In the Classroom: What Do Great College Profs Have in Common?

In the Classroom: What Do Great College Profs Have in Common?

by Claudio Sanchez In a year in which we’re exploring great teaching, it’s a good time to talk with Ken Bain. He’s a longtime historian, scholar and academic who has studied and explored teaching for decades, most notably in his 2004 book,  What the Best College Teachers Do. You focused on 100 college professors in a […]

New Research: In Faculty Evals, Students Fall Back on Gender Stereotypes

New Research: In Faculty Evals, Students Fall Back on Gender Stereotypes

by Matthew Reisz French research finds that undergraduates give higher scores to male teachers Research from France offers evidence that “students appear to rate teachers according to gender stereotypes”, with male students giving higher scores to male lecturers. That is the conclusion of a paper by Anne Boring, a postdoctoral researcher at L’Institut d’Études Politiques […]

British University Rejects Criticism for Using Academic Title of “Hourly Paid Lecturers” for Some Temp. Faculty

British University Rejects Criticism for Using Academic Title of “Hourly Paid Lecturers” for Some Temp. Faculty

by Jack Grove With so many variations of lecturer, fellow, reader and professor – such as senior, associate, visiting and principal – academic job titles are sometimes seen as confusing for British students. But a rather blunt job description of “hourly paid lecturer” used by the University of Lincoln has attracted criticism for a different reason. A […]

Catholic College: Adjuncts Must Support its ‘Mission’

Catholic College: Adjuncts Must Support its ‘Mission’

by Samantha Watkins Catholic intellectual tradition can be applied to anything A Catholic university’s three-year fight against the National Labor Relations Board has spooked some of its faculty, who believe a footnote in a school filing is a direct threat to their jobs. Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, which is affiliated with the Spiritan order, is trying […]

Tufts’ Adjunct Faculty Receive a Big Win with 22% Pay Increase & Improved Job Security

Tufts’ Adjunct Faculty Receive a Big Win with 22% Pay Increase & Improved Job Security

by Lauren Landry Part-time professors at Tufts University will be receiving higher pay and improved job security. More than 95 percent of roughly 200 adjunct faculty members approved a union contract Friday that could have a significant impact on negotiations at other colleges in the Boston area. The three-year agreement guarantees all part-time faculty will […]

Ivy Tech Community College Blames Affordable Care Act for “Shortage” of Adjunct Faculty

Ivy Tech Community College Blames Affordable Care Act for “Shortage” of Adjunct Faculty

by Seth Schlabaugh Ivy Tech Community College is experiencing a shortage of adjunct faculty linked to the Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare. “We know that in some areas, that’s a 30 percent to 40 percent increase in the need for the number of adjunct faculty,” regional Chancellor Andy Bowne said during a speech last Friday, […]

University of La Verne Adjuncts’ NLRB Complaints Dismissed for Lack of Merit

University of La Verne Adjuncts’ NLRB Complaints Dismissed for Lack of Merit

by Imani Tate A union’s failed attempt to organize University of La Verne adjunct professors has prompted increased dialogue and let university officials resume projects that had to be halted when the union began its organizing efforts on the main campus last fall. On Aug. 1, the national office of the National Labor Relations Board formally […]

DC Adjuncts Aiming to Bargain Unprecedented Citywide Contract

DC Adjuncts Aiming to Bargain Unprecedented Citywide Contract

George Washington University adjuncts and their D.C. colleagues could earn more if they succeed in creating a city-wide contract, which local faculty leaders have proposed for the past two years. Adjunct professors’ plans to negotiate a city-wide contract have dragged on because leaders must first wait for adjunct faculty at every university to form unions. But they […]

SEIU Leads Push to Unionize St. Louis, Mo. Adjunct Faculty

SEIU Leads Push to Unionize St. Louis, Mo. Adjunct Faculty

By Koran Addo Nine months out of the year, Andrew Nelson works about 50 hours a week, driving his 1995 Mazda on either 50- or 100-mile round trips every weekday to his college teaching gigs at Lindenwood University in St. Charles and East Central College in Union. He gets paid just $22,000 a year combined […]

At Community College, President’s Pay, Perks and P-Card Charges Have Faculty Up In Arms

At Community College, President’s Pay, Perks and P-Card Charges Have Faculty Up In Arms

At a Michigan community college which employs hundreds of adjuncts in order to keep down costs, a new budgeting strategy which the president says aligns spending with the college’s strategic priorities has faculty up in arms. The college’s latest budget ups funding for instruction and instructional support by 1.4 percent while funding for student aid […]