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Category Archives: contingent faculty appointments

Adjuncts Push for Change in Colorado

This is a guest post from Don Eron, who recently retired from the University of Colorado Boulder as a senior instructor in writing and rhetoric. He is a member of … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · 3 Comments

Robin Meade Wins Ruling for Her Adjunct Job at Moraine Valley

Last fall, AcademeBlog reported on the case of Robin Meade, an adjunct instructor and head of the adjunct faculty union at Moraine Valley Community College in Illinois, who was fired … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · 7 Comments

Very Frustrated but Fearful

This past week, we received “over the transom” the following e-mail from a non-tenure-eligible full-time faculty member. I am reprinting it with his permission but with all identifying details removed. … Continue reading

January 24, 2015 · 4 Comments

Some Early Thoughts on President Obama’s Proposal for Free Education at U.S. Community Colleges

I should begin by stating that I am in favor of any proposal that provides free higher education at public colleges and universities. In fact, I am in favor of … Continue reading

January 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Speaker Series at Wright State University: Overview

 

January 6, 2015 · 4 Comments

Ten Questions for Conference and Chapter Leaders: 1. Ohio Conference

This is the first post in what I hope will be a series, in which conference and chapter leaders comment on the issues that they are trying to address and … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

It Is Time for Some Real Accountability

In a feature article for University Business, Ioanna Opidee provides an overview of the major trends related to postsecondary teaching that we might expect in 2015. Opidee focuses on what … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

2014 Through the Academe Blog: January

One of the first contributions to the Academe blog this year was Hank Reichman’s “How NOT to Oppose the Academic Boycott of Israel.” He wrote: Clearly, college and university presidents have the … Continue reading

December 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

Want Student Retention? Hire More Full-Time Faculty

When I returned to teaching more than a dozen years ago, I taught a great deal of developmental writing. At that time, the City University of New York (CUNY) used … Continue reading

December 26, 2014 · 10 Comments

The Increased Teaching Load for Composition Instructors at Arizona State Provides a Disturbing Glimpse into the Future for Other Faculty

Inside Higher Ed recently ran an article on a 25% increase in the teaching loads for full-time non-tenure-eligible writing faculty at Arizona State University. The article, written by Colleen Flaherty … Continue reading

December 21, 2014 · 2 Comments
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