Transcript from #AdjunctChat on 10/15/13

This is the transcript from today’s #AdjunctChat. The initial topic What needs can #AdjunctChat fulfill? What can we do to improve it? and became an opportunity to share ideas, suggestions, and resources. A tremendous amount of energy for the newly scheduled 30 minute, weekly format.

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@Comprof1 #adjunctchat starts in about 10 minutes. What can we do to help support adjuncts/contingent faculty? #acwri #highered all wecome 10/15/2013 15:52:13
@JeffreyKeefer Nearly time for #AdjunctChat! 10/15/2013 15:58:05
@GradCaucus RT @JeffreyKeefer: Nearly time for #AdjunctChat! 10/15/2013 15:58:44
@JeffreyKeefer While there are lots of tools to follow Twitter chats with, I plan to use http://t.co/jn4exeReCc for it today #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 15:59:31
@OnColleges Join us? RT @JeffreyKeefer Nearly time for #AdjunctChat! 10/15/2013 15:59:34
@JeffreyKeefer For anybody who wants to join #adjunctchat today on our new day, time, and 30 minute format, an overview is at http://t.co/fNxSFXD4JR 10/15/2013 16:00:32
@JeffreyKeefer Welcome to #adjunctchat, an opportunity for #adjunct instructors in #HigherEd to discuss issues of interest and support of non-TT faculty. 10/15/2013 16:01:55
@JeffreyKeefer Anybody want to say hello here at the start? #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:02:29
@Melissa_Venable Join us? Starting now … RT @JeffreyKeefer Nearly time for #AdjunctChat! 10/15/2013 16:02:46
@JeffreyKeefer Welcome @Melissa_Venable! #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:03:42
@Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer Hi Jeffrey! #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:04:15
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable I like your new avatar; reminds me I need to update mine as well!  #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:04:25
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat I’m here. Just signing into the twub. BTW, my “B” key is not working so excuse typos w/ missing b’s 10/15/2013 16:04:27
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Welcome to #adjunctchat! Nice to see you as well! 10/15/2013 16:04:49
@Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer Thank you! It had been a loooong time since I updated. #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:05:07
@VCVaile good afternoon all…checking into #adjunctchat from rural NM (while multi-tasking) 10/15/2013 16:05:08
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 The best to you with the B’s. I suppose everybody gets an “A” ;-)!!  #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:05:16
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable Yes, and I now have short Dreadlocks, so it has been some time!!  #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:05:43
@JeffreyKeefer @VCVaile Welcome; great to see you (and your fine state!)! #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:05:59
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat Should we introduce ourselves? I’m a term  professor (>4 yrs so I get a yr contract) in Upstate NY. Teach in multiple dept 10/15/2013 16:06:16
@JeffreyKeefer Today is #adjunctchat’s return to its Tuesday at 4:00 roots, so hope this works for people. 10/15/2013 16:06:29
@VCVaile @AnaMFores: come join us for #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:06:51
@JeffreyKeefer Today is also the first time we are trying for a more focused (shorter) #adjunctchat, namely 30 minutes instead of the hour chats. 10/15/2013 16:07:01
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Sounds great! Where is everybody from? What do you teach? #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:07:30
@4KM I’m here; just setting up in another tool. #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:07:41
@JeffreyKeefer I am in New York City and I teach at @NYUSCPS where I teach graduate MS-level Research Process and Methodology #adjunctchat #SCPSRPM 10/15/2013 16:08:51
@JeffreyKeefer @4KM Welcome! #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:08:59
@Melissa_Venable I am in SC, P/T online instructor (instructional design and technology) #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:09:03
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable Your teaching seems a dream position! #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:09:31
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat How long have you been teaching Melissa? 10/15/2013 16:09:41
@JeffreyKeefer For anybody who wishes to join us, #adjunctchat is meeting now http://t.co/fNxSFXD4JR 10/15/2013 16:09:55
@Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer Really?! I do enjoy it, but as with everything, presents some challenges. #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:10:08
@NewFacMajority RT @JeffreyKeefer: For anybody who wishes to join us, #adjunctchat is meeting now http://t.co/fNxSFXD4JR 10/15/2013 16:10:16
@Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 Going on three years. 🙂  #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:10:30
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable I can imagine. I have studied and taught via distance, though have recently enjoyed the 6 hours/week F2F #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:10:50
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat Do you work at home? Is the school you teach at in SC? 10/15/2013 16:11:19
@4KM Current role: program head at Royal Roads U.  Also supervise theses and major projects there & visiting scholar elsewhere. #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:11:37
@Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 I do work from home, and currently teach for two universities in FL #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:11:44
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer  #adjunctchat Sometimes I think f2f is less time intensive 10/15/2013 16:12:05
@Comprof1 @4KM  #adjunctchat Are you full time or part time? 10/15/2013 16:12:45
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 I used to think so, though I think a lot depends on the content and context. I find it easier with Research #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:12:51
@JeffreyKeefer @4KM That sounds like really interesting work. What brought you to it? #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:13:22
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer I always felt more “on call” when teaching online #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:13:23
@4KM @Comprof1 Hello Virginia.  I am part time and the thesis work is in addition. #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:13:46
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 I find I am nearly always “on-call” with my students, regardless of the instructional modality #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:14:19
@Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 @jeffreykeefer Some weeks definitely have an “on call” feel, but scheduling helps. #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:14:36
@4KM @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat Yes, the feeling (f2f vs. on call) is very different. 10/15/2013 16:14:43
@Comprof1 @4KM That seems a lot of work #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:15:26
@JeffreyKeefer It is so nice to see all of you for #adjunctchat this week! 10/15/2013 16:15:26
@JeffreyKeefer One of the issues that has come up recently is how viable is #adjunctchat for an ongoing chat? 10/15/2013 16:16:03
@JeffreyKeefer In other words, what needs can #AdjunctChat fulfill? 10/15/2013 16:16:22
@4KM Most of my work is with a U where “blended” came early (95) F2F is almost 24/7 but compressed so potentially more energizing #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:16:50
@Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer Do you ever feel isolated from your campus? Do they do anything to include mobile faculty? #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:16:57
@JeffreyKeefer Along the same topic, if #adjunctchat is something that should continue, what can we do to improve it so it continues to meet needs or help? 10/15/2013 16:17:02
@Melissa_Venable RT @JeffreyKeefer In other words, what needs can #AdjunctChat fulfill? 10/15/2013 16:17:10
@4KM @Comprof1 Yes – a lot of work.  But still a young, somewhat small program in learning and tech, so manageable for now #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:17:58
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer I think there are definitely issues (such as isolation) which can be addressed here. #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:18:24
@VCVaile Taught swimming, riding, comparative lit, Spanish, composition, developmental/basic writing, ESL, GED…30+ years
#adjunctchat
10/15/2013 16:18:29
@4KM @JeffreyKeefer Takes a while to get things going. Like what you’re trying to do canvassing topics etc. Framing posts often help #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:19:02
@Melissa_Venable RT @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer I think there are definitely issues (such as isolation) which can be addressed here. #adjunctchat <-agreed! 10/15/2013 16:19:36
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer I think having it once a week will help.  Also, anyone should use it if they have questions anytime during week. #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:20:03
@4KM @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Find status Qs interesting. Are adjuncts marginalized or esteemed scholar-practitioners of the future? #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:20:16
@VCVaile it’s a work in progress…thinking rhizomatic, we can shape…not determine 100% but can identify needs, gaps #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:20:24
@VCVaile @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer I agree about weekly…will be easier to remember & get on schedule too #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:21:11
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer One thing I think contingent faculty are afraid of is that comments might be taken out of context. #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:21:35
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Comprof1: @JeffreyKeefer One thing I think contingent faculty are afraid of is that comments might be taken out of context. #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:22:41
@JeffreyKeefer RT @VCVaile: @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer I agree about weekly…will be easier to remember & get on schedule too #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:22:46
@JeffreyKeefer RT @VCVaile: it’s a work in progress…thinking rhizomatic, we can shape…not determine 100% but can identify needs, gaps #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:22:50
@Comprof1 @4KM @JeffreyKeefer I think a combination of “issues” and “best practice” discussions would be good.  #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:22:55
@VCVaile @Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Imo isolation & insufficient support are major issues #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:23:13
@JeffreyKeefer These are all useful suggestions for #adjunctchat. I agree a simpler regularity makes it more doable. 10/15/2013 16:23:46
@Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer Could be a good place to share the experience, learn abt what others are doing…maybe even spark collaboration #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:23:57
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Comprof1: @4KM @JeffreyKeefer I think a combination of “issues” and “best practice” discussions would be good.  #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:24:08
@Comprof1 @4KM @JeffreyKeefer Also, maybe limit each week topic choice to 5 + Other for polls #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:24:17
@4KM @JeffreyKeefer Came into wk through a lot of experience at the U and knowledge mgmt bkgd, which relates somewhat to content #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:24:19
@VCVaile about comments & context: open w/ statement/caveat on context, RT during conversation #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:24:49
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Regarding suggestions and best practices, perhaps we can have guest facilitators on topics + article discussions #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:25:15
@4KM @Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer Have been thinking about collaboration. Perhaps an advocacy streak or research interests. #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:25:51
@JeffreyKeefer We may want to have some facilitated discussions around research, online, or best practice articles of topical interest #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:25:58
@4KM @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 We could even “start” with basics about what adjunct means in diff places #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:26:31
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer I participated in #lingchat which had one of the experts in sociolinguists as guest #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:26:47
@Jessisreading80 #adjunctchat 4th yr teaching, pt PhD finishing soonish. Discovering the precarity of short term contracts but loving the job. 10/15/2013 16:26:57
@Melissa_Venable @4KM Really like the research angle, also other writing opportunities.  #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:26:59
@JeffreyKeefer @4KM @Melissa_Venable Can you talk more about what you have in mind? #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:27:00
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable How can this translate into planning 2-3 weeks out so people will know what to expect? #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:27:32
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable Can you think of any ways this can be fostered or helped along? #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:27:58
@Comprof1 @Jessisreading80 Welcome Jessica. What and where do you teach? #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:28:12
@4KM @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Fabulous! #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:28:23
@Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer I think start with shared areas of research interest – develop collection of ideas, resources. See what develops #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:28:35
@ShieldsMolly Lurking while sitting in a meeting. Love the discourse going on regarding important cont. fac. #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:28:35
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @4KM Perhaps even a poll for some topics but others discussed around research or practice articles? #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:28:40
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable I think #ecrchat has a schedule on a blog site.  Does #adjunctchat have a blog site? Might be helpful. 10/15/2013 16:29:23
@4KM @Melissa_Venable Adjuncts–explicitly talking about themselves as such–seem almost absent in the literature. #adjunctchat #highered 10/15/2013 16:29:26
@Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer Short chats could help us even see what is possible re:research, what others are doing, want to do-share advice #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:29:59
@JeffreyKeefer We have some people who write about #adjunct issues for@chronicle @insidehighered @chroniclevitae who may want to discuss them #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:30:13
@VCVaile depending on topic and/or there is a guest facilitator, post recommended reading links #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:30:30
@4KM Too many free writing projects on the go, but phenomenographic study of how adjuncts understand their work would be fascinating #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:30:37
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable Yes, the #adjunctchat blog is http://t.co/msN3DXzsbl 10/15/2013 16:31:07
@VCVaile @4KM that suggests #adjunct work is a unified field #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:31:16
@4KM I think one of the Qs is do we want to learn? Do? Both? What do those look like? #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:31:20
@Comprof1 RT @4KM: @Melissa_Venable Adjuncts–explicitly talking about themselves as such–seem almost absent in the literature. #adjunctchat #higher… 10/15/2013 16:31:20
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable I can give any of you access to write on http://t.co/msN3DXzsbl if you want to contribute #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:31:58
@Melissa_Venable RT @4KM I think one of the Qs is do we want to learn? Do? Both? What do those look like? #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:32:02
@JeffreyKeefer RT @4KM I think one of the Qs is do we want to learn? Do? Both? What do those look like? #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:32:13
@VCVaile @Comprof1 @4KM @Melissa_Venable really? but what #adjunct narrative, which have become quite common? #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:32:24
@JeffreyKeefer RT @4KM: I think one of the Qs is do we want to learn? Do? Both? What do those look like? #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:32:31
@4KM Might alternate? Roundtable updates/successes and ideas for follow-thru. Problem-solve w one person as focus? Guests? #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:32:45
@JeffreyKeefer RT @VCVaile: @4KM that suggests #adjunct work is a unified field #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:32:47
@JeffreyKeefer @4KM I think that is a great idea. I have been tossing around some similar notions, but have not been able to focus on it yet #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:33:23
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable Jeffrey, maybe we should have an #adjunctchat twitter account with the info to the blog. 10/15/2013 16:33:27
@JeffreyKeefer @4KM Perhaps some of us can consider collaborating on some #adjunct based research? #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:33:48
@4KM @VCVaile Sorry – what suggests that? I don’t think of it as unified at all so didn’t mean to convey that #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:34:14
@VCVaile @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable syndicate blog to auto-post to @adjunctchat (or whatever) #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:34:42
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable Great idea! I have that, though have not used it. Perhaps it may help? #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:34:46
@4KM @JeffreyKeefer I might jump in depending on topic and funding. #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:35:06
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @4KM Maybe an adjunct “day” where we have people blog about adjuncting so the diversity is shown. #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:35:11
@VCVaile @4KM that was my impression…if not, then just chalk it up to senile dementia #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:35:34
@Melissa_Venable RT @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @4KM Maybe an adjunct “day” where we have people blog about adjuncting so the diversity is shown. #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:35:59
@VCVaile @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @4KM like a blog carnival? #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:36:03
@JeffreyKeefer These are all such wonderful suggestions, everybody! Phew!! Can somebody help to summarize them? #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:36:03
@4KM @JeffreyKeefer Do we have a chat transcript somewhere? #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:37:17
@Comprof1 @VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer @4KM Yes, but after, post link on #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:37:45
@JeffreyKeefer Well, everybody, I need to move on to a teaching commitment and really appreciate and value all the goodwill and suggestions #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:38:19
@JeffreyKeefer @4KM Yes, I have it going to a spreadsheet #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:38:37
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer 1) weekly is better and more predictable 2) balance between practice and issues 3) possible research partners #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:38:56
@Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer Thanks for leading an interesting conversation! Lots of future topic possibilities. 🙂 #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:39:10
@VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer about the blog, besides guest posts, why not throw a question out p’haps from here to discuss on comments? #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:39:22
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 I will upload it to the blog later tonight. The archive will be similar in form to http://t.co/ztKrfFw9OM #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:39:25
@Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 Well done! 🙂 Good summary of ideas. #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:39:59
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer 4) Perhaps research on adjuncts (think chronicle’s working on this) 5) guest speakers/spec topics with resources #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:40:31
@JeffreyKeefer Thanks everybody! Feel free to continue the conversations as #adjunctchat is always open and you are all great facilitators. More tonight… 10/15/2013 16:40:44
@ShieldsMolly Great ideas all – I’m willing to contribute too. Sorry for the lurking. Meetings 😦  #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:41:05
@Jessisreading80 @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer thank you! 1 hr next time? #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:41:06
@JeffreyKeefer @VCVaile Great idea! When I post the transcript, shall I put it on it or the next post with the reference to it? #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:41:26
@4KM Thanks @JeffreyKeefer and everyone who joined #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:41:33
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer 6) Consolidate platforms (blog, autotweets, perhaps twitter account just for #adjunctchat) 7) takes time to grow community 10/15/2013 16:41:41
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Oh, and add to 6) chat transcript (very important for those who can’t make it live) Autotweet link thruout week? #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:43:07
@VCVaile @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer not just @Chronicle…Delphi Project, NFM Foundation & others doing #adjunct research #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:44:01
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat Next week, invite/bring a friend to the chat! 10/15/2013 16:44:49
@Comprof1 @VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer @chronicle Good to know. do you have any links? #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:45:35
@VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer either but maybe next post with a brief lead-in/explanation for context #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:45:41
@Melissa_Venable RT @Comprof1 #adjunctchat Next week, invite/bring a friend to the chat! 10/15/2013 16:46:09
@VCVaile I’ll post the transcript link to NFM timeline or one of our blogs too, http://t.co/QoSAx3w7Vf #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 16:47:12
@rjhogue How does research work as an Adjunct, or do you mostly just teach? #adjunctchat I’m thinking about where my career might take me 10/15/2013 17:02:55
@4KM @rjhogue Hi Rebecca; the chat has officially wrapped up but noticed your tweet. In general, you’re on your own for research #adjunctchat 10/15/2013 17:07:32
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