What I Did on National Adjunct Walkout Day and Why You Should Care

The first ever National Adjunct Walkout Day was this past Wednesday, a day I also happened to be teaching as an adjunct faculty member.  I didn’t walk out of my class, but I did use the first few minutes of class to highlight an issue that I think is important: the benefit-less extremely low pay of adjunct faculty in higher education.  The fast food workers of the ivory tower.  It is a population that, in some reports, takes on up to 70% of the teaching load at U.S. colleges and universities.  A… Read More

SPOTLIGHT: Lehigh University’s Faculty Read Mean RateMyProfs Reviews

It’s somewhat of a rarity to find faculty involved in university social media efforts, but extremely rare to find a content that is exclusively focused on faculty.  Lehigh University put together a gem of a video with professors reading negative reviews of their teaching from the website RateMyProfessors.com.  The video is a play off of Jimmy Kimmel’s popular “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” videos from his late night talk show. Apparently this phenomenon began at a number of Canadian universities.  The Chronicle of Higher Education has a great piece that includes some similar videos. What makes… Read More