Tag Archives: Adjuncts

#NWeLearn2018 Keynote: Change Management & Other Duties As Assigned

This is the keynote that I delivered today at NWeLearn in Boise, Idaho.  I skipped a lot of words and free-styled a bit during the actual preso, and here is a link to my slides. This is what I wrote in … Continue reading

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Open To Bringing Your Best #Adjunct

If I know this community well, there will be mind blowing bloggy blog bloggery for days after the OpenEd conference. People are going to reflect, synthesize, question, debate better than I can because I had a bit of a different … Continue reading

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File This Question Under Messy

We fail to appreciate the virtues of the messy—the untidy, unquantified, uncoordinated, improvised, imperfect, incoherent, crude, cluttered, random, ambiguous, vague, difficult, diverse, or even dirty. ~my favorite quote thus far from Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives … Continue reading

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Converging Pathways For Professional Learning

This is the keynote speech that I delivered on December 11, 2015 at Clark College for their faculty professional development day. If you follow this blog, you may recognize some of what I’ve written. If you follow my blog for … Continue reading

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Adjuncts Who Fly Under The Radar

Writing about open education and textbooks on the day after such horror in Paris, feels a bit useless. A bit insensitive. So unbelievably futile, and I’ve been staring at this post for about an hour thinking about whether it should … Continue reading

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Chihuahuas Among the New Foundlands: The Need For Communities of Practice 2.0 #dLRN15

I’m not ready to reflect on dLRN15 yet on the interwebs, but here is the paper that I presented there at Stanford University, October 17, 2015. Thank you, lady leaders Amy Collier, Bonnie Stewart, Lee Skallerup, Adeline Koh, Kristen Eshleman, and (and others) for … Continue reading

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Mentoring New-ish Faculty

In my last blog post, I promised I’d continue my thoughts on the horrors of adjunctification/causualisation in higher education, but I’ve got to take step away for a bit. My adjuncts friends are facing an awful reality in the upcoming … Continue reading

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The Life of An #Adjunct

Yesterday a lovely art teacher and I chatted about our current woes with the workplace. She has that enviable ability to be both a skilled teacher and a fabulous artist. “You’re always going to a teacher,” she said, “you know that.” … Continue reading

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Nobody Grows Up Thinking: “I Want to be an Adjunct!”

Yesterday we had the once a quarter All Instruction meeting, and I’ll be honest, I never attended these meetings before I had this job. So I get why people aren’t there, and adjuncts, I forgive you more. As I looked … Continue reading

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