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Writing Better Teaching Philosophies

If you have ever put together job applications or promotion packets, you know how difficult it can be to write a teaching philosophy. Most job documents feel more clear cut than the teaching philosophy—outlining your research, for example, is something that we have all practiced with every abstract that we have written. 2,356 more words


Sign Here

Some adjuncts probably know this, but a lot of people in academia seem not to: at least at my university, if we work overload, on our contract, we have to sign saying we understand we cannot receive overload pay, no matter the source of that funding. 38 more words


Scary Stats on Contingency: Campus Equity Week is Here

Contingent appointments now account for over 70 percent of all instructional staff appointments in American higher education. The term “contingent faculty” includes both part- and full-time non-tenure-track faculty and graduate employees. 306 more words


Well worn is well used

This book came to live in my house sometime around 2003. I teach part time at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada and had found myself facing unemployment. 752 more words

Blogging A Book

Ruling deals blow to faculty union drive at U's Twin Cities campus

A Minnesota Court of Appeals ruling issued yesterday dealt a setback to faculty members organizing a union at the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus, who are now weighing an appeal to the state’s Supreme Court. 296 more words


No Erotics Of Professing For Me

Note: this blog post was originally published on our career advice column on Inside Higher Ed (here). Dr. Jeana Jorgensen is a folklorist, writer, dancer and sex educator. 1,109 more words

Teaching And Mentoring

AAUP Opposes Proposed Revisions to ABA Accreditation Standards that Would Weaken Tenure in Law Schools

On July 10, 2017, the AAUP submitted comments to the American Bar Association opposing proposed revisions to the ABA’s accreditation standards that would eliminate a requirement that full-time faculty “teach more than one-half of the total credit hours offered by the law school in a year or more than two-thirds of student contact hours generated in that year.” The proposal removes any requirement that full-time faculty teach upper-class courses. 3,421 more words