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Home » March 26th, 2014 Entries posted on “March, 2014”

Austin Community College Adjuncts Rally for Health Coverage

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by Becky Stieber Villarreal The road to health benefits for adjuncts at Austin Community College (ACC) has been long and arduous. Since the college’s inception forty years ago, it has been plagued by its overreliance on contingent faculty. Today, of the nearly 2000 faculty members whoteach at the mega-college that now sprawls across Central Texas with well over 100locations, […]

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What Would It Mean For Adjuncts? States Consider $0 Community College Tuition

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By Steven Dubois Nothing sparks consumer demand like the word “free,” and politicians in some states have proposed the idea of providing that incentive to get young people to attend community college. Amid worries that U.S. youth are losing a global skills race, supporters of a no-tuition policy see expanding access to community college as […]

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Hundreds of Students Sit-In At University of Michigan Against Student Government

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Students Allies for Freedom and Equality (SAFE) proposed a resolution for the Central Student Government (CSG) to form a committee to investigate investments in American corporations that profit off of the illegal occupation of Palestinian land by the State of Israel. The resolution was submitted on Tuesday, March 11th, and was expected to be voted on the following […]

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Satire: Dead Professor Wins Top Online Teaching Awards

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by Teena Angst Freelance Writer “Clarence was such a loving and attentive partner, I never even knew he was teaching classes during his last few years,” said widow Clara Franklin. Broken Bend College admitted this week that one of its online professors has been dead for the last six semesters. This came as a surprise […]

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  • Inside Greek U.: Fraternities, Soroities, and the Pursuit of Pleasure, Power, and Prestige

    by Greg Beatty In Inside Greek U. Alan D. DeSantis provides readers with a valuable guidebook to an often alien and confusing reality: the Greek system. Anyone who teaches at a college where fraternities and sororities are active should read it; anyone who wants to better understand how higher education really works will want to […]

  • Living the Good Life While Teaching Online

    So a few years ago, I decided to make some lifestyle changes and left my career as an investment advisor to teach on-line and work from home. This provided a means to reduce my expenses, nominalize my income taxes, spend more time with my young family, and enjoy the tranquility next to the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Are Apple & Textbook Publishers Colluding on E-Book Pricing? The U.S. Justice Department Thinks So.

    by James Temple The Justice Department has threatened to sue Apple and major publishers in a high-profile case that could reshape the digital-books market, driving down prices but also potentially shifting market power from publishers to e-commerce giant Amazon. The government warned Apple and five major book companies that it intends to file a lawsuit […]

  • Review of “On the Market: Strategies for a Successful Academic Job Search”

    By Greg Beatty Sandra Barnes’ On the Market: Strategies for a Successful Academic Job Search is a useful, fascinating, and at times markedly depressing book. Let me address each of the volume’s qualities in turn. The utility of On the Market is unmistakable. No, I’ll go further. I wish I’d been given a copy of […]

  • Six Tips for Handling Grade Complaints

    by Peter Connor It’s a given—students are going to complain about the grades they receive. Also given, is your responsibility to handle such complaints. Generally speaking, this will go far better if you pre-establish your classroom protocols, put them in writing and discuss them on the first day of class. Include a page in your […]

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