Plagiarism Doesn’t Bother Me

Plagiarism Doesn’t Bother Me

by Gerald Nelms When I began teaching back in the early 1980s, any student plagiarizing upset me a lot. I experienced exactly what Richard Murphy describes in his 1990 College English article, “Anorexia: The Cheating Disorder”: Plagiarism irritates, like a thin wood splinter in the edge of one’s thumb. With any sort of reasonable perspective, I realize […]

How American Universities Have Destroyed Scholarship in the U.S.

How American Universities Have Destroyed Scholarship in the U.S.

by Debra Leigh Scott Put simply, universities traditionally have pursued a three-prong mission: 1) to provide excellent educational opportunities, 2) to support scholarly research and study, and 3) to encourage both professional and community service. There has been a lot written recently about how the adjunct situation has negatively impacted our students’ education – and this […]

Amherst Part-Timer Launches A “Hidden Scholars” Support Group

Amherst Part-Timer Launches A “Hidden Scholars” Support Group

by Nick Grabbe Is there a doctorate in the house? If so, an Amherst scholar wants to know — and wants to rally independent scholars, adjunct faculty members and other academics without institutional connections for a new support group that will have its first meeting Thursday. The group, called Hidden Scholars, meets at the Amherst […]

A First Look at Lore and Bits

Part of what I’ve been doing in this blog is noodling around the questions of how adjunct writers’ circumstances affect their writing (and writing teaching), and, by implication, to what extend adjuncts are working in special circumstances. Well, here’s one answer to that last question: Bedford /St. Martin’s thinks that adjuncts work in different circumstances. […]

Write On! An Interview With Dana S. Dunn

This week we’re shifting focus a bit. Dana S. Dunn is Professor of Psychology at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Moravian is a small and selective liberal arts college with a long and distinguished history. Professor Dunn has edited several books on pedagogical practices, published scores of articles, and several of his own books, including […]

A First Look at Lore and Bits

Part of what I’ve been doing in this blog is noodling around the questions of how adjunct writers’ circumstances affect their writing (and writing teaching), and, by implication, to what extend adjuncts are working in special circumstances. Well, here’s one answer to that last question: Bedford /St. Martin’s thinks that adjuncts work in different circumstances. […]

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