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Adjuncts Rely on Homeopathy To Keep Them Healthy Enough (and Awake) to Teach At 12+ Schools Per Term

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by Jack Snap At last! One small online college has figured out how to obtain even more service from its adjuncts. A high-ranking official at the entirely online Viral College has intercepted communications between its adjunct faculty on how they stay well during the grueling winter months since not making contact with their online classes […]

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Contract Lecturers in India Cry Foul Over Pay Equity Issues

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Even though the government stresses quality education and promises equal pay for equal work, at Osmania University in Hyderabad, India, nearly 600 contract lecturers at the university staged a protest at the campus demanding the authorities raise their salaries and pay them according to the University Grants Commission (UGC) norms. The strike has been called off […]

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Hoo Sez We Don’t Need Diktionaries?

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by Kelly O’Connor-Salomon OK–I have to admit it hurt to write the title that way, but I bet it got your attention! Recently, a former student of mine, who is now a teacher, posted on my husband’s Facebook page that she’s been told by teachers and students in her school that dictionaries are passé because […]

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When Baristas Earn More Than College Faculty

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Saying that their lowest-paid members make less than they would at area community colleges, about 30 Western Michigan University part-time instructors and their supporters rallied Thursday at Sprau Tower before marching around campus. “A barista at Starbucks has a better compensation package than a part-time professor with a master’s degree or a PhD,” said Thomas Kostrzewa, […]

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Oakton CC Tells Dept. Chairs: “Limit Adjuncts’ Hours to Avoid Affordable Healthcare Act Pay-out”

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by Tom Robb When Henry Ford first put his Model T’s and Model A’s on the assembly line, he introduced a revolutionary concept: workers should be able to afford the cars they are making. That concept seems lost on today’s business leaders and others. Last week, Oakton Community College, which serves Glenview and several North […]

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Coppin State University Latest College to Delay Adjunct Payday

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by Carrie Wells Coppin State University is unable to pay its adjunct professors on time this month, the latest in a string of problems for the embattled college. In an email Habtu Braha, the interim associate vice president for academic affairs, wrote to adjunct faculty members on Monday that their first paychecks of the semester […]

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May I Have a Desk(less) Copy, Please?

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by Kelly O’Connor-Salomon Working entirely from home has required several adjustments, but a new one rose to the surface last week. I am fortunate to have three classes lined up for the Fall already, but one of them is a class I have not taught for some time, and I have no idea what I […]

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Get A “Real Job?” Teaching Part-Time IS A Real Job!

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by Linda Lyle For nearly a decade, I worked as a full-time part-time adjunct. Translation: I worked part-time for multiple schools so that I had the equivalent of a full load. A merger between the technical school and the community college where I had been working cut my class offerings in half, so I had […]

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The Perils of Online Texts

by Kelly O’Connor-Salomon I have one online seminar class that I have been teaching for a long time. Up until recently, I have been able to design the course myself, choosing the theme and the texts. However, the school decided they wanted to make this class, like many of their others, completely pre-packaged. Fortunately, I […]

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No Money, No (Real) Sacrifices, No Kidding

by Kelly A. O’Connor-Salomon Until recently, I was one of the lucky adjuncts. I taught regularly for just a couple of schools and had a full-time administrative position at one of them. After seven years, I came to believe that these classes would be a constant. I was wrong. Because of drops in enrollment, full-time hires, […]

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  • Michigan Adjunct Files Court Injunction Against Faculty Contract That Cuts Pay

    by Kayla Tucker A Grand Rapids Community College adjunct professor filed a court injunction at the Kent County 17th Circuit Court to stop the Board of Trustees from ratifying a new faculty contract that will decrease the pay of some adjunct professors. The judge was not able to review the injunction before the meeting, so the […]

  • Taxing Matters: The Long Reach of Uncle Sam

    by Conrad de Aenlle Americans who have settled abroad may feel far from home, but to the Internal Revenue Service, it is almost as though they never left. The United States is one of a very few countries that continue to tax citizens and even U.S. permanent residents, or green-card holders, who live overseas. But tax experts point out […]

  • New Rules Define Workload of Part-Time College Instructors

    by Nick Anderson New rules for the Affordable Care Act spell out for the first time a federal method to define the workload of part-time college instructors, but the formula will not necessarily require schools to provide the instructors with health-care coverage. The question of how to count hours worked by adjunct faculty members has been […]

  • On-Line Lingo 101

    Analog: A signal that is received in the same form in which it is transmitted, while the amplitude and frequency may vary. Amplitude: The amount of variety in a signal. Commonly thought of as the height of a wave. American Standard Code for Information Interexchange (ASCII): A computer language used to convert letters, numbers, and […]

  • Saving Time On-Line

    by Evelyn Beck Does teaching on-line take more time than teaching a face-to- face class? “Yes, it certainly does,” says Thomas Nolan, who teaches on-line nursing courses and directs The Center for Teaching and Professional Development at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, Calif. “It’s a heck of a lot more labor intensive.” He cites an average of […]

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