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Home » April 30th, 2011 Entries posted on “April, 2011”

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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An Online Class Is Only As Strong As Its Weakest Hyperlink (Sharing the Burden)

By Rich Russell (This post for for my fellow AN blogger Kat. Kat, I hope at least some of this is helpful.) The best advice I received when I first started teaching was, of course, from my mom, who taught high school herself for ten years before taking a few years “off” to have me […]

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Starting A New Relationship (With A New Textbook)

By Melissa Miller, Ed.D., M.Ed. Things have been going along fairly smoothly. I’ve started to feel that I am (for the most part) one step ahead of the game in terms of preparation, organization, and planning. I’m teaching courses I’ve previously taught, so I’m not spending time reinventing the wheel — and this has opened […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Adjunct Limbo: A Case Study

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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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Scheduling Classes and Learning to Cry on the Inside

By Lance Eaton “I’m sorry, I can’t teach that class.”  Now, I say this in a calm and mature tone.  But in my head, I’m screaming, kicking, and pouting like the five-year-old I know. I really am.  Recently, I was offered the chance to teach a course at a college I hadn’t taught at yet.  […]

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  • Supplemental Income: Opportunities

    by Evelyn Beck THOSE OF US who teach on-line courses may not be the ones who revolutionized education, but we are among those leading the way as the rest of our peers are pulled with varying levels of enthusiasm into the brave new world of web learning. As a result of our place at the head […]

  • Plagiarism: A Trio of New Books

    by Vicki Urquhart Plagiarism: Is it symptomatic of greater moral decline? How prevalent is it? How harmful? Do academic honor codes really work? If you’re in the classroom, you’ve asked these questions. Collegiate level plagiarism is an unavoidable issue, yet it is frequently one of the least effectively dealt with. A look at any of the […]

  • Minnesota Adjuncts Move Toward Unionizing

    Adjunct faculty members at Macalester College have taken the first formal step to form a union, joining a national movement to organize the growing number of temporary instructors in college classrooms. On Thursday, campus organizers filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board to hold a union election for temporary faculty members at the St. […]

  • Tweaking Your Textbook On the Fly

    by Mokoto Rich Readers can modify content on the Web, so why not in books? In a kind of Wikipedia of textbooks, Macmillan, one of the five largest publishers of trade books and textbooks, is introducing software called DynamicBooks, which will allow college instructors to edit digital editions of textbooks and customize them for their […]

  • The Barack Obama Book Club

      by Samuel Jacobs With the Obama family vacation just around the corner, we’d like to offer a refresher to anyone who is behind on their Barack Obama reading list. When the president landed in Oaks Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard last August, he loaded his bedside table with 2,333 pages of reading for the week. Of […]

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