Order of Education http://orderofeducation.com News & Opinions for Grad Students and Higher Ed Faculty Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:11:02 +0000 en hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4 http://orderofeducation.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/cropped-Adjuncts-Change-32x32.jpg Order of Education http://orderofeducation.com 32 32 Resources for Writing Teachers and Students http://orderofeducation.com/resources-for-writing-teachers-and-students/ Mon, 02 Nov 2015 02:09:25 +0000 http://orderofeducation.com/?p=5569 I  picked up a project I started a few years ago. After teaching writing for four years both at the University of Georgia and at Eastern Kentucky University, I became interested in the ways we teach writing, particularly to students with little or no experience practicing writing in a classroom setting. Composition studies often refer […]

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An Adjunct Thanksgiving http://orderofeducation.com/an-adjunct-thanksgiving/ Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:32:41 +0000 http://orderofeducation.com/?p=5279 I’ve spent the last three years working to make life better for adjuncts. The Adjunct Project is approaching its third birthday, and I’ve been reflecting on some of the successes that have been achieved since its launch. It’s been a good year for adjunct professors. Here are some of the things for which I’m thankful […]

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Always an Adjunct? http://orderofeducation.com/always-an-adjunct/ http://orderofeducation.com/always-an-adjunct/#comments Thu, 07 Aug 2014 21:00:12 +0000 http://www.orderofeducation.com/?p=4128 Regular readers of this website know that I left my adjunct teaching position at the University of Georgia last May.  Ultimately, I’m glad I did what I did. The job wasn’t bad, but it was keeping me from moving on to something better. In this week’s post at Vitae, I discuss some of the questions […]

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Not All English Majors Like Marketing http://orderofeducation.com/not-all-english-majors-like-marketing/ http://orderofeducation.com/not-all-english-majors-like-marketing/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:14:12 +0000 http://www.orderofeducation.com/?p=3977 The second interview from the “How I Got Out” series about adjuncts who escape bad situations was published last week at Vitae. This piece is about Kate Weber, a professor in her last term as an adjunct at Monterey Peninsula College in California. It’s her last term as an adjunct because Kate will be starting a […]

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New Series About Adjuncts Who Change Careers http://orderofeducation.com/new-series-about-adjuncts-who-change-careers/ http://orderofeducation.com/new-series-about-adjuncts-who-change-careers/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:04:53 +0000 http://www.orderofeducation.com/?p=3859 I’ve just launched a new series at Vitae called “How I Got Out” in which I tell the stories of former adjuncts who have reinvented themselves and escaped their bad situations. Whether they’ve returned to school, switched careers, or picked up some kind of new certification, all the adjuncts I’ve interviewed for this series have […]

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Changing Gears in a Difficult Job Market http://orderofeducation.com/changing-gears-difficult-job-market/ http://orderofeducation.com/changing-gears-difficult-job-market/#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:16:20 +0000 http://www.orderofeducation.com/?p=3804 Editor’s Note: There are so many stories about the difficult academic job market that it’s easy to forget some people do occasionally get jobs. Every once in a while, a tenure-track job is awarded to a lucky candidate, but more often than not, getting a full-time job in academe requires a shift in focus toward […]

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Congressman George Miller Challenges University Presidents on Adjuncts http://orderofeducation.com/congressman-george-miller-challenges-university-presidents-on-adjuncts/ http://orderofeducation.com/congressman-george-miller-challenges-university-presidents-on-adjuncts/#respond Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:05:25 +0000 http://www.orderofeducation.com/?p=3674 Last year, Congressman George Miller of California took up the cause of adjunct labor. Miller, who is the senior Democrat on the House of Representatives’ Committee on Education in the Workforce, opened a public forum last year where adjuncts and other contingent faculty members could share stories about their working conditions. The open forum generated […]

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Why Are Adjuncts Joining Unions? http://orderofeducation.com/why-are-adjuncts-joining-unions/ http://orderofeducation.com/why-are-adjuncts-joining-unions/#comments Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:49:48 +0000 http://www.orderofeducation.com/?p=3623 In a new post at Vitae, I argue that adjuncts and other university professors have something in common with pilots at JetBlue airlines who have recently voted to unionize after two previous failed attempts to do so. The question I attempt to answer in the piece is why have these pilots just now decided to […]

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MLA Steps Up Higher Ed Change Advocacy With New Report http://orderofeducation.com/mla-steps-up-higher-ed-change-advocacy-with-new-report/ http://orderofeducation.com/mla-steps-up-higher-ed-change-advocacy-with-new-report/#comments Wed, 28 May 2014 16:13:18 +0000 http://www.orderofeducation.com/?p=3488 The Modern Language Association has a new report out today that contains recommendations on the future of graduate study in the humanities. The 40-page report is the result of a study conducted by a specially-convened MLA Task Force on Doctoral Study in Language and Literature. The study was underwritten by a grant from the Andrew […]

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Stripper With a PhD http://orderofeducation.com/a-former-professor-turned-stripper/ http://orderofeducation.com/a-former-professor-turned-stripper/#comments Mon, 26 May 2014 16:55:46 +0000 http://www.orderofeducation.com/?p=3448 “The first time I ever stepped into a strip club, I was 18. I walked into the VIP section where dozens of men were getting lap dances and I thought, ‘This shit is like Caligula.’” It was 1998 when “Claire” had her first taste of stripping–the career that would call her back throughout her life, […]

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