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Robin West Smith Wins Outstanding Adjunct Award at MCCC

Robin West Smith accepts her award at the ceremony as Student Government looks on.

by James Quick “Total shock” were the first words out of Robin West Smith’s mouth when asked about winning the Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award. The professor of Sociology cannot believe she was the recipient of the prestigious award. Nominations are put in by students and staff. The winner is decided by a committee made up […]

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A Record 67 Adjuncts Win Guggenheim Fellowships

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by  P.D. Lesko On April 6, 2016, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation announced that, “in its ninety-second competition for the United States and Canada, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded 175 Fellowships (including three joint Fellowships) to a diverse group of 178 scholars, artists, and scientists. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement […]

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Brianne Bolin’s Non-Profit PrecariCorps Hopes to Provide Financial Assistance to Adjunct Faculty in Need

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by Alissa Quart Brianne Bolin has taught English at Columbia College in Chicago for 10 years. She also often buys her groceries with food stamps. She is on Medicaid. Perhaps worst of all, she lives with constant uncertainty about how much work she’ll have in the following semester, as classes can be added or taken […]

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Profile in Courage: 70-Year-Old Philly Freeway Flyer Juggles Classes and Chemo

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by Monica Yant Kinney Cecilia Ready lives up to her name. We’d just started talking about what it’s like to be a 70-year-old adjunct professor working through a third bout of cancer when Ready’s tongue grew heavy and she began slurring her words. “Come,” she insists calmly after calling her doctor, “we’ll do the interview in […]

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Adjunct Award Winners: Fulbright Winner Off to Ireland

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by Erin Zagursky An adjunct professor in William & Mary’s School of Education will travel to Ireland to conduct research and teach for a year, thanks to a U.S. Fulbright Scholar grant. Shannon Chance will work in the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) during the 2012-13 academic year, researching innovative ways to teach engineering and architecture […]

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When the Chemistry Is Just Right: Marina Stavytska-Barba

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Ameera Butt The 28-year-old explained molecules in the atmosphere are hit by light from the sun and absorb either all or some of the colors of the light spectrum. Molecules absorb the blue light — and that blue light is emitted, giving us a blue sky. The native Ukrainian fell in love with molecules, light, […]

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Adjunct Faculty Awards: Boise State Adjunct Wins 2012 NEA Fellowship

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by Kim O’Brien Two professors won National Endowment for the Arts fellowships for 2012: Alan Heathcock and Mitch Wieland. In the country only 40 writers were chosen out of 1,200 applicants. “I’m not surprised,” adjunct Professor of fiction writing, Alan Heathcock said. “I think there’s something special going on here, in general, all the writers have […]

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The Expat Who Took On Italy: Lecturer David Petrie Is Still Fighting

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Editor: In 2002, AdjunctNation writer Michael Gerace caught up with David Petrie and interviewed him. You can read that interview here. Petrie is still fighting for equal pay and equal treatment for hundreds of non-Italians who teach foreign languages at Italian universities throughout the country. You can read complete coverage of the legal battle between Petrie, […]

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Poet & Part-Time Faculty Member Lands NEA Grant

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By K. Morris “I’ve always written to make sense of the world,” said National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Grant for Literature recipient Teresa Scollon. But finding time to write the poetry that reaches even beyond that to what Scollon believes to be its higher purpose: “making something beautiful out of our experience,” has not […]

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In the Shadow of the Rouge Plant: Dearborn’s Newest Labor Union

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by Marjorie Lynn Bill Norris had had enough. Finally, in early summer of 2007, he became fed up with the situation of so many of the adjunct faculty and approached the American Federation of Teachers-Michigan, AFL-CIO to begin the process of organizing almost 600 part-time faculty at Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, MI. Aided […]

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  • Can college students learn as well on iPads, e-books?

    by Mary Beth Marklein Oklahoma State University professor Bill Handy has big plans for the Apple iPad this fall. If the text messages he has received since the school announced he would test the tablet-style e-reader in some courses are any indication, students are eager to get their hands on the devices, too. Handy, who […]

  • I’m Finished Playing Favorites in the Classroom

    by Laura Yeager In a previous essay entitled “The Academic Circle of Life & Excellent Usage of Commas,” I wrote about my time in graduate school at Iowa State, where I studied writing on a full fellowship. At this university, I knew what it was like to be thought of as one of the best (most […]

  • A Review of Quick Hits for Educating Citizens: Successful Strategies by Award-Winning Teachers

    by Silvia Foti In today’s real-world, real-time academic climate, in which faculty are expected to teach beyond the textbook so that students can apply their skills outside of the classroom, Quick Hits for Educating Citizens: Successful Strategies by Award-Winning Teachers offers plenty of ideas to nudge or, if necessary, forcefully push students into service and […]

  • Definition of Crazy? FTer Gives Up Teaching Job For Life As An “Entrepreneurial Journalist” and Adjunct

    by Laurie White Other things you might miss once they’re not there anymore include paid sick leave, paid time off, and a chunk of a bi-weekly paycheck I took for granted for a very long time. Like many idealistic people who dare to dream of occupational change at mid-life, I let these things go on […]

  • A Round-up of the Best Books on College Teaching

    by Linda B. Nilson We can’t keep up with our own discipline’s research, so how are we supposed to stay abreast of the college teaching literature? Let me make it a little easier for you. Here are six recently published books that capture what I think are the latest and most important developments and trends […]

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