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

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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 […]

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Student Evals: How To Understand What Students Are Telling You

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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The New Adjunct: A Matter of Trust

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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Black Professors Are A Must For Black College Students

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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 […]

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

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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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  • A review of Reclaiming the Ivory Tower

    reviewed by Silvia Foti For those who are skeptical of any one book’s ability to help adjuncts organize to improve their working conditions in higher education, Reclaiming the Ivory Tower may provide hope. While author Joe Berry doesn’t promise an easy path, he provides a reliable map and points out obstacles that adjuncts might meet […]

  • Community College Students Value Internet Access Over Teachers

      By Daniel de Vise Community college students have come to view online education as key to their success above all else, according to a new report billed as the first national survey of students in two-year colleges. Pearson Foundation hired Harris Interactive to survey 1,434 community college students last fall. Here’s the finding that […]

  • Storyboards Aren’t just For Film Directors Anymore

    By Evelyn Beck Storyboarding conjures a vision of filmmakers plotting out their next blockbuster. But it can also be a useful tool for on-line instructors. A storyboard is a plan. It can be as simple as a flow chart, and it can feature only text, though the use of even rough illustrations can provide additional clarity for […]

  • Twitter in Higher Education: More than 30 Percent of Faculty Say They Tweet

    Results are in from the Faculty Focus survey on Twitter usage and trends among college faculty. The survey of approximately 2,000 higher education professionals found that nearly one-third (30.7 percent) of the 1,958 respondents say they use Twitter in some capacity. More than half, (56.4 percent) say they’ve never used Twitter. The findings, available in […]

  • New Data Reveals Sky-High Default Rates at Career Colleges

    by Stephen Burd A day after the U.S. Department of Education released three-year cohort default rates for federal student loans, for-profit college leaders and lobbyists are breathing a sigh of relief. Apparently their investors are too, judging by the rise in some of the education companies’ stock prices yesterday. While the news was certainly not […]

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