Print vs. Digital Books? The Majority of Americans Still Favor Print

Print vs. Digital Books? The Majority of Americans Still Favor Print

by Andrew Perrin A growing share of Americans are reading e-books on tablets and smartphones rather than dedicated e-readers, but print books remain much more popular than books in digital formats. Americans today have an enormous variety of content available to them at any time of day, and this material is available in a number […]

After Presidential Debate Where Candidates Snub Higher Ed., Clinton Pitches Plan to Lower College Costs

After Presidential Debate Where Candidates Snub Higher Ed., Clinton Pitches Plan to Lower College Costs

Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders were in Durham, New Hampshire today discussing their shared belief that cost should not be a barrier for anyone who chooses to go to college, and student debt should not hold Americans back after they leave school. Hillary Clinton highlighted a plan to confront the skyrocketing cost of college. Her plan would […]

How California’s “Part-Time Faculty Job Security” Bill Will Hurt PTers

How California’s “Part-Time Faculty Job Security” Bill Will Hurt PTers

by P.D. Lesko California State Senate Bill 1379. Where do I even begin? SB-1379 was sold to California adjunct faculty as the so-called Part-Time Faculty Job Security Bill. However, the legislation on Gov. Brown’s desk waiting for his signature includes this final sentence: “In all cases, part-time faculty assignments shall be temporary in nature, contingent on enrollment […]

Prof. Behind ‘Social Media Buddha’ Brand Unmasked as Total ‘Biyatch’

Prof. Behind ‘Social Media Buddha’ Brand Unmasked as Total ‘Biyatch’

A little satire from our friends at The Cronk of Higher Education Sociology Professor Linda Feaster, a.k.a. “The Social Media Buddha” to fans across the world for her inspiring, warmhearted hourly posts was revealed by peers and students Tuesday as a heartless shrew. “Our department had no idea Linda had such a widespread reputation for […]

Professor Embraces Flipped Classroom. “Twice As Much Time to Lecture!”

Professor Embraces Flipped Classroom. “Twice As Much Time to Lecture!”

from the Cronk of Higher Education Professor Rupert Villanueva returned from the recent Conference for Learning Engagement elated over a teaching model that many instructors presented about. “This is going to change everything!” said Villanueva about what is commonly called the “flipped classroom.” In order to maximize the time students spend discussing and analyzing information […]

How to Use Cumulative Testing to Enhance Learning Outcomes

How to Use Cumulative Testing to Enhance Learning Outcomes

by Kevin Patton One of the most effective enhancements I’ve ever made to my human anatomy & physiology course was switching to cumulative testing. What I mean by that is instead of testing on each topic once, then moving on to a test on the next topic, I started testing my students on all the covered topics […]

Part-Timers at This School Now Get a $1,000 Kill Fee for Cancelled Classes

Part-Timers at This School Now Get a $1,000 Kill Fee for Cancelled Classes

A contract between Champlain College and its unionized part-time professors was ratified and released Monday. Champlain adjuncts have been unionized with the Service Employees International Union since last year. The union and the college have been hashing out a contract for months, and after a 10-hour negotiation session that went late into the night Aug. 24 they struck an […]

LIU-Brooklyn Faculty Lockout: Why Americans Don’t Care

LIU-Brooklyn Faculty Lockout: Why Americans Don’t Care

by P.D. Lesko From The Atlantic (Monthly) to the Pacific, newspapers, magazines, online education news sites, columnists, bloggers, pundits, activists, unionists, Facebook friends and Tweeps worked the “Je Suis Charlie” angle hard on behalf of the 400 faculty whom the President of Long Island University-Brooklyn (LIU-Brooklyn) locked out for 12 days in response to a […]

Adjunct Writes Guidebook on Thriving in the Online Classroom

Adjunct Writes Guidebook on Thriving in the Online Classroom

by Cindy O’Dell Taking a completely online class can be a case of sink or swim, says Jeffrey M. Welch, an adjunct professor in the School of Education. After more than nine years of teaching at Brandman in both blended and online classes, as well as seeing how online learning is moving into K-12 classrooms […]

Contract Faculty Union Says Members Are “Free to Negotiate Individually for Better Terms”

Contract Faculty Union Says Members Are “Free to Negotiate Individually for Better Terms”

by Max Moran As the newly formed adjunct and contract-faculty union prepares for its fourth bargaining round with Brandeis University this month, officials on both sides say the negotiations thus far have been a positive experience. But the University has frozen wages and benefits for bargaining unit professors until a contract is reached, and the faculty union […]