Success Versus Access in Higher Education

Success Versus Access in Higher Education

by P.D. Lesko IN NOVEMBER OF 2003, Detroit’s Wayne State University President Irvin Reid addressed a group of 15 state university presidents. In that address, which was a protest against coming higher education budget cuts, Reid said that every dollar of investment in state universities generates a $26 output for Michigan. At the same time, […]

We Don’t Need No Education….

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, […]

An Accompanying Object

An Accompanying Object

by Elayne Clift Webster got it right: I am “not essentially a part of [the academy.]” I am only “an accompanying object.” I have felt this reality many times. I feel it now, as I am told that there will be no salary increase, again, despite the fact that out of fourteen faculty in this […]

Moving Your Course Online

Moving Your Course Online

by Evelyn Beck It will take longer than you think. That’s some of the wisdom offered by one course designer about the process of moving your traditional classroom on-line. Cynthia McIntyre, an on-line designer and instructor for The Concord Consortium in Concord, Mass., finds that new on-line teachers are surprised by the amount of time […]

Winterize Your Car

Winterize Your Car

by Brent Romans If you were to ask your car where it would want to live, and it just so happened to be a talking car, it would most likely say “Southern California.” “It’s warm there, the roads are fairly decent, and I might get to see a movie star,” it would say. If you […]

Five percent of 2003-2004 Fulbright Scholar awards go to contingent faculty.

Five percent of 2003-2004 Fulbright Scholar awards go to contingent faculty.

The Adjunct Advocate congratulates all of the contingent faculty winners of this year’s Fulbright Scholar Awards. As in past years, independent scholars, part-time, adjunct, full-time temporary and visiting faculty were awarded just over five percent of the 800 Fulbright Scholar Awards given out. The Center for the International Exchange of Scholars, which administers the Fulbright […]

Adjunct faculty at California’s College of the Canyons vote to affiliate with the AFT

Adjunct faculty at California’s College of the Canyons vote to affiliate with the AFT

After nearly two years of legal wrangling, part-time faculty at College of the Canyons finally got what they wanted–the chance to choose which union would represent them. Today, in a landslide vote (208 to 41), part-timers selected the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) as their exclusive bargaining agent. Many thought this day would never come. […]

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

No Laughing Matter Matt Hall’s cartoons have been a terrific addition to the Adjunct Advocate. I know that, to some, the trials and tribulations associated with teaching part-time are certainly no laughing matter. However, Hall’s cartoons zero in, like guided missiles, to the heart of all that is absurd about working as a part-timer. I […]