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Central Connecticut State Lecturer Snared in Civil Suit Over Plagiarism Charge

A college history professor who assigned a 2006 term paper now at the heart of a civil court case explained Wednesday how he decided to accuse one student of cheating when faced with two strikingly similar papers. Ronald Moss, who teaches a Western civilization course at Central Connecticut State University, testified that he never inquired […]

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One-Third of FT Profs See Salary Decreases

As tuition at many colleges and universities continued to balloon for the 2009-10 academic year, a new survey suggests faculty salaries remained largely unchanged. Of course, adjusted for negative inflation, no change in a salary is equivalent to a modest raise. But many professors weren’t that lucky. Nearly a third of faculty members surveyed said […]

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Why We Won’t Be Seeing an “Adjunct Spring” Anytime Soon

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By Elayne Clift Is there any hope for college adjuncts? It was never my intention to teach when I was in the throes of my career as a health communications and gender specialist. But when I was invited to be a lecturer at Yale University’s School of Public Health I discovered I loved teaching, and […]

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University of Oregon Drops Objections To New Unified Faculty Union

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By Stefan Ostrach A new faculty union at the University of Oregon was certified by the Oregon Employment Relations Board on April 27th, shortly after the university’s administration dropped legal objections it had filed against the proposed bargaining unit, which included tenure-related faculty, non-tenure-track faculty, adjunct instructors, and officers of research. The new union is […]

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Adjunct Asks NCAA to Step In & Investigate Alleged Grade Fixing Scheme

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By Blair Kerkhoff Henry Lyons loves University of Missouri-Kansas City. He wants that established from the start. He graduated from the university, has donated to UMKC and the school is listed as a beneficiary in his will. “But I feel I have to do this,” Lyons said. “This” is blowing the whistle on what Lyons […]

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  • GW Adjunct Union Asks For $5K Per Course But Settles For 3 Percent Pay Bump

    Adjunct professors secured a wage increase and approval for a dispute resolution committee after GW’s part-time professor union finalized its third contract with the University last week. The University will pay adjunct professors with Ph.D.s $4,032 per course, a 3 percent increase that is just enough to keep up with inflation but less than union […]

  • Designing Final Exams

    Teachers should design finals to be culminating learning experiences. In an important book (Assessing Student Performance: Exploring the Purpose and Limits of Testing, Jossey-Bass, 1999.) on student assessment (and academic ethics), Grant Wiggins claims that many of the reasons students focus on grades (and get involved in cheating) is because assessments depend on secrecy more […]

  • Storyboards Aren’t just For Film Directors Anymore

    By Evelyn Beck Storyboarding conjures a vision of filmmakers plotting out their next blockbuster. But it can also be a useful tool for on-line instructors. A storyboard is a plan. It can be as simple as a flow chart, and it can feature only text, though the use of even rough illustrations can provide additional clarity for […]

  • RateMyProfessor 2013 “Best Profs” List Filled With Non-Tenured Faculty

    by P.D. Lesko The second highest rated “professor” in the United States on the faculty rating website RateMyProfessor.com is Devon Hanahan. Hanahan, who teaches Spanish at the University of Charleston, is a non-tenured faculty member. She has taught at the college for 16 years. What is Hanahan’s secret to success in the classroom, or at […]

  • Make Sure You Have a CV or Résumé That Travels Well

    by Mary Anne Thompson INTEREST AMONG SEASONED professionals in pursuing international careers has skyrocketed in recent years. Such interest has been enhanced by chronic personnel shortages in home markets that are causing foreign companies to search beyond their borders for talent. These candidates aren’t passively waiting to be hired by just any employer. They’re targeting […]

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