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Profile in Courage: 70-Year-Old Philly Freeway Flyer Juggles Classes and Chemo

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by Monica Yant Kinney Cecilia Ready lives up to her name. We’d just started talking about what it’s like to be a 70-year-old adjunct professor working through a third bout of cancer when Ready’s tongue grew heavy and she began slurring her words. “Come,” she insists calmly after calling her doctor, “we’ll do the interview in […]

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Columbia-Green CC Regent Fights to Raise Adjunct Pay

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While college leaders throughout the state of New York are looking for ways to trim already paltry adjunct pay, the CGCC Board of Trustees passed a resolution approving wage rates for adjuncts for the coming 2012-2013 academic year with concerns about the instructors’ future on campus. Members of the board and CGCC President James Campion […]

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Do Students Have a Constitutional Right To Evaluate Faculty Anonymously?

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by Lyle Denniston THE STATEMENTS AT ISSUE: “We go to the mat for students.  We feel very strongly about protecting the privacy of our students.” – Patti Locascio, general counsel of Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Fla., discussing the college’s plan to challenge a state court ruling requiring it to disclose the name of a student […]

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What Are You Waiting For? Run.

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By P.D. Lesko We’re back from a much-needed summer break. Every August, we close the office and spend time with friends and family. My family and I took a trip to the Adirondacks for a few days of back country canoe camping. The area, while absolutely stunning, is also incredibly economically depressed. The year-rounders rely […]

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

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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 […]

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  • How to Ace a Virtual Interview

    by Evelyn Beck First off, to nab an on-line teaching job, you had better know your way around the Internet. “The main thing I look for is somebody who’s got a degree of comfort on-line, who has navigated Web sites, set up e-mail,” says Catherine Flynn, Director of Faculty for the School of Arts & […]

  • Obama’s New Chief of Staff Forced FT Faculty at NYU To Cross Adjunct Union Picket Lines

    President Barack Obama may have crossed labor unions yet again this week when he named former budget director Jack Lew to be his fourth chief of staff in just three years. News broke last week that Obama had deployed the Coast Guard to protect grain ships from longshoremen union members and occupiers in Washington State, but now a […]

  • Review of Guiding Students from Cheating and Plagiarism to Honesty and Integrity: Strategies for Change

      Review of Guiding Students from Cheating and Plagiarism to Honesty and Integrity: Strategies for Change by Ann Lathrop and Kathleen Foss, 2005 Reviewed by Greg Beatty Guiding Students from Cheating and Plagiarism to Honesty and Integrity is a useful and fascinating book. Guiding Students provides a host of useful tools that can be applied […]

  • 10 Dreaded Mistakes College Teachers Make

    by Paul A. Hummel, Ed.D. Confused about how to teach? The best thing you can do is avoid mistakes. There are 10 Terrible Mistakes College Teachers Make. Learn how to avoid teaching mistakes. Most of the college instructors I have known don’t make these 10 terrible mistakes. The ones who do don’t last long. Here are […]

  • A Round-up of the Best Teaching Abroad Blogs

      by Greg Beatty Maybe you’re tired of the job prospects here at home. Maybe you’ve always wanted to travel. Shoot, maybe you’re just restless. You’re scanning the Chronicle and a job opening catches your eye. Where exactly is Tashkent? What would it be like to teach in Turkey—and are the challenges greater than teaching […]

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