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Home » May 21st, 2013 Entries posted on “May, 2013”

Fresh from DC Successes SEIU Tries to Muscle Into AFT/NEA Territory in Pacific Northwest

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by John Gillie In a case that could set a national precedent, Pacific Lutheran University is taking legal steps this week to block the formation of a union to represent contingent faculty members at the Parkland university. The university, which has held occasional conversations for months with representatives of those temporary faculty members, has filed […]

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Adjuncts Get Pay Raise — First In Seven Years

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Increases in tuition and adjunct faculty pay have been approved by Muskegon Community College trustees, who warned that because of budget constraints faculty should not be expecting any pay raises. A 4.7 percent tuition increase plus an additional $7 per contact hour fee were approved by the board of trustees in May. As a result, […]

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Master’s Degrees Need Not Apply

Hooters

by Kelly O’Connor-Salomon As I continue my search for work, I get lots of e-mails from various job websites. Some of the leads they send me are right in line with my skills, others are not. I’m not sure about the one I got suggesting I go work at Hooters. Anyway, when I see ones […]

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New Survey Suggests Adjuncts May Be Unrealistic About Their Career Prospects

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by P.D. Lesko Fasten your seat belts. There’s a new study out, the “College Graduate Employment Survey,” by Accenture. Who’s Accenture? From the company’s website: “Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 261,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries […]

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Lucky

by Emily Van Duyne Tuesday was my last day of class at Stockton College, one of the two schools where I currently teach. As I wound down our final class– I brought bagels, and the kids got to talk about what aspects of the course worked better than others– I got a text from my […]

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Mayday Manifesto Signers Call For Minimum $5K Per Course Pay For Adjuncts. How Can So Many People Be So Wrong?

Manifesto

by P.D. Lesko I scanned the list of signers, and recognized many of the names. Good, hardworking people. Well-intentioned people. I’ve met many of them at conferences over the years. Interviewed several of them for Adjunct Advocate magazine and AdjunctNation.com. These people had signed in support of a national call to ” ensure educational quality, […]

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  • Action 2000 Coalition Equity Week

      by Linda Cushing THE ACTION 2000 Coalition, a group of statewide faculty organizations working to promote equal pay for part-time community college instructors, hereby declares April 3 – 7, 2000 to be “Part Time Faculty Equity Week” throughout the State of California. Adjunct faculty comprise nearly two-thirds of all instructors in the community college system, yet they […]

  • SEIU Uses Organizing Strategy Developed in DC To Organize Boston’s PTers

    by Mariah Quinn “We said yes.” That was the consensus of a group of over 100 adjunct professors after a day of panels and discussions about organizing contingent faculty in the Boston metro area to raise standards for their profession. The event was held at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston on Saturday, and […]

  • Ithaca College Adjunct Union Mulls Spring Strike Over Pay

    by Alyvia Covert The cold wind and beginning flurries Thursday afternoon did not prevent contingent faculty members at Ithaca College from rallying outside the Peggy Ryan Williams Center, as they called in unison: “equal pay for equal work.” In May 2015, part-time faculty at the college passed a vote to form a union in an attempt […]

  • #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, […]

  • Language Magazine, the Journal of Education and Communication and Education

    by Mark J. Drozdowski Despite years of study, I never could grasp French. In college, I was a walking paradox: I had a great facility for English but couldn’t comprehend its Romance cousin. My trauma culminated with a trip to Paris, where I discovered that the only thing worse than knowing no French is knowing […]

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