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Home » August 29th, 2013 Entries posted on “August, 2013”

Gentleman Scholars & The Rise of the Higher Ed Aristocracy

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by Rick Perlstein Here’s a personal observation with a political thrust: if I were single, I don’t think I could handle dating a graduate student in the humanities or the social sciences. Or someone with a PhD but not a tenure-track job. Or perhaps even a junior professor working for tenure. When I close my […]

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Researchers: Poor Treatment of Adjunct Teaching Staff Leads To Improved Faculty Performance

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By Abby Junckt Findings from a new study by Bodge State University reveal that mistreatment of adjunct teaching staff including verbal assault, defamation, tighter control and harassment increase job performance. The two year study ran tests on adjuncts based on age, length of service, non-peer and student evaluations, belief in the system, and clear signs of […]

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Survey Reveals Colleges’ Plans Regarding Cuts To Adjunct Hours in Response to Obamacare

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by Tyler Kingkade Officials at Joliet Junior College, Palm Beach State College, Daytona State College, Bergen Community College and Kean University have decided to limit the hours/courses for adjunct faculty in order to avoid having to provide those faculty health insurance as required by the Patient Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). At the moment, however, the majority […]

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With the Jobs of 1,400 PTers in Limbo, DOE Criticizes CCSF Accrediting Panel For Conflicts of Interest

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by Will Kane The commission that decided to revoke City College of San Francisco‘s accreditation next year did not adhere to several federal regulations when it investigated the school system, the Department of Education said in a letter to the body on Tuesday. It is not immediately clear what impact the federal letter will have, if any, […]

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On Adjunct Activists and Bottom Feeders

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by P.D. Lesko AdjunctNation will have been advocating on behalf of the nation’s non-tenured faculty for 21 years this September. I am pleased and proud of the work we’ve done, the award-winning reporting we’ve published and of the recent nominations for higher education reporting awards for which I and our site were nominated in 2013. […]

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MOOCs Will Probably Turn Out To Be Little More Than An Edu-tainment “Bubble”

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by Peter Scott I have tried, really hard, not to write about MOOCs. But I can’t keep it up forever, and what better time than the silly season to write about this phenomenon, which may transform higher education, or just turn out to be another damp squib. MOOCs, for anyone who has switched off from the chattering […]

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  • Developing Adjunct Faculty Part 2

    by Richard Lyons AS DISCUSSED IN my last column, employing adjunct instructors provides our institutions many benefits beyond reducing overall instructional costs. These include enriching our curricula with real-world perspectives, offering highly specialized courses for increasingly demanding students, cultivating linkages to community resources, and providing staffing flexibility. As any critical resource does, however, adjunct faculty requires […]

  • Union Rep Calls Yuba Cuts Inevitable

    Pay cuts for instructors are inevitable, a union representative of part-time faculty at the Yuba Community College District says of trustees asking for a 3 percent reduction in pay — which full-time professors oppose. “I don’t see any other way out of it,” Jim Schulte, vice-president of the Yuba College Adjunct Faculty Teachers, said Monday. […]

  • Coursenote Web Sites: A Frightening Look Into the Minds of College Students Nationwide

    by Laurie Henry WHO KNOWS WHAT goes on in other people’s classes? At other jobs where there are a whole lot of people in one place doing more or the less the same thing, it’s not hard to know what everyone’s up to. On the other hand, teaching generally takes place behind closed doors. One of my […]

  • New Hampshire Adjuncts Snub AAUP, AFT and NEA & Unionize With SEIU

    Adjunct professors at Plymouth State University (PSU) announced on Tuesday they have filed for an election at the Public Employees Labor Relations Board, which is the first step in forming a collective bargaining unit. The question on the ballot is whether the faculty is for or against organizing and becoming a part of a union […]

  • From Russia With Love: Studying and Teaching in Siberia

    by Michael D’Entremont THIS PAST SUMMER I had the exciting opportunity to visit and teach English in Russia–Siberia, to be more specific. It wasn’t always pleasant, but it was a truly amazing experience and worth all the effort. The International Summer Language School is located in the village of Borovoe–about thirty miles outside of Novosibirsk, the capital of Siberia […]

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