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Professor Embraces Flipped Classroom. “Twice As Much Time to Lecture!”

“I already have all my lectures memorized verbatim, from the twenty years I’ve given them. This semester, I’m going to videotape myself presenting each one. By next fall, I’ll be able to assign each week’s lectures as homework.”

from the Cronk of Higher Education Professor Rupert Villanueva returned from the recent Conference for Learning Engagement elated over a teaching model that many instructors presented about. “This is going to change everything!” said Villanueva about what is commonly called the “flipped classroom.” In order to maximize the time students spend discussing and analyzing information […]

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Stagnating Adjunct Salaries at One College Explained—$50,000 Consultants Save University $3000

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More great satire from our brilliant friends at  The Cronk of Higher Education A crack team of consultants from Barney, Whittams & Crones, LLC visited Drewrey College last week to investigate concerns that the institution may use outdated or inefficient fiscal practices. The consultants met first with the president and twenty-seven vice presidents to get […]

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Satire: Post Dramatic Stress Disorder Hits Academe

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from The Cronk of Higher Education Employee Assistance Programs from across the country have been inundated with requests for psychological intervention on almost every college campus in order to help faculty and staff members dealing with the effects of Post Dramatic Stress Disorder. PDSD is an ever-growing phenomenon now under study for consideration in the […]

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Satire: University President Objects Strenuously to “Adjuncts Are Slaves” Metaphor, Continues Sipping Mint Julep

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by Nathan B. Penny Freelance Writer Holding a press conference from the front porch of his ancestral Antebellum estate in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, South-Southeastern Mississipi State University President Jeremiah Atticus Judson IV came out strongly this week against the parallels some of the college’s adjunct professors had drawn between their conditions and […]

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Satire: Adjunct Hunger Strike Fails. No One Noticed the Difference.

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The National Adjunct United Coalition (NAUC) ended its hunger strike this week when leaders realized no one had noticed. “We had 300 part-time faculty participate in the campaign this semester, and we’re devastated that their efforts were fruitless,” said NAUC President Samuel Gayle. “I teach at six local colleges and I can’t afford health care,” […]

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Satire: Secretary Becomes President at Copperfield Community College

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by Jeffrey Ross, Copperfield Community College Freelance Journalist Irene Easley is “super psyched” to start her new job. The Copperfield Community College governing board today released a statement announcing the surprising appointment of an internal candidate to fill the long-vacated position of the institution’s president/CEO. The CCC board has determined that, after an extensive seven-month, […]

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SATIRE: Humorist Concedes—Adjunct Employment Impossible to Satirize

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by Teena Angst Satirist Teena Angst, has announced defeat in her attempt to generate satire pertaining to adjunct faculty. Angst explained, “I once met a gay, female, little person, African-American, amputee who was Jewish. I remember thinking that was the most oppressed person in the world. Now I know better. The most marginalized person in America is […]

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As Grade-Grubbing Worsens, Faculty Turn to “Stand Your Ground” Laws

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FORT WELCH, Florida.  Lydia Pfeiffer is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at a state college in this panhandle hamlet, and as she finishes grading the last of 47 exams in her Introduction to Post-Neo-Modernist American Literature course you’d expect her to be smiling. Instead, a look of dread comes over her face as […]

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Satire: Dead Professor Wins Top Online Teaching Awards

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by Teena Angst Freelance Writer “Clarence was such a loving and attentive partner, I never even knew he was teaching classes during his last few years,” said widow Clara Franklin. Broken Bend College admitted this week that one of its online professors has been dead for the last six semesters. This came as a surprise […]

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Scientists Prove Long-Held Assumption that Elected Campus Positions Lead to Premature Arrogance Syndrome

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Researchers at Winchester Tech have finally ended the ubiquitous nature/nurture debate about the onset of Premature Arrogance Syndrome (PAS) in campus elected officials. “We’ve made the mistake of considering all elected officers the same because they exhibited the same symptoms,” said Biosociologist Ron Shay. “We ignored subtle differences, which delayed our ability to isolate the […]

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  • Almost 70 Percent of Classroom Faculty Fear The Growth of Online Learning

    Over six million students are now taking at least one online course, upping the rate of online enrollment to 10 times that of traditional higher education. Yet, while the world is reveling in free online classes, faculty members are frightened by the Internet’s growing popularity, according to a survey by the Babson Survey Research Group. The report, which polled […]

  • A Review of the Blue Angel

    by Janice Albert IN HER LATEST novel, Blue Angel, Francine Prose updates a 1905 story by Heinrich Mann in which an entertainer, Lola Lola, fascinates and then ruins Professor Rath, who gives in to his obsession for her. Francine Prose moves the story to a small, expensive college in Vermont. Her professor is Ted Swenson, […]

  • Digitizing for Distance Education

    contributed by the University of Fairbanks Center for Distance Education Migrating information from paper to electronic form—and being able to access those items in their electronic forms—is a regular concern for both instructor and student in any web-enhanced or web-delivered course. Finding the Right Tools • Office Software. The first and most obvious method is […]

  • A New Movement is Rising—Adjunct Teachers’ Unions Spring Up Nationwide

    By Bob Peterson Northeastern University. Gonzaga. University of St. Thomas. Adjunct faculty are unionizing at college large and small. A revitalized teacher union movement is bubbling up in the midst of relentless attacks on public schools and the teaching profession. Over the next several years this new movement may well be the most important force […]

  • Contract Faculty Union Says Members Are “Free to Negotiate Individually for Better Terms”

    by Max Moran As the newly formed adjunct and contract-faculty union prepares for its fourth bargaining round with Brandeis University this month, officials on both sides say the negotiations thus far have been a positive experience. But the University has frozen wages and benefits for bargaining unit professors until a contract is reached, and the faculty union […]

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