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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


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Barney, Whittams & Crones, LLC visited Drewrey College last week to investigate concerns that the institution may use outdated or inefficient fiscal practices.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


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


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.

Hunger Strike

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


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


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


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


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


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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