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Union Fights Cuts To FT Faculty Overload Pay That College Prez Wants To Give to PTers


By Joe Piasecki Faculty and administrators are at an impasse as Pasadena City College seeks to forge a new teacher contract to replace one that expired in June. The administration’s proposal would limit the earning potential of veteran instructors and switch to a trimester system. PCC President Mark Rocha said the changes would make classes […]

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Amherst Part-Timer Launches A “Hidden Scholars” Support Group


by Nick Grabbe Is there a doctorate in the house? If so, an Amherst scholar wants to know — and wants to rally independent scholars, adjunct faculty members and other academics without institutional connections for a new support group that will have its first meeting Thursday. The group, called Hidden Scholars, meets at the Amherst […]

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Managerial Madness: Why Higher Education Has Lost Its Way


by Debra Leigh Scott While Chris LaBree and I were on the first leg of our Homeless Adjunct road tour, the updated list of university president salaries was released from The Chronicle of Higher Education. Here we were, traveling the area often called “The Rust Belt,” where the dedicated and determined educators we met were […]

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Adjunct Award Winners: Fulbright Winner Off to Ireland

Shannon Chase

by Erin Zagursky An adjunct professor in William & Mary’s School of Education will travel to Ireland to conduct research and teach for a year, thanks to a U.S. Fulbright Scholar grant. Shannon Chance will work in the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) during the 2012-13 academic year, researching innovative ways to teach engineering and architecture […]

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Duquesne U. Appeals Adjuncts Unionization Vote


Duquesne University adjunct faculty members may have to wait longer to hear results of their vote on whether to unionize and affiliate with the United Steelworkers, pending action on an appeal by the university that could invalidate the whole process. The regional office of the National Labor Relations Board is scheduled to tally the adjuncts’ […]

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Adjunct “Monsters,” “Fast-Food Faculty” and “Nameless Bodies”


by P.D. Lesko With friends like these…I’m sure Mark Miller is a fine, upstanding fellow. He is the president of the Hancock College part-time faculty union, and has been the president for several years. The California college’s union is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, an education union that has, over the course of […]

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Part-Time Faculty Union Prez Publishes Op-Ed Calling His Own Members “Monsters”


by Mark James Miller The American higher educational system has created a monster — the out-of-control growth of part-time or adjunct faculty. In its over-reliance on part-time instructors, higher education has built a house of sand. In colleges and universities across the country, budgets are developed and strategic plans made that assume contingent faculty will carry […]

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Yo! AAUP. You Call This A Plan For Progress? Seriously?!?


by Debra Leigh Scott I was appalled to read The Chronicle article about the AAUP “plan” to provide “Better Pay, Job Stability, and a Career Path for Contingent Faculty” — to present this plan as anything but the atrocity it is…well, I am shocked and infuriated. Since I haven’t heard many speak out against this yet — […]

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Almost 70 Percent of Classroom Faculty Fear The Growth of Online Learning


Over six million students are now taking at least one online course, upping the rate of online enrollment to 10 times that of traditional higher education. Yet, while the world is reveling in free online classes, faculty members are frightened by the Internet’s growing popularity, according to a survey by the Babson Survey Research Group. The report, which polled […]

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