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As Grade-Grubbing Worsens, Faculty Turn to “Stand Your Ground” Laws

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FORT WELCH, Florida.  Lydia Pfeiffer is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at a state college in this panhandle hamlet, and as she finishes grading the last of 47 exams in her Introduction to Post-Neo-Modernist American Literature course you’d expect her to be smiling. Instead, a look of dread comes over her face as […]

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A New Movement is Rising—Adjunct Teachers’ Unions Spring Up Nationwide

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By Bob Peterson Northeastern University. Gonzaga. University of St. Thomas. Adjunct faculty are unionizing at college large and small. A revitalized teacher union movement is bubbling up in the midst of relentless attacks on public schools and the teaching profession. Over the next several years this new movement may well be the most important force […]

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At Temple University Officials Under Pressure To Sack Adjunct Who Made anti-Semitic Comments

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by Adam Kredo Temple University is seeking to reassure donors and top officials after a member of its staff engaged in anti-Semitic rhetoric on a secret listserv and questioned the deaths of 6 million Jews in the Holocaust. Temple president Neil Theobald blasted out a message to university trustees over the weekend after the school came […]

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We Need a New Way to Teach Economics

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by John Komlos, PhD Remember the walkout of students from their Principles of Economics class at Harvard a couple of years ago in solidarity with the ‘Occupy” movement? They thought that the economics they were being taught was doctrinaire, failed to provide a balanced perspective on the real existing economy, and did not show sufficient […]

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Suing Students Who Post Unflattering Reviews to RateMyProfessors.com

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by Andrea Anderson A UW-Whitewater professor is suing her former graduate student, saying the student’s comments on websites are defamatory. “When you make false statements of fact repeatedly about another person with the intent of harming them, that’s over the line,” said Tim Edwards, attorney for UW-Whitewater communications professor Sally Vogl-Bauer. “If you truthfully say, […]

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  • Review:The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education and Black Issues in Higher Education

    by Mark J. Drozdowski Popping open a Diet Coke, I sat down recently to pore over the mail’s latest delivery: The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education. I must admit that, upon first glance, it’s rather intimidating–160 oversize pages, chock full of text and framed by a stark white cover featuring a lengthy table of […]

  • Adjunct Unions in the World of Catholic Higher Ed

    by Menachem Wecker When Ben Stork applies for full-time teaching jobs, the adjunct film studies professor knows his résumé lands in voluminous piles. “When I’m granted a rejection letter, it almost always comes with the first line, ‘We received between 300 and 500 applications for this position,’ ” he said. “That gives you a sense […]

  • Book Review: ‘Building a Better Teacher,’ on Secrets of Good Teaching by Elizabeth Green

    By Michael S. Roth BUILDING A BETTER TEACHER How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone) By Elizabeth Green Norton. 372 pp. $27.95   America has some of the best schools on the planet and one of the worst systems of education in the developed world. We have produced educational philosophies that have inspired […]

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    Review of Teaching the Large College Class: A Guidebook for Instructors with Multitudes by Frank Heppner Jossey-Bass, October 2007. Paperback, $33.00. Reviewed by Greg Beatty Teaching the Large College Class is the single best book on teaching I’ve ever read. In fact, it is so strong that it is somewhat mislabeled, and sells itself somewhat […]

  • Federal Trial Begins—Iowa PTer Claims Political Beliefs Kept Her From Getting FT Jobs

    By Ryan Foley In a January 2012 article, AdjunctNation reported: Teresa Wagner a graduate of the law school, sued when she was not hired as a full-time instructor or part-time adjunct despite her superior qualifications. Instead, the law school hired candidates whose resumes paled in comparison to Wagner’s experience. While the individuals hired were less […]

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