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Will new research clarify Ontario's higher education policy? - University World News

Will new research clarify Ontario's higher education policy? - University World News | Contingent Nation | Scoop.it
Will new research clarify Ontario's higher education policy?
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Coordinating research efforts between diverse stakeholders in a decentralised higher education system is challenging in most disciplines.
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Arrested Development, Contingent Edition | Inside Higher Ed

Arrested Development, Contingent Edition | Inside Higher Ed | Contingent Nation | Scoop.it
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Comments on the infantalization and deprofessionalization of college faculty: where you're starting over every semester, and never advance.

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Austerity education kills dissent on Israel

Austerity education kills dissent on Israel | Contingent Nation | Scoop.it
At defunded public colleges, academics and students can't speak out on the Middle East, or anything else
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Co-Author of New Occupy Study: Media Misled by Harping on Household Salaries | The Nation

Co-Author of New Occupy Study: Media Misled by Harping on Household Salaries | The Nation | Contingent Nation | Scoop.it
Professor Stephanie Luce, a co-author of a new Occupy Wall Street study, takes issue with the media harping on the high household salaries reported in the study.
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Adjunct Justice

Adjunct Justice | Contingent Nation | Scoop.it
The Truth about Higher Education's Contingent Workers
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Adjuncts, post your anonymous contracts here to show the public the conditions and lousy pay we're subjected to.

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The Chicago Teacher Strike is Also About the Future

The Chicago Teacher Strike is Also About the Future | Contingent Nation | Scoop.it
Teacher and Professor of Education Emery Petchauer explains how he came to understand the necessity of teachers union strikes.
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As Part-Time Faculty Wait for Payday, Peers Help Out With a Food Drive - Faculty - The Chronicle of Higher Education

As Part-Time Faculty Wait for Payday, Peers Help Out With a Food Drive - Faculty - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Contingent Nation | Scoop.it
Part-timers at a Michigan college won't get their first check this semester till next month. That puts some in a bind, but colleagues won't let them go hungry.
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Four Public Colleges Will Cut Adjunct Faculty Hours To Avoid Providing Health Coverage Under Obamacare

Four Public Colleges Will Cut Adjunct Faculty Hours To Avoid Providing Health Coverage Under Obamacare | Contingent Nation | Scoop.it
Four public colleges and universities — Florida’s Palm Beach State College, Pennsylvania’s Community College of Allegheny County, Ohio’s Youngstown State University, and New Jersey’s Kean University — are planning to move adjunct and “contingent” ...
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IRS Warns Colleges Not To Screw Over Adjunct Faculty

IRS Warns Colleges Not To Screw Over Adjunct Faculty | Contingent Nation | Scoop.it
The Internal Revenue Service put colleges and universities on warning with new proposed rules issued this month, warning them not to skimp when counting the hours adjunct faculty work.
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Pay Your Adjuncts

Pay Your Adjuncts | Contingent Nation | Scoop.it
It’s simple. Pay your workers. They work nine hours, they get paid nine hours. They work twelve hours, they get paid twelve hours. No one has ever worked three hours in a three credit course....
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Michigan Union's Report Challenges Assumptions About Adjuncts' Pay - Faculty - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Michigan Union's Report Challenges Assumptions About Adjuncts' Pay - Faculty - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Contingent Nation | Scoop.it
The report, which comes as contract talks begin, seeks to compare and value the services provided by major segments of the academic work force.
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The Dangers of Being Taught by Part Timers | The College Solution

The Dangers of Being Taught by Part Timers | The College Solution | Contingent Nation | Scoop.it
The number of adjunct professors continue to grow at colleges and universities and their heavy use can be a detriment to college students.
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University Might Even Fire Employees To Avoid Obamacare

University Might Even Fire Employees To Avoid Obamacare | Contingent Nation | Scoop.it
Youngstown State University will limit the hours of non-union part-time employees to ensure that the university is not required to provide them with health insurance coverage under Obamacare.

How is this better than Walmart?

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Academia's indentured servants

Academia's indentured servants | Contingent Nation | Scoop.it
Outspoken academics are rare: most tenured faculty have stayed silent about the adjunct crisis, notes Kendzior.
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In France, Seasonal Workers With a Ph.D.

In France, Seasonal Workers With a Ph.D. | Contingent Nation | Scoop.it
U.S. "study-abroad" programs offer relatively little security and benefits, adjuncts say.
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Gee, just like their state-side counterparts! This is nothing extraordinary in this country. Why isn't there more attention being paid to it over here?

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CUNY adjuncts ask not to be called professors in course syllabuses to highlight working conditions | Inside Higher Ed

CUNY adjuncts ask not to be called professors in course syllabuses to highlight working conditions | Inside Higher Ed | Contingent Nation | Scoop.it
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Study casts doubt on idea that spending more per student leads to better educational outcomes | Inside Higher Ed

Study casts doubt on idea that spending more per student leads to better educational outcomes | Inside Higher Ed | Contingent Nation | Scoop.it
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"I know of a college with a 4-1-4 teaching load and lots of part-timers with lots of good scores on everything," he said. (A study last year -- based only on three private colleges -- reached similar conclusions.) He also said that he wasn't suggesting that every college replace full-timers with part-timers and add courses to each faculty member's duties. But he said that his data suggest that the quality of instruction from part-timers can be just as high as from full-timers, so maybe the issue is finding the best way to hire and retain them. (He suggested full-year contracts over course-by-course.)"

This, to me, says a lot more about the dedication and quality of both full- and part-time faculty than it does about spending money. Nobody teaches to make money. We teach because we love it. That doesn't mean we don't deserve a living wage and secure working conditions. It's not the well-paid administrators who are getting these results.

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More Critique of Provosts and Executive Teams, Not Less

More Critique of Provosts and Executive Teams, Not Less | Contingent Nation | Scoop.it
Administrators, especially Provosts and Academic Affairs VPs need to receive the greatest possible scrutiny as we envision a new college and university climate where teaching is cultivated in a way...
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If you can't teach get out of the way of those who can.

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Marsellus Wallace on Higher Education - Copy & Paste

Marsellus Wallace on Higher Education - Copy & Paste | Contingent Nation | Scoop.it
The way to fix higher education is not to keep devaluing it by staffing with temps and relying on inferior educational models like MOOCs.
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Moody’s Investors Service, a company that ranks the creditworthiness of borrowers, has just issued a negative short-term outlook for the entire sector of higher education. Yeah, the entire sector.

 

According to the Moody’s report, “state-government appropriations, investment earnings, gifts, research grants, and patient-care reimbursements are all facing economic pressure.” Which basically means revenue sources for colleges are continuing to dry up. For colleges that are already struggling to keep their doors open, it’s going to get worse apparently.

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Addressing the Scarlet A - Maisto Jan 2013

Addressing the Scarlet A - Maisto Jan 2013 | Contingent Nation | Scoop.it
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AFT - A Union of Professionals - Downsizing adjuncts’ workload

The Affordable Care Act will open the door for millions of American workers and their families to gain access to affordable health insurance beginning in 2014.
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Put Your Money Where Your Adjuncts Are - On Hiring - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Put Your Money Where Your Adjuncts Are - On Hiring - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Contingent Nation | Scoop.it
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Georgetown Students Show Solidarity with Adjunct Professors

Students support the unionization of adjunct faculty at Georgetown.

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Adjunct faculty have become higher ed's instructional backbone and are demanding better conditions

Adjunct faculty have become higher ed's instructional backbone and are demanding better conditions

http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20121129/NEWS01/311300004/-Adjunct-faculty-become-higher-ed-s-instructional-backbone-demanding-better-conditions?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|News&nclick_check=1

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