Author Archives: Dan Sorensen

About Dan Sorensen

In general, concerned with excellence. In particular: Opinions. Food. Artistic Process. Customer Service. Music. Media. Bullshit.

Body as Text in Nietzsche and Freud

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A Perfect Storm Is Heading Toward Higher Education

Originally posted on TIME:
Colleges are facing a perfect storm that could shutter hundreds of them and leave many more wondering how to survive. Yet much of higher education’s leadership is in denial that anything is amiss. The College Board…

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The Same Old Nevada for Adjuncts.

Adjunct labor in Nevada is a large but unacknowledged community of college teachers needed by Governor Sandoval to build his “New Nevada.” (Link is “broken.” See why below.) Unless adjunct labor receives the state’s support to perform its educational role … Continue reading

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What is An Adjunct? A Document to Prep Students for NAWD

What is An Adjunct? A Document to Prep Students for NAWD.

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REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF NSHE PART-TIME INSTRUCTOR TASK FORCE

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Freelance Academics (Walking Away from the Con)

Originally posted on The Consulting Editor:
Today’s guest post is brought to you by two great tweeters and fellow freelancers, Elizabeth Keenan & Katie Rose Guest Pryal. Katie & Elizabeth are also running this piece on their own blogs, too, so pay…

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Socrates is Totally Adjunct…

He’d also probably say something like the following about/to academic administrators… 1. “From me you will hear the whole truth, though not, by Zeus, gentlemen, expressed in embroidered and stylized phrases like theirs, but things spoken at random and expressed … Continue reading

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Adjunct Row is a Tough Row to Hoe.

1. Most “full-time” faculty have access to labor problem resolution through collective bargaining rights. Some adjuncts have no such access. 2. While using adjunct labor to meet institutional monetary goals, academic institutions in right to work states, at the same … Continue reading

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Crazy?

Originally posted on ACADEME BLOG:
Getting to “know” other academics on Twitter is a very strange process. First you follow the ones you know. Then you follow the most interesting people who they “know,” and by then other folks who…

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Premises…

1. Academic free speech in NV includes speech critical of NSHE employment practices or it does not. (T/F) 2. Any NSHE policy, regulation, or code that does not allow for the criticism of NSHE employment practices is not a coherent … Continue reading

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