- the TAMU San Antonio adjunct getting booted for having the temerity to expect admin to do something about threatening emails: catch it links, discussion, comments and all on Josh Boldt's Adjunct Project and Con Job (Fb group that has become our electronic water cooler)
- messy mooc musings (+ comments) from Kate Bowles (Music for Deck Chairs, Australia), Jonathon Rees (More or Less Bunk, Colorado) and tidier, less dramatic, iterations of the same from members of Change 11 cohort, retired physics prof Gordon Lockhart of mooc cow renown (above, based on ‘la vaca de los sinvaca’ by José Bogado ) and ed-tech / learning analytics specialist Martin Weller (Wales).
- Junct Tour wrap written up by Inside HigherEd
- Jack Longmate and Keith Hoeller, "Community and technical colleges: anxious students, invisible faculty," on overloads and equity.
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A successful 2013 Campus Equity Week is behind us, followed closely by Maria Maisto's statements on adjunct working conditions to the House EdWorkforce committee and at WH College Affordability hearings, and finally a joint board meeting preceding the SEIU 500 Local Conference. What can we say? It's been busy! Ahead will be no less so with restructuring afoot, possible name changes and more in store for NFM and NFMF, the 501 (3c) foundation.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Time to put this puppy to bed before too late to be interesting, let alone any longer. Recent topping off: yesterday mailbox and social media exchanges were about:
Together, both sections ~ above and below ~ reflect my particular interests. The following, re-posted from adj-l, is a mixed, random and rather too long collection from morning reading introduces the rambling post series.
The dangers of the rising global protest movement (about + interview with Guy Standing who writes extensively on rise of precariat)
Anyone following precariat topic may want to keep an eye on keep an eye on The Putney Debates, Curious about the name? + more about direction of content, http://theputneydebates.wordpress.com/about/
Revenge of the Underpaid Professors + comments
Students in Quebec were asked to send their march route to the cops & they replied with this.
Also on Plashing Vole (UK higher ed, VL or Visiting Lecturer for a number of years) with more discussion of and commentary on protests and the differences between Quebec and the rest of Canada, notably, "Quebec is a special case because it's a European-style social democratic state within a country rapidly and forcibly being converted into a cutting edge free-market fundamentalist one" and "If Canada's corporate government manages to smash Quebec, that's the end of social justice in North America"
Also from Plashing Vole, thought process marking essays, Cymru an bach. And according to @PlashingVole, every teacher's inspiration,
Here's a good adjunct visibility idea from Free University, May8 (anyone here know how that went?): Adjuncts of New York, UNITE: Public Grade-In to make our labor + solidarity visible. 365 Fifth Ave. WED 12-4pm #tassembly #adjunct