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Home » October 26th, 2011 Entries posted on “October, 2011”

College of the Canyons Adjuncts Identify & Protest Pay Gap

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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Kat Goes Blue: Swearing 101

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Union Balks At New Jersey Governor’s Proposal to Move Rutgers Adjuncts To High-Deductible Health Plan

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by J. Fletcher Close to 850,000 current and retired state workers can start choosing new health care plans on October 17, 2011 — a normally routine process that this year forms part of the largest overhaul of public-employee health care in the state. The state’s unfunded liability, defined as future costs expected in the health […]

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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, […]

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Montana Adjunct Sues Employer Alleging Underpayment of Wages

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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 […]

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A Hybrid Instructional Approach that Facilitates Learning

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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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  • Great Apps to Create Meaningful Connections Inside (and Outside) the Classroom

    by Shawn Orr I love technology! I guess if I’m being completely honest, what I really love is the engagement, excitement, and interactivity that technology brings to my college classroom. I’m not talking about the bells and whistles (although that’s fun, too), but the true engagement that happens when I use technology that really resonates […]

  • Literary Agents: A Writer’s Introduction

    by Janice Albert IF GOOD LITERARY agents are hard to find, a good guide to agents is just as elusive. Fledgling writers have had little choice but to consult R.R. Bowker’s Literary Market Place, or an assortment of industry magazines. But John F. Baker, the vice-president and editorial director of Publisher’s Weekly, came out with […]

  • 20 Time-Saving Tips for Faculty Who Teach Distance Education Courses

    Planning ahead, setting limits, and tapping into reusable sources are ways to keep on-line teaching from consuming your life. Here are 20 tips on how to save time in your work as a distance educator: 1. Post all assignments, lectures, calendar entries, and topic discussions at the beginning of the course. Though this means a […]

  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Collective Bargaining But Were Afraid to Ask

    by Michael Mauer Particularly for private sector workers, both the legal and political obstacles to forming a union have become quite formidable in recent years. As a result, unions increasingly seek to bypass the process set out in labor law for filing for an election with the appropriate government agency. Instead, the strategy is to […]

  • San Jose State MOOC Experiment Suggests MOOC Pushers May Be Selling Snake Oil

    by Michael Hiltzik Let it not be said that San Jose State University hasn’t taught the world a valuable lesson in the promises and pitfalls of the fancy new craze for online university learning. The Cal State University campus set itself up as a pioneer in the field in January, when it announced plans to enroll up […]

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