#AdjunctChat July 22 ~ Needs / Expectations for Activist Contingent Gatherings (@slicksean @PrecariousFac @VCVaile)

Twitter_ChatThe topic for the #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, July 22 at 4:00pm EDT is:

Needs / Expectations for Activist Contingent Gatherings: #cocalXI #altCOCAL

Are you thinking about attending COCAL XI in New York City in August, 2014? With a conference theme “Shaping an Equitable & Democratic Future For Higher Education—The Way Forward,” we have to wonder about what you need or want from such an event. That is the focus of this #AdjunctChat.

The chat will be led and facilitated by @slicksean, @PrecariousFac , and @VCVaile.

Our discussion will focus on these questions:

Q1: Are you planning to attend #cocalXI? #AdjunctChat #altCOCAL

Q2: If you plan to attend #cocalXI what do you want or expect? #AdjunctChat #altCOCAL

Q3: If you do not plan to attend #cocalXI why not? #AdjunctChat #altCOCAL

Q4: What are some next steps for activist adjuncts? #cocalXI #AdjunctChat #altCOCAL

All adjunct, contingent, part-time, visiting, casual, and non-tenure track instructors, along with their allies and friends in higher education, are welcome to #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, July 22, from 4:00-5:00pm EDT.

Even if you do not readily fit into the above, #AdjunctChat is open to all! The more perspectives, the better we all learn with and from one another.

Can’t make it during the live 1-hour chat?
Post any time during the day about it
to add to and engage with the conversation.

Want to facilitate an #AdjunctChat? You do not have to be an expert on the topic, but rather have an interest in something related to adjunct experiences with a desire to facilitate a live Twitter chat. More information about it may be found at How Can I Facilitate an #AdjunctChat?

#AdjunctChat July 15 ~ Best Practices with Mobile Tech (@Comprof)

Twitter_ChatThe topic for the #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, July 15 at 4:00pm EDT is:

Best Practices with Mobile Tech

Background information, the context, and discussion question about this topic may be found on the post Best Practices with Mobile Tech: #adjunctchat Tuesday, July 15. The chat will be led and facilitated by Virginia Yonkers @Comprof1.

To quote from the post that @Comprof1 wrote for today’s chat:

In this week’s #adjunctchat, we will trade some best practices for using mobile technology (m-learning) both in traditional classes and online classes. We will look at the use of mobile technology in academics as a whole and the challenges for adjuncts specifically.

All adjunct, contingent, part-time, visiting, casual, and non-tenure track instructors, along with their allies and friends in higher education, are welcome to #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, July 15, from 4:00-5:00pm EDT.

Even if you do not readily fit into the above, #AdjunctChat is open to all! The more perspectives, the better we all learn with and from one another.

Can’t make it during the live 1-hour chat?
Post any time during the day about it
to add to and engage with the conversation.

Want to facilitate an #AdjunctChat? You do not have to be an expert on the topic, but rather have an interest in something related to adjunct experiences with a desire to facilitate a live Twitter chat. More information about it may be found at How Can I Facilitate an #AdjunctChat?

Transcript from #AdjunctChat 6/24/14 (with @jeffreykeefer)

Colouful speech bubblesThis is the transcript from #AdjunctChat on 6/24/14 that was facilitated by Jeffrey Keefer @jeffreykeefer.

The topic was:  “Considerations for a Global #AdjunctChat Day.”

All are welcome to our next #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, July 8 (4:00pm EDT) – “Best Practices with Mobile Tech” led by Virginia Yonkers @Comprof1.

Want to facilitate an #AdjunctChat? You do not have to be an expert on the topic, but rather somebody with an interest in something related to adjunct experiences who has a desire to facilitate a discussion. More information about it may be found at How Can I Facilitate an #AdjunctChat?

From User Text Time
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @Oplerno @lmockford @katrinafee @whowewilltobe Who is moderating today? #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:05:49
@JeffreyKeefer Sorry for the delay . . . but we are now ready! #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:10:17
@JeffreyKeefer Welcome to #AdjunctChat! 6/24/2014 16:10:29
@JeffreyKeefer Today’s #AdjunctChat topic is a discussion around various Considerations for a Global #AdjunctChat Day http://t.co/0wmfRDFjUg 6/24/2014 16:11:09
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @Oplerno @lmockford @katrinafee @whowewilltobe I am moderating #AdjunctChat today; later meeting than expected. 6/24/2014 16:11:48
@JeffreyKeefer Let’s do a check-in; who is here for #AdjunctChat? 6/24/2014 16:12:09
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer I think this is a great idea. #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:12:30
@JeffreyKeefer Today’s #AdjunctChat is a continuation of what first arose on May 20 http://t.co/KYLOTwvOVo 6/24/2014 16:13:34
@frankblues @JeffreyKeefer I’m around… #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:13:40
@LitProfSuz Good afternoon! I haven’t been able to attend an #adjunctchat lately. Good to see you! 6/24/2014 16:13:47
@JeffreyKeefer Those who moderated #AdjunctChat on May 20 @KateMfD @unicasual @Acahacker @UCUAnti_Cas @CAPAWca @JeffreyKeefer have discussed more options. 6/24/2014 16:15:01
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Welcome to #AdjunctChat! 6/24/2014 16:15:21
@JeffreyKeefer @frankblues Welcome to #AdjunctChat! 6/24/2014 16:15:25
@JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz Welcome to #AdjunctChat! Great to see you again, too!! 6/24/2014 16:15:38
@JeffreyKeefer When we had our first global #AdjunctChat, lots of new ideas and networks started, and we thought we may want to expand on this a bit. 6/24/2014 16:16:10
@JeffreyKeefer . . . and this #AdjunctChat today just came together as an opportunity to publicly share and consider some of the ideas we have floated. 6/24/2014 16:17:15
@JeffreyKeefer Q1: What are your thoughts about trying a day-long #AdjunctChat? 6/24/2014 16:17:20
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer I just jump in here. I think a 24 hr (day of adjunct) is a great idea but will take some organization. #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:17:24
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer #acwri does a month of activities 24 hours a day for a month. they have people sign up to moderate at all times #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:18:25
@frankblues @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat What’s the goal? Awareness? Participation? Connection? 6/24/2014 16:18:30
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 A1 Yes, some organizing, which is something that we wanted to begin to see if there is interest in #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:18:42
@AdjunctChat RT @JeffreyKeefer: Q1: What are your thoughts about trying a day-long #AdjunctChat? 6/24/2014 16:19:00
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer So we would just need to get enough people to sign up to moderate for 24 hours. #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:19:39
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 So #acwri does it for 24 hours OR for a solid month (once a year)? #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:19:46
@Comprof1 RT @frankblues: @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat What’s the goal? Awareness? Participation? Connection? 6/24/2014 16:19:51
@JeffreyKeefer RT @frankblues: @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat What’s the goal? Awareness? Participation? Connection? 6/24/2014 16:19:54
@JeffreyKeefer @frankblues I think the goals are all of the above #AdjunctChat A1 6/24/2014 16:20:09
@Comprof1 @frankblues @JeffreyKeefer Related, should we have topics for people to volunteer moderation or have moderators propose topics? #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:20:42
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Does it need to be fully moderated for all 24 hours? #AdjunctChat A1 6/24/2014 16:20:48
@AdjunctChat Today’s #AdjunctChat topic is a discussion around various Considerations for a Global #AdjunctChat Day http://t.co/UzhaCEJOq9 6/24/2014 16:21:26
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer They have 24 hour coverage for 30 days. I’m not suggesting that. But they do have moderators 24/7 #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:21:42
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @frankblues Great question! We were thinking the same topic so to see how it moves or is experienced around the world #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:22:49
@LitProfSuz @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 For me personally, the exciting thing @ a twitter chat is the instant replies-more conversational. #adjunctchat 6/24/2014 16:22:54
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer I think so if we are going to be truly global. #AdjunctChat We could have duplicate topics w/ diff moderators #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:23:10
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @frankblues However, perhaps sign up moderators and ask them to propose different topics? A1 #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:23:35
@frankblues @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat Could there be moderation by timezone? Rotate by question? 6/24/2014 16:23:53
@LitProfSuz @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Think we could have enough constant participation to still make it a chat, & not just a hashtag? #adjunctchat 6/24/2014 16:24:51
@JeffreyKeefer @frankblues @Comprof1 We have a group in the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK. I am not sure if elsewhere #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:25:13
@melovell RT @AdjunctChat: Today’s #AdjunctChat topic is a discussion around various Considerations for a Global #AdjunctChat Day http://t.co/UzhaCEJ… 6/24/2014 16:25:26
@melovell RT @AdjunctChat: Today’s #AdjunctChat topic is a discussion around various Considerations for a Global #AdjunctChat Day http://t.co/UzhaCEJ… 6/24/2014 16:25:26
@JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz @Comprof1 Now that may be one of the questions of the day! #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:25:44
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @frankblues Or if you wanted discussion of same topics could have 4 or 6 topics replicated with different mods.#adjunctchat 6/24/2014 16:25:57
@AdjunctChat Q1: What are your thoughts about trying a day-long #AdjunctChat? 6/24/2014 16:26:25
@JeffreyKeefer Q2: What would be some of the benefits of this form of #AdjunctChat? 6/24/2014 16:27:09
@LitProfSuz @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @frankblues Yay, maybe rotate 4 topics thru the day for global perspective? #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:27:21
@LitProfSuz @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Hmmm…maybe start with a 12 hour window? #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:28:26
@ProfessorF74 RT @JeffreyKeefer: Q1: What are your thoughts about trying a day-long #AdjunctChat? 6/24/2014 16:28:58
@JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz @Comprof1 Tell more about what you are thinking? #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:31:40
@JeffreyKeefer A2 I think some of the benefits of this will be to network, share resources, and expand our horizons #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:32:22
@JeffreyKeefer A2 I also think that what is happening with HE in the USA is affecting how everybody else practices HE cost-cutting #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:32:48
@LitProfSuz @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Well, rather than 24 hrs, try 12 hrs. Maybe less trickling of participation? #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:33:13
@JeffreyKeefer A2 Talking together about how we all handle things or can support one another can be beneficial for a global sense of “us” #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:33:41
@Comprof1 @LitProfSuz @JeffreyKeefer We could have 5 different chats on the 4 topics at a given local time i.e. 4pm Gmt, Edt, etc…#AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:33:57
@LitProfSuz @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Hmm.. 4 pm at every time zone. Have a moderator per time zone. Same topic would provide continuity #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:36:06
@JeffreyKeefer Q3: What are some of the hurdles we may need to address? #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:36:45
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Wondering if we should poll people to find out interest, topic, time? #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:36:49
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer We need lead time to publicize, but not too long so people forget. #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:37:45
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 I think that is a great idea! #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:38:58
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer We need about a week of intense publicity the week before by twitter volunteers. #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:39:38
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 We were actually considering August 5 for this . . . #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:39:41
@JeffreyKeefer You do know I may be reaching out to you all to help with this, right?! :-) #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:40:03
@AdjunctChat RT @Comprof1: @JeffreyKeefer We need about a week of intense publicity the week before by twitter volunteers. #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:40:21
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 So, I take it you are on board with the idea?! #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:40:47
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 So, I take it you are on board with the idea?! #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:40:47
@frankblues @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat Yup. 6/24/2014 16:40:55
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer That is a tough time because Europe is off & classes begin in US #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:40:55
@KateMfD Sorry to be late to #AdjunctChat. Winter dark here. @JeffreyKeefer 6/24/2014 16:41:01
@LitProfSuz @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Good time to inspire for the new school year #adjunctchat. But, need more visibility & recruitment 6/24/2014 16:41:22
@frankblues @JeffreyKeefer I need to go get ready for class. Will catch up later! Thanks all! #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:41:28
@JeffreyKeefer What can we use to poll people or eventually ask people to sign up for? #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:41:56
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Definately, but not if it is August 5. I find internationally october is a better month. #AdjunctChat Esp end of Oct. 6/24/2014 16:42:10
@JeffreyKeefer @KateMfD Welcome; we were just talking about you (so to speak!!) #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:42:25
@Comprof1 @KateMfD @JeffreyKeefer What months are good/bad for academics where you are? #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:43:09
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Goodness, four months away? #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:43:10
@JeffreyKeefer @frankblues Thanks for stopping by! I prep for class in about 15 . . . #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:43:38
@LitProfSuz @Comprof1 glad you know more @ scheduling around the world than I! #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:43:46
@JeffreyKeefer Q4: What are some potential topics with a global reach? #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:43:49
@AdjunctChat RT @JeffreyKeefer: Q4: What are some potential topics with a global reach? #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:44:22
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer If we want worldwide participation, I think we are going to have to. I know August I might not be able to part. #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:44:43
@LitProfSuz @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Oct 5th is World Teacher Day – #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:45:22
@Comprof1 @LitProfSuz Worked in international training for 10 yrs. #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:45:24
@Comprof1 @LitProfSuz @JeffreyKeefer What a great day to do it! #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:46:31
@KateMfD @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Sept is good for us for global #adjunctchat. Aug 5 could be a promo to confirm topics. 6/24/2014 16:46:34
@JeffreyKeefer A4 FOr topics, how about just discussing a status of what adjunct or contingent faculty is like where you live? #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:47:04
@JeffreyKeefer A4 Another topic can be the challenges qnd benefits of part-time instruction in HE #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:47:26
@JeffreyKeefer RT @KateMfD: @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Sept is good for us for global #adjunctchat. Aug 5 could be a promo to confirm topics. 6/24/2014 16:47:42
@Comprof1 @LitProfSuz I also know from my students creating international online conferences for comm class it takes time to organize. #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:47:58
@KateMfD @LitProfSuz @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Oct 5 also OK, just. Getting towards the hard end of the year, grading-wise. #adjunctchat 6/24/2014 16:48:04
@JeffreyKeefer @KateMfD @Comprof1 So this way the development itself can be over time and with public feedback / input! #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:48:12
@Comprof1 RT @KateMfD: @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Sept is good for us for global #adjunctchat. Aug 5 could be a promo to confirm topics. 6/24/2014 16:48:24
@AdjunctChat Q4: What are some potential topics with a global reach? #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:48:50
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer It might also be nice to have a blog post from each moderator on status of contingent in their country. #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:49:34
@LitProfSuz @JeffreyKeefer Might that become a little too negative (potentially)? We’d probably have many newbies-don’t want to scare them #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:49:41
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @KateMfD Also helps to create followship for day’s chat. #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:50:28
@KateMfD A key issue for us is raising awareness of what’s systematic about academic precarity in current global economy #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:50:32
@PrecariousFac RT @KateMfD: @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Sept is good for us for global #adjunctchat. Aug 5 could be a promo to confirm topics. 6/24/2014 16:51:33
@JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz Perhaps . . . what comes to mind for a topic, or rather what would you like to discuss that may appeal globally? A4 #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:51:37
@JeffreyKeefer Finally, the final question for today – Q5: What tag(s) can we use that may be global in scope? #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:51:54
@AdjunctChat RT @KateMfD: A key issue for us is raising awareness of what’s systematic about academic precarity in current global economy #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:52:07
@JeffreyKeefer RT @KateMfD: A key issue for us is raising awareness of what’s systematic about academic precarity in current global economy #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:52:08
@VCVaile RT @JeffreyKeefer: A4 FOr topics, how about just discussing a status of what adjunct or contingent faculty is like where you live? #Adjunct… 6/24/2014 16:52:17
@KateMfD Q4 we also thought about sharing images of adjunct/casual workspaces. #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:53:27
@LitProfSuz @JeffreyKeefer Maybe rephrasing- How do you find support as contingent faculty? Or, what strategies do you use to succeed as.. #adjunctchat 6/24/2014 16:53:41
@JeffreyKeefer A5 It seems the term “adjunct” is not used globally; there may not be an ideal term for this #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:54:07
@JeffreyKeefer A5 We have had some discussion as to how fitting “#AdjunctChat” is as a term that has global reach, or at least relatebility. 6/24/2014 16:54:34
@JeffreyKeefer RT @KateMfD: Q4 we also thought about sharing images of adjunct/casual workspaces. #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:55:39
@JeffreyKeefer RT @KateMfD: Q4 we also thought about sharing images of adjunct/casual workspaces. #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:55:39
@KateMfD A5 Genuinely tough. Adjunct has costs for us — it means something else here. We wondered about creating a tag from an acronym. #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:56:01
@LitProfSuz @KateMfD That’s fun! #adjunctchat Did you see Academic Breakfast? http://t.co/HKM1SJ5tfo 6/24/2014 16:56:10
@JeffreyKeefer We only have a few remaining minutes, but the issue of a 24-hour global #AdjunctChat day seems to be well-received. Please reply to Q1-Q5 6/24/2014 16:56:43
@deborahbrian RT @JeffreyKeefer: @NTEUNational @deborahbrian @ProfessorF74 @DrJeyR @BDPA 4:00pm EDT http://t.co/0wmfRDFjUg Considerations for a Global #A… 6/24/2014 16:57:07
@JeffreyKeefer Very interested in your thoughts about Global #AdjunctChat Day http://t.co/0wmfRDFjUg so please add your voice. Please RT. 6/24/2014 16:57:27
@VCVaile ,@JeffreyKeefer: re thoughts on day-long #AdjunctChat—intriguing potential…#Adjunct #ChatMarathon 4/by Precarity’s Kids or a Chat #OpenHouse 6/24/2014 16:57:28
@AdjunctChat RT @JeffreyKeefer: We only have a few remaining minutes, but the issue of a 24-hour global #AdjunctChat day seems to be well-received…. 6/24/2014 16:57:47
@AdjunctChat RT @JeffreyKeefer: Very interested in your thoughts about Global #AdjunctChat Day http://t.co/UzhaCEJOq9 so please add your voice…. 6/24/2014 16:58:04
@LitProfSuz Lecturer, contingent faculty, sessional staff, limited-term staff, contract academic staff, ad hoc instructor or part-time prof #adjunctchat 6/24/2014 16:58:18
@KateMfD @JeffreyKeefer This relates to thinking about a name for the kind of international network/forum we could become. #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:58:30
@VCVaile RT @JeffreyKeefer: @NTEUNational @deborahbrian @DrJeyR @BDPA 4:00pm EDT http://t.co/iFLWOcYSy8 Considerations for a Global #AdjunctChat Day 6/24/2014 16:59:26
@KateMfD @LitProfSuz That’s perfect! We could do exactly that to promote/prepare. #adjunctchat 6/24/2014 16:59:30
@JeffreyKeefer Any take-aways as we bring today’s chat to a synchronous close? #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 16:59:52
@KateMfD @acahacker “@LitProfSuz: @KateMfD That’s fun! #adjunctchat Did you see Academic Breakfast? http://t.co/Yorqr2xW1W” 6/24/2014 17:00:00
@deborahbrian RT @AdjunctChat: RT @KateMfD: A key issue for us is raising awareness of what’s systematic about academic precarity in current global econo… 6/24/2014 17:01:12
@JeffreyKeefer I think a day-long #AdjunctChat, something in Sept-Oct, may allow for all sorts of rich opportunities #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 17:01:37
@JeffreyKeefer Thank you everybody for sharing today. #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 17:01:50
@JeffreyKeefer We formally begin to skip weeks through July and August at this point #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 17:02:16
@KateMfD @JeffreyKeefer Takeaway: I think we all have a lot to gain working together globally. Hard work, but worth trying. #adjunctchat 6/24/2014 17:02:30
@JeffreyKeefer Our next #AdjunctChat is Tues, July 8 – Topic “Best Practices with Mobile Tech” led by Virginia Yonkers @Comprof1 6/24/2014 17:02:37
@VCVaile @KateMfD #AdjunctChat on Pinterest? zB http://t.co/C7VYIEGqm8 & others 6/24/2014 17:02:58
@JeffreyKeefer We have some openings after the July 8 #AdjunctChat, so please let us know if you want to facilitate one (with lots of help if needed!) 6/24/2014 17:03:18
@AdjunctChat RT @JeffreyKeefer: We formally begin to skip weeks through July and August at this point #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 17:03:29
@JeffreyKeefer RT @KateMfD: @JeffreyKeefer Takeaway: I think we all have a lot to gain working together globally. Hard work, but worth trying. #adjunctchat 6/24/2014 17:03:39
@VCVaile RT @KateMfD: @JeffreyKeefer This relates to thinking about a name for the kind of international network/forum we could become. #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 17:03:53
@MMstrikesback RT @AdjunctChat: RT @JeffreyKeefer: We formally begin to skip weeks through July and August at this point #AdjunctChat 6/24/2014 17:04:43

Transcript from #AdjunctChat 6/10/14

Colouful speech bubblesThis is the transcript from an informal #AdjunctChat on 6/10/14.

The topic was:  “Adjunct Anarchy: Generating Adjunct Communities”

Want to facilitate an #AdjunctChat? You do not have to be an expert on the topic, but rather somebody with an interest in something related to adjunct experiences who has a desire to facilitate a discussion. More information about it may be found at How Can I Facilitate an #AdjunctChat?

From User Text Time
@JeffreyKeefer Welcome to #AdjunctChat! 6/10/2014 16:03:14
@JeffreyKeefer Today’s #AdjunctChat topic is Adjunct Anarchy: Generating Adjunct Communities http://t.co/df6UcdOzi8 6/10/2014 16:03:41
@fabianbanga RT @JeffreyKeefer: Welcome to #AdjunctChat! 6/10/2014 16:03:45
@fabianbanga Hi @JeffreyKeefer / hi #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:04:07
@JeffreyKeefer Let’s see who is here. Please, introduce yourselves! #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:04:13
@AdjunctChat RT @JeffreyKeefer: Today’s #AdjunctChat topic is Adjunct Anarchy: Generating Adjunct Communities http://t.co/pecgmsj4wu 6/10/2014 16:04:30
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga Welcome to #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:04:44
@fabianbanga RT @AdjunctChat: RT @JeffreyKeefer: Today’s #AdjunctChat topic is Adjunct Anarchy: Generating Adjunct Communities http://t.co/pecgmsj4wu 6/10/2014 16:05:14
@ProfessorF74 RT @AdjunctChat: RT @JeffreyKeefer: Today’s #AdjunctChat topic is Adjunct Anarchy: Generating Adjunct Communities http://t.co/pecgmsj4wu 6/10/2014 16:05:31
@JeffreyKeefer Like many things in the life of an adjunct, things do not go as expected and we make due and just-in-time make next steps! #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:05:59
@frankblues #AdjunctChat Hi! I’m Alex Langshall, I teach Film, Theater, and Communications at Salt Lake Community College. 6/10/2014 16:06:55
@JeffreyKeefer Today’s #AdjunctChat topis came through connecting the dots on a real-time discussion of several colleague who shared ideas. 6/10/2014 16:07:00
@JeffreyKeefer To this point, thanks to @frankblues @whowewilltobe @polypel88 @fabianbanga @VCVaile @Comprof1 @ProfessorF74 & @FromPhDtoLife! #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:07:42
@JeffreyKeefer @frankblues Welcome to #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:07:57
@polypel88 @JeffreyKeefer @frankblues @whowewilltobe @fabianbanga @ProfessorF74 @FromPhDtoLife q1: how do we form adjunct communities? #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:09:52
@fabianbanga RT @polypel88: @JeffreyKeefer @frankblues @whowewilltobe @fabianbanga @ProfessorF74 @FromPhDtoLife q1: how do we form adjunct communities?… 6/10/2014 16:11:06
@fabianbanga RT @polypel88: @JeffreyKeefer @frankblues @whowewilltobe @fabianbanga @ProfessorF74 @FromPhDtoLife q1: how do we form adjunct communities?… 6/10/2014 16:11:06
@JeffreyKeefer Q1 I wonder how many of us here in #AdjunctChat today even see ourselves as members of any adjunct communities? 6/10/2014 16:11:14
@polypel88 A1: twitter helps us form communities where uni fail to include our voice #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:11:16
@JeffreyKeefer @polypel88 Do you feel part of an adjunct community? #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:11:43
@frankblues @polypel88 @JeffreyKeefer @whowewilltobe @fabianbanga @ProfessorF74 @FromPhDtoLife A1: Insert easy and universal answer here. #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:12:22
@JeffreyKeefer @polypel88 A1 I wonder if communities may form regardless of what may happen in one uni or another? #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:12:23
@fabianbanga @polypel88 A1: I think SM communities r working very well. many also in facebook, and G+ #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:12:39
@polypel88 @JeffreyKeefer that’s true. Adjunct seems to be such a displaced term. Very liminal. #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:12:40
@frankblues @JeffreyKeefer I feel like I participate in many communities as an adjunct, but not in communities specifically for adjuncts. #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:13:20
@JeffreyKeefer @frankblues A1 I find Twitter an easier path to community, as physical ones often conflict with times #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:13:32
@AddieJunct RT @polypel88: @JeffreyKeefer @frankblues @whowewilltobe @fabianbanga @ProfessorF74 @FromPhDtoLife q1: how do we form adjunct communities?… 6/10/2014 16:13:42
@frankblues RT @polypel88: A1: twitter helps us form communities where uni fail to include our voice #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:13:54
@JeffreyKeefer @polypel88 A1 I am not sure that being an adjunct is a liminal place for everybody; some choose and choose to remain that way #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:14:24
@frankblues @JeffreyKeefer Physicality is also a problem for scheduling, busy lives, and institutions with spread out campuses. #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:15:06
@JeffreyKeefer @frankblues A1 This is a topic that has increasingly intrigued me; lots of opportunities here for those who are open to it #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:15:20
@VCVaile was busy churning #WeAreNNMC on #socialmedia but just caught @JeffreyKeefer’s reminder #adjunctchat 6/10/2014 16:16:02
@JeffreyKeefer @frankblues Yes, this is one of the reasons that #Adjunctchat and its FB group https://t.co/kWJ5afUQqy are valuable for me. 6/10/2014 16:16:54
@JHulehan RT @JeffreyKeefer: Today’s #AdjunctChat topic is Adjunct Anarchy: Generating Adjunct Communities http://t.co/df6UcdOzi8 6/10/2014 16:17:11
@JeffreyKeefer @frankblues A1 I find myself in so many directions that even this time here is a challenge some weeks #Adjunctchat 6/10/2014 16:17:22
@JeffreyKeefer RT @VCVaile: was busy churning #WeAreNNMC on #socialmedia but just caught @JeffreyKeefer’s reminder #adjunctchat 6/10/2014 16:17:34
@polypel88 #AdjunctChat us up and running join us today @mgbaker22 6/10/2014 16:17:47
@JeffreyKeefer @VCVaile Welcome to #Adjunctchat 6/10/2014 16:17:48
@VCVaile A1 multiple, overlapping groups, #distributednetworks ~ no one has to or can be in all #adjunctchat 6/10/2014 16:17:54
@JeffreyKeefer Q1: What are your adjunct support systems? #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:18:35
@JeffreyKeefer RT @VCVaile: A1 multiple, overlapping groups, #distributednetworks ~ no one has to or can be in all #adjunctchat 6/10/2014 16:19:18
@polypel88 A1: I would be intrigued to see a physical space where adjuncts gather. Just to observe. #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:19:50
@JeffreyKeefer A1 My adjunct support systems are Twitter focused and, ironically, do not include any adjuncts at the unis where I teach #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:20:06
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Actually I’ve found #adjunctchat #ecrchat #acwri and @ResearchGate have given me great support this semester. 6/10/2014 16:20:34
@JeffreyKeefer Given that for those in North America and Europe we are approaching the summer, things begin to change #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:20:52
@JeffreyKeefer Q2: What did you learn from them last year? #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:20:56
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Welcome to #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:21:10
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer I also have FT faculty that I’ve worked with and do research with to be very supportive. #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:21:13
@polypel88 @JeffreyKeefer mine too! Should we be expected to include others from the uni? #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:21:29
@voicethread @polypel88 Space is always an issue for adjuncts, isn’t it? #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:21:35
@frankblues @polypel88 #AdjunctChat Our institution has a yearly Adjunct-only conference. Often presentations by FT/TT faculty (help for tenure)… 6/10/2014 16:21:46
@VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer what is a support system? Surely variable…how does a professional one differ from a personal one? #adjunctchat 6/10/2014 16:21:47
@voicethread RT @JeffreyKeefer: Q2: What did you learn from them last year? #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:21:51
@frankblues @polypel88 #AdjunctChat Put “Adjunct-only” in appropriate quotes. 6/10/2014 16:22:23
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Actually, I’ve been here but multitasking so not been tweeting. #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:22:27
@JeffreyKeefer A2 Last year, my primary adjunct support system was via connections I made through #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:22:29
@polypel88 My support system goes back to grad school, people I learned to teach with to start with. #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:22:32
@Comprof1 RT @frankblues: @polypel88 #AdjunctChat Our institution has a yearly Adjunct-only conference. Often presentations by FT/TT faculty (help fo… 6/10/2014 16:22:43
@VCVaile @polypel88 do you have a teleporter or TARDIS? #adjunctchat 6/10/2014 16:22:44
@JeffreyKeefer @VCVaile Great question; I find support systems all meld together in my experience . . . #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:23:19
@fabianbanga @polypel88 difficult to even meet with our adjunct f2f prof in my department / eclectic schedules #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:23:33
@VCVaile @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer ohh…Virginia, sounds like what I am doing too #adjunctchat 6/10/2014 16:23:38
@JeffreyKeefer @frankblues @polypel88 Wow, an annual adjunct conference! #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:24:03
@Comprof1 @VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer Good ?. I’m finding the personal support has been diminishing as I have more responsibilities/less opp #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:24:30
@frankblues #AdjunctChat A2: The things that I learn over and over: we aren’t alone. We are superb at what we do. We are undervalued by our institution. 6/10/2014 16:24:45
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Yes, welcome to 21st Century life! #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:24:51
@VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer yes, usually so for one person (although not in this case for me) but are not the same for each #adjunctchat 6/10/2014 16:25:16
@VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer yes, usually so for one person (although not in this case for me) but are not the same for each #adjunctchat 6/10/2014 16:25:16
@injenuity RT @JeffreyKeefer: Today’s #AdjunctChat topic is Adjunct Anarchy: Generating Adjunct Communities http://t.co/df6UcdOzi8 6/10/2014 16:25:17
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga Excellent; something I can point to as a success from last year ;-) #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:25:21
@ProfessorF74 RT @polypel88: @JeffreyKeefer @frankblues @whowewilltobe @fabianbanga @ProfessorF74 @FromPhDtoLife q1: how do we form adjunct communities?… 6/10/2014 16:25:25
@frankblues @JeffreyKeefer @polypel88 #AdjunctChat A link: http://t.co/kjopwPcEFp 6/10/2014 16:25:42
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @VCVaile Oh no, less opportunities = not good #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:25:57
@JeffreyKeefer RT @frankblues: @JeffreyKeefer @polypel88 #AdjunctChat A link: http://t.co/Pu25Kf5paP 6/10/2014 16:26:36
@AdjunctChat RT @frankblues: @JeffreyKeefer @polypel88 #AdjunctChat A link: http://t.co/mEnzr1qRCY 6/10/2014 16:26:36
@VCVaile my personal support system is very different & retired, the professional one is more advocacy than need #adjunctchat 6/10/2014 16:27:18
@JeffreyKeefer Our #AdjunctChat topic is Adjunct Anarchy: Generating Adjunct Communities http://t.co/df6UcdOzi8 6/10/2014 16:27:25
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @VCVaile I kept jumping the hoops w/ goal in mind. At phd, goals have to be readjusted. #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:27:51
@AdjunctChat Q2: What did you learn from them last year? #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:27:53
@VCVaile Communities are where you find them & how make connections #adjunctchat 6/10/2014 16:28:13
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @VCVaile Hard for those outside of academia to understand the changes over last 25 yrs. #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:28:22
@voicethread #AdjunctChat How many of you trek to multiple schools/campuses every day? 6/10/2014 16:28:44
@VCVaile @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer hard for those in it too, different perspectives depending on how long in #adjunctchat 6/10/2014 16:29:06
@profragsdale RT @JeffreyKeefer: Our #AdjunctChat topic is Adjunct Anarchy: Generating Adjunct Communities http://t.co/df6UcdOzi8 6/10/2014 16:29:08
@frankblues RT @VCVaile: Communities are where you find them & how make connections #adjunctchat 6/10/2014 16:29:09
@fabianbanga @VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer we have 2 create supp infrastructures on campus, adjunct need support, no expecting support from them #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:29:27
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @VCVaile My 86 yr old mother suggested I get a job bagging groceries last month. :l #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:29:42
@VCVaile PS #AdjunctAnarchy is a great topic name #adjunctchat 6/10/2014 16:29:43
@JeffreyKeefer A2 I learned from my adjunct community in 2014 that experiences & perspectives are far more diverse, and rich, than I imagined #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:30:25
@frankblues @voicethread #AdjunctChat I used to, up to two campuses for the same institution. Now with a bit of “seniority,” not anymore. 6/10/2014 16:30:39
@JeffreyKeefer RT @VCVaile: PS #AdjunctAnarchy is a great topic name #adjunctchat 6/10/2014 16:30:45
@frankblues RT @VCVaile: PS #AdjunctAnarchy is a great topic name #adjunctchat 6/10/2014 16:30:48
@Comprof1 @AdjunctChat Q2 one thing I learned from #adjunctchat was to start thinking outside of traditional academics. Looking at consulting/research 6/10/2014 16:31:02
@JeffreyKeefer RT @VCVaile: Communities are where you find them & how make connections #adjunctchat 6/10/2014 16:31:02
@VCVaile @fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer agreed…virtual support helps but cannot replace IRL & on specific campus #adjunctchat 6/10/2014 16:31:36
@JeffreyKeefer @VCVaile @frankblues I would even say that communities are where you make them; we have to be actively involved! #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:31:40
@polypel88 A2: some campuses in TX limit adjuncts to 15 total hours per year. Anyone else experience that? #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:32:06
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Comprof1: @AdjunctChat Q2 one thing I learned from #adjunctchat was to start thinking outside of traditional academics. Looking at… 6/10/2014 16:32:11
@VCVaile another variant on think global…act local #adjunctchat 6/10/2014 16:32:39
@frankblues @JeffreyKeefer @VCVaile Problematic when the communities are being created by the institution. #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:32:51
@JeffreyKeefer @VCVaile @fabianbanga Alas, with so many adjuncts teaching in many programs, unclear when passing who is even in the same dept #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:32:59
@Comprof1 Q2 also, many adjuncts/contingents out there. Not so resentful of those I’m competing for jobs with. #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:33:03
@JeffreyKeefer I sometimes think the #DivideAndConquer happens just by not have dept meetings or any structures for involvement #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:33:35
@VCVaile @frankblues then create new ones of your own…virtual for the campus maybe…http://t.co/IVTpAyBpe1 #adjunctchat 6/10/2014 16:33:55
@Comprof1 @polypel88 We have that (2 courses per semester). #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:34:09
@frankblues @polypel88 Utah: limited to 74% of FTE per semester (11 cr hours Fall or Spring, 9 during summer). #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:34:12
@JeffreyKeefer Q3: How do these shift / expand / decline over the summer? #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:34:17
@polypel88 @voicethread I do not but @mgbaker22 do three different ones last fall and 7days per week. #adjunctchat 6/10/2014 16:34:28
@JeffreyKeefer A3 I find I still work FT and teach ongoing during the summer, so no real changes for me #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:34:56
@JeffreyKeefer RT @VCVaile: @frankblues then create new ones of your own…virtual for the campus maybe…http://t.co/LQUkkHZrgF #adjunctchat 6/10/2014 16:35:33
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer Thinking as a chair, learned that exploitation = weaken our performances as departments. #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:35:56
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Also, not having transparency in hiring/termination results in #divideandconquer. #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:35:57
@polypel88 Chatting works better on the laptop rather than the phone. Typos galore #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:36:28
@VCVaile my local support support network may b3 unraveling so reset for survival will probably be my summer gig #adjunctchat 6/10/2014 16:36:49
@frankblues @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat No classes in May, so more reading / online activity. Summer classes seem easier to teach, so more time to think 6/10/2014 16:37:11
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer @VCVaile We have to put the topic out there for discussion on our campuses #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:37:29
@Comprof1 @frankblues @polypel88 One school I worked at limited # of terms to 8 b/c ANY faculty could then apply for tenure even nonTT #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:37:53
@VCVaile @Comprof1 then how do you make/bring about transparency? that lack not #divideandconquer is the real task/issue #adjunctchat 6/10/2014 16:38:21
@Comprof1 @frankblues @JeffreyKeefer Me too. Summer courses don’t start until June. #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:38:44
@Comprof1 @VCVaile Easier with Union. But I think there needs to be more transparency even w/ union w/ adjunct bill of rights. #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:39:54
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @frankblues I am already in week 3 of the first summer session! #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:40:13
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @frankblues I am already in week 3 of the first summer session! #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:40:13
@frankblues @VCVaile @Comprof1 No guarantee of continuity for employ is an obstacle. We are “at-will” hired. No reason needed not to renew. #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:40:25
@JeffreyKeefer @frankblues Goodness, now you want time to think?!?! #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:41:08
@frankblues @Comprof1 @VCVaile I’m in a state with long history of union-busting. So are many. #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:41:18
@Comprof1 @VCVaile We need to get rid of “at will” employment & change to “for reason” (declining enrollment, change in curriculum) #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:41:24
@JeffreyKeefer A3 I do find summer classes are sometimes a little smaller, so more time to focus #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:41:34
@voicethread @polypel88 @mgbaker22 Wow-that’s a lot of turbulence. In my experience, all the travel+late class times= disconnected feeling. #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:41:46
@JeffreyKeefer A3 The irony is that the smaller a class I teach, the more I say and the more we discuss, and thus class takes longer! #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:42:02
@frankblues @JeffreyKeefer And time to read student work. And interact with students outside of class time. #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:42:12
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @frankblues I’m teaching an intensive online course (4 weeks). #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:42:25
@JeffreyKeefer Feel free to continue considering Q1 Q2 Q3 http://t.co/df6UcdOzi8 #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:42:51
@polypel88 @Comprof1 @frankblues that is one of the reasons they limit it here. No possibility for tenure #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:42:53
@voicethread @frankblues I’d assume you like the relative stability now, right? #adjunctchat 6/10/2014 16:42:58
@JeffreyKeefer However, for our final question to consider for discussion . . . #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:43:12
@JeffreyKeefer Q4: What will you take with you into the new year? #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:43:16
@frankblues @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat I’m sorry. I once did a 3-week intensive face-to-face in May (that I got paid for in June) 6/10/2014 16:43:37
@AdjunctChat RT @JeffreyKeefer: Q4: What will you take with you into the new year? #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:43:58
@frankblues @voicethread #AdjunctChat “Relative” is a good way to put it. There is always this fear in pit of stomach before actually assigned classes. 6/10/2014 16:44:57
@Comprof1 @frankblues @JeffreyKeefer I’ve done face to face intensive many times before (don’t mind it) first time for online. #adjunctchat 6/10/2014 16:46:05
@VCVaile @Comprof1 that requires changing labor codes state by state #adjunctchat 6/10/2014 16:46:17
@JeffreyKeefer RT @frankblues: @voicethread #AdjunctChat “Relative” is a good way to put it. There is always this fear in pit of stomach before actually… 6/10/2014 16:46:19
@JeffreyKeefer A4 For the new year, I hope to focus on some professional goals, along with more publication focus #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:47:35
@frankblues RT @Comprof1: @VCVaile We need to get rid of “at will” employment & change to “for reason” (declining enrollment, change in curriculum) #Ad… 6/10/2014 16:47:38
@Comprof1 @VCVaile What if it were federal? I know, it’s more practical at state level. #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:47:58
@frankblues #AdjunctChat A4: I want to take a bigger sense of activism. More blogging, more tweeting, more speaking, more community building. 6/10/2014 16:48:53
@JeffreyKeefer Any other goals for the summer and into the new uni year? #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:48:59
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer In what areas? Will you have time for that? #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:49:08
@VCVaile @Comprof1 that is not how labor law works…changes at federal are also very, very difficult #adjunctchat 6/10/2014 16:49:26
@polypel88 RT @Comprof1: @VCVaile We need to get rid of “at will” employment & change to “for reason” (declining enrollment, change in curriculum) #Ad… 6/10/2014 16:49:34
@JeffreyKeefer @frankblues Sounds great; activism toward what? #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:49:38
@JeffreyKeefer @frankblues I agree with you that community building is quite valuable #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:50:00
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Is your fulltime job supportive of publishing/professional development? #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:50:03
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Alas, I never seem to have time, you are right #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:50:38
@polypel88 A4: I would like to focus on professional development and publications in the new year. Maybe approach a new journal this time #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:51:05
@frankblues @JeffreyKeefer Our discussion is part of a bigger problem of how education is commodified in this country, from K to College. #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:51:16
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 However, with some shifts at work and such, I do not have well-articulated professional goals right now :-( #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:51:23
@Coach_Reliable RT @Comprof1: @VCVaile We need to get rid of “at will” employment & change to “for reason” (declining enrollment, change in curriculum) #Ad… 6/10/2014 16:51:56
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Supportive in that they encourage, not so much with financially supporting them #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:52:10
@VCVaile A4 new year plans depend on changes in personal support system…major changes likely there… #adjunctchat 6/10/2014 16:52:11
@Comprof1 Got to go. #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:52:23
@frankblues #AdjunctChat A4: Also, and this is hard for me, giving up any dream of FT/TT teaching in the near future. 6/10/2014 16:52:46
@Coach_Reliable RT @polypel88: Chatting works better on the laptop rather than the phone. Typos galore #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:53:32
@JeffreyKeefer @frankblues I used to think about FT TT, though with its challenges and limits, I am not sure it is really a dream any longer #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:54:25
@frankblues @JeffreyKeefer Better working conditions for adjuncts. Feeling valued and appreciated by the institution itself. Better pay. #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:54:31
@VCVaile but (A4) I have plans to streamline online networks…integrate varied education & local ones #adjunctchat 6/10/2014 16:54:33
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Thanks! #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:54:43
@JeffreyKeefer Anybody want to share a take away from today’s #AdjunctChat ? 6/10/2014 16:54:59
@fabianbanga @frankblues do not give up. you never know what is coming. #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:55:28
@fabianbanga @frankblues do not give up. you never know what is coming. #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:55:28
@VCVaile multitasking during chat can get confusing…embrace chaos #adjunctchat 6/10/2014 16:56:06
@JeffreyKeefer RT @fabianbanga: @frankblues do not give up. you never know what is coming. #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:56:16
@AdjunctChat RT @JeffreyKeefer: Anybody want to share a take away from today’s #AdjunctChat ? 6/10/2014 16:56:23
@JeffreyKeefer Thank you all for such an engaging #AdjunctChat today; it all seemed to come together nicely!! 6/10/2014 16:56:58
@JeffreyKeefer Please reply to any of the #AdjunctChat messages that flew by and you missed along the way. 6/10/2014 16:57:22
@frankblues “@frankblues do not give up. you never know what is coming. #AdjunctChat” from @fabianbanga – good takeaway. 6/10/2014 16:57:24
@JeffreyKeefer Please join us again next week for #AdjunctChat facilitated by @npmaven 6/10/2014 16:57:25
@VCVaile my main project today, #WeAreNNMC & #allinthistogether no matter where we are, please share http://t.co/HjHC4MQgZs #adjunctchat 6/10/2014 16:57:28
@JeffreyKeefer RT @VCVaile: my main project today, #WeAreNNMC & #allinthistogether no matter where we are, please share http://t.co/K0dLBpznBC #adjunctchat 6/10/2014 16:58:34
@AdjunctChat RT @VCVaile: my main project today, #WeAreNNMC & #allinthistogether no matter where we are, please share http://t.co/hE7XBhM43s #adjunctchat 6/10/2014 16:58:34
@JeffreyKeefer Thanks again, everybody. Nice sense of community, and we shall see you again soon! #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 16:59:27
@VCVaile @pmaven sounds interesting…topic? http://t.co/8AhJBdyZH2 #adjunctchat 6/10/2014 17:00:11
@VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer @adjunctchat I thank all your digital personae for RTs #adjunctchat 6/10/2014 17:01:24
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer yes! thank you #AdjunctChat 6/10/2014 17:04:24
@VCVaile RT @JeffreyKeefer: @VCVaile @fabianbanga Alas, with so many adjuncts teaching in many programs, unclear when passing who is even in the sam… 6/10/2014 17:06:44

#AdjunctChat Topic June 24 ~ Considerations for a Global #AdjunctChat Day (with @jeffreykeefer)

Twitter_ChatThe topic for the #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, June 24 at 4:00pm EDT is:

Considerations for a Global #AdjunctChat Day

Some of you may recall a recent #AdjunctChat we had the explored the experiences of adjunct, part-time, contingent, precarious, faculty in higher education -
Global Experiences of Adjunct Faculty in Higher Education. A number of us who chatted that day have remained in touch and shared ideas for expanding this.

How about a day-long #AdjunctChat, making it easier for people in various timezones to participate?

Seems a good idea, though like many things worth doing it requires lots of discussion for shared terms, scheduling, logistics, topics, and the like.

With this as the backdrop, let’s spend today’s time together discussing some issues that may be related to a different style of #AdjunctChat. Here are a few potential starters that our facilitator @jeffreykeefer will use:

Q1: What are your thoughts about trying a day-long #AdjunctChat?

Q2: What would be some of the benefits of this form of #AdjunctChat?

Q3: What are some of the hurdles we may need to address? #AdjunctChat

Q4: What are some potential topics with a global reach? #AdjunctChat

Q5: What tag(s) can we use that may be global in scope? #AdjunctChat

All adjunct, contingent, part-time, visiting, and non-tenure track instructors, along with their allies, in higher education are welcome to #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, June 24, from 4:00-5:00pm EDT. Even if you do not readily fit into the above, #AdjunctChat is open to all! The more perspectives, the better we all learn with and from one another.

Want to facilitate an #AdjunctChat? You do not have to be an expert on the topic, but rather have an interest in something related to adjunct experiences with a desire to facilitate a live Twitter chat. More information about it may be found at How Can I Facilitate an #AdjunctChat?

#AdjunctChat Topic June 10 ~ Adjunct Anarchy: Generating Adjunct Communities

Twitter_ChatThe topic for the #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, June 10 at 4:00pm EDT is:

Adjunct Anarchy: Generating Adjunct Communities

Look what an adjunct community came up with through casual sharing?! This topic itself came from some ideas shared between @frankblues @whowewilltobe @polypel88 @fabianbanga @VCVaile @Comprof1 @ProfessorF74 @FromPhDtoLife and @jeffreykeefer due to some schedule issues, and while it is open to interpretation, here are a few potential starters:

Q1: What are your adjunct support systems? #AdjunctChat

Q2: What did you learn from them last year? #AdjunctChat

Q3: How do these shift / expand / decline over the summer? #AdjunctChat

Q4: What will you take with you into the new year? #AdjunctChat

All adjunct, contingent, part-time, visiting, and non-tenure track instructors, along with their allies, in higher education are welcome to #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, June 10, from 4:00-5:00pm EDT. Even if you do not readily fit into the above, #AdjunctChat is open to all! The more perspectives, the better we all learn with and from one another.

Want to facilitate an #AdjunctChat? You do not have to be an expert on the topic, but rather have an interest in something related to adjunct experiences with a desire to facilitate a live Twitter chat. More information about it may be found at How Can I Facilitate an #AdjunctChat?

Transcript from #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 (with @whowewilltobe)

Colouful speech bubblesThis is the transcript from #AdjunctChat on 6/3/14 that was facilitated by Bri O’Blivion @whowewilltobe.

The topic was:  “Adjuncts on the Dole: Eliminating the Shame of Applying for Public Assistance.”

All are welcome to our next #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, June 10 (4:00pm EDT). We are still working out the topic, so come along for what will undoubtedly be something that will create meaning, share experiences, and offer resources, together!

Want to facilitate an #AdjunctChat? You do not have to be an expert on the topic, but rather somebody with an interest in something related to adjunct experiences who has a desire to facilitate a discussion. More information about it may be found at How Can I Facilitate an #AdjunctChat?

From User Text Time
@whowewilltobe Summer unemployment is upon us, #adjuncts. Today’s #AdjunctChat will focus on being on the dole. Q1: When do you most need state support? 6/3/14 16:03
@fabianbanga @GracieG @JeffreyKeefer @whowewilltobe hi, in a bookstore so reading sporadically #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:03
@GracieG Join up for Adjuncts on the Dole at #adjunctchat starting now! 6/3/14 16:03
@Doc_Lunchbox RT @Stella_Rouse: I laughed, but it was a sad laugh. @NewFacMajority @AdjunctYoda #adjunctchat https://t.co/Uv3Ftry7Td 6/3/14 16:03
@JeffreyKeefer Looking forward to today’s #AdjunctChat about to begin on Adjuncts on the Dole http://t.co/u7uJgrNY1e @whowewilltobe 6/3/14 16:04
@JeffreyKeefer RT @GracieG: Join up for Adjuncts on the Dole at #adjunctchat starting now! 6/3/14 16:04
@GracieG @whowewilltobe From end of June until the fall checks start to arrive at the end of Sept. Ugly time. #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:04
@fabianbanga RT @JeffreyKeefer: RT @GracieG: Join up for Adjuncts on the Dole at #adjunctchat starting now! 6/3/14 16:05
@FreeAztlan RT @GracieG: Join up for Adjuncts on the Dole at #adjunctchat starting now! 6/3/14 16:05
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga @GracieG @JeffreyKeefer @whowewilltobe Always glad you can join! #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:05
@Comprof1 @GracieG @whowewilltobe My family and I know that summer is a bit tight financially. #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:05
@whowewilltobe Let’s see who’s in our ranks today. Intros/locales/initial thoughts on being on the dole? #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:06
@JeffreyKeefer @whowewilltobe Today’s #AdjunctChat topic is interesting; can you mention a bit of how you came up with it as we get started? 6/3/14 16:06
@Comprof1 @whowewilltobe The semesters when my courses are cut are the most difficult. But I don’t qualify for unemployment. #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:06
@whowewilltobe @Comprof1 @GracieG That’s always my time to. I pay rent with a tax return, and then nothing. #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:06
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Stella_Rouse: I laughed, but it was a sad laugh. @NewFacMajority @AdjunctYoda #adjunctchat http://t.co/joD0r1T3iI 6/3/14 16:06
@replicakill RT @Stella_Rouse: I laughed, but it was a sad laugh. @NewFacMajority @AdjunctYoda #adjunctchat https://t.co/Uv3Ftry7Td 6/3/14 16:07
@GracieG @whowewilltobe I’m here in Western PA. I feel horrible having to apply for assistance but I hate the run-around I get more. #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:07
@JeffreyKeefer For those who may be wondering about “on the dole” http://t.co/tzzFatbGDO #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:08
@GracieG @whowewilltobe @Comprof1 Yes, and I may have lost my tax returns to the student loan debt machine #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:08
@GracieG @whowewilltobe @Comprof1 Yes, and I may have lost my tax returns to the student loan debt machine #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:08
@Comprof1 @whowewilltobe I’m in NY state. I’m never really sure of the unemployment laws. Only had it once when working on dev project #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:08
@JeffreyKeefer @GracieG Welcome to #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:08
@whowewilltobe @GracieG What’s it like in PA? How are they giving you the run around? #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:09
@JeffreyKeefer @whowewilltobe Great #AdjunctChat topic today; nothing like pushing boundaries by bringing things into the light 6/3/14 16:09
@Comprof1 @whowewilltobe Project ended in April so too late to get adj job or other research job. #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:09
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 How often are your course cut? #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:09
@GracieG @whowewilltobe PA didn’t expand low income programs b/c politics. Then I get different answers each time I talk or tho 1/2 #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:10
@GracieG @whowewilltobe PA didn’t expand low income programs b/c politics. Then I get different answers each time I talk or tho 1/2 #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:10
@VCVaile late and on #SS but here #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:10
@anaivelisse RT @CharlesBivona: Ugh. RT @Stella_Rouse: I laughed, but it was a sad laugh. @NewFacMajority @AdjunctYoda #adjunctchat http://t.co/wdrCOmu1… 6/3/14 16:10
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Before it was not too often. Now new rules in dept. So down to 1 course. #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:10
@GracieG @whowewilltobe I’m unemployed my last checks block help til we’re in trouble. 2/2 #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:10
@whowewilltobe @GracieG @Comprof1 The indentured servitude machine. Many metaphors, but the real problem is the lack of food in my fridge. #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:10
@Comprof1 @whowewilltobe But now I think there’s a limit for life for assistance, isn’t there? #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:11
@whowewilltobe @Comprof1 How do you get by in the summers? #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:11
@JeffreyKeefer @VCVaile Welcome to #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:11
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Meaning teaching one course per semester? #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:12
@chicorgi RT @Stella_Rouse: I laughed, but it was a sad laugh. @NewFacMajority @AdjunctYoda #adjunctchat https://t.co/Uv3Ftry7Td 6/3/14 16:12
@whowewilltobe @Comprof1 Not when we’re functioning within a system that needs to become more equalized. #AdjunctChat What do you think? 6/3/14 16:12
@GracieG @whowewilltobe @Comprof1 Exactly. Those corps don’t care if people go hungry. Oh, you have a few bucks? We’ll take it. #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:12
@whowewilltobe @GracieG Trouble’s coming here soon, too. In two weeks, unless the DHS approves our food stamp application quickly. #AdjunctChat 1/1 6/3/14 16:13
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Meaning I think I’m only guaranteed one course in fall, but I think contract says one course per sem 2/yr. #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:13
@whowewilltobe @GracieG We’re down to our last $500. Tell me how this is equal pay for equal work. #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:13
@whowewilltobe @GracieG @Comprof1 We should establish food banks in the #badmin offices. Agit prop theater. Creative resistance. #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:14
@GracieG @whowewilltobe IF I get unemployment or state insurance for myself, that overrides the orig thing & we will get some food help #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:15
@Comprof1 @whowewilltobe Between my husband and I, we sock away money to last the yr. #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:15
@whowewilltobe @GracieG And if not? #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:15
@justinlmatthews RT @Stella_Rouse: I laughed, but it was a sad laugh. @NewFacMajority @AdjunctYoda #adjunctchat https://t.co/Uv3Ftry7Td 6/3/14 16:15
@AdjunctChat Today’s #AdjunctChat happening now. Topic ~ Adjuncts on the Dole (with @whowewilltobe) http://t.co/Z1h2GiNzCN All are welcome! 6/3/14 16:16
@GracieG @whowewilltobe I’ll sell whatever made it through last summer that’s still worth $$$ #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:16
@Comprof1 @whowewilltobe We are probably in diff circumstances than some of you as we are older and I take on PT jobs when can’t get adj #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:16
@whowewilltobe @Comprof1 I’m a single mother, so saving is very difficult. Impossible, really. #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:16
@VCVaile try to take someone who works for state or county gov’t with you when you go for the runaround interview #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:17
@kalkanbilal “@Stella_Rouse: I laughed, but it was a sad laugh. @NewFacMajority @AdjunctYoda #adjunctchat https://t.co/yfcmhKnEAj” 6/3/14 16:17
@JeffreyKeefer How many of those in today’s #AdjunctChat teach FT as adjuncts? 6/3/14 16:17
@GracieG @Comprof1 @whowewilltobe That’s great you have a partner who can help do that. #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:17
@fabianbanga #adjunctchat u are my… http://t.co/zcQzL5kwhm 6/3/14 16:17
@VCVaile RT @fabianbanga: #adjunctchat u are my… http://t.co/zcQzL5kwhm 6/3/14 16:18
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @whowewilltobe I also work FT outside adjunct work, as the latter would never pay the bills #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:18
@whowewilltobe @Comprof1 I’d say so. It’s very hard for those of us trying to begin. Many of us can’t buy houses or benefits for ourselves. #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:18
@GracieG @JeffreyKeefer Well, if you add all my classes from both schools last year, I was FT. I’m not for fall though. #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:18
@JeffreyKeefer RT @fabianbanga: #adjunctchat u are my… http://t.co/flePAu82Uu 6/3/14 16:18
@Comprof1 @whowewilltobe Are you in an area where you can do contract work? Some of my single parent classmates did SAT/GMAT correcting #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:19
@RedwoodGirl RT @CharlesBivona: RT @whowewilltobe: @GracieG We’re down to our last $500. Tell me how this is equal pay for equal work. #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:19
@Comprof1 RT @GracieG: @Comprof1 @whowewilltobe That’s great you have a partner who can help do that. #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:19
@JeffreyKeefer @GracieG That is a tough situation. Do you find it a common experience where you teach? #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:19
@mcaiazza RT @Stella_Rouse: I laughed, but it was a sad laugh. @NewFacMajority @AdjunctYoda #adjunctchat https://t.co/Uv3Ftry7Td 6/3/14 16:19
@whowewilltobe @GracieG @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Last semester I made $512 every 2 weeks. Taking on a part-time job is impossible. #AdjunctChat 1/2 6/3/14 16:20
@GracieG @JeffreyKeefer I was FT w/good pay & benefits til last year. It’s more common in the city than out here where I am #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:20
@JeffreyKeefer Thinking about Q1, I wonder how common state support is amongst adjuncts. Wonder if there are any stats? #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:20
@Comprof1 @GracieG @whowewilltobe Definitely. When we started our family we qualified for food stamps, but fortunately did not have debt. #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:20
@whowewilltobe @GracieG @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer I pay the sitter more than I would make. #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:20
@VCVaile someone posted a summer jobs for teachers link on #edchat this morning. adjuncting was one suggestion #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:21
@whowewilltobe @Comprof1 Among other reasons. #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:21
@GracieG @whowewilltobe @Comprof1 Amen to that…. Not exactly single but partner has PTSD and that’s a whole other complication #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:22
@whowewilltobe @Comprof1 @GracieG I’m also one of the lucky ones. My schooling is paid, as it was only $3K per year 15 years ago. #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:22
@Comprof1 @whowewilltobe @GracieG @JeffreyKeefer Do you have people at your college that can help? We are do more & more for colleagues #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:22
@fabianbanga RT @whowewilltobe: @GracieG @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer I pay the sitter more than I would make. #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:22
@whowewilltobe @Comprof1 @GracieG @JeffreyKeefer I hate to admit that my first reaction was laughter. But no, absolutely nobody at my school. #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:23
@fabianbanga RT @whowewilltobe: @GracieG @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Last semester I made $512 every 2 weeks. Taking on a part-time job is impossible. #Adj… 6/3/14 16:23
@GracieG @Comprof1 @whowewilltobe @JeffreyKeefer Virginia, what wonderful world is it that you’re from? My schools could care less! #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:23
@Comprof1 @whowewilltobe @GracieG @JeffreyKeefer The SAT/GMAT was online. She used to do it at night when her kids were in bed. #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:23
@whowewilltobe In the activist circuit, however, we have many allies who look out for each other. #AdjunctChat @Comprof1 @GracieG @JeffreyKeefer 6/3/14 16:24
@JeffreyKeefer @whowewilltobe @GracieG @Comprof1 Ouch; seems adjuncts may be in the wrong business if the pay is so little #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:24
@tidmarshm RT @4KM: RT @Stella_Rouse I laughed, but it was a sad laugh. #adjunctchat http://t.co/cXrKd26BhJ 6/3/14 16:25
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 @whowewilltobe @GracieG @JeffreyKeefer help how? #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:25
@JeffreyKeefer @whowewilltobe @Comprof1 @GracieG Can you talk more about this? #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:25
@Comprof1 @GracieG @whowewilltobe @JeffreyKeefer It varies from college and dept. Not admin but other faculty/adjuncts. Sharing babysittg #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:25
@Comprof1 @GracieG @whowewilltobe @JeffreyKeefer It varies from college and dept. Not admin but other faculty/adjuncts. Sharing babysittg #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:25
@JeffreyKeefer @whowewilltobe Can you talk about how you see others who experienced this, such as why or how people work through it? #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:26
@whowewilltobe @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @GracieG The principle of #MutualAid. Send an ally a coat. Let her rant. Classic organizing tactic. #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:27
@Comprof1 @GracieG @whowewilltobe @JeffreyKeefer Also sharing survival tips/pt jobs to make ends meet. #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:27
@GracieG @JeffreyKeefer @whowewilltobe @Comprof1 Well, yeah. We are. Most not here by choice and trying hard to get out. #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:27
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @GracieG @whowewilltobe Seems like a situation where a timebank may be useful #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:28
@whowewilltobe @Comprof1 @GracieG @JeffreyKeefer We have an ally who’s a post-ac specialist who gives us tips. Building relationships is key. #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:28
@Comprof1 @GracieG @whowewilltobe @JeffreyKeefer We also would share consulting prospects, try to problem solve (housing, expenses) #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:28
@GracieG @VCVaile Anyone who recommends adjuncting ought to be summarily lashed #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:28
@VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer what do you have in mind for a time bank? #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:29
@whowewilltobe @Comprof1 @GracieG @JeffreyKeefer We’ve found that emotional support & love are very healing. The problem is systemic, common. #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:29
@VCVaile @GracieG so right. the other suggestions were not gr8 but none worse than that #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:29
@GracieG @VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer Yes, explain, please!!! #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:29
@Comprof1 @whowewilltobe @GracieG @JeffreyKeefer Ok so if you lose me it’s because we’re in the middle of a bad storm/heavy winds! #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:30
@VCVaile when in doubt, google, http://t.co/Kg0CdhV4oW #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:31
@whowewilltobe Q2: Tell us about your experiences during application (or deciding if this is the route for you). #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:31
@whowewilltobe @GracieG @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer We’re not even noticed. The director of my program walked by me today as if I were a ghost. #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:32
@JeffreyKeefer RT @whowewilltobe: Q2: Tell us about your experiences during application (or deciding if this is the route for you). #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:32
@JeffreyKeefer RT @VCVaile: when in doubt, google, http://t.co/0vu3WHN0sV #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:32
@VCVaile application = paperwork, waiting, runaround/brush-off interviews #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:33
@whowewilltobe @JeffreyKeefer When they find out I’m a “professor,” they shake their heads & tell me how their nieces pay outrageous tuition. #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:34
@JeffreyKeefer @whowewilltobe @GracieG @Comprof1 I wonder if that is common (not intentional, but still common)? #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:34
@VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer @whowewilltobe @GracieG @Comprof1 quite common, I’d say #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:35
@GracieG @whowewilltobe FT hrs cut (surprise!), got more 60+ miles away. Ppl who hired me on the spot apologized for awful pay there #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:35
@whowewilltobe @JeffreyKeefer @GracieG @Comprof1 Very common. When we leave, even after 10 years of service, we rarely get a goodbye. #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:35
@GracieG @whowewilltobe @JeffreyKeefer Same reaction I got from the assistance ppl. Then they look all sorry for me & I almost throw up #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:37
@whowewilltobe @GracieG @JeffreyKeefer I wonder just how oblivious many TT faculty, staff, #badmin are. What if they couldn’t help but see? #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:38
@whowewilltobe #AdjunctChat Time to dissolve the boundary separating the contingents from the TT. This second-class citizen status has run its course. 6/3/14 16:44
@whowewilltobe #AdjunctChat Time to dissolve the boundary separating the contingents from the TT. This second-class citizen status has run its course. 6/3/14 16:44
@photonharvester RT @Stella_Rouse: I laughed, but it was a sad laugh. @NewFacMajority @AdjunctYoda #adjunctchat https://t.co/Uv3Ftry7Td 6/3/14 16:44
@VCVaile @whowewilltobe @GracieG @JeffreyKeefer willfully oblivious like neighbors, family who don’t “see” abuse #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:44
@whowewilltobe @VCVaile @GracieG @JeffreyKeefer Guess we’ll just have to stand right in front of their tunnel vision so they have to look. #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:45
@GracieG @VCVaile @whowewilltobe @JeffreyKeefer I have to wonder anymore if it’s just not apathy. They think they’re safe…. #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:45
@fabianbanga @whowewilltobe @GracieG @JeffreyKeefer my exp is that most TT dont even think about this. they r in a gradsch set mentality #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:46
@whowewilltobe @VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer But they’re not, as you wrote, @GracieG: http://t.co/2gGmp8BGC6 #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:46
@whowewilltobe @fabianbanga @GracieG @JeffreyKeefer Or they entered academia at a very different time and don’t think to stay up to date. #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:47
@VCVaile @whowewilltobe @fabianbanga @GracieG @JeffreyKeefer that is irresponsible #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:48
@fabianbanga @whowewilltobe @GracieG @JeffreyKeefer what I saw in Europe and Lat America is different, recognition of the labor reality #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:48
@fabianbanga @VCVaile it is.

@whowewilltobe @GracieG @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat

6/3/14 16:49
@VCVaile @fabianbanga @whowewilltobe @GracieG @JeffreyKeefer that is still denial ~ no excuse #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:49
@GracieG @whowewilltobe @fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer Exactly. I still get the “Don’t worry, good ppl get good jobs” line from older TT #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:50
@whowewilltobe @VCVaile @fabianbanga @GracieG @JeffreyKeefer And you can’t do that if you’re not involved in your own community. #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:50
@whowewilltobe @VCVaile @fabianbanga @GracieG @JeffreyKeefer Time for TT and #badmin to listen up and listen well. It’s up to us to make them. #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:51
@fabianbanga @VCVaile we need a class in gradschool in this topic > “solidarity” #adjunctchat
@whowewilltobe @GracieG @JeffreyKeefer
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@whowewilltobe @fabianbanga @VCVaile @GracieG @JeffreyKeefer We need an entirely new platform. To whittle away the fat. Leave accreditation. #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:52
@JeffreyKeefer @VCVaile @fabianbanga @whowewilltobe @GracieG I am not sure if it is denial or people just are not aware #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:52
@lindathestar #AdjunctChat Hello from Australia. I’ve juggled adjunct/casual work with the dole for some time. The system works against helpfulness 6/3/14 16:52
@VCVaile @whowewilltobe @fabianbanga @GracieG @JeffreyKeefer to be involved means they have to see all as one community #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:53
@JeffreyKeefer @VCVaile @fabianbanga @whowewilltobe @GracieG I do not even see other adjuncts in my dept, so no sense what struggles are there #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:53
@GracieG @JeffreyKeefer @VCVaile @fabianbanga @whowewilltobe A lot of people cannot be bothered to care or to find out. #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:53
@lindathestar #AdjunctChat … In that by end of semester when income ending the $ earned from marking pushes you off the dole. Nothing for 3 mo then 6/3/14 16:54
@JeffreyKeefer @whowewilltobe @VCVaile @fabianbanga @GracieG Perhaps include adjuncts in this; many I know in applied fields work FT elsewhere #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:54
@GracieG @lindathestar That’s the truth! “Against helpfulness”! TRUTH WITH A BIG T #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:54
@VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga @whowewilltobe @GracieG unless they are blind & gormless there has to be element of denial #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:54
@whowewilltobe @JeffreyKeefer @VCVaile @fabianbanga @GracieG I imagine that the entire faculty is comprised of ex-#adjuncts and @Madjuncts #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:55
@JeffreyKeefer @lindathestar Ironic, as the intentions are often the best placed #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:55
@JeffreyKeefer @lindathestar Thanks for joining today’s #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:55
@whowewilltobe @VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga @GracieG And let’s remember that the blind know how to use vision as a hindrance. #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:55
@whowewilltobe @VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga @GracieG And let’s remember that the blind know how to use vision as a hindrance. #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:55
@JeffreyKeefer I will need to leave #AdjunctChat on time today as I (ironically) each this evening. 6/3/14 16:56
@GracieG @JeffreyKeefer @VCVaile @fabianbanga @whowewilltobe I think that’s on purpose. Isolated we are weaker. #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:56
@JeffreyKeefer Thanks for giving us lots of food for thought @whowewilltobe. Can you offer any suggestions for next steps? #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:56
@fabianbanga @whowewilltobe they dont have a choice; this demog time bomb will explode in their faces @VCVaile @GracieG @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:56
@lindathestar @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat Dole system works to a formula that looks at weekly income not big picture 6/3/14 16:56
@whowewilltobe @fabianbanga @VCVaile @GracieG @JeffreyKeefer It’s already happening. http://t.co/WtbjHyr4T6 @CACHEChicago #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:56
@whowewilltobe @JeffreyKeefer #Agitate #Educate #Organize. #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:57
@JeffreyKeefer Our next #AdjunctChat on Tues, June 10 at 4:oopm EDT will be led by @polypel88. The topic is TBD for now. 6/3/14 16:57
@AdjunctChat Our next #AdjunctChat on Tues, June 10 at 4:oopm EDT will be led by @polypel88. The topic is TBD for now. 6/3/14 16:57
@fabianbanga RT @whowewilltobe: @fabianbanga @VCVaile @GracieG @JeffreyKeefer It’s already happening. http://t.co/WtbjHyr4T6 @CACHEChicago #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:58
@whowewilltobe @JeffreyKeefer Let’s hope that food for thought fills our fridges. We can’t live on cultural capital. #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:58
@lindathestar @JeffreyKeefer I’m late as I’ve just woken up. Not 7 am yet #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:58
@GracieG @fabianbanga @whowewilltobe @VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer Is it wrong to say the sooner the better on that Earth-shattering Ka-Boom?! #adjunctchat 6/3/14 16:58
@JeffreyKeefer @GracieG @VCVaile @fabianbanga @whowewilltobe I think this is the biggest issue — isolated means we struggle and suffer alone #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:58
@GracieG RT @whowewilltobe: @JeffreyKeefer #Agitate #Educate #Organize. #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:58
@JeffreyKeefer @GracieG @VCVaile @fabianbanga @whowewilltobe This is one of the reasons I find #AdjunctChat so valuable — we hear other perspectives 6/3/14 16:59
@whowewilltobe @GracieG @fabianbanga @VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer Oh hell no. It’s what we should all be saying, then realizing. #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:59
@VCVaile RT @whowewilltobe @JeffreyKeefer Let’s hope that food for thought fills our fridges. We can’t live on cultural capital. #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:59
@JeffreyKeefer @GracieG @VCVaile @fabianbanga @whowewilltobe and as a result we strengthen and support ourselves #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 16:59
@GracieG @JeffreyKeefer @VCVaile @fabianbanga @whowewilltobe I’d have given up w/o my online adjunct family this year #adjunctchat 6/3/14 17:00
@JeffreyKeefer RT @whowewilltobe: @JeffreyKeefer #Agitate #Educate #Organize. #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 17:00
@JeffreyKeefer RT @GracieG: @JeffreyKeefer @VCVaile @fabianbanga @whowewilltobe I’d have given up w/o my online adjunct family this year #adjunctchat 6/3/14 17:01
@whowewilltobe @GracieG @JeffreyKeefer @VCVaile @fabianbanga Me too. Big love and respect to my adjunct family. <3 #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 17:01
@JeffreyKeefer @GracieG @VCVaile @fabianbanga @whowewilltobe Glad we can all play a role in this support!! #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 17:01
@fabianbanga @GracieG thinking about this yesterday (uncanny!) the problem: system has no reaction #adjunctchat @whowewilltobe @VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer 6/3/14 17:01
@JeffreyKeefer @GracieG @VCVaile @fabianbanga @whowewilltobe Hang in there! #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 17:01
@JeffreyKeefer Thanks again, @whowewilltobe — this has been great! #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 17:02
@VCVaile RT @JeffreyKeefer @GracieG @VCVaile @fabianbanga @whowewilltobe Glad we can all play a role in this support!! #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 17:02
@whowewilltobe @JeffreyKeefer Thanks. Let’s keep the conversation rolling. Momentum is real and is key. #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 17:02
@fabianbanga @GracieG we are here w/ u
#adjunctchat @JeffreyKeefer @VCVaile @whowewilltobe
6/3/14 17:03
@VCVaile @fabianbanga @GracieG @whowewilltobe @JeffreyKeefer ire: problem that the system has no reaction, how do we get one? #adjunctchat 6/3/14 17:04
@fabianbanga @VCVaile yes, we need a new system / wait, some people love it as it is. #adjunctchat
@GracieG @whowewilltobe @JeffreyKeefer
6/3/14 17:05
@VCVaile meant ‘re’ not ‘ire’ but that fits too #adjunctchat 6/3/14 17:06
@GracieG Great chat, everyone. I have to go to the store for some cheapo dinner ingredients. Keep fighting the good fight #adjunctchat 6/3/14 17:07
@VCVaile @fabianbanga @GracieG @whowewilltobe @JeffreyKeefer yes some do, not susceptible to educating as solution #adjunctchat 6/3/14 17:07
@VersatilePhD RT @FromPhDtoLife: Next #VPhDTO meetup is Thurs, 19 June at Victory Cafe, 7pm. All welcome! Cc #adjunctchat #ecrchat #altac #withaphd #post… 6/3/14 17:07
@Melissa_Venable MT @VersatilePhD: We have meetups in 12 cities and more being started. Meet other PhDs in transition. http://t.co/TDHNfvZqNd #AdjunctChat 6/3/14 17:08
@Mairead_McKeoug RT @CharlesBivona: Instead of focusing on administration, the shame/blame for our exploitation should be focused on the full-time faculty m… 6/3/14 17:09
@Mairead_McKeoug RT @CharlesBivona: Instead of focusing on administration, the shame/blame for our exploitation should be focused on the full-time faculty m… 6/3/14 17:09
@JessInskip RT @FromPhDtoLife: Next #VPhDTO meetup is Thurs, 19 June at Victory Cafe, 7pm. All welcome! Cc #adjunctchat #ecrchat #altac #withaphd #post… 6/3/14 17:09
@fabianbanga @VCVaile this new system needs universalization of labor, and negotiation, no caste @GracieG @whowewilltobe @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat 6/3/14 17:09
@VCVaile @fabianbanga thinking CO #equalpay4equalwork leg & #program4change @GracieG @whowewilltobe @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat 6/3/14 17:12
@VCVaile @fabianbanga thinking CO #equalpay4equalwork leg & #program4change @GracieG @whowewilltobe @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat 6/3/14 17:12
@fabianbanga RT @whowewilltobe: #AdjunctChat Time to dissolve the boundary separating the contingents from the TT. This second-class citizen status has … 6/3/14 17:15