Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Next #AdjunctChat = Oct 4, 2013

Our next #AdjunctChat will occur on Thursday, October 4 at 4:00pm EDT, facilitated by @RobinYap. The topic is:

How do you handle challenging student demands and (unrealistic) expectations?

While this chat is oriented toward supporting and engaging adjunct / part-time instructors in higher education, all are welcome!

Thoughts on Expanding #AdjunctChat to Meet Needs

crowdsource_ideasI started #AdjunctChat several months ago to meet what I perceived was a need regarding support and resource sharing amongst adjunct instructors in higher education. Having taught as an adjunct in two universities, between 3 different schools, for nearly ten years, I couldn’t help but think that other adjuncts may find it useful to share, give, and take, and as I could not readily find this happening anywhere else, I thought I should do something about that (rather than just consider it to no end with no action). Some of this history was recently discussed in Issue 5 of the The Grad Caucus Chronicle.

Now that the #AdjunctChat tag seems to be used a bit, I think it may be time to get some thoughts on how else this can be used to increase and support discussions that bring value to the lives of very busy (adjunct) instructors. While we recently discussed which day and time works best, at least for this semester, now may be an opportunity to discuss other specifics about how this functions.

What I am thinking about is how we facilitate #AdjunctChat, how we select topics, and the time span for the chats themselves. If there are other issues that should be considered now, please let me know!

  • Regarding facilitation, I am wondering if having some guest or collaborative facilitators to focus on specific topics / dates, would not be a bad idea. It would allow for a different focus, facilitation style, and layers of engagement. Interested in (considering) this?
  • Regarding how we select topics, this has been done a week or so before the chat. If we have guest facilitators, should the topics then be linked to the person? How long in advance should this be decided? How about changing the topical area at the last minute due to pressing topics of current interest (cf. #IAmMargaretMary)?
  • Finally, while the live chat has been for one hour every other week, it was recently suggested that this time period be expanded, with comments made over a longer period during that day. I am not sure how much this would work without active facilitation, though perhaps others may have some insights on this topic?

#AdjunctChat has been an experience coming from my passion about identifying and building community when a need is identified, and I am starting to sense some new needs that I hope we can adapt this informal (and fully uncompensated and unsponsored) little group. Please either share your thoughts as comments here OR Tweet me in response. Thanks for all the support and encouragement I have received since embarking upon this little project.

#AdjunctChat Transcript 9/19/13 on #IAmMargaretMary

This is the transcript from the #AdjunctChat on September 19, 2013. The initial topic “How do you handle challenging student demands and (unrealistic) expectations?” turned into a different discussion due to the recent death of the adjunct instructor Margaret Mary Vojtko, a 25-year adjunct professor of French.

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@NewFacMajority Reminder: #AdjunctChat TODAY 4pm EDT on student demands & expectations http://t.co/L07YMtFyzt…PS hoping to touch on #MaryMargaretVojtko too 9/19/13 13:26
@celloandbow The reality of the new academy: http://t.co/R7ig2iNloi #adjunctchat 9/19/13 13:29
@CynthiaHarriso1 RT @JeffreyKeefer: Today’s #AdjunctChat topic: How do you handle challenging student demands and (unrealistic) expectations? 4:00pm EDT. Pl… 9/19/13 13:31
@raulpacheco I think #AdjunctChat should talk #IAmMargaretMary today, @JeffreyKeefer 9/19/13 13:41
@Comprof1 #AdjunctChat today at 4 EST Topic: How do you handle challenging student demands and (unrealistic) expectations? #ecrchat #phdchat #ualbany 9/19/13 13:44
@AdjunctNation RT @JeffreyKeefer: @AlisonSeaman @Comprof1 @katrinafee @AdjunctNation Today’s #AdjunctChat topic is here http://t.co/Bu8qUyCJUH . Hope you … 9/19/13 13:47
@JeffreyKeefer The sad death of Margaret Mary http://t.co/v7gljixLqG speaks volumes to the need to support adjuncts #AdjunctChat #IAmMargaretMary 9/19/13 14:27
@KL_Wheat RT @Comprof1: #AdjunctChat today at 4 EST Topic: How do you handle challenging student demands and (unrealistic) expectations? #ecrchat #ph… 9/19/13 15:02
@ai1sa @JeffreyKeefer yes it does, a really sad story . #adjunctchat 9/19/13 15:16
@tSinsonSchool Today’s topic is “What opportunities exist to partner with FT Faculty & Chairs for change, allies, and development?”  #adjunctchat 9/19/13 15:45
@JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat begins in 10 minutes! 9/19/13 15:53
@JeffreyKeefer Today’s #adjunctchat topic is: How do you handle challenging student demands and (unrealistic) expectations? 9/19/13 16:00
@JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat begins in 2 minutes; all are welcome! #adjunct #phdchat #AltAc ECRchat 9/19/13 16:01
@JeffreyKeefer I am using Twubs for #adjunctchat today http://t.co/jn4exeReCc 9/19/13 16:01
@JeffreyKeefer Let’s begin with today’s #adjunctchat! 9/19/13 16:02
@JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat is an online chat community to offer support and share resources for adjuncts and part-time instructors. 9/19/13 16:03
@JeffreyKeefer Today’s #adjunctchat topic is How do you handle challenging student demands and (unrealistic) expectations? Please RT 9/19/13 16:04
@jodiacampbell RT @JeffreyKeefer: Today’s #adjunctchat topic is How do you handle challenging student demands and (unrealistic) expectations? Please RT 9/19/13 16:04
@JeffreyKeefer Let’s introduce ourselves and see who is here. Please mention your name and where / what you teach  #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:04
@JeffreyKeefer Please remember to use the tag #adjunctchat in replies, or use Twubs for it to be automatically included http://t.co/jn4exeReCc 9/19/13 16:05
@JeffreyKeefer While today’s topic is on challenging student demands, I am scratching my head with the tragic story of #IAmMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:07
@englishist RT @JeffreyKeefer: Today’s #adjunctchat topic is How do you handle challenging student demands and (unrealistic) expectations? Please RT 9/19/13 16:09
@JeffreyKeefer I am wondering if it may not be better to discuss the issue of the death of Margaret Mary #IAmMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:09
@jodiacampbell Hi everyone! I teach US history at Wesley College in DE. #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:09
@JeffreyKeefer Any preference for discussing the set topic or this newer story of #adjunct interest in #IAmMargaretMary? #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:10
@JeffreyKeefer @jodiacampbell Welcome, Jodi! #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:10
@JeffreyKeefer @englishist Thanks for the RT! #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:10
@JeffreyKeefer @KL_Wheat Thanks for the RT! #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:11
@jodiacampbell @JeffreyKeefer That might be a good idea, considering the outcry from the story. #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:11
@JeffreyKeefer Shall we discuss the agreed upon topic http://t.co/PwygPOBkV9 or about the issues related to #IAmMargaretMary? #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:12
@JeffreyKeefer @jodiacampbell I think you may be right about changing it. Anybody else want to weigh in on this? #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:13
@JeffreyKeefer @jodiacampbell OK, let’s discuss some of the issues around the life and death of Margaret Mary now #IAmMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:14
@jodiacampbell @JeffreyKeefer There’s so much to say that I don’t even know where to start. #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:15
@JeffreyKeefer @jodiacampbell Does that work for you? #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:15
@jodiacampbell @JeffreyKeefer Yes, that’s fine. #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:16
@JeffreyKeefer I know. I am glad that my colleagues @raulpacheco and @VCVaile pointed out this story #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:17
@JeffreyKeefer Did you have an opportunity to read the article http://t.co/CVX5hx0tiq #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:21
@JeffreyKeefer I am thinking of the sad irony of work in a Catholic institution given a focus on social justice  #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:22
@jodiacampbell @JeffreyKeefer I did and I read the @duqedu response, which was so off-point & even more upsetting. #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:23
@JeffreyKeefer I wonder about some of the issues about a living wage vs. why one would continue working in those conditions #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:23
@ai1sa @JeffreyKeefer feeling impotent; but did send link on to a colleague studying the similar role in NZ and to our national union #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:23
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat sorry having internet slow down problems 9/19/13 16:24
@JeffreyKeefer A few of us are talking about the issue of #IamMargaretMary as this week’s #adjunctchat if anybody wants to join us http://t.co/jn4exeReCc 9/19/13 16:24
@marloft RT @sorayaworldwide: An extreme case, but highlights the woes of adjuncts in academia http://t.co/AJiRj2IIDF #highered #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:25
@marloft RT @lindathestar: #Adjunctchat MT @thesiswhisperer: Appalling story of an adjunct professor dying in poverty #highered http://t.co/IRIWKF4Z… 9/19/13 16:25
@JeffreyKeefer @ai1sa I am musing on the contrast of people willingly working in exploitative situations as part-time faculty #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:25
@JeffreyKeefer vs. the reality of needing to work for a living wage #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:25
@JeffreyKeefer @marloft @ai1sa Welcome #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:26
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer I’m not familiar with this.  What happened? #AdjunctChat 9/19/13 16:27
@ai1sa @JeffreyKeefer its a bind, some are ‘willingly’ exploited in hope of further employmet; others willingly exploit. #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:27
@JeffreyKeefer Have you seen anybody teaching in #HE who scrapes by to this extent as she did? #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:27
@jodiacampbell @JeffreyKeefer I would guess she, like many seniors, had limited job opps, which is also an #adjunct problem. #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:27
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer But the reality is that many of us don’t have the choice. #AdjunctChat 9/19/13 16:27
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer My office mate works at 2 different places but can get insurance as a longterm adjunct at our uni. #AdjunctChat 9/19/13 16:29
@JeffreyKeefer @jodiacampbell I wonder how it may fit with a passion about teaching and learning, and how that led to this? #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:29
@Comprof1 @jodiacampbell @JeffreyKeefer I noticed that their was no one under 40 in the 80+ new hires for tenure on our campus #AdjunctChat 9/19/13 16:30
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Not to bring in another issue, but it makes me wonder how #ObamaCare will affect #adjunct benefits #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:30
@VCVaile late…uncooperative old machine…better late to #adjunctchat than never I hope 9/19/13 16:30
@JeffreyKeefer I am wondering what anybody could have done to prevent the sad end of her situation?  #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:31
@marloft RT @JeffreyKeefer: @marloft @ai1sa Welcome #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat > Thank you, Jeffrey.  This us not acceptable. So sad… 9/19/13 16:31
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @jodiacampbell Perhaps. but if you only have adjunct teaching as work experience hard to find other work. #AdjunctChat 9/19/13 16:31
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @jodiacampbell Did she live in a large city? More employment opportunity besides adjuncting. #AdjunctChat 9/19/13 16:31
@JeffreyKeefer @VCVaile Welcome! We are talking about the issues related to the death http://t.co/s2RDuzzsyV  #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:32
@JeffreyKeefer @marloft What do you envision could be done to prevent this from happening again? #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:32
@jodiacampbell @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Wow. That’s a lot of new hires & also a surprising point about their age. #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:32
@JeffreyKeefer RT @raulpacheco: I think #AdjunctChat should talk #IAmMargaretMary today, @JeffreyKeefer 9/19/13 16:32
@norris_chase Wow! RT @sorayaworldwide: An extreme case, but highlights the woes of adjuncts in academia http://t.co/2eSlRkmOuv #highered #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:32
@jodiacampbell @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 You mean in addition to class loads getting cut to avoid FT status for adjuncts? #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:33
@VCVaile @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @jodiacampbell and the age factor, which kicks in much earlier too #adjunctchat #DrMMV 9/19/13 16:33
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer I read something that said that HHS has warned uni’s that they may have to provide Healthcare to PT #AdjunctChat 9/19/13 16:33
@JeffreyKeefer Anybody else find it ironic about the forcible prevention of unionization? http://t.co/1cvt5xyvZU #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:33
@jodiacampbell @JeffreyKeefer I don’t think you stay in that situation unless you love teaching or you have few alternatives. #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:34
@VCVaile @Comprof1 @jodiacampbell @JeffreyKeefer did you see pics of the #NCC #adjunct on strike? None young #AdjunctChat 9/19/13 16:35
@VCVaile brb #adjunctchat cat on the window screen 9/19/13 16:36
@JeffreyKeefer What do you think unionization could have done to prevent this, if anything?  #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:36
@JeffreyKeefer In today’s #adjunctchat we are discussing the distressing story of http://t.co/CVX5hx0tiq #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:37
@JeffreyKeefer It may be easier to follow this chat via  http://t.co/jn4exeReCc #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:38
@trishpaton @JeffreyKeefer No guarantees but living wage, security, benefits are core 4 unions. But ageism might have arisen #AdjunctChat *lurking* 9/19/13 16:39
@JeffreyKeefer Any thoughts on what unionization could have done about #IamMargaretMary? #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:39
@JeffreyKeefer @pannapacker @Comprof1 @VCVaile @jodiacampbell The increase in adjunct positions must have financial impact  #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:40
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer In our latest negotiations not enough of the voting faculty were adjuncts (optional for them) #AdjunctChat 9/19/13 16:40
@VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer probably but not a guarantee, depends on union, separate or tiered, support of tenured faculty etc #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:40
@marloft @JeffreyKeefer Unionise. #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:41
@JeffreyKeefer @trishpaton Yes though would a unionized university have risen her wages enough, or is that a long-term focus? #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:41
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Result was that there was SOME adjunct issues addressed, but we are expected to have furlough days #AdjunctChat 9/19/13 16:41
@JeffreyKeefer @VCVaile So will unions at least help with a minimal level of support, compared to nothing otherwise #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:42
@jodiacampbell @JeffreyKeefer @pannapacker @Comprof1 @VCVaile Financial impact on unis? #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:42
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Furlough will be paid back in 2 yrs. but many adjuncts won’t be around. #AdjunctChat 9/19/13 16:42
@VCVaile @trishpaton @JeffreyKeefer ageism is a major factor although not the only one #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:42
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Can you talk more about that? #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:42
@JeffreyKeefer If Margaret Mary Vojtko were in a unionized uni, would anything be different? http://t.co/CVX5hx0tiq #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:44
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer There was a letter in JHC commenters referred to adjuncts as profs that didn’t diserve tenure. Quite a firestorm #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:44
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer We need to change perception among admin & FT faculty about adjuncts. #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:45
@jodiacampbell @VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer There’s also a problem w/ lack of support (when it comes to votes) from FT faculty. #adjunctchat #IamMargaretMary 9/19/13 16:45
@JeffreyKeefer Really glad to have some people to explore this issue with, as chatting about it is very helpful in processing #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:45
@jodiacampbell @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Sorry. What? My head just exploded! #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:46
@JeffreyKeefer Substandard wages, more people who will teach at that wage, agism, being alone vs. a uni, etc. #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:46
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Some discretionary funds PT can access, less time for term (benefits) for PT faculty, some research funds #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:47
@VCVaile @jodiacampbell @JeffreyKeefer Jodi, I hear that a lot from all over, sigh. #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:47
@JeffreyKeefer As #adjuncts are by default individual contractors with a uni, it is intimidating when taken advantage of #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:47
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer But no pay for service, admin or office hours. No guarantee of office space. No job guarantees. #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:48
@VCVaile @jodiacampbell @JeffreyKeefer some campuses & chapters are better than others…but some worse too #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:48
@JeffreyKeefer RT @jodiacampbell: @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Sorry. What? My head just exploded! #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:48
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Comprof1: @JeffreyKeefer We need to change perception among admin & FT faculty about adjuncts. #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:48
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Also I make 1/4 salary for same contact hours & must pay for my own research. #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:48
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 This is a recurring theme we keep raising in #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:49
@jodiacampbell @VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer It’s disappointing that some talk a lot abt supporting & appreciating adjuncts but fail to back us up. #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:49
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer They used to be. But unis are requiring more outside of class time #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:49
@jodiacampbell @JeffreyKeefer Intimidating? It’s more infuriating. #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:50
@JeffreyKeefer @jodiacampbell @VCVaile In some ways I wonder if this speaks to a need for national unionization? #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:50
@ProfessorF74 @JeffreyKeefer Yes. Contract could’ve been renegotiated every few years. Plus, advocacy. #adjunctchat #iammargaretmary 9/19/13 16:50
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Yes, unrealistic expectations tend to expand when one is effective at contracted commitments #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:51
@Comprof1 Real problem is age & gender discrimination (same as gov’t & business). Article mentions that. #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:51
@JeffreyKeefer @ProfessorF74 Yes, as without a union is there even a way to see how others are compensated on the low end? #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:51
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @jodiacampbell @VCVaile NO. A need for national workers rights b/c not just at unis. #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:52
@JeffreyKeefer I even find with my own #adjunct teaching that my research and conferences is not quite valued, but how else to remain current? #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:52
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer More like ignored since you are only hired to teach. But valued by profession? #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:54
@jodiacampbell @JeffreyKeefer @ProfessorF74 Well, some of that info is available thanks to @CUNYadjuncts and @AdjunctNation. #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:54
@JeffreyKeefer In case you have missed this one http://t.co/N8AKrM3oCO #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:54
@VCVaile display problems w compose blank but can follow #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:54
@jodiacampbell @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @VCVaile But that’s just never going to happen in the US. It’s too big. Too unrealistic, sadly. #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:54
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Comprof1: @JeffreyKeefer @jodiacampbell @VCVaile NO. A need for national workers rights b/c not just at unis. #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:55
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Interesting question, as the disciplinary “profession” has traditionally = FT, tenured faculty #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:55
@jodiacampbell @JeffreyKeefer I’ve only been an adjunct for 1yr & feel worried about staying current with conf. participation, etc. #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:56
@JeffreyKeefer @jodiacampbell Yes, it is something that costs me dearly every year though I could not remain current without hearing colleages #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:57
@Comprof1 @jodiacampbell @JeffreyKeefer But if the pres of Duquesque had made HALF of his salary (which is still a lot) could pay med #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:57
@VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 that is so no longer so – TT minority in profession #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:58
@JeffreyKeefer One thing is sure, that issues of #adjunct teaching, learning, and support will only increase as HE changes #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:58
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer But my work has been well received at conf No one asks if I’m adjunct #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:58
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer But my work has been well received at conf No one asks if I’m adjunct #adjunctchat 9/19/13 16:59
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 I agree; people are often surprised that I am an adjunct given how methodological and theoretical I am when I present #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:00
@jodiacampbell If you’re interested, I wrote my reaction to the #IamMargaretMary story. http://t.co/zg7QomccgC #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:01
@Comprof1 A real problem with ageism in HE. Want experienced teachers, but not as Tenure. #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:01
@JeffreyKeefer I am glad we were able to adapt our biweekly  #adjunctchat to include this topic of national educational priority #IamMargaretMary 9/19/13 17:01
@jodiacampbell Is anyone else bothered by the fact that NO ONE at @duqedu stepped up to try to even raise $$ for a casket? #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:02
@trishpaton @JeffreyKeefer Again, no guarantees. That’s the hard part. I don’t think a union could have done worse. #adjunctchat #iammargaretmary 9/19/13 17:02
@JeffreyKeefer I hope that we can continue to have a forum, with #adjunctchat being only one manifestation, for adjuncts to gather, share, and support. 9/19/13 17:02
@Comprof1 I worry even participating in #adjunctchat because of political nature of appointments. 9/19/13 17:02
@ai1sa @JeffreyKeefer There is no reason apart from economic expediency; you would be valuable whatever your label #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:02
@jodiacampbell Caskets obv. aren’t faculty’s responsibility, but it seems a terrible oversight for a religious institution. #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:03
@ai1sa @Comprof1 i think that so long as what is presented is professional, academic voice is allowed to challenge inequity. #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:03
@Comprof1 @jodiacampbell @duqedu Yes. I taught at a Catholic college & even tho no $ they were always very supportive. #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:03
@trishpaton @JeffreyKeefer Recent unionization might’ve hurt her (“83?! Retire!”) depending. Benefit likely long term. #adjunctchat #iammargaretmary 9/19/13 17:03
@jodiacampbell We have fundraisers to raise $ for illness/funerals & yet that didn’t happen @duqedu. It’s really upsetting! #IamMargaretMary #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:04
@JeffreyKeefer I want to invite you to do some brainstorming with me about how we can leverage and develop  #adjunctchat to continue to meet ongoing needs. 9/19/13 17:04
@Comprof1 @trishpaton @JeffreyKeefer But you can only retire in US if you have pention or have contributed to social security. #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:05
@JeffreyKeefer Please continue to share links and reactions to #IamMargaretMary so we can all continue to process, discuss, and take action #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:05
@VCVaile @trishpaton @JeffreyKeefer w union she’d have had better healthcare & retirement, less need to keep #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:05
@VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer I have a bunch of those – working on blog post & Storify etc for #newfac social media #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:06
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer I think the way it’s set up now is good. I really was interested in the topic we were going to discuss #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:06
@VCVaile Question – bi-weekly?  #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:07
@mrsocialmedia4u RT @VCVaile: @JeffreyKeefer I have a bunch of those – working on blog post & Storify etc for #newfac social media #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:07
@jodiacampbell @JeffreyKeefer Exactly. I make next to nothing as an adjunct & having to pay ALL my research & travel costs is a big burden. #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:08
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer But I also like that we could change to a topic that was relevant. #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:08
@VCVaile Here’s IHE, http://t.co/O2mDTsoqH4 #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:09
@jodiacampbell @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Sure, but who can convince a univ. president to take a 50% pay cut? That’s never even an option! #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:09
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer I wonder also how many “lurkers” there are afraid to participate publicly but still getting info. #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:09
@ProfessorF74 @JeffreyKeefer Will do #adjunctchat. I just pitched a story to AtlanticEDU. I’ll keep you updated if they accept it. 9/19/13 17:09
@trishpaton @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer There’s the context challenge. Thx for insight! Maybe union could’ve helped access? #adjunctchat #iammargaretmary 9/19/13 17:09
@VCVaile @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer probably quite a few judging from traffic patterns elsewhere #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:10
@Comprof1 @jodiacampbell @JeffreyKeefer Students have cut rates & grants for conf. I wonder if we could advocate discounts for PT fac #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:10
@jodiacampbell @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Can we talk about today’s scheduled topic next week bc I do think it’s important & would be helpful. #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:10
@Comprof1 @jodiacampbell @JeffreyKeefer Perhaps we need to interact more w/ aca professional orgs to help PT fac #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:11
@jodiacampbell @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Possibly, depending on the conf, but there are also tons of FT fac who get little to no conf $ too. #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:13
@VCVaile for regular #DrMMV link updates, follow @danielmkovalik #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:13
@Comprof1 @jodiacampbell @JeffreyKeefer I suggest that adj request conf if they have PT rate. Perhaps if they get enuf requests… #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:13
@jodiacampbell RT @VCVaile: for regular #DrMMV link updates, follow @danielmkovalik #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:13
@Comprof1 @jodiacampbell @JeffreyKeefer But they get a living wage. To ask to decide between food & conf…#adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:14
@VCVaile #4C has #adjunct funding for conf & travel – a tenured fac submitted proposal & pushed it thru #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:15
@VCVaile @Comprof1 @jodiacampbell @JeffreyKeefer deciding between food & conf – no contest #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:15
@jodiacampbell @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Oh, I agree! But some schools, esp. small ones or CCs, have v. low pay even for FT faculty. #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:16
@ProfessorF74 RT @VCVaile: #4C has #adjunct funding for conf & travel – a tenured fac submitted proposal & pushed it thru #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:17
@VCVaile @jodiacampbell @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer the problem is system wide & tier deep but we’re last in line #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:18
@JeffreyKeefer Some great suggestions about how to move forward with #AdjunctChat, please share creative options. Will process them later #IAmMargaretMary 9/19/13 17:18
@jodiacampbell @VCVaile @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer And it’s a bad place to be! #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:18
@VCVaile @jodiacampbell  @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer how very true…if we were horses we’d be on our way to Mexican abattoirs #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:19
@jodiacampbell I need to get back to reading rough drafts of essays, but thanks for a great #adjunctchat! 9/19/13 17:19
@VCVaile globalization is like that… the bottom is disposable #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:21
@Comprof1 Wanted to make correction. Of over 80 new hires no one OVER 40, not UNDER 40 as I stated.  #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:24
@rgfeal The #MLA has grants for adjunct conf travel to #MLA14. Will increase to $400 for #MLA15. @VCVaile #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:26
@jodiacampbell @VCVaile @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer That’s…depressingly true. #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:26
@VCVaile @rgfeal forgot to mention those too…I helped Seth Kahn get word out to vote @ #4C session…gd to have list of orgs #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:31
@rgfeal MLA Conting Labor Cte Prof Employment Practices for NonTT Fac great for TT n adjuncts to wk together #adjunctchat. http://t.co/BRtYP5N3KV 9/19/13 17:41
@abecegar RT @rgfeal: MLA Conting Labor Cte Prof Employment Practices for NonTT Fac great for TT n adjuncts to wk together #adjunctchat. http://t.co/… 9/19/13 17:44
@VCVaile @rgfeal you should do workshops for TT clueless or resistant about working w #adjuncts #adjunctchat 9/19/13 17:48
@lindathestar Casual academics react; about time too MT @jodiacampbell: My reaction to the #IamMargaretMary story. http://t.co/pF8GT7T0fS #adjunctchat 9/19/13 18:01
@BronwynHemsley @lindathestar @jodiacampbell very sad #adjunctchat 9/19/13 18:01
@rgfeal What if #IAmMargaretMary s everywhere had their stories written up in college newspapers, local papers, and so on? Powerful. #adjunctchat 9/19/13 18:03
@rgfeal All adjuncts pls enter your working conditions here. National database depends on massive participation! http://t.co/ToIh7MmwJJ #adjunctchat 9/19/13 18:11
@lindathestar @JeffreyKeefer You were right & I was wrong about the need/interest in #Adjunctchat Well done for starting it 👏 9/19/13 18:16
@snarkyphd #ECRchat MT @rgfeal: All adjuncts pls enter your working conditions here. http://t.co/ffcAzhdZg4 #adjunctchat 9/19/13 18:19
@CynthiaHarriso1 @Amy_Sparling You give me something to aspire to…I usually grade papers at lunch:) #adjunctchat 9/19/13 18:19
@Comprof1 RT @rgfeal: MLA Conting Labor Cte Prof Employment Practices for NonTT Fac great for TT n adjuncts to wk together #adjunctchat. http://t.co/… 9/19/13 18:24
@Comprof1 RT @rgfeal: The #MLA has grants for adjunct conf travel to #MLA14. Will increase to $400 for #MLA15. @VCVaile #adjunctchat 9/19/13 18:24
@KL_Wheat RT @snarkyphd: #ECRchat MT @rgfeal: All adjuncts pls enter your working conditions here. http://t.co/ffcAzhdZg4 #adjunctchat 9/19/13 18:31
@BendProf RT @rgfeal: The #MLA has grants for adjunct conf travel to #MLA14. Will increase to $400 for #MLA15. @VCVaile #adjunctchat 9/19/13 18:43
@academicronin MT @rgfeal: What if #IAmMargaretMary s everywhere had stories written up in college newspapers, local papers, etc? Powerful. #adjunctchat 9/19/13 18:49
@CynthiaHarriso1 @ag_scheg @jodiacampbell Still I’ve tried conferences, quick and dirty before final essay revision & 1 on 1 seems to help. #adjunctchat 9/19/13 18:57
@CynthiaHarriso1 @jodiacampbell @ag_scheg I use the classroom time & space & set a schedule. It’s okay with our dean. #adjunctchat 9/19/13 18:59
@JamesGerard14 @jenn_wlkr – your student papers are going to go a little something like this… http://t.co/gXLw8MQEa0  #adjunctchat 9/19/13 19:01
@jenn_wlkr RT @JamesGerard14: @jenn_wlkr – your student papers are going to go a little something like this… http://t.co/gXLw8MQEa0  #adjunctchat 9/19/13 19:02
@DonnaBickford RT @rgfeal: The #MLA has grants for adjunct conf travel to #MLA14. Will increase to $400 for #MLA15. @VCVaile #adjunctchat 9/19/13 19:08
@CynthiaHarriso1 @jodiacampbell @ag_scheg I won’t complain as it supports my reading & writing habits:) #adjunctchat 9/19/13 20:13
@danielmkovalik RT @VCVaile: for regular #DrMMV link updates, follow @danielmkovalik #adjunctchat 9/19/13 20:21
@CynthiaHarriso1 And the English teacher said ain’t. Also gonna. Night #adjunctchat 9/19/13 20:22
@NewFacMajority RT @jodiacampbell: If you’re interested, I wrote my reaction to the #IamMargaretMary story. http://t.co/zg7QomccgC #adjunctchat 9/19/13 20:47
@VCVaile RT @jodiacampbell: If you’re interested, I wrote my reaction to the #IamMargaretMary story. http://t.co/zg7QomccgC #adjunctchat 9/19/13 20:47
@KeethInk RT @jodiacampbell: If you’re interested, I wrote my reaction to the #IamMargaretMary story. http://t.co/zg7QomccgC #adjunctchat 9/19/13 20:51
@josh_boldt RT @jodiacampbell: If you’re interested, I wrote my reaction to the #IamMargaretMary story. http://t.co/zg7QomccgC #adjunctchat 9/19/13 21:21
@GracieG RT @jodiacampbell: If you’re interested, I wrote my reaction to the #IamMargaretMary story. http://t.co/zg7QomccgC #adjunctchat 9/19/13 22:12
@jodiacampbell @rgfeal That’s amazing! We were just discussing conf. discounts for adjuncts in today’s #adjunctchat. 9/19/13 22:44
@JeffreyKeefer Today was one of the least planned, but IMHO most effective #AdjunctChat sessions we have had. What can we learn from it? 9/19/13 23:13
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Wow, that must be a challenge to even have to worry about what happens in #AdjunctChat 9/19/13 23:16
@CarrieOh_77 RT @jodiacampbell: If you’re interested, I wrote my reaction to the #IamMargaretMary story. http://t.co/zg7QomccgC #adjunctchat 9/19/13 23:16
@JeffreyKeefer @ai1sa @Comprof1 Yes, though “professional,” “challenge,” and “inequity” can be interpreted oddly by those looking for an issue #AdjunctChat 9/19/13 23:17

#AdjunctChat Topic for 9/19

Twitter_ChatThe topic for our #AdjunctChat on Thursday, September 19, 4:00pm EDT is:

How do you handle challenging student demands and (unrealistic) expectations?

Format

This will be the format we can try to follow for this chat. Please reply if you have any suggestions for editing these or send me a Tweet for feedback on them before the chat itself:

  • Announce the chat topic
  • Welcome and Introductions (who, where and what you adjunct)
  • Ask questions / responses — Q1: / A1: , Q2 / A2: , etc.

Q1: What sorts of challenging student demands and (unrealistic) expectations have you experienced?
Q2: How have you handled them?
Q3: What sorts of issues do you want to continue to improve?
Q4: What suggestions of resources / websites have you found that may be useful to share?

  • Closure / take-aways / next steps
  • Announce the next chat date and time
  • Invite topic suggestions for the next chat’s poll

All adjunct or part-time / non-permanent / non-tenured faculty are welcome (along with their allies!!). Please send this information to anybody you think will be interested in it!

Tuesday or Thursday — They Are Both Great!

As a result of the poll to determine the best day of the week for #AdjunctChat, it seems there was an equal distribution of those who can make it Tuesday or Thursday. Given this, let’s plan to keep it on Thursdays at 4:00pm EDT, as that has been working thus far.

Thanks, all for taking the time to vote. With this said, let’s plan for the next #AdjunctChat for Thursday, September 19, at 4:00pm EDT.

Transcript for #AdjunctChat on 9/5/13

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JeffreyKeefer It is again time for #adjunctchat! 9/5/2013 16:04:32
JeffreyKeefer Welcome to this week’s #adjunctchat! 9/5/2013 16:04:48
JeffreyKeefer Today’s topic is: How do you manage adjunct time commitments (prep time, students, family, other work, etc.)? #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:05:06
christiepooh @JeffreyKeefer Not currently an adjunct. When I was, I recall lots of late nights and missed fun times. #AdjunctChat 9/5/2013 16:05:20
JeffreyKeefer Let’s see who is here today. Please introduce yourself!  #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:07:07
JeffreyKeefer Who is here, where do you teach, and what subject?  #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:07:29
JeffreyKeefer If you do not teach but are following along anyway, welcome and please say hello, too! #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:07:53
JeffreyKeefer @christiepooh Welcome! Taking a break from teaching, perhaps?! #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:08:21
JeffreyKeefer Today’s #adjunctchat topic is “How do you manage adjunct time commitments?” 9/5/2013 16:09:21
AlisonSeaman RT @JeffreyKeefer: Let’s see who is here today. Please introduce yourself!  #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:09:22
JeffreyKeefer Just finding time for #adjunctchat is itself a challenge, ehh? 9/5/2013 16:09:40
JeffreyKeefer @AlisonSeaman Welcome! #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:10:00
JeffreyKeefer Let’s chat a bit, and see what ideas and such come up  #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:11:02
JeffreyKeefer Q1: How much time do you need to plan for a course new to you? #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:11:09
JeffreyKeefer A1: I find that planning for a new course is a tremendous time drain; much longer than what it seems #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:12:03
JeffreyKeefer Perhaps now, between the first week of classes and Jewish holidays is not a good time for the week’s  #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:13:26
christiepooh @JeffreyKeefer yes. Been applying but not getting anywhere. #AdjunctChat 9/5/2013 16:14:53
JeffreyKeefer There seemed to be useful feedback for our shifting #adjunctchat to Thursdays, but perhaps we should consider Tuesday again? 9/5/2013 16:15:20
JeffreyKeefer @christiepooh Great, somebody else to talk to in  #adjunctchat! 9/5/2013 16:15:45
JeffreyKeefer @christiepooh Looking for an adjunct position can certainly be a challenge #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:16:14
JeffreyKeefer @christiepooh Positive energy to you! #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:16:41
JeffreyKeefer @christiepooh What area are you looking to adjunct in? #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:16:57
JeffreyKeefer For those interested in following #adjunctchat you may find TWUBS helpful http://t.co/jn4exeReCc as it fills in the tag automatically. 9/5/2013 16:18:28
JeffreyKeefer Another useful tool is http://t.co/V8MZWi9C4n for live chats #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:19:18
JeffreyKeefer Indeed, I think it is beginning of the semester busyness that has us unusually quiet here today #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:20:30
JeffreyKeefer I do love the irony that our #adjunctchat topic is “How do you manage adjunct time commitments” and people struggled to attend! 😉 9/5/2013 16:21:05
JeffreyKeefer I started teaching another section of the Research Process and Methodology course and found the prep rather good time-wise #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:22:15
JeffreyKeefer I did co-develop the course and have taught it several times, so the time commitment is finally minimized  #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:22:44
VCVaile late to #adjunctchat – sorry about that 9/5/2013 16:22:52
VCVaile RT @GradCaucus: Remember, new issue of the Chronicle, featuring @JeffreyKeefer on #Adjunctchat http://t.co/iJZC00Toer 9/5/2013 16:23:45
JeffreyKeefer @VCVaile Welcome! It is a little quiet today; beginning of the new term / Jewish holidays perhaps?! #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:25:18
Ellsbeth Listening in to #adjunctchat as I watch a presentation on VoiceThread. Great discussion idea this week on time management. 9/5/2013 16:25:20
JeffreyKeefer I do find the topic of navigating time so challenging; there really is not an ideal for anything IMHO #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:25:52
JeffreyKeefer @Ellsbeth Welcome to #adjunctchat! 9/5/2013 16:26:17
VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer perhaps + everyone busy w/ new semester & “myprofessor” tweets #AdjunctChat 9/5/2013 16:26:47
JeffreyKeefer RT @VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer perhaps + everyone busy w/ new semester & “myprofessor” tweets #AdjunctChat 9/5/2013 16:27:14
JeffreyKeefer @VCVaile @Ellsbeth How do you manage your time given lots interests and too little time to pursue them? #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:27:47
Ellsbeth RT @JeffreyKeefer: @VCVaile @Ellsbeth How do you manage your time given lots interests and too little time to pursue them? #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:28:52
VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer @Ellsbeth I’ve been thinking about a clone or so but obvious is to trim where possible & learn to say no #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:29:12
JeffreyKeefer I find that my FT work and teaching and family and ongoing research interests + life makes time a most precious commodity #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:29:45
Ellsbeth I try to prioritize and sample things to decide which deserves more time or in-depth approach. #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:30:09
JeffreyKeefer @VCVaile @Ellsbeth Perhaps we should have “No!” practice?! #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:30:11
JeffreyKeefer @Ellsbeth Do you ever feel everything is a priority and that is a challenge? #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:30:55
VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer Indeed so – I find myself losing patience w/ timewasters #AdjunctChat 9/5/2013 16:31:28
JeffreyKeefer Our #adjunctchat topic right now is: How do you manage adjunct time commitments? 9/5/2013 16:31:51
JeffreyKeefer @VCVaile Time wasting is insidious; somewhat reminds me of Proust #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:32:26
Ellsbeth @JeffreyKeefer Yes! 🙂 (Teaching + grad school + young kids + everything else) #AdjunctChat 9/5/2013 16:32:50
JeffreyKeefer @Ellsbeth I find that teaching a course as an adjunct when I really like it means I put more of myself into it than I get $ for #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:33:30
JeffreyKeefer I feel an educator at heart, and as a result I often put myself fully into my teaching. That can max out my time #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:34:12
AlisonSeaman @JeffreyKeefer Agree. It also makes conference-going difficult. I only have so many holidays & personal funds available. #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:34:12
VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer time we waste ourselves is one thing, under our control or should be – time wasted by others is another #AdjunctChat 9/5/2013 16:34:23
Ellsbeth @JeffreyKeefer I think that is very true. It’s easy to get sucked in when you really enjoy it & miss other things.  #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:34:48
JeffreyKeefer @AlisonSeaman Indeed, I just returned from a self-funded academic conference in Germany  #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:34:59
JeffreyKeefer @VCVaile Can you talk more about what you have in mind? #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:35:23
JeffreyKeefer I initially formulated some questions to help guide us http://t.co/sSsR1XrFyK but think this open discussion works; yes? #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:36:02
Ellsbeth @JeffreyKeefer Tried to put time limits on myself when planning or grading. Setting timers has actually helped w/efficienty. #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:36:11
JeffreyKeefer @Ellsbeth This reminds me of critical theory; it is easy to manipulate or use those who are passionate and want to fully engage #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:37:01
JeffreyKeefer @Ellsbeth I tend to use the #pomodoro technique, something I picked up from #phdchat when doing my PhD #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:37:34
JeffreyKeefer @Ellsbeth Do you have a specific technique with grading or planning you use that seems to work well? #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:38:11
VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer #pomodoro? #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:38:21
Ellsbeth @JeffreyKeefer Especially if you tell people “it’s for the students.” #AdjunctChat 9/5/2013 16:38:43
VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer @Ellsbeth alas that happens to me more than I should let it #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:39:04
JeffreyKeefer @VCVaile The #pomodoro technique is about 25 minutes focused time and then a short break http://t.co/0qO0MM0LnH #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:39:19
VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer interval training for the brain #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:39:47
JeffreyKeefer @VCVaile I installed a #pomodoro timer to help when I felt stuck writing. 25 minutes is workable time but not too much #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:40:20
JeffreyKeefer @VCVaile A #pomodoro is good for enough time to think but not too much time to lose track of  #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:41:01
JeffreyKeefer @Ellsbeth How do you know when to draw the line in your work “for the students”? #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:41:28
JeffreyKeefer I find that my adjunct teaching this Monday will conflict with a sudden, and to-be-missed, cultural opportunity #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:42:32
Ellsbeth @JeffreyKeefer I use #pomodoro as well, but don’t stick strictly to 25 min. I adjust as appropriate for the project. #AdjunctChat 9/5/2013 16:42:43
JeffreyKeefer I suppose time management and for the students can go both ways #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:42:49
Notorious_QRG @JeffreyKeefer intriguing! #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:43:15
JeffreyKeefer @Ellsbeth I do add as needed, though find I sometimes sit down for a minute and then realize I worked all night #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:43:32
JeffreyKeefer @Notorious_QRG We live for intriguing! What else can keep us engaged in life?! #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:44:11
Ellsbeth @JeffreyKeefer I’ve also found that if I get up and move during the #pomodoro breaks, I do much better. #AdjunctChat 9/5/2013 16:45:17
Ellsbeth @JeffreyKeefer I still struggle with whee to draw that line. 🙂 #AdjunctChat 9/5/2013 16:45:48
JeffreyKeefer RT @Ellsbeth @JeffreyKeefer I’ve also found that if I get up and move during the #pomodoro breaks, I do much better. #AdjunctChat 9/5/2013 16:45:53
Notorious_QRG @JeffreyKeefer as Dorothy Parker said: ‘the cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity’. #adjunctchat #PhDchat 9/5/2013 16:46:07
JeffreyKeefer @Ellsbeth Yes, no magic bullet for time management, so to speak #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:46:25
Ellsbeth @JeffreyKeefer Usually, I end up doing the dishes, switching laundry, playing with the kids, or something similar. #AdjunctChat 9/5/2013 16:46:55
VCVaile avoid working when you’re tired – all too often not productive #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:47:16
JeffreyKeefer RT @Notorious_QRG: @JeffreyKeefer as Dorothy Parker said: ‘the cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity’. #adjunctchat… 9/5/2013 16:48:31
Ellsbeth @VCVaile Very true! I don’t do certain tasks after I get too tired because I don’t do them well. #AdjunctChat 9/5/2013 16:48:45
JeffreyKeefer @Notorious_QRG and Dorothy Parker drank whiskey sours! #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:48:52
JeffreyKeefer RT @VCVaile avoid working when you’re tired – all too often not productive #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:48:58
JeffreyKeefer RT @Ellsbeth @JeffreyKeefer Usually, I end up doing the dishes, switching laundry, playing with the kids, or something similar. #AdjunctChat 9/5/2013 16:49:08
JeffreyKeefer All good ideas! I tend toward less self-control, and work (usually electronic) until I fall asleep. Often my students benefit #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:49:58
VCVaile don’t sweat the unfinished to-do list (I’m going for a ‘didn’t get to it’ list) but note items to catch 1st before stopping
#adjunctchat
9/5/2013 16:50:40
JeffreyKeefer Well, we are drawing near to the end of today’s #adjunctchat. Any takeaways or ideas for next steps? 9/5/2013 16:51:11
JeffreyKeefer Especially ideas around our topic, “How do you manage adjunct time commitments?” #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:51:32
mwaiksnis Anyone out there a school admin and teach as an adjunct in higher ed? #adjunctchat #sced 9/5/2013 16:51:35
NSRiazat @JeffreyKeefer @Ellsbeth – leaving desk during #pomodoro break means I probably won’t return to it again. 🙂 #AdjunctChat 9/5/2013 16:53:11
JeffreyKeefer @NSRiazat You are not alone on that one! #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:54:15
NSRiazat @JeffreyKeefer @Ellsbeth amazing how important washing windows, cleaning brass door ornaments and painting ceilings becomes 🙂 #AdjunctChat 9/5/2013 16:54:49
JeffreyKeefer @mwaiksnis Welcome, Mike. I teach, though am not an admin of any sort. Perhaps others may be? #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:55:15
VCVaile @NSRiazat @JeffreyKeefer @Ellsbeth same goes for closing your eyes to give them a short rest  #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:55:44
JeffreyKeefer @NSRiazat @Ellsbeth Yes, especially when we want to put something off that we do not want to do. Alas, never teaching prep! #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:55:51
NSRiazat @JeffreyKeefer – once I am seated at desk I tend to try and stay there for a morning, afternoon or evening study session. #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:55:53
JeffreyKeefer Well, my time commitment for today’s #adjunctchat is at an end, and I want to thank those of you who could join with us to talk about time! 9/5/2013 16:56:58
JeffreyKeefer I will send a poll to our participants of the last several #adjunctchat sessions to see if, with the new semester, Tues or Thurs is better 9/5/2013 16:57:34
JeffreyKeefer @VCVaile @NSRiazat @Ellsbeth Resting my eyes = sleep, no matter how much I try to justify a brief respite! #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:58:20
VCVaile #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:58:23
VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer very often, what works for one semester doesn’t for another  #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:58:23
JeffreyKeefer @VCVaile It is a miniature for life itself. Indeed!  #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:59:09
JeffreyKeefer Thank you all for your time and energy and sharing; until we all speak again! #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:59:13
JeffreyKeefer All the best with the work and practice and research of adjunct work in #highered #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:59:36
NSRiazat RT @VCVaile: @NSRiazat @JeffreyKeefer @Ellsbeth same goes for closing your eyes to give them a short rest  #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:59:48
VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer & thank you for hosting #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 16:59:50
NSRiazat @VCVaile: @NSRiazat @JeffreyKeefer @Ellsbeth same goes for closing your eyes to give them a short rest #adjunctchat « fallen asleep at desk! 9/5/2013 17:00:08
VCVaile perhaps we could incorporate a few how the week went tweets – highs or lows of new semester #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 17:01:21
VCVaile now back to finish a neglected community blog post – #highered #academiclabor & #adjunct issues eat up too much of my time #adjunctchat 9/5/2013 17:02:22
Ellsbeth @NSRiazat @JeffreyKeefer My house gets very clean when I am procrastinating. 🙂 #AdjunctChat 9/5/2013 17:09:27
Ellsbeth @VCVaile That is very true! I find myself retooling as needed (and tell my students to do the same). #AdjunctChat
9/5/2013 17:10:52