#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
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