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A Little Raillery: Long-time Adjunct Instructor Lands Job as President of University

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Share Following a lengthy search for a new president, marked by the firing of two very expensive search firms, the Board of Trustees at City State University has announced an unparalleled decision in the appointment of Dr. Amy Wits, an adjunct instructor of communications, drawn from CSU’s own ranks. This is the first time in [...]

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A Little Raillery: An Open Letter to American Parents From the PT Prof Proletariat

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Share by Kathryn A. Higgins One day while I was waiting in line for my daily one free cup of coffee – a perquisite of my job of being an adjunct college professor — a colleague of mine surreptitiously stuffed this into my (enormous, paper-laden) book bag. Although the noise and confusion in the busy [...]

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Part-Time Paramours: Who’s Zooming Whom?

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Share By Kat Kiefer-Newman Over the holidays I went to a department Christmas party with a friend and fellow adjunct professor. This was a party thrown by the Chair of the Department at one of the colleges my friend (not I) teaches at, and both full-time and part-time faculty members mingled. I went with him [...]

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My Students’ Heinous Spelling Is Killing Me

Share by Kat Kiefer-Newman I have another sore throat, and the damp-rainy season here in Southern California has only just started. I’m actually quite healthy, overall, but because I’m in the classroom (closed, cramped, crowded) my immune system just can’t protect me. Think of one of Lady GaGa’s bodyguards trying to get her across the [...]

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Wardrobe Duplication and Mismatched Shoes. What, Me Worry?

Share By Kat Kiefer-Newman Have you ever been halfway through a lecture and thought: “Wait, didn’t I cover this last week?” Maybe it’s me, but sometimes the lectures start to run together and I get a little confused about if I’ve already said this or that thing; or, worse, whether I’ve already told that joke. [...]

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Effective Speaking

Share by Mary McDermott It was by accident that I became an Effective Speaking teacher. I applied at the local community college to teach English a couple weeks before the semester was scheduled to begin. “I don’t have any English classes,” said Jim Morgan, the Chairman of the English/Communications Department, “but I do have one [...]

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The “Assroom,” or We Don’t Need No Education…

Share by Domini Hedderman Twenty-six faces stare me down as I discuss the dire importance of clarity and conciseness in writing workplace documents. “So, basically, this author tells us that clarity is a function of the words and grammatical structures you use, of the organization of your information, of the logic and cohesion of your [...]

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Refolding the Map: Academic Leadership for All

Share by Rob Schnelle A Faculty Development Day Conference at Nimby State University February 6, 2005 “If you have achieved excellence, let others light their candle off it.”—Carmen Flogg, Ph.D. Refold the Map Make your reservation now for winter semester’s high-powered issues / skills / leadership conference designed exclusively for faculty of Nimby State University! [...]

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A Room of One’s Own

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How to Team Teach and Do Nothing At All

Share by Shari Dinkins You been given your first assignment team teaching–but you have no time to actually teach the darn thing. What to do? Tell the Chair that you can’t handle half of three units? Don’t despair. You can get paid for team teaching without actually doing any work. Here’s how: ESTABLISH YOURSELF AS [...]

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