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Home » February 19th, 2014 Entries posted on “February, 2014”

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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  • In the Classroom: What Do Great College Profs Have in Common?

    by Claudio Sanchez In a year in which we’re exploring great teaching, it’s a good time to talk with Ken Bain. He’s a longtime historian, scholar and academic who has studied and explored teaching for decades, most notably in his 2004 book,  What the Best College Teachers Do. You focused on 100 college professors in a […]

  • Analyzing the Trends: Distance Education–Resistance is Futile

    by Chris Cumo THE IDYLLIC UNIVERSITY has ivory-laced buildings, sprawling greens, and vast oaks through which light bathes the campus in a gentle sheen. Its nucleus is the classroom, where teacher and student trade ideas, the professor gesticulating to make a point, her hands and blouse smeared with chalk and the board covered with a string of provocative […]

  • Taking the Show on the Road

    by Susan M. Gorga and Jeffrey J. Mondak IN 1997 AND 1998, we team-taught political science courses at Babes-Bolyai University, in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The students all had studied English, but their proficiency was varied. We were cognizant of the problems students would have understanding instruction in English, but we were unable to teach in Romanian. To […]

  • Readers Ask. The Adjunct Advisor Answers.

    by the Adjunct Advisor Students Failing to Cite Sources As part of the course requirements for a Ceramics I class, the students had to complete a brief (approx. 500 words) research paper on a historic ceramic time/culture, such as Ancient Greece, Africa, Italian Renaissance, etc. On the first day of class in January they were […]

  • The TKO of Washington State House Bill 5802

    by Brooke Pielli Bill 5802 should have been on the fast track to passage and signing. Fifteen state senators and the American Federation of Teachers sponsored it. According to Keith Hoeller, Washington’s 7,900 part-time faculty would certainly have benefited. Hoeller, is the co-founder of the Washington State Part-Time Faculty Association, and a member of the […]

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