A Review: They Say / I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing

A Review: They Say / I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing

By John Edlund When you assign research papers and other academic writing that uses sources, do you get papers in which it is hard to tell who is saying what? Does the literature review look like a list or a note card dump? Is it hard to tell what the student thinks? Do some students […]

Student Evals: How To Understand What Students Are Telling You

Student Evals: How To Understand What Students Are Telling You

By Bruce A. Johnson, Ph.D., MBA When you receive the results of student evaluations after your course has concluded, do you read the results? If so, do you reflect upon what they’ve written and what this means for your facilitation practice? If not, is it due to a lack of time or do you believe […]

University of Manitoba Slammed in Study For Sexist Faculty Hiring & Promotion Practices (PTers Overwhelmingly Female)

University of Manitoba Slammed in Study For Sexist Faculty Hiring & Promotion Practices (PTers Overwhelmingly Female)

By Nick Martin Three University of Manitoba professors have launched a scathing attack on their university for employing far more male than female professors and for allegedly paying women less than men. The study, “Ten Years After: Sex and Salaries at a Canadian University,” was published last month by the journal Canadian Public Policy, and written […]

New Adjunct: The Similarities Between Poker & Teaching Part-Time

New Adjunct: The Similarities Between Poker & Teaching Part-Time

By Melissa Miller, Ed.D., M.Ed. My husband and I belong to a poker group that meets about once per month. It’s a casual game, and we also take turns cooking dinner for each other. Last night was our turn to host, and as we were eating and playing, I pondered the ways in which the […]

Adjunct Slaps University of Pittsburgh School of Law With Age Discrimination Suit

Adjunct Slaps University of Pittsburgh School of Law With Age Discrimination Suit

The University of Pittsburgh School of Law is the latest to be hit with an age discrimination lawsuit, joining the University of Baltimore School of Law, University of Iowa College of Law and Michigan State University College of Law. Longtime Pittsburgh tax law professor William Brown, 73, filed suit on Wednesday in the U.S. District […]

The Freeway Flyer: When Did Free Time Become Facebook Time?

The Freeway Flyer: When Did Free Time Become Facebook Time?

By Jenny Ortiz You’re on it now, aren’t you? Okay, don’t admit it. I will: I’m on Twitter. Even though I checked my feed before I started this blog, I am now compelled to check it again. I’ll check both Twitter and Facebook a few more times before bed…and, chances are, so will you. On […]

The New Adjunct: A Matter of Trust

The New Adjunct: A Matter of Trust

By Melissa Miller, Ed.D., M.Ed. “O Ever-failing trust / in mortal strength!” – John Milton Dr. Johnson beat me to the punch with his May blog, “Do Students Need to Trust Us to Learn?” This is a topic I have been reflecting upon recently because of an interesting book I am reading: Trust Matters: Leadership […]

Promoting Collaborative Learning in The Online Environment: How Can Faculty Overcome Challenges?

Promoting Collaborative Learning in The Online Environment: How Can Faculty Overcome Challenges?

By Nancy A. Walker, Ph.D. How do adult students benefit from a collaborative learning environment? As an online facilitator/faculty member, we are to foster and support collaboration between students. Needless to say, there are always challenges to this collaborative journey due to the online learning/teaching format.  How can we lessen these and have a smoother […]

Black Professors Are A Must For Black College Students

Black Professors Are A Must For Black College Students

by B. Viera Graduate school at a predominantly white institution was a complete culture shock after four years of attending a historically black college and university. Since the age of 10 I knew I would attend and graduate from an HBCU. Both my mother and my aunt were products of HBCUs, and I understood early […]

The Education Bubble: Will Ballooning Student Debt Sink Higher Ed?

The Education Bubble: Will Ballooning Student Debt Sink Higher Ed?

by Daniel Indiviglio You think the housing bubble was enormous? Meet the education bubble. A recent article here by Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus explained the debt crisis at American colleges. But some startling statistics will help to make their analysis a little more tangible. The growth in student loans over the past decade has been […]

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