Integrating iPads in the College Classroom

Integrating iPads in the College Classroom

By Erica Palombo A different kind of apple is appearing on more and more teachers’ desks.Educators around the country at almost all academic levels are leaning toward utilizing Apple devices, like iPads, as predominant tools for learning and instruction. Following the Apple trend, Ithaca College implemented a pilot program in which 40 iPads were distributed […]

#Teaching: Survey Finds Profs Use of Social Media Increasing

#Teaching: Survey Finds Profs Use of Social Media Increasing

College faculty have evolved their use of social media for professional, personal and instructional use, with a decrease in concerns around the value and amount of time spent using social media, according to a new report from the Babson Survey Research Group. The annual survey of nearly 4,000 teaching faculty from all disciplines in higher education, […]

College Faculty Increasingly Self-Identify As Politically Liberal—The Adjunct Effect?

College Faculty Increasingly Self-Identify As Politically Liberal—The Adjunct Effect?

The percentage of faculty members at four-year colleges and universities across the country who identify as “far left” or liberal has rapidly increased in the last three years. Meanwhile, the percentage who identify in the “Middle of the road” category has declined, according to data collected nationwide by the University of California at Los Angeles’ Higher Education […]

Adjunct Visits South America Thanks to the The Fulbright Specialist Program

Adjunct Visits South America Thanks to the The Fulbright Specialist Program

Sally Kemp, a 72-year-old retired pediatric developmental neuropsychologist and Adjunct Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Missouri was named to the 2012 Fulbright Specialists Roster. Kemp, who now lives at the Lake of the Ozarks, later traveled to Barranquilla, Colombia with her husband to assist graduates at Universidad del Norte conduct research on […]

Is “Casualisation” of Faculty “Damaging” Post-Secondary Ed in Ireland?

Is “Casualisation” of Faculty “Damaging” Post-Secondary Ed in Ireland?

by John MacGanhann Among the most damaging effects of the cutbacks in education is the casualisation of teaching and lecturing. Ironically, this is exacerbated by the abuse of legislation intended to protect employees against abuse. Many teachers and lecturers are experiencing severe income poverty because they struggle on fixed-term – which is to say temporary – […]

California Lecturer Wins Prestigious Fellowship To Train Teachers in Tanzania

California Lecturer Wins Prestigious  Fellowship To Train Teachers in Tanzania

LeeAnne Langton, a lecturer in the English Department at Cal State Long Beach (CSULB), has been selected for a prestigious Senior English Language Fellowship for 2012-13, an honor that will have her training English teachers and developing curriculum for 10 months at St. Augustine University in the East African country of Tanzania. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and […]

Federal Trial Begins—Iowa PTer Claims Political Beliefs Kept Her From Getting FT Jobs

Federal Trial Begins—Iowa PTer Claims Political Beliefs Kept Her From Getting FT Jobs

By Ryan Foley In a January 2012 article, AdjunctNation reported: Teresa Wagner a graduate of the law school, sued when she was not hired as a full-time instructor or part-time adjunct despite her superior qualifications. Instead, the law school hired candidates whose resumes paled in comparison to Wagner’s experience. While the individuals hired were less […]

One Man’s Mission To Bring the Gospel According to SEIU To DC Adjuncts

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 […]