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Home » December 22nd, 2011 Entries posted on “December, 2011”

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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Adjunct Faculty Awards: Boise State Adjunct Wins 2012 NEA Fellowship

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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, […]

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Baylor University Beefs Up Lecturer Evaluation & Promotion Policies

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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 […]

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  • #FairPayUChicago Targets College’s $183K Pay Gap Between FT & PT Faculty

    On Oct 6, 2015, Dr. Wanda Evans-Brewer testified in front of the Chicago Education Commission:  “I am a Ph.D on welfare…there is something wrong with that!” said Dr. Evans-Brewer (pictured left, speaking) at the hearing. Tens days later, on Oct. 16, 2015 staff, graduate students and adjunct faculty rallied for a living wage at the […]

  • Action 2000 Coalition Equity Week

      by Linda Cushing THE ACTION 2000 Coalition, a group of statewide faculty organizations working to promote equal pay for part-time community college instructors, hereby declares April 3 – 7, 2000 to be “Part Time Faculty Equity Week” throughout the State of California. Adjunct faculty comprise nearly two-thirds of all instructors in the community college system, yet they […]

  • From Koala to Kangaroo—Getting Your Students Hopping With Active Learning

    by Shawn Orr, Digital Educator  You’ve probably seen this chart or another many times over the course of your teaching. Basically, it’s saying that we remember very little of what somebody talks to us about. We remember more if we can see it. We remember much more if we can actually practice it and experience […]

  • New law, e-books and rentals may make college textbooks less costly

    by Eric Gorski On Friday afternoons between work and rugby practice, Brittany Wolfe would rush to the campus library hoping copies of her advanced algebra textbook had not all been checked out by like-minded classmates. It was part of the math major’s routine last quarter at the University of California, Los Angeles: Stand in line […]

  • One Man’s Mission To Bring the Gospel According to SEIU To DC Adjuncts

    by Kelly McDonald In 2008, Kip Lornell wrote a piece for AdjunctNation about his seven-year effort to help his colleagues at George Washington University to unionize: It took me the same number of years (seven-and-a-half) to earn a B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. as it did to help organize the part-time faculty The George Washington University […]

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