Negotiating the Paradox: Adjuncts & Writing

I received a brief and surprising email today. The first surprise was that the email arrived at all. You see, I'd emailed Elizabeth Strout, whose complex and often lovely novel in stories Olive Kitteridge. (If you haven't read Olive Kitteridge, I highly suggest it. There's...

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.

When I was in graduate school I was pulled towards two different realities. On one hand, the faculty encouraged scholarship. More than once I was essentially told that to be a real academic, I had to publish. In some cases, I was told this quite...
In his recent (2009) book Designing the Smart Organization author Roland Deiser primarily focuses on learning in the corporate environment. In fact, one of his starting points is the claim that traditional models of education (such as those that happen in classrooms) are too limited in...

So…I've been blogging on adjuncts and writing for a year now, and as I start my second year, I want to look back over what I've seen, what I've learned,.

AA 52 More Perspectives   I'd like to continue last week's process of breaking out of my own habitual limits by seeing the topic of adjuncts and writing from other.

This week I'd like to touch on a two surveys related to adjuncts (and writing). The first is a recent survey done by The Chronicle of Higher Education. It's dated October 18, 2009, and it reviews data gathered from April through July of the same...
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