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Home » January 24th, 2013 Entries posted on “January, 2013”

10,000 American Students Enrolled in Canadian Universities Thanks To “More Affordable” Tuition & Fees

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New data show American students are showing an increased interest in outside colleges and universities as tuition rates rise in the United States. The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada said tuition costs for international students there ranged from about $14,000 to $26,000 last year, a McClatchy report published in the Tampa Bay Times said. In […]

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Do Falling Enrollments Signify A Shift in Public Attitudes About The Importance of A College Degree?

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by Karen Herzog An annual survey of colleges and universities found that a growing number of schools face declining enrollment and less revenue from tuition, particularly smaller, tuition-dependent schools and lower-rated universities with less ability to raise prices or attract students. The survey released January 9, 2013 by the credit ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service found […]

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IRS Scrutinizes How Colleges Calculate Adjunct Hours

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The Internal Revenue Service put colleges and universities on warning with new proposed rules issued this month, warning them not to skimp when counting the hours adjunct faculty work. The guidelines from the IRS could be critical to ensuring whether part-time college instructors receive health care benefits as new Affordable Care Act laws take effect. […]

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Paychecks Come Late (Again) & PTers Launch Public Food Drive In Response

Working Without Pay

Food drives have become increasingly common in the aftermath of the Great Recession. But the drive launched at Kalamazoo Valley Community College January 11th is a little different: People are bringing in food and gift cards, not to help out strangers in need, but their coworkers. “The full-time faculty have been wonderful. They were the […]

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Is Teaching 12 Credits A Reason to Grouse? College Ups FT Faculty Course Loads to Save on Adjunct Pay

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Proposed work loads for full-time University of Toledo professors would force most to teach more and would likely increase sizes of many classes and reduce course offerings. The new teaching-load criteria, presented to deans and department heads by university administrators, are a response to impending financial deficits that only can be fixed by major structural […]

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Adjunct Launches Profology—A Social Network for Higher Education

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Bob Ertischek’s experience as an adjunct faculty member at area colleges gave him the idea for Profology, a social network for people working in higher education. It’s a place for college instructors to share information, regardless of where they’re located. And students aren’t allowed. Ertischek, 49, is currently an adjunct professor at Monroe Community College, where he […]

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More Colleges Cut Adjunct Hours to Potentially Avoid Health Coverage Under Obamacare

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by Sy Mukherjee Four public colleges and universities — Florida’s Palm Beach State College, Pennsylvania’s Community College of Allegheny County, Ohio’s Youngstown State University, and New Jersey’s Kean University — are planning to move adjunct and “contingent” faculty members to part-time status in order to avoid an Obamacare provision requiring businesses with 50 or more full-time […]

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  • On Course: A Review of James M. Lang’s Guide for Beginning College Teachers

    by Heidi Tworek, Ph.D. James Lang’s On Course is an accessible and wittily-written guide to all the major aspects of the first semester of teaching. Lang takes readers through their first semester week-by-week, from writing the class syllabus, lecturing, and leading discussions right up to the last days of class and designing and interpreting student evaluations. The […]

  • The On-line Lecture

    by Evelyn Beck Conscientious instructors wouldn’t think of spending a class period reading to their students in a monotone from lecture notes that only summarize the homework reading assignment. Lectures, we all know, need to capture students’ interest. Nevertheless, when it comes to on-line lectures, that same care is rarely applied. Perhaps because we lack […]

  • Teaching Without Tenure: Policies and Practices for a New Era

    by Diane Calabrese THE MESSENGERS DIFFER. But the message is the same. Most doctoral recipients that aspire to tenure-track, full-time faculty positions will never find them. In mid- January, the Pew Charitable Trusts released the results of a study it funded, a study that illuminates the quantitative dimensions of life after graduate studies. As currently […]

  • On-Line Science Labs

    by Evelyn Beck IN VIRTUAL SCIENCE labs, students can handle dangerous poisons, analyze raging rivers, and conduct experiments in evolution-activities otherwise impossible for most college students. “The on-line labs were designed to provide a laboratory experience in situations where it is not feasible to do a wet lab because of the time, expense, or danger […]

  • Teaching and Learning in a Hybrid World: An Interview with Carol Twigg

    by Susan Walsh Veronikas and Michael F. Shaughnessy From 1993 to 1998, Twigg served as Vice President of Educom, one of the precursors to EDUCAUSE. At Educom, she founded the National Learning Infrastructure Initiative (NLII) and initiated the IMS (Instructional Management Systems) project. Before joining Educom, Twigg served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Learning Technologies […]

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