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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


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)


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


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


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?


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


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?


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


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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From the Archive

  • Managing Hot Moments in the Classroom

    by Lee Warren Sometimes things seem to explode in the classroom, and what do we do then? Knowing strategies for turning difficult encounters into learning opportunities enables us to address important, but hot, topics – religion, politics, race, class, gender – in our classroom discussions. Hot moments occur when people’s feelings – often conflictual – […]

  • 10 Dreaded Mistakes College Teachers Make

    by Paul A. Hummel, Ed.D. Confused about how to teach? The best thing you can do is avoid mistakes. There are 10 Terrible Mistakes College Teachers Make. Learn how to avoid teaching mistakes. Most of the college instructors I have known don’t make these 10 terrible mistakes. The ones who do don’t last long. Here are […]

  • The Courage to Teach

    Reviewed by Janice Albert “The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life” by Parker J. Palmer; San Francisco, Jossey-Bass 1998. $22.00 The Courage to Teach: A Guide for Reflection and Renewal” by Rachel Livsey in collaboration with Parker J. Palmer; San Francisco, Jossey-Bass 1999. $8.00 A HISTORY INSTRUCTOR at a nearby college […]

  • Union Rep Calls Yuba Cuts Inevitable

    Pay cuts for instructors are inevitable, a union representative of part-time faculty at the Yuba Community College District says of trustees asking for a 3 percent reduction in pay — which full-time professors oppose. “I don’t see any other way out of it,” Jim Schulte, vice-president of the Yuba College Adjunct Faculty Teachers, said Monday. […]

  • A Quick Guide to the Web’s Best Grant Writing Resources

    by Mark J. Drozdowski STRIP AWAY MY adjunct teaching status, my highfalutin administrative title and my freelance activities, and I’m basically a grant writer (not that there’s anything wrong with that). I’ve been writing grants for more than a dozen years, and in that time I’ve come to appreciate what constitutes good form. When I […]


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