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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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  • The Newest and Best Search Engine Tools

    by Evelyn Beck YOU MAY NEVER have met Archie, but perhaps you’ve spent some time with Gopher or Jeeves. Looking back through search engine history is a bit like browsing through a little black book. It was 1990 when Archie, the first search engine, premiered. Then came Gopher and then many more, including Excite, Yahoo, […]

  • Review: Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

    by Vicki Urquhart Who isn’t looking for a better job these days? More than 36 percent of 1,000-plus people polled by the U.K. career consultancy firm Penna Sanders & Sidney said that they spent part of the first day in a new job thinking about how to get a better one (Ragan Report, July 28). […]

  • Professor As Protagonist: Three Mysteries Set in the Ivory Tower

    by Vicki Urquhart In reality, campus murders are relatively rare; yet, from Harvard to Oxford to the University of New Mexico, there is no shortage of murder mysteries set on college or university campuses. Nor is any field of study excluded from the academic mystery genre. The broad range includes the most likely candidates—criminology and […]

  • New Hampshire Adjuncts Vote to Unionize

    The State Employees’ Association announced Monday that adjunct faculty members at Plymouth State University have voted to form a bargaining unit affiliated with the association. The N.H. Public Employee Labor Relations Board reported to vote in favor of the union as 60 to 43. The vote allows the S.E.A. to represent adjunct (part-time, temporary) faculty […]

  • Lechers, Psychos & Frauds: Professors Portrayed In Novels Of The Last Fifty Years

    by Laurie Henry Michael Chabon, “Wonder Boys”, 1995; Jane Smiley, “Moo”, 1995; Don DeLillo, “White Noise”, 1985; Gail Godwin, “The Odd Woman”, 1974; Alison Lurie, “The War Between the Tates”, 1974; John Barth, “The End of the Road”, 1967; Randall Jarrell, “Pictures From an Institution”, 1952; Mary McCarthy, “The Groves of Academe”, 1951 AFTER CREATIVE-WRITING professor Grady Tripp […]

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