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Thank you +Bryan Alexander for blogging about the #adjunct system and inviting #reform idesa
How can American academia's adjunct situation be improved?  What's the best way to address this humanitarian crisis?  Can we fix this labor disaster? This question surfaced during a Twitter discuss...
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+Vanessa Vaile  and +Bryan Alexander  It is amazing that with this huge, talented, dedicated, innovative, intelligent, hungry work force there has been no disruptive alternative proposed.  We all want to play with the system and are disgruntled when we are exploited. The system laughs at this impotence, and cuts our pay and limits our options because we still buy their shit. Approach it like a social entrepreneur. Turn the dominant paradigm on its head. It will not be solved by working within the system because everyone is protecting their privilege. It has nothing to do with the learners and what is good for them, it has only to do with perpetuating the status quo -- I've been an adjunct for 26 years and I have seen how the TT act towards us. Why buy the cow if you give the milk for free?
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bad news for #adjunct at Northern NM College #NNMC ~ this new blog is #WeAreNNMC 's good news, such as it is
Adjunct faculty members at Northern New Mexico College were very surprised when they saw their first summer pay stub this past week. “My first paycheck for the summer was shorted by a third,” North...
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#calligraphy  animals ....and how one link leads to another (this one via a #landart  share
With just a few strokes of his calligraphy pen, London-based designer and illustrator Andrew Fox created this fun series of minimalistic animals. ( via thisiscolossal )
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Reblogged to "As the Adjunctiverse Turns" but still don't know why WP does not post publicly to G+ (or 2x to Twitter) and can't find what to tweak in settings. t/y +George Station 
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Originally posted on M.G. Piety:There’s been a lot of discussion among academics of Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa’s book Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses (Chicago, 2011). Arum and Roksa present strong evidence that students are…
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#media   and  the #adjunct ~ its time to own our voices. The tools are out there. Some are even in our pockets.

I keep meaning to get to the #MLAtakeover (just not as excited as I should be, more stage managed than spontaneous) and #COCAI_XI (conference, organizers lack of transparency and copping an attitude about it). Both come down to information gaps and a lack of openness that seems deliberate.

Maybe this will do for now...back to my Question Authority gap fill exercise
So why should contingent faculty give a rat's ass ? For starters, thanks to the internet and social media, we're doing better but still overdue on taking charge of our own voices and media. Citizen journalism is the way to do...
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I didn't see a #handystuff category so I'm going with announcements
There is no shortage of online tutorials and guides on how to search for images on the web. To overly generalize, this boils down to "here is a list of sites, go there and type your keywords in a b...
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Oooh I like this.
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#adunct activist and organizer, +William Lipkin calls for #cooperation
I became active in the labor movement over 25 years ago at a time when very few people even knew what the word 'adjunct' referred to. I immediately saw the inequities in every aspect of Higher Education and began to question ...
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#bots and automated #writing ~ 1st sports and now #businesswriting ... what next?
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Soylent Green...
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#art  ~ so here's the #landart  one on the same site
German artist Cornelia Konrads creates mind-bending site-specific installations in public spaces, sculpture parks and private gardens around the world. Her work is frequently punctuated by the illusion of weightlessness, where stacked objects like logs, fences, and doorways appear to be suspended in mid-air, reinforcing their temporary ...
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I love the slingshot 
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#tinyhomes  for the #homeless  ~ HT +Heloisa Zal 
 
This maybe not be the most beautiful solution, but the homeless is a reality is big cities. In Sao Paulo, for instance, there 's no shelters enough to all this people, unfotunatelly.
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Sunday Matinee reruns: #LastProfessors revisited + next Barbara Wolf installment
… opens with  taking our in-house Wayback Machine to Sunday, May 5, 2013 for  movie break … last of the profs  aka the great train wreck  featuring the #adjunct as Gunga Din.  Donoghue, interviewed about his 2008 book , says it's too late to turn back and t...
…opens with taking our in-house Wayback Machine to Sunday, May 5, 2013 for movie break…last of the profs aka the great train wreck featuring the #adjunct as Gunga Din. Donoghue, interviewed about his 2008 book, says it's too ...
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moving the sidebar pic down and to the other side is not keeping it from being the only one G+ posts sharing from my bloggers. Used to offer a choice, not any more. Grrrr. Time delete the picture altogether
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…except that the Precarious Faculty Network is 100% digital—no meat space meeting space either, but I try for most of the rest and could re-open the Chatroll "e-meet up" SoapBox Books & Zines is a non-hierarchical, volunteer-...
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