Should Part-Time Faculty Join The Occupy Movement on College Campuses?

Should Part-Time Faculty Join The Occupy Movement on College Campuses?

by Henry A. Giroux In both the United States and  many other countries, students are protesting against rising tuition fees, the increasing financial burdens they are forced to assume, and the primacy of market models in shaping higher education while emphasizing private benefits to individuals and the economy. Many students view these policies and for-profit […]

Are Your Students Prepared For College When They Get To Class?

By Melissa Miller, Ed.D., M.Ed. Are your students prepared for your class when they walk through your door? I read an interesting article about the preparedness (or lack thereof) of many college students for what awaits them in higher education. The New York Times article tell us that “the new statistics, part of a push […]

Adjunct Faculty Awards: Boise State Adjunct Wins 2012 NEA Fellowship

Adjunct Faculty Awards: Boise State Adjunct Wins 2012 NEA Fellowship

by Kim O’Brien Two professors won National Endowment for the Arts fellowships for 2012: Alan Heathcock and Mitch Wieland. In the country only 40 writers were chosen out of 1,200 applicants. “I’m not surprised,” adjunct Professor of fiction writing, Alan Heathcock said. “I think there’s something special going on here, in general, all the writers have […]

Smart Classrooms Being Abandoned For Smarter Students: Should Profs Ban Technology in Class?

Smart Classrooms Being Abandoned For Smarter Students: Should Profs Ban Technology in Class?

By Jenny Ortiz Most of your students don’t know who Chuck Norris is. Many of them don’t watch as much television as you think. The only reading they do is if it is assigned to them and that is done haphazardly. The news is not only filtered by the media but by their friend who […]

Minnesota Politico’s “Promised” Teaching Gig Dries Up: He Learns the Hard Way What It’s Like To Be An Adjunct

Minnesota Politico’s “Promised” Teaching Gig Dries Up: He Learns the Hard Way What It’s Like To Be An Adjunct

by Jon Tevlin Tom Emmer thought he had a deal. Emmer (below right), the Republican who lost the Minneapolis governor’s race to Mark Dayton, had been in talks with Hamline University to teach a business class at the St. Paul school. He had even had discussions and exchanged e-mails about the syllabus and textbooks. And […]

The Expat Who Took On Italy: Lecturer David Petrie Is Still Fighting

The Expat Who Took On Italy: Lecturer David Petrie Is Still Fighting

Editor: In 2002, AdjunctNation writer Michael Gerace caught up with David Petrie and interviewed him. You can read that interview here. Petrie is still fighting for equal pay and equal treatment for hundreds of non-Italians who teach foreign languages at Italian universities throughout the country. You can read complete coverage of the legal battle between Petrie, […]

Baylor University Beefs Up Lecturer Evaluation & Promotion Policies

Baylor University Beefs Up Lecturer Evaluation & Promotion Policies

By Rob Bradfield Faculty lecturers seeking promotions at Baylor have a new set of rules to learn. The Baylor chapter of the American Association of University Professors hosted a panel discussion on the Faculty Senate’s new policies for lecturers and senior lecturers. Dr. James Bennighof, vice provost for academic affairs and policy, and Dr. Ann […]