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Fraud: The Reason Why Your International Students May Be Woefully Unprepared

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by Daniel Guhr Until recently, it has been easy to ignore the impact of fraud on international education given that little systematic data exists on its breadth and pervasiveness. In addition, raising the issue of fraud is hardly a promising way to gain tenure or to impress a lawmaker who is interested in maximising national […]

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Waiting

by Mark J. Drozdowski University of Cincinnati president Dr. Nancy Zimpher is the author of several books one of which is titled, A Time for Boldness: A Story of Institutional Change. Ironically, since 2003 Dr. Zimpher has refused to recognize the part-time faculty union formed at her institution. Boldness and institutional change, it would seem, […]

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Internal Report Reveals Harvard Uses An Army of Non-Tenured Faculty To Teach One-Third Of All Courses

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By Radhika Jain, Matthew T. Lowe, and Kevin J. Wu David J. Malan ’99 (far right in the photo below), whose introductory computer course CS50 has seen enrollment more than triple since he took over four years ago, epitomizes Harvard’s recent emphasis on good teaching. But that hasn’t guaranteed him a permanent job. Even as the Faculty of […]

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What Online Students Say About… Assessment

by Diane J. Goldsmith, Ph.D. Feedback. Feedback. Feedback • Feedback needs to be timely: “Personal communication and prompt feedback on assignments are essential for any course to be a success.” • Feedback should include grades: “Feedback in the form of grades is essential, and it should come to students frequently!” • Feedback needs to be […]

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If You Think Custom Textbooks Are Good For Students, Think Again

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by Jed Davis Textbooks costs, which have far outpaced the cost of inflation in the previous decade, are a longstanding problem among college students. The textbook industry has developed increasingly sophisticated ways to extract profit from their products. The result is a new problem for students, who are becoming more incensed due to the increased […]

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Colorado House Education Committee Kills Adjunct Faculty Protections

The Colorado state House Education Committee killed a bill in February that would have given adjunct faculty some job security at institutions of higher education. Representative Randy Fischer, who sponsored the bill, said he was disappointed the committee indefinitely postponed the bill but said the 7 – 6 vote was not unexpected. He said the […]

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Sessional Faculty in Canada and Adjunct Faculty in the U.S. Share More Than Just An International Border

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by Christopher Cumo Eileen Lohka taught French seven years at the University of Calgary as a sessional, what U.S. residents would call an adjunct. She followed her husband, a biologist, to the university and could not find full-time work in a one-university town, though her schedule was no less frenetic for being part-time. Several preparations, grading papers and exams, and advising […]

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George Washington University P/Timers Preparing for their Day in Court

GEORGE WASHINGTON (GW) University officials will face the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in a federal hearing this fall, after administrators this summer refused to recognize a part-time faculty union on campus. On July 29, the NLRB filed a complaint against GW on the grounds of unfair labor practices on behalf of part-time professors who […]

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Motivation

by Shari Dinkins Zimmerman. He walks into the classroom, stalks really. Swings behind the podium without looking up. He is clutching a wizened copy of Dubliners. A student behind me moans, a soft exhale. I watch the instructor as he sets down a yellow legal pad. A worn British-style suit, stovepipe pants. He leans forward, […]

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When Faculty Can No Longer Afford To Teach: Ph.D.s on Foodstamps Center Stage in Academe

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By Kristina Chew College tuition keeps going up and also the amount of debt students and their families take on. College costs more not because of professors’ salaries: The Chronicle of Higher Education says that, according to the latest data from the 2011 Census, about 360,000 of the 22 million Americans with master’s degrees or higher […]

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  • Tablet PCs Stake Out Higher Education

    by Paul McCloskey The new Tablet PCs from Microsoft and a host of PC manufacturers were announced with the usual coast-to-coast fanfare as the next big thing in personal computing. And while that is always the hope and the hype in such smash announcements, for the higher education community, it just might be true. That’s […]

  • University of La Verne Adjuncts’ NLRB Complaints Dismissed for Lack of Merit

    by Imani Tate A union’s failed attempt to organize University of La Verne adjunct professors has prompted increased dialogue and let university officials resume projects that had to be halted when the union began its organizing efforts on the main campus last fall. On Aug. 1, the national office of the National Labor Relations Board formally […]

  • 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 […]

  • Union Rep Calls Yuba Cuts Inevitable

    Pay cuts for instructors are inevitable, a union representative of part-time faculty at the Yuba Community College District says of trustees asking for a 3 percent reduction in pay — which full-time professors oppose. “I don’t see any other way out of it,” Jim Schulte, vice-president of the Yuba College Adjunct Faculty Teachers, said Monday. […]

  • More Questions than Answers: A Review of Aiding Students, Buying Students and 147 Practical Tips for Teaching Diversity

    by Mark Drozdowski I’m always eager to sink my reviewing teeth into a new book on higher education, yet somehow the prospect of digesting one on the history of financial aid didn’t initially thrill me. While important, financial aid doesn’t rank among the sexiest topics. But Rupert Wilkinson pulls it off with his new book, […]

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