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We’ve collected a variety of original news stories and analyses for your perusing, which focus on education in California, part-time faculty and/or unions in academia that have broad national appeal. As might be expected, we take special interest in social justice issues that slip under the radar of the mainstream media.

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Discipline and Punish Revisited: Teaching Evaluation

by Dennis Selder A wonderful example of Foucault's observations about how power and knowledge interact is   teaching evaluation.  Teaching evaluation ...

Path to student loan debt relief for adjuncts just got a little easier–but still a long way to go

By Krista Eliot The U.S. Department of Education has made a very important change to the application form for the ...

Are College Administrators Encouraging Public Disinvestment in Education?

by Dennis Selder It seems paradoxical to suggest that administrators and college presidents may be partly responsible for public disinvestment ...

Maslow a la Adjunct

by Marnie Webster Twitter: @minimuswebster ...

Writing Our Own History

by Dennis Selder If you read the seamless articles geared for the select group of community college administrators who  portray ...

Contingent Faculty at Hogwarts

by Dennis Selder While it’s true that Hogwarts is a relatively privileged educational institution in relation to many schools and ...

Schadenfruede & Adjuncts

25 February 2014 by Marnie Webster Much has been written about the working conditions of part time professors for good ...

Instant Office

Like many part-time faculty, you may have had occasion to meet with a student once in a great while.  And ...

What?

by Dennis Selder On February 6th, the PBS Newshour, ran a show “Is academia suffering from ‘adjunctivitis’? Low-paid adjunct professors ...

Challenges Contingent Faculty Face in Improving Their Teaching

by Dennis Selder    As a newbie teaching nights at Southwestern College, I was lucky to run into a guy ...

Keith Hoeller has edited an important new book about contingency! Take Note!

Equality for Contingent Faculty: Overcoming the Two-Tier System has just been published. Alex Kudera says, in reviewing the book, "There's something weird ...

Betting on the CPFA

Betting on the CPFA: A Pragmatic Solution to the "Perilous World of the Adjunct Professor" By John Martin, Chair California ...