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Scientists Prove Long-Held Assumption that Elected Campus Positions Lead to Premature Arrogance Syndrome

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Researchers at Winchester Tech have finally ended the ubiquitous nature/nurture debate about the onset of Premature Arrogance Syndrome (PAS) in campus elected officials. “We’ve made the mistake of considering all elected officers the same because they exhibited the same symptoms,” said Biosociologist Ron Shay. “We ignored subtle differences, which delayed our ability to isolate the […]

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New Rules Define Workload of Part-Time College Instructors

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by Nick Anderson New rules for the Affordable Care Act spell out for the first time a federal method to define the workload of part-time college instructors, but the formula will not necessarily require schools to provide the instructors with health-care coverage. The question of how to count hours worked by adjunct faculty members has been […]

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Oregon State Senator Proposes Bill That Would Make It Illegal to Cut Hours to Avoid Paying Health Benefits

Senator Michael Dembrow wants to make it illegal for Oregon employers, including colleges, to cut hours to avoid paying for health care.

Concerns about colleges and universities cutting faculty hours to avoid paying health benefits under the new federal health care law has prompted state Senator Michael Dembrow, D-Portland, to introduce legislation to make the practice for all Oregon employers illegal. Senate Bill 1543 is scheduled to get a hearing before the Senate Health Care and Human Services committee […]

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In Texas, College Officials Claim PTer Health Care Too Costly—Cut Course Loads Instead

Full-time faculty at El Paso Community College pay nothing for their health insurance.

By David Crowder The figures aren’t in yet and it’s a story that is just starting to be told: full-time workers forced into part-time work and part- timers’ hours cut sharply because of the Affordable Care Act. Standing behind the cash register, the manager of an El Paso Taco Cabana talked freely about how all […]

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Colorado Legislators Support Improving Working Conditions & Pay For State’s PTers

Republicans in the Colorado State Legislature have embraced sweeping legislation to change the way the state's community colleges treat their adjunct faculty.

A bill calling for benefits and pay increases for part-time community college faculty passed the first legislative hurdle in Colorado. House Bill 1154 won favor among legislators on the House Senate Veterans Affairs Committee who heard stories of adjuncts who teach with broken limbs because they don’t have health insurance, receive food stamps and work several […]

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  • Taxing Matters: The Long Reach of Uncle Sam

    by Conrad de Aenlle Americans who have settled abroad may feel far from home, but to the Internal Revenue Service, it is almost as though they never left. The United States is one of a very few countries that continue to tax citizens and even U.S. permanent residents, or green-card holders, who live overseas. But tax experts point out […]

  • For Sale: English, Cheap.

    by TomBentley What if rulers from a far-off land insisted that all subjects eat an allegedly beneficial imported cheese with a complex, challenging flavor? And what if a good percentage of the subjects were indifferent to eating it, or ate it only reluctantly, or refused to eat it entirely? And what if there were conflicting […]

  • Storyboards Aren’t just For Film Directors Anymore

    By Evelyn Beck Storyboarding conjures a vision of filmmakers plotting out their next blockbuster. But it can also be a useful tool for on-line instructors. A storyboard is a plan. It can be as simple as a flow chart, and it can feature only text, though the use of even rough illustrations can provide additional clarity for […]

  • In Nigeria Long-Time PT Lecturers Take to the Courts to Demand FT Status

    by Augustine Aminu Fifty lecturers of the Rivers State College of Health Sciences and Technology have petitioned the House of Assembly over their non-engagement after spending between 10 and 15 years in the service of the school. They alleged that they were still accorded the status of part-time lecturers by the management of the institution. […]

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    A new study finds that college students learn more from good-looking lecturers.

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