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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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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?

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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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  • Are You Disciplined?

    by Andi O’Conor DISCIPLINED MINDS is a radical, disturbing, and provocative look at professional life. It offers a profound analysis of the personal struggles for identity and meaning in the lives of today’s 21 million professionals. The book will shake up readers, particularly faculty members, graduate students, and others who participate in academic life. This […]

  • Will Northern Michigan University Adjuncts Join the AAUP?

    by Shaina James The Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC) will send out ballots to qualifying adjuncts to vote on gaining union representation on Monday, October 3, 2011. One hundred adjuncts are qualified to vote in the election. In order to win representation, a majority of the total votes must be in favor of the accretion. […]

  • Review of The Teaching Professor

    by Mark J. Drozdowski Each week I receive my fair share of unsolicited newsletters of various ilk. For a price, they promise to help me raise more money, become a better public speaker, reduce stress, manage people or time more effectively, or somehow improve my job performance and make me a happier camper. In most […]

  • The Mentor Is In: At All Times, Be Consistent In the Classroom

    By Bruce A. Johnson, Ph.D., MBA What does consistency mean to you or your work as an adjunct instructor? Is this a measurable quality that should be considered or is it in action state that you can occasionally monitor? These questions can be addressed from the perspective of your students and their experience in the […]

  • Twitter in Higher Education: More than 30 Percent of Faculty Say They Tweet

    Results are in from the Faculty Focus survey on Twitter usage and trends among college faculty. The survey of approximately 2,000 higher education professionals found that nearly one-third (30.7 percent) of the 1,958 respondents say they use Twitter in some capacity. More than half, (56.4 percent) say they’ve never used Twitter. The findings, available in […]

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