeway Flyer Burn Out

By Jenny Ortiz Too often recently, I’ve been pushing aside my work load in order to simply sit still. Mornings, I find myself wondering whether I should grade papers or stare up at my ceiling? At first I thought it was the weather. Yesterday, however, I came to a realization as I was on the  phone […]

Still Talking About CUNY

I can’t help myself. It’s just too tempting, and no one in the union leadership at CUNY can have my chalk holders broken. As you may remember, (or not) I have written several times about CUNY’s Professional Staff Congress, an affiliate of the AFT. To read my previous posts, look here, here and here. The […]

Seeing Us Ghosts

I’ve mentioned from time to time how little research has been done about the shift in the academic labor force to primarily adjunct faculty that defines us all. I’ve also mentioned how helpful people working in the field have been. This week these two matters came together, as Cindy Whitesel, an adjunct teaching at University […]

Confessions of A Snob

By Kat Kiefer-Newman Recently, I was at a fellow adjunct’s house relaxing, enjoying a glass of something sweet, and talking about dining with several other colleagues. Without any warning one of my nasty little secrets came out: I am a vegetable snob. I tried to keep the truth from leaking out, but after more than […]

At California Colleges It’s Cut, Cut, Cut For Everyone. Well, Mostly.

From the January 21, 2010 edition of the San Francisco Chronicle: Finances are so dire at the University of California that it might have to turn away qualified students, but UC’s regents still found a way to reward hundreds of employees with more than $4 million in incentive pay and raises. At the regents meeting Thursday in San Diego, […]

Partying Like It’s 999

By Dorinda Fox I spent one day at Inismore in the Aran Islands off the coast of Galway, Ireland in December 2009. The Aran Islands were occupied by the Romans when they attacked Ireland thousands of years ago. There is an area at Inismore called the Seven Churches where the Romans built Catholic churches on top […]

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