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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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  • As the Boy Scouts Always Say: “Be Prepared”

    by Evelyn Beck When it comes to computers, count on Murphy’s Law: if something can go wrong, it will. So to avoid crises ranging from delayed access to destroyed data, plan ahead. Here are a few tips (which you will probably also want to share with your students): Virus protection Virus protection software is a […]

  • Surfing America’s Great Libraries

    by Mark J. Drozdowski America is blessed with some of the world’s great libraries. And nowadays, thanks to advances in technology, many of them have catalogued their collections on-line, giving teachers and scholars access to vast arrays of information. But just how useful are these top libraries’ Web sites? To answer that question, I took […]

  • Designing Final Exams

    Teachers should design finals to be culminating learning experiences. In an important book (Assessing Student Performance: Exploring the Purpose and Limits of Testing, Jossey-Bass, 1999.) on student assessment (and academic ethics), Grant Wiggins claims that many of the reasons students focus on grades (and get involved in cheating) is because assessments depend on secrecy more […]

  • Hybrid Courses

    by Evelyn Beck As distance education evolves from a totally on-line environment plagued by higher-than-average attrition rates, more options may make it easier for students to find the right match for the way they learn best. And many advocates say that increasingly popular hybrid courses may be the ideal approach to combine the best features […]

  • 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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