Posts Tagged ‘scholars

05
Sep
13

Adjuncts and Retention

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Gracie G  makes some great observations at The Unarmed Education Mercenary.

What incentive, other than the personal satisfaction of a job well done, does the adjunct have to contribute significantly to a department that has made their disposable status very clear?  Why worry about the well-being of a department or school that may or may not ever offer work again?

Some Thoughts On Adjuncts and Retention

25
Jun
13

Don’t Believe the Hype

factorfictionThese days it is often hard to tell when a claim is true when faced with the swirl of rapid fire information that is our modern world. We teach our students to evaluate sources, but even we can sometimes be confused by new and glitzy claims. The article above gives an interesting example of new educational technology and shows how to critically evaluate the claims made by the company. Whether you feel comfortable about your ability to tell myth from fact or you think you need a refresher, Daniel Willingham’s article is a great read.  Originally printed in American Educator in 2012, it provides a guide to help you determine which newfangled innovations are really worth the hype.

Measured Approach or Magical Elixir 

Click above to read the article.