Graphic
Home » The New Adjunct You are browsing entries filed in “The New Adjunct”

Back to School

computer1

Share By Melissa Miller, Ed.D., M.Ed. Ask, and you shall receive! Awhile back I wrote a blog about my desire to become a student again. Oh, how I missed the back-to-school feeling, the excitement of the new syllabus and mapping out the course assignments. Well, fate has struck and I am enrolled in a Post-Master’s [...]

Posted in Blogs,The New Adjunct | Read More »

Newsflash to the Older Women of the Local College: “You’re a Very Tangible Part of the Problem.”

thatcher

Share by Sandra Keifer I can say this because I’m one of you. Here is a newsflash to the older women of the local college adjunct faculty—you who are supported by engineer husbands and teeter precariously on the high wire of self-esteem, eternally grateful that any local college would hire you: Not only do you [...]

Posted in Blogs,The New Adjunct | Read More »

Questionable Professionalism & New Adjuncts — Drawing the Line

Share By Melissa Miller, Ed.D., M.Ed. True headline: “Campus Shock: Michigan Professor Actually Takes Nude Pictures…With Student.” Wow. Just wow. Seriously? Where do I begin? When you first read that headline, since you are most likely an educator, don’t you say to yourself, “Ugh, I would never do that!”? I think of myself in this situation [...]

Posted in Blogs,The New Adjunct | Read More »

Are Your Students Prepared For College When They Get To Class?

Share By Melissa Miller, Ed.D., M.Ed. Are your students prepared for your class when they walk through your door? I read an interesting article about the preparedness (or lack thereof) of many college students for what awaits them in higher education. The New York Times article tell us that “the new statistics, part of a [...]

Posted in Blogs,The New Adjunct | Read More »

Ever Miss Being The Student?

Share By Melissa Miller, Ed.D., M.Ed. Do you ever miss being a student? I don’t mean a student of the world, or a life-long learner, as those of us in education tend to be. I don’t mean the Chris Farley in Tommy Boy or Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School type either. I mean a [...]

Posted in Blogs,The New Adjunct | Read More »

For Adjuncts Life Can Be Tough, But Let’s Accentuate the Positive

Accentuate_the_positive

Share By Melissa Miller, Ed.D., M.Ed. Let’s accentuate the positive. In this time of protests, war, and crises of epic porportions, perspective is in order for my world. I love my profession and am thankful for the job(s) I have. Too often we focus on what we don’t like or what disappoints us. I want [...]

Posted in Blogs,The New Adjunct | Read More »

When the Prof Misses Being the Student

perpetual_student_ringer_mug-p1688347391122298082opcc_400

Share By Melissa Miller, Ed.D., M.Ed. Do you ever miss being a student? I don’t mean a student of the world, or a life-long learner, as those of us in education tend to be. I don’t mean the Chris Farley in Tommy Boy or Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School type either. I mean a [...]

Posted in Blogs,The New Adjunct | Read More »

Is Google Destroying Higher Education?

google-1

Share By Melissa Miller, Ed.D., M.Ed. I just read a great book. It’s titled, “The Googlization of Everything,” by Siva Vaidhyanathan and it discusses the impacts of Google technology on our world. Of particular interest to me were the chapters about the impact of Google on higher education, students, and scholarship. The book focuses on [...]

Posted in Blogs,The New Adjunct | Read More »

New Adjunct: The Similarities Between Poker & Teaching Part-Time

poker

Share By Melissa Miller, Ed.D., M.Ed. My husband and I belong to a poker group that meets about once per month. It’s a casual game, and we also take turns cooking dinner for each other. Last night was our turn to host, and as we were eating and playing, I pondered the ways in which [...]

Posted in The New Adjunct | Read More »

The New Adjunct: A Matter of Trust

Trust

Share By Melissa Miller, Ed.D., M.Ed. “O Ever-failing trust / in mortal strength!” – John Milton Dr. Johnson beat me to the punch with his May blog, “Do Students Need to Trust Us to Learn?” This is a topic I have been reflecting upon recently because of an interesting book I am reading: Trust Matters: [...]

Posted in The New Adjunct | Read More »

Keep in Touch With AdjunctNation

Graphic Graphic Graphic

Graphic

Want to see your advertisement on AdjunctNation.com? Click here.

Graphic

Want to see your advertisement on AdjunctNation.com? Click here.

Recently Commented

  • Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington Library: I believe your numbers are incorrect. Ivy Tech has 23 campuses and...
  • Marnie Tunay: If you don’t mind my asking, what is your dissertation in and what is your field of study? It...
  • Calla Fette: As a former Board member of WCC Foundation, and a donor for multiple fundraising activities, I am...
  • admin: @Malapat, Thanks for stopping by. While lesson plans are crucial, so is taking a break and getting in some...
  • malapat: I’ve been reading these posts instead of working on lesson plans :) I deeply sympathize with the...