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Northeastern State University Adjunct Spends A Year in Kurdistan

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Share by Renee Fite Just like some people may think Indians in Oklahoma live in teepees, daily life in Iraq is different than some may imagine. Dr. Kathrine Garlough (right), adjunct professor of English at Northeastern State University, spent the past year in Kurdistan, Iraq, on the northern border, as adviser to the minister of [...]

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Faculty Union at University of Prince Edward Island Wants Longer Contracts for Sessionals

Share People hired to teach courses on contract are one of the sticking points in contract talks between the administration at the University of Prince Edward Island and its faculty. The two sides will meet again for the first time since the faculty association asked the provincial government to appoint a conciliator. The faculty association [...]

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Korean Part-Timers Will Get Better Pay & Benefits Thanks to New Legislation

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Share   Part-time lecturers at universities nationwide will be given the same status as the regular teaching staff under a new plan of the Presidential Committee on Social Cohesion, in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. The plan, announced Monday, now goes to the National Assembly. Their treatment became an issue in [...]

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In Uganda Faculty Association Backs Firing of Part-time Lecturers

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Share   Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA) has backed the university’s new reforms, saying they will strengthen the quality of education and reduce wastage of resources. Speaking to AdjunctNation.com, MUASA Chairman Tanga Odoi, said laying off part-time lecturers, will allow the university to save more money to enhance salaries of full-time staff. “There are [...]

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Ph.D. as Minimum Qualification for Academic Staff in Nigerian Universities: A Policy of Self Deception

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Share by Balarabe Yushau Last year, the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC) Professor Julius Okojie (left) gave a threatening statement to all university lecturers in Nigeria—to the effect that all lecturers must possess a doctoral degree by the year 2009 or lose their jobs (University World News, 30 March 2008, Issue: 0021). [...]

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The Part-Timer Who’s Taking On Makerere University

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Share by Rosebell Kagumire Over 200 students at Makerere University, in Uganda, could miss their graduation due next January 2009. This is because a part-time lecturer who hasn’t been paid for a year by the university is withholding student’s dissertations and marks until the university clears his monies. Mr. Booker Sentongo, who has been a [...]

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Taking a Sabbatical South of the Border: An Adjunct Retreats to Mexico

Share < !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> by Roy Freedman Upon waking up in Guanajuato, Mexico for the very first time, on January 4, 2008, I planned to connect with my chosen Spanish-language academy (my anchor, so to speak, in a foreign land). My second priority was locating a suitable apartment for [...]

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For Sale: English, Cheap.

Share by TomBentley What if rulers from a far-off land insisted that all subjects eat an allegedly beneficial imported cheese with a complex, challenging flavor? And what if a good percentage of the subjects were indifferent to eating it, or ate it only reluctantly, or refused to eat it entirely? And what if there were [...]

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Teaching in Hungary Revitalizes One Adjunct’s Love For the Classroom

Share by Anthony Akers In the Fall of last year, I submitted my last will and testament of my teaching career to the readers of this publication, and my argument was simple: “Working as an adjunct is hell; we all know this; we can’t do much about it, so if you hope for enlightenment and [...]

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La Vida Ecuadoriana: Teaching English in Ecuador.

Share by Michael D’Entremont A FEW YEARS ago, I saw a film at the Smithsonian Institute about the Galapagos Islands. When I saw the sea lions and the penguins lumbering and sunning themselves on the volcanic rock, I knew that I would go there someday. In February 2003, I began to ask myself, why not [...]

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