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An Interview With the Academic Twitter Star: “Sh*t Academics Say”

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By Shawna Wagman Since Nathan Hall introduced the world to Shit Academics Say in 2013, his humorous Twitter account has become one of the most popular related to academia, with nearly 140,000 followers. Dr. Hall, an associate professor in the department of education and counseling psychology at McGill University in Canada, says his once anonymous […]

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In the Classroom: What Do Great College Profs Have in Common?

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by Claudio Sanchez In a year in which we’re exploring great teaching, it’s a good time to talk with Ken Bain. He’s a longtime historian, scholar and academic who has studied and explored teaching for decades, most notably in his 2004 book,  What the Best College Teachers Do. You focused on 100 college professors in a […]

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An Interview With Barbara Wolf

by Chris Carter with an introduction by Evelyn Beck Until she investigated the appalling working conditions of adjuncts, filmmaker Barbara Wolf thought they had it pretty good. “Those of us not in the academy hear the word “adjunct” before “professor”—an “a” word that precedes “professor,” like “assistant” or “associate”—and it sounds official, so we’re impressed,” […]

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An Interview with Dr. Dan Jacoby

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Interviewed by P.D. Lesko Please tell us a little about yourself professionally. Well, I’m an economist who has had the fortune of working in an interdisciplinary studies program for the past 17 years. Over that time, I have been able to teach and conduct research related to my twin interests in education and labor. My […]

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“Rapscallions, Scoundrels and Scallywags (aka College Students)”

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by P.D. Lesko and Elizabeth J. Carter In the January/February 1994 issue of Adjunct Advocate, we interviewed Dr. Donald McCabe, then Founding President of the Center for Aca- demic Integrity (CAI). When we interviewed Dr. McCabe, his Center had just 50 member schools. We talked to him about his groundbreaking research into academic dishonesty among […]

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Teaching and Learning in a Hybrid World: An Interview with Carol Twigg

by Susan Walsh Veronikas and Michael F. Shaughnessy From 1993 to 1998, Twigg served as Vice President of Educom, one of the precursors to EDUCAUSE. At Educom, she founded the National Learning Infrastructure Initiative (NLII) and initiated the IMS (Instructional Management Systems) project. Before joining Educom, Twigg served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Learning Technologies […]

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At CCV, Something’s Boiling in the Sugar House

by P.D. Lesko Polly Ellerbe, Julie Waters, Heather Luden and Catherine O’Callaghan all teach at the Community College of Vermont. They are not employed in the same department, and prior to 2003 had never met. Today, these four women lead the effort to unionize the over 700 part-time faculty who teach on a dozen campuses […]

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Down With Boring e-Learning

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by Ryann Ellis Michael Allen is the CEO of Allen Interactions. For those of you not familiar with his work, Allen has been at the heart of the multimedia industry for more than 25 years, and was a principal designer of Control Data Corporation’s PLATO® computer-based education system and the principal architect of Authorware®. He is […]

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From There to Here: Award Winning Adjunct Faculty Discuss Excellence in the Classroom

by Greg Beatty It’s the start of a new class. You’re about to enter the classroom, but you pause for a moment just outside the door. You have a vision of where you’d like to be at the end of the class. It’s a vision full of practical rewards and the joy of learning—but how […]

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An Interview With Eileen Schell

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by Gloria McMillan TAA) Would you like to supply a bit of biographical detail for this interview? Anything that you think we should know about you? I grew up in Eastern Washington state on a small farm near a small town. I attended public schools and public higher education. I waited tables while I put […]

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