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Pop Quiz: How would you change the system?

Hey everybody! Excuse the late post–I’m sure you’re all familiar with December craziness. As I was reading this article by Jeffrey J. Williams in the Chronicle of Higher Education the other day, I got to thinking about the way we’ve structured our educational system. For those who haven’t read the …

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Required Readings

Required Readings, 21 November 2013 – Adjunct Faculty Edition!

Good morning, teachers and learners! Since a larger conversation opened up this week due to a Slate piece on Duquesne University adjunct Margaret Mary Vojtko, I thought I would make today’s set of required readings about the people and the plight of the contingent faculty. Want to Unionize Your Adjuncts? First …

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Higher EducationPop Quiz

Pop Quiz: Adjuncts, Unions and the Sad Tale of Margaret Mary Vojtko

Many of you may have read this article about Margaret Mary Vojtko in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette when it first started circulating on social networks late this past summer. For those that didn’t, here is her story as related by Daniel Kovalik: Vojtko was an adjunct professor in the French department …

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Required Readings

Required Readings, 19 September 2013

Teacher gives birth in school! Alabama sororities and fraternities are white! Death of an adjunct prompts reflection. Good rhythm linked to language skills. Good morning, teachers and learners. Here are your required readings for today. Study links rhythm to language skills – so that why I no talk good. Teacher …

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EducationPop Quiz

Pop Quiz: What can we do about academic labour?

Happy Labo(u)r Day to our Canadian and American readers! Though the holiday has suffered from some cultural drift over the years since its inception (serving now mainly as an excuse for back-to-school sales, barbecues, and a post quem non for wearing white), I thought it might be nice to get …

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