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CronkNews Satire: AdjAnon Groups the New “Thing” On Campus

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by I.M. Knott-Tawkin “I had no idea my professor was a recovering adjunct,” said one student. “We are powerless against academia,” is the first step of a new campus 12-step group guaranteed to appeal to 92 percent of those teaching at Minima College. The first-ever Adjuncts Anonymous (AdjAnon) gathering promises to provide the last gasp […]

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Combat Administrative Bloat: Require Public Colleges to Spend 80% of Revenues on Instruction

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by P.D. Lesko One college president told the local newspaper that his college was lowering the number of hours per week adjunct faculty could teach from 30 to 29 for a single reason: to skirt the new federal regulations that are associated with the 2014 full-scale implementation of Obamacare. The college president said his institution […]

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Colleges Skirt Obamacare By Cutting Adjunct Faculty Hours

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by Brian McVicar With about a year left before major portions of the federal health reform law take effect, colleges around the country – including Grand Rapids Community College – are looking for more guidance about how new regulations will affect adjunct instructors. Specifically, the concern is over a provision in the act treating employees […]

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CronkNews Satire: Controversial Move Ensures Adjuncts Comply With Obamacare Regs.

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by Monty Tufnel and Leah Wescott “Professor Regins used to be really cool. I looked forward to his lively class discussions,” said one student. “Now he just stares at his feet and lectures from old PowerPoint slides. Our Provosts calls that a ‘best practice.’” In an effort to meet the demands of the Affordable Care […]

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  • 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 […]

  • OFTEN Comes Just in Time

    by Evelyn Beck Not too long ago, Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) brought its adjuncts into the twenty-first century. “It’s hard to imagine anyone working without e-mail and computers even though it’s only been a few years since they became standards for adjuncts,” says Kathryn Baker, a former adjunct who has been teaching full time […]

  • Faculty Union at University of Prince Edward Island Wants Longer Contracts for Sessionals

    People hired to teach courses on contract are one of the sticking points in contract talks between the administration at the University of Prince Edward Island and its faculty. The two sides will meet again for the first time since the faculty association asked the provincial government to appoint a conciliator. The faculty association wants […]

  • The Top Five Quiz Generators for Online Faculty

      by Heather Johnson Building out quizzes for both traditional and online classes can be a time-consuming chore. Luckily, there are now many online “generators” being designed that take much of the work out of online test taking. If you need to create a simple online test, look to the five user-friendly tools below. Exam […]

  • A Review Teaching Tips (10th Edition)

    by Janice Albert EVERYTHING ABOUT “Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research and Theory for College and University Teachers” (Houghton Mifflin, 10th edition), by Dr. Wilbert McKeachie, suggests that it was originally intended for the beginning college-level teacher or teaching assistant. Now in its tenth edition, “Teaching Tips” is not so much one book as an anthology written by seven authors. The overall plan […]

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