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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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  • Personal Safety Abroad

    by Jeannie Barry-Sanders PERSONAL SAFETY IS a basic need, and educators who want to travel and work abroad must think safety first when travelling to countries outside of the United States. “You are much safer in most cities abroad than you are in most cities in the United States. We have the most violence of […]

  • Traveling the Globe With Your Students

    by Jeannie Barry-Sanders RIDE ON A GONDOLA, waltz on the Piazza San Marco at midnight, or spend the evening riding a vaporetto (waterbus) the length of the Grand Canal. Or visit a Fulani village in West Africa, where the environment is so friendly and peaceful that nonverbal communication transcends the spoken word. History, art, music, and a challenging […]

  • The Mentor Is In: Teaching and Supporting Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

    by Steven Volk Planning a route, getting gas and changing a flat tire don’t sound challenging to most young adults, but for students on the autism spectrum at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL, it was one of the greatest tests of their independence. Autism Spectrum Disorder is a group of developmental disabilities […]

  • Developing Adjunct Faculty Part 2

    by Richard Lyons AS DISCUSSED IN my last column, employing adjunct instructors provides our institutions many benefits beyond reducing overall instructional costs. These include enriching our curricula with real-world perspectives, offering highly specialized courses for increasingly demanding students, cultivating linkages to community resources, and providing staffing flexibility. As any critical resource does, however, adjunct faculty requires […]

  • Cut Your Grading Time In Half

    by Christine Hult IT’S THE END of an arduous semester and your desk is piled high with student papers. You sigh deeply as you contemplate the days of reading and grading that lie ahead of you. Surely there must be a better way? You’ll be happy to learn that recently developed technologies can help you to handle the paper load. Web […]

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