College of the Canyons Adjuncts Identify & Protest Pay Gap

College of the Canyons Adjuncts Identify & Protest Pay Gap

by Tammy Marashlian Despite getting a 2-percent raise this year, College of the Canyons’ part-time faculty is paid less than adjunct faculty at many regional community colleges and is below the state average, state data shows. College of the Canyons has about 430 adjunct faculty who teach the majority of classes at the Santa Clarita Valley’s […]

Being an Adjunct By Choice Is Often All About Timing and Persistence

Being an Adjunct By Choice Is Often All About Timing and Persistence

By Randy Eldridge It’s been awhile since my last blog and I sure have missed this place! Why, you are asking, have I not posted? Well, before you just decide that I’ve been lazy and slacking off…which I totally would understand….that is not the reason. The reason is because, as an adjunct by choice, I […]

New Hampshire Adjuncts Snub AAUP, AFT and NEA & Unionize With SEIU

New Hampshire Adjuncts Snub AAUP, AFT and NEA & Unionize With SEIU

Adjunct professors at Plymouth State University (PSU) announced on Tuesday they have filed for an election at the Public Employees Labor Relations Board, which is the first step in forming a collective bargaining unit. The question on the ballot is whether the faculty is for or against organizing and becoming a part of a union […]

Kat Goes Blue: Swearing 101

Kat Goes Blue: Swearing 101

By Kat Kiefer-Newman I really try not to swear in class. Many of my students have been gently raised and believe that authority figures should behave with decorum and set a @#*$!^& example. These students are usually recognizable by their insistence on calling me ma’am. Every time they ma’am me, of course, I get another […]

Occupy Colleges Organizing Nationwide Teach-in To Support Occupy Wall Street Movement

Occupy Colleges Organizing Nationwide Teach-in To Support Occupy Wall Street Movement

by P.D. Lesko After successful October 13th Student Solidarity Protests around the country, Occupy Colleges plans nationwide Teach-ins at colleges and universities. For two days beginning November 2, 2011, Occupy Colleges, a grassroots organization bringing awareness to the Occupy Wall Street movement within the college sphere, will organize a National Solidarity Teach-In for colleges and universities […]

Helping Students Become Self-Directed Learners

By Bruce A. Johnson, Ph.D., MBA The phrase self-directed learning is associated with the adult education theory of andragogy, which makes a distinction between teaching adults and children. A child needs to be taught how to learn and adults need guidance with what to learn. Self-directed learning further indicates that an adult student wants to […]

Is There Such A Thing As Being TOO Available to Students?

By Jenny Ortiz It’s well known that as a Freeway Flyer, I find myself running from campus to campus to not only get to my classes but to spend more time on each college as a way to remain available to my students. While other instructors are able to spend all day on campus and, […]

Montana Adjunct Sues Employer Alleging Underpayment of Wages

Montana Adjunct Sues Employer Alleging Underpayment of Wages

A longtime adjunct professor at Carroll College is suing the school, saying it underpaid her for work by wrongly interpreting or ignoring its own payment policies and falsely telling her what she was due. According to a complaint filed last week in District Court in Helena, Lorna Milne has been an adjunct faculty member since […]

A Hybrid Instructional Approach that Facilitates Learning

A Hybrid Instructional Approach that Facilitates Learning

By Bruce A. Johnson, Ph.D., MBA Do you have an option to utilize an online classroom shell? Many institutions are offering adjunct instructors an ability to implement this feature. Some adjuncts believe that it is an effective method of supplementing their traditional classroom and others find that it is either too time consuming or ineffective […]

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