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Wardrobe Duplication and Mismatched Shoes. What, Me Worry?

By Kat Kiefer-Newman Have you ever been halfway through a lecture and thought: “Wait, didn’t I cover this last week?” Maybe it’s me, but sometimes the lectures start to run together and I get a little confused about if I’ve already said this or that thing; or, worse, whether I’ve already told that joke. As […]

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Effective Speaking

by Mary McDermott It was by accident that I became an Effective Speaking teacher. I applied at the local community college to teach English a couple weeks before the semester was scheduled to begin. “I don’t have any English classes,” said Jim Morgan, the Chairman of the English/Communications Department, “but I do have one Effective […]

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A Room of One’s Own

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How to Team Teach and Do Nothing At All

by Shari Dinkins You been given your first assignment team teaching–but you have no time to actually teach the darn thing. What to do? Tell the Chair that you can’t handle half of three units? Don’t despair. You can get paid for team teaching without actually doing any work. Here’s how: ESTABLISH YOURSELF AS A […]

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Adjunct Man: Hidden Hominid or Hoax?

by Rob Schnelle The following news release was rescued from the hard drive of a surplused computer from Beetlebrow State University, whose Faculty Senate recently voted down a proposal to grant faculty status to adjuncts in the BSU faculty code. Alegendary creature haunting campuses across the nation has left indelible tracks here at Beetlebrow, according […]

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The “Assroom,” or We Don’t Need No Education…

by Domini Hedderman Twenty-six faces stare me down as I discuss the dire importance of clarity and conciseness in writing workplace documents. “So, basically, this author tells us that clarity is a function of the words and grammatical structures you use, of the organization of your information, of the logic and cohesion of your arguments, […]

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Refolding the Map: Academic Leadership for All

by Rob Schnelle A Faculty Development Day Conference at Nimby State University February 6, 2005 “If you have achieved excellence, let others light their candle off it.”—Carmen Flogg, Ph.D. Refold the Map Make your reservation now for winter semester’s high-powered issues / skills / leadership conference designed exclusively for faculty of Nimby State University! Top-flight […]

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Machiavelli’s Guide to the PT Problem

The following is satire, for those who don’t understand. “I, Niccolo Machiavelli, would like to lend my genius to solving “The Part-Time Problem” in American colleges. Part-timers are multiplying like… well use your own imagination. But we must deal with this issue in a smart way, a subtle way, a way even that they will […]

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What the *#@% is an Adjunctocracy? (or Karl Marx, Margaret Spellings, and Myself Do a Little Dance, Make a Little Love, Get Down Tonight . . . I mean, Reinvent The Future of Higher Ed.)

by Matthew Henry Hall As Karl Marx once said, “Keep the baby, but when you chuck the bath water, toss out that nasty old bathtub too.” Okay, Karl Marx never said that, but it does, metaphorically at least, get at my first overarching point. Higher Education doesn’t need just a few policy changes; it needs […]

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A Room of One’s Own
Nationwide, office space at a premium for adjunct faculty

by Rob Schnelle Stooping to clear the corrugated steel overhang of an 8-by-30-foot cargo container, Leo Hemridge exits his new office, shielding his eyes in wan October sunlight. He wears the haunted expression of a man who expects imminent eviction, perhaps because his quarters were formerly occupied by migrant asparagus pickers. Hemridge works as an […]

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