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“Critical Thinking” – The Online Education Buzz-Phrase

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by Robert Borger It seems to me that the new buzzword in online education is “Critical Thinking.”  I just completed a Webinar about the topic last month, have plenty of messages about how to increase critical thinking with my students, and see it come up in grading templates and rubrics continually.  This is something that […]

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The New Conservative Presidential Candidate: College is For Morons

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By P.D. Lesko In live in Michigan and at the moment, I wish that I didn’t. Presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are fighting it out for the state’s delegates and it’s, well, one of the most tedious, repetitive, breathy news cycle I have lived through in quite some time. There are panting press […]

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Should Online Students Get to Choose Their Instructor(s)?

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By Bruce A. Johnson, Ph.D., MBA When students enroll in online classes, they often do not get to choose their instructors for and may not find out who the instructor for a particular class will be until the class starts. The question to consider is whether or not it would be of benefit for students […]

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60K FT & PT Faculty In Taiwan Unionize Together

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by Lee I-chia A trade union comprised of faculty and staff from the nation’s institutes of higher education was officially established yesterday, calling for better labor conditions, democratic governance of universities, and academic freedom and fairness in distributing the nation’s educational resources. According to Taiwan Higher Education Union statistics, there are at least 60,000 full-time […]

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California College & Union Drop the Ball on Health Insurance Fund for Part-Timers

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Part-time faculty members at Palomar College say they’re terrified of losing health insurance since the college has depleted the money it set aside for that benefit this year. The dispute reflects the tense labor negotiations under way at the college, and touches on the role and rights of part-time instructors. The college allots $138,000 for […]

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American University Adjuncts Vote to Unionize With SEIU

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Adjunct faculty at American University voted to unionize Thursday, following the lead of their peers at George Washington University and Montgomery College. Adjuncts are the temps of higher education. They make up more than half of all college faculty nationwide, but most work part-time “for very low wages with no benefits, job security, administrative support or […]

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New Research: FT Non-Tenured Faculty View Themselves As Part of An Academic Counter-Culture

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by Sean Nealson Full-time non-tenure track faculty at colleges and universities lack a professional identity and a sense of self worth, according to interviews with these faculty members that formed the basis of a recently published paper co-authored by a University of California, Riverside professor. John S. Levin, a professor in the Graduate School of Education at […]

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New Faculty Majority Faces Same Old Problems & Offers Same Old Solutions

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By P.D. Lesko Don’t get me wrong. The New Faculty Majority is filled with dedicated, intelligent and passionate individuals committed to effecting lasting change within higher education. Some of them are the same dedicated, intelligent and passionate individuals who have been speaking out on behalf of faculty off the tenure-track for the past 20 years […]

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Book Review: “How Economics Shapes Science”

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By Beryl Lieff Benderly “Follow the money!” According to the film All the President’s Men, this advice from the shadowy informant known as Deep Throat guided Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein in cracking the Watergate conspiracy. The strategy also serves Georgia State University economist Paula Stephan extremely well in her illuminating and accessible new book, How Economics […]

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