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The Role of Market Correctives

Recently I dipped in to the January 11, 2010 edition of the world’s best magazine, I mean, The New Yorker. There I found “After the Blowup,” an essay by John Cassidy about how the various schools of laissez-faire economics are dealing with—or failing to deal with—recent economic crises. As author of How Markets Fail, Cassidy […]

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Connecting to Students: Improving Retention in Online Classes (Part I)

By Rich Russell In a recent column for The Chronicle of Higher Ed, Rob Jenkins highlights what we need to consider in our zealous pursuit of online education (“the third-rail in American higher education politics”), where retention rates, Jenkins notes, are just 50ish percent, yet few seem to worry. Two personal statistics that might make […]

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Classroom Parent or Classroom Mentor?

By Kathy McBrayer, M.Ed., SPHR I won the Mother of the Year award this month. Yes, it’s true — my neighbor officially posted on my Facebook wall that I earned the award for spending Mother’s Day, 2011, at Six Flags Over Texas with my husband and son.  I humbly accepted the award, not that I […]

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Laugh, Cry, Hell’s Bells…You Decide

Tyler Junior College in East Texas serves 12,000 students. According to the JC’s web site, 250 of its 456 faculty are full-time. For some odd reason, the part-time faculty are getting a pay raise this year. I say for some odd reason, because the part-time faculty per course pay at Tyler Junior College has not […]

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Summer Is For Reading (For Some Lucky Part-Timers)

By Kat Kiefer-Newman We talk about breaking news. We talk about local events and history. We talk about politics, cultural issues, and contemporary problems. We talk about the economy, the state of college education, and future goals. Many will share personal experiences and worries. And we talk about books. In all of my classes (but […]

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Does Higher Tuition Require Different Instruction? Teaching and the Great Socio-Economic Divide

By Jenny Ortiz As a Freeway Flyer, I teach a number of Composition courses and although each one has a slight variation given  the deptartmental’s academic desires for its students, my syllabus and my course workload tends to be similar for most of my classes. My Eng1100 at St. John’s University is very similar to my […]

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Lore to Kairos (and the envelope please…)

I recently wrote about wordriver (and my ambivalence regarding it). This week I’d like to touch on a markedly different publication, Kairos. Kairos is subtitled “A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy.” They’ve been around for more than a decade, which means they were publishing about the intersection of computers and rhetoric back in the […]

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Let’s Base Faculty Hiring/Retention Decisions on Student Outcomes

By P.D. Lesko “Do teachers matter or are teaching methods more important?” That’s the question posed by AdjunctNation.com writer Melissa Miller in her entry this week. On the AdjunctNation Facebook page, Georgia NeSmith wrote in response to Miller’s piece, “Of course the teacher matters. The good teacher will choose the best methods. The entire study […]

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Using A Learner Centered Approach: Maintaining Consistency Teaching At The Doctoral Level

By Nancy A. Walker, Ph.D. How do online instructors maintain consistent teaching at the doctoral level? Are there tricks, tips, special formulas? There are proven methods that aid instructors in preserving an even balance at the doctoral level. While teaching online is a different venue in and of itself, teaching doctoral courses brings another dynamic […]

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Do Students Need to Trust Us to Learn?

By Bruce A. Johnson, Ph.D., MBA When you consider the importance of building strong working relationships with your students, how important is the element of trust and is it necessary for effective classroom facilitation? Can the process of learning occur even if students have not developed a sense of trust with their instructor? When students […]

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  • Asking Adjunct to Change Football Player’s Grade Costs Rutgers Coach $50K & Suspension

    Read the full Rutgers Report on Kyle Flood here. Kyle Flood, who earns $2.5 million as the head coach of the Rutgers University football team has been suspended for three games as Rutgers football coach and fined $50,000 following a university-led investigation into rules violations and amid a recent string of off-field transgressions involving players on his […]

  • “Big Tent” Organizing in Canada

    by Christopher Cumo In Canada, the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) represents full-time faculty, and roughly equal numbers of sessionals (part-time fac-ulty) and graduate students, estimates Mary McCarthy, a National Representative with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). Thanks to the joint bargaining power of the sessionals and graduate assistants, the latter have […]

  • As the Boy Scouts Always Say: “Be Prepared”

    by Evelyn Beck When it comes to computers, count on Murphy’s Law: if something can go wrong, it will. So to avoid crises ranging from delayed access to destroyed data, plan ahead. Here are a few tips (which you will probably also want to share with your students): Virus protection Virus protection software is a […]

  • Learning Without Borders

    by Evelyn Beck and Sharon M. Lightner IS TODAY’S COLLEGE classroom flexible enough to include 20 students at four colleges in four countries attending the same class together each week? With the help of technology, this was the approach of an unusual class called Experiential International Accounting, which was attended by students from the United […]

  • Study Concludes Online College Enrollment Growing Exponentially Faster Than Student Population

    by Joe McKendrick More than six million college and university students took at least one online course during the fall 2010 term, an increase of 560,000 students over the previous year.  This almost 10 percent growth rate for online enrollments far exceeds the less-than-1 percent growth in the overall higher education student population nationwide. These […]

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