Category Archives: Academia

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

http://system.nevada.edu/tasks/sites/Nshe/assets/File/BoardOfRegents/Agendas/2014/dec-mtgs/bor-refs/11.pdf

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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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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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What’s more likely?

1. A lack of clarity in the assignment’s instructions… OR 2. Most students’ inability to devote enough time to understanding the assignment, how to approach it, and to ask follow up questions during the process of composition? (v1.0)

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#NAWD

https://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Adjunct-Walkout-Day/340019999501000?ref=profile

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FTE. Boring, BUT…

Still needs deciphering/translation for the general public. I’m not sure I understand it myself.

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First Set of Questions/Comments for NSHE.

Obviously, more research and precise formulations of the questions/comments are needed. But for now: 1. Does NSHE think that academic free speech in NV allows for adjuncts to assemble and question their collective experience of and treatment by NSHE and … Continue reading

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