Monthly Archives: November 2013

Transcript from #AdjunctChat on 11/19/13

Colouful speech bubblesThis is the transcript from #AdjunctChat on 11/19/13, and was facilitated by Virginia Yonkers @Comprof1.

The topic was Ways to change / control the work environment.

All are welcome to our next #AdjunctChat on 12/3/13 at 4:00pm EST.

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@Comprof1 #adjunctchat is about to start in half an hr. 4:00 EST. Topic today: controlling/changing your work environment.everyone welcome 11/19/2013 15:40
@LydiaFieldSnow1 RT @Comprof1: #adjunctchat is about to start in half an hr. 4:00 EST. Topic today: controlling/changing your work environment.everyone welc… 11/19/2013 15:42
@AdjunctYoda RT @Comprof1: #adjunctchat is about to start in half an hr. 4:00 EST. Topic today: controlling/changing your work environment.everyone welc… 11/19/2013 15:49
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Comprof1: #adjunctchat is about to start in half an hr. 4:00 EST. Topic today: controlling/changing your work environment.everyone welc… 11/19/2013 15:59
@AdjunctChat RT @Comprof1: #adjunctchat is about to start in half an hr. 4:00 EST. Topic today: controlling/changing your work environment.everyone welc… 11/19/2013 15:59
@AdjunctChat Looking forward to today’s #AdjunctChat beginning now at 4:00pm EST, led by @Comprof1 11/19/2013 16:00
@Comprof1 Welcome to this week’s #adjunctchat! 11/19/2013 16:01
@JeffreyKeefer All interested in #adjunct issues are welcome to today’s #adjunctchat. Use whatever app to follow it; I am using 11/19/2013 16:01
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Hello! #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:02
@Comprof1 @AdjunctChat my internet is running a bit slow today, so I apologize if there’s a delay in my reponses #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:02
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @AdjunctChat Thanks; we have all been there! #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:03
@PaulaKrebs Hello #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:03
@Comprof1 To start #adjunctchat today, complete the following statement: If there’s one thing I’d like to change about my work it’s… 11/19/2013 16:04
@Comprof1 @PaulaKrebs Hi Paula, glad you could join us. #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:05
@JeffreyKeefer @PaulaKrebs Welcome to #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:05
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 What a tough question! #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:05
@Comprof1 Don’t forget to use the hashtag #adjunctchat so we can capture the comments. 11/19/2013 16:06
@PaulaKrebs @Comprof1 #AdjunctChat like to be able to provide multi-year contracts (I’m a dean), but CBA prevents 11/19/2013 16:06
@danmaxey Hello all! This is Dan from the #DelphiProject. Thanks for the invite, @JeffreyKeefer! #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:07
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer You can list more than 1 but I’d like to get an idea of what people would like to change, then discuss strategy #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:07
@JeffreyKeefer If there’s one thing I’d like to change about my work it’s I wish I could be more strategic about saying “Yes, I can do that!” #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:07
@JeffreyKeefer @danmaxey Welcome; glad you could make it to #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:08
@JeffreyKeefer If there’s one (more) thing I’d like to change about my work it’s I wish it were more clearly oriented toward a future goal #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:09
@Comprof1 @PaulaKrebs what is your current restriction? semester to semester or yearly? #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:09
@danmaxey I agree with @PaulaKrebs on contracts. Would also like to see more access to on and off campus prof development opportunties. #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:10
@Comprof1 @danmaxey @JeffreyKeefer Hi Dan. We’re completing the statement, if there’s one thing I’d like to change for my work it’s…#AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:10
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Personal, professional, or educationally (pedegogically)? #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:11
@AdjunctChat RT @Comprof1: To start #adjunctchat today, complete the following statement: If there’s one thing I’d like to change about my work it’s… 11/19/2013 16:12
@Comprof1 @PaulaKrebs How would this change your relationship with your adjuncts/contingent faculty? #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:13
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Good question again! I see the personal, professional, and educational so interrelated I cannot readily separate #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:14
@Comprof1 @danmaxey @JeffreyKeefer For me, I’d like more influence or input into the major and it’s requirements. #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:15
@JeffreyKeefer @danmaxey Why should universities pay contract workers for professional development? Yes, advocatus diaboli hat on #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:15
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 How would you answer your own #adjunctchat question? 11/19/2013 16:16
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @danmaxey It depends on if they are using their credentials from the workplace (traditional adjuncts) or other #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:17
@danmaxey @JeffreyKeefer Because it’s impt for all faculty to remain current re:pedagogies, strategies, and current scholarship in field. #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:17
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Ugh….This delay is going to drive me crazy! #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:17
@JeffreyKeefer @danmaxey Agreed, but why should they pay for #adjuncts to learn if they are only contract workers? #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:18
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Breathe, breathe!!! #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:18
@danmaxey I would argue it is no less impt for traditional adjuncts to participate in some prof development. #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:18
@Comprof1 @danmaxey @JeffreyKeefer I feel the TT professors are disconnected from students esp undergrads. #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:19
@JeffreyKeefer @danmaxey I agree, though isn’t that something that is up to the worker (#adjunct), to maintain his or her expertise? #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:19
@PaulaKrebs @Comprof1 We can offer no more than 2 years in a row FT non-tt #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:19
@JeffreyKeefer @danmaxey Again, I am playing the advocatus diaboli, so work with me . . . 😉 #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:20
@Comprof1 @danmaxey One advantage is that prof dev creates community and shared vision (long term goals) #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:20
@danmaxey It can be very costly for individuals. And is impt for enhancing the classroom experience and success for students. #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:20
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @danmaxey Perhaps it depends on the discipline? #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:21
@Comprof1 @danmaxey One Uni I worked at had paid mandatory training once a semester which was as much bonding as prof dev #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:21
@LydiaFieldSnow1 Hi everyone! Just drove home like crazy! So happy you are still on! #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:21
@danmaxey And, since most campuses already have prof dev in place, it’s not a big stretch to expand to adjuncts. #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:21
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @danmaxey Practice-oriented degrees may need more current skills, less so theoretical ones or humanities? #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:21
@JeffreyKeefer @LydiaFieldSnow1 Welcome; glad the driving was safe (and you can join us!!) 🙂 #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:22
@Comprof1 @PaulaKrebs that’s tough. So what do you do after the two years? Can you renew? #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:22
@danmaxey Off campus clearly more costly, but some insts we have worked w have done great work expanding prof dev designed for adjuncts. #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:22
@JeffreyKeefer @danmaxey There is always a cost. Why not hire and use #adjuncts until there skills are outdated, then hire newer ones? #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:23
@Comprof1 @LydiaFieldSnow1 Hi. finish this sentence: What I’d like to change in my current work situation is… #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:23
@PaulaKrebs @danmaxey We’re doing adjunct PD, but it’s not enough.More long-term contracts, more noticeable collective presence of non-tt. #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:23
@LydiaFieldSnow1 #adjunctchat worked hard in my comm to start prof development fundraising through aa for adjts but TT profs furious wouldn’t support it 11/19/2013 16:24
@danmaxey @JeffreyKeefer Well, because continuous turnover doesn’t serve adjuncts, institutions, or students well. #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:24
@Comprof1 @PaulaKrebs @danmaxey So what are some strategies adjuncts can use to make these changes? #adjunctchat Or at least live with them? 11/19/2013 16:25
@JeffreyKeefer @danmaxey In many ways, continuous turnover is the same model we have where our shirts, stoves, and tech-gadgets are made #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:25
@LydiaFieldSnow1 #adjunctchat like to attend curr meetings, full time job without worrying about class size, paid more per credit hour that includes prep ti 11/19/2013 16:25
@danmaxey @PaulaKrebs I agree PD isn’t enough. I think it can be a good starting point for many campuses, though. Builds relationships. #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:26
@JeffreyKeefer @danmaxey As Higher Education is becoming commodified, why should it be treated (or measured) any differently? #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:26
@Comprof1 @PaulaKrebs @danmaxey I’m wondering if clusters would help address some of this. #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:26
@danmaxey Campuses we have worked with that started with PD expanded improvements for adjuncts in other areas after seeing results. #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:27
@JeffreyKeefer @LydiaFieldSnow1 How did you arrange for such interesting fundraising? #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:27
@LydiaFieldSnow1 #adjunctchat what is PD? 11/19/2013 16:27
@danmaxey PD = professional development. #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:27
@LydiaFieldSnow1 #adjunctchat I was on a committee to improve the voice of instructors on campus sanctioned by faculty senate 11/19/2013 16:28
@LydiaFieldSnow1 #adjunctchat Oh of course! 🙂 11/19/2013 16:28
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @danmaxey model doesn’t work in business either. eventually go back to some hybrid model integrating temps #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:28
@danmaxey @LydiaFieldSnow1 How was the experience. Was the committee effective? #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:28
@LydiaFieldSnow1 We never followed through with it because the TT people on the committee thought is was a bad idea. #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:28
@JeffreyKeefer @LydiaFieldSnow1 Try to remember to click the “Reply” button so we know who or which thread you are replying to #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:29
@Comprof1 @danmaxey I think there needs to be a change in mindset that adjuncts don’t have anything to contribute to research/curriculum #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:30
@danmaxey @Comprof1 Absolutely! #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:31
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @danmaxey Not sure; unless manufacturing changes / unions dissolve, manufacturing won’t return. #adjuncts different? #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:31
@LydiaFieldSnow1 #adjunctchat no, we wrote an amendment to the faculty senate constitution instead to give full time in depts. 11/19/2013 16:31
@Comprof1 @danmaxey One way to do this is to encourage adjuncts to keep info about pd outside of uni updated. #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:31
@danmaxey @JeffreyKeefer There’s clearly a trend to contingency, but I don’t think we should accept that as the norm. #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:32
@danmaxey @Comprof1 We also think disc societies need to have a role in opening access and participation for adjuncts in conferences. #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:32
@LydiaFieldSnow1 @Comprof1 ok got it! This is different from last week! 🙂 #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:33
@Comprof1 @danmaxey @JeffreyKeefer Perhaps not, but after 23 yrs as adjunct w/ moving target just out of reach, reality. #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:33
@Comprof1 @danmaxey I know of many adjuncts that participate on their own, but if they don’t keep data sheets updated, dept doesn’t know #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:34
@LydiaFieldSnow1 @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat this is really hard to navigate! Oh my blurring adjunct mind. Thanks for the heads up! 11/19/2013 16:34
@JeffreyKeefer @danmaxey Do #adjuncts, who are generally not united in a mass way, have any power to stop it? #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:35
@Comprof1 @danmaxey @PaulaKrebs Interested to know how you keep tabs on adjunct qualifications? esp those who have been adj for long time #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:35
@LydiaFieldSnow1 @danmaxey #adjunctchat I have missed every educ. conference and I teach 3 ed courses that are required for cert in music ed. no invite 11/19/2013 16:36
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @danmaxey I attend and present at a number of conferences, though my two unis do not reward, approve or have input #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:36
@JeffreyKeefer @LydiaFieldSnow1 @danmaxey What sort of invite are you waiting / hoping for? #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:37
@danmaxey @JeffreyKeefer Unions certainly help! I think mass effort needed to build awareness of implications of contingency in any case. #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:37
@Comprof1 @LydiaFieldSnow1 @danmaxey Have you contacted the conference to find out if there is funding for PT? #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:38
@LydiaFieldSnow1 @JeffreyKeefer I can’t even afford the fee to go the local GCOA music group in town. My students go for free. It costs $$$ #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:38
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @danmaxey @PaulaKrebs Do many unis track (or care about) ongoing #adjunct qualifications? #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:38
@JeffreyKeefer @danmaxey To that point, I am a member of 2 unions, one at each uni where I teach. Alone = no power #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:39
@LydiaFieldSnow1 @Comprof1 yes we have to provide updated resumes every year and our bios are on the website to students and parents #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:39
@danmaxey @JeffreyKeefer We’ve advocated lower member/reg fees, funding, panels on adjunct issues, more presentations by adjuncts. #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:39
@Comprof1 @LydiaFieldSnow1 @JeffreyKeefer Can you contact them? Sometimes you can volunteer and not have to pay. #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:39
@JeffreyKeefer @danmaxey I do not think unions will make a different with #adjunct experiences until they become national (like old AFL-CIO) #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:40
@danmaxey @JeffreyKeefer I think even without a union, there are opportunities to raise awareness and discussion that can help change. #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:40
@LydiaFieldSnow1 @Comprof1 also we are reviewed and present portfolios as well the student evaluations #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:40
@JeffreyKeefer @danmaxey Individual uni unions are not strong or large or organized enough for anything more than local, minor matters #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:40
@Comprof1 @LydiaFieldSnow1 that is one step in the right direction. Our school does not have contigent listed. Only in directory. #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:41
@LydiaFieldSnow1 @Comprof1 I literally begged them the last time I went. I don’t have time to volunteer! I teach 4 dif classes #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:41
@PaulaKrebs @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @danmaxey Qualifications only relevant when hiring. Changes in CVs after that not seen as relvant #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:41
@danmaxey @JeffreyKeefer What do you think of efforts like the newer SEIU metro organizing strategy? #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:41
@JeffreyKeefer @danmaxey Perhaps . . . but let me ask the “E” question. Any evidence individuals have done anything alone to lead to change? #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:42
@Comprof1 @danmaxey @JeffreyKeefer Q3 what are some ways that you control your image/work boundaries? #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:42
@LydiaFieldSnow1 @PaulaKrebs #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:43
@JeffreyKeefer @PaulaKrebs @Comprof1 @danmaxey Perhaps that may be something to consider; should unis expect ongoing qualification refreshers? #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:44
@LydiaFieldSnow1 @PaulaKrebs #adjunctchat sorry I think the biggest change is happening now. Adj waking up. They need recogn for their contrib to universit 11/19/2013 16:44
@danmaxey @JeffreyKeefer My point isn’t indiv efforts. #DelphiProject created guides that facilitate disc about issues on campuses. #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:44
@danmaxey @JeffreyKeefer We have heard of some success using the guides to start discussion and making changes. #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:45
@Comprof1 @danmaxey @JeffreyKeefer Do you think adjuncts are afraid to set boundaries in their work environment? #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:45
@danmaxey BTW, the #DelphiProject and all our resources are online at #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:45
@danmaxey @Comprof1 I think it can be very risky without job protections. #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:46
@LydiaFieldSnow1 @JeffreyKeefer I tried in Univer Advisory Coun give a voice in those bylaws. the provost won’t let us speak #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:46
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @PaulaKrebs @danmaxey they do expect it but then it doesn’t count! Once had teacher refer to adj w/ little MA’s #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:47
@LydiaFieldSnow1 @danmaxey thank you for this. I’ll check it out! #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:47
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Comprof1: @danmaxey @JeffreyKeefer Q3 what are some ways that you control your image/work boundaries? #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:47
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @PaulaKrebs @danmaxey Our TT are always surprised adjuncts have research/contacts outside of dept. #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:47
@LydiaFieldSnow1 @Comprof1 Yes, afraid, and also too tired! They are tryinig to survive by working constantly in different locations. #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:48
@AdjunctChat @Comprof1 @PaulaKrebs @danmaxey Wow, really live under rocks, they do! #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:49
@AdjunctChat RT @danmaxey: @Comprof1 I think it can be very risky without job protections. #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:49
@Comprof1 @LydiaFieldSnow1 @JeffreyKeefer Need to get TT on board. Have you collaborated professionally w/ TT faculty? #AdjunctChat I.e. research/curr 11/19/2013 16:49
@LydiaFieldSnow1 @Comprof1 It is amazing how little they even care what we do. I could be sitting on my head in my classes noone ever asks. #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:49
@AdjunctChat @danmaxey and hopefully we can convince you to discuss them at a December #AdjunctChat! 11/19/2013 16:50
@danmaxey @Comprof1 Does finding this out influence how they are treated? #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:50
@Comprof1 @LydiaFieldSnow1 What have you said NO to in terms of work? #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:50
@AdjunctChat @LydiaFieldSnow1 @PaulaKrebs Why do you think #adjuncts are starting to wake up? #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:51
@Comprof1 @LydiaFieldSnow1 I used to be on many committees but didn’t help cause or my own carrier. Now more targeted. #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:51
@LydiaFieldSnow1 @Comprof1 just hired a new prof with music ed back he’s so busy working on his port I begged him to come and observe me.
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@AdjunctChat @danmaxey I do not know enough about it . . . can you share a link or so to it when you have a moment? #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:51
@AdjunctChat @LydiaFieldSnow1 @Comprof1 Nothing like a focus on educational excellence! #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:52
@danmaxey @AdjunctChat Twitter is automatically shortening URL, but we’re online at #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:52
@LydiaFieldSnow1 @Comprof1 I feel the same way! ready to help my own colleagues now who are strugglin in the same way I do. #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:52
@AdjunctChat @danmaxey Great; thanks! #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:53
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @LydiaFieldSnow1 Which ones do you still serve on (and are they at least paid?) #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:54
@LydiaFieldSnow1 @AdjunctChat everyone is talking about it, even TT. Our first union meeting was standing room only! #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:54
@Comprof1 @LydiaFieldSnow1 Well….as long as there aren’t complaints. You know the adjuncts that don’t cut it. Not for long. #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:54
@JeffreyKeefer RT @danmaxey: @AdjunctChat Twitter is automatically shortening URL, but we’re online at #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:55
@LydiaFieldSnow1 @JeffreyKeefer No I resigned from faculty senate this fall after I realized I was only instructor left #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:55
@JeffreyKeefer @LydiaFieldSnow1 Good to hear there was such pent-up demand #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:55
@LydiaFieldSnow1 I was never paid for any of my committee work for faculty senate or university advisory council #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:55
@LydiaFieldSnow1 even the instructor I worked this told me to quit senate. He though the provost would be retaliatory #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:56
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @LydiaFieldSnow1 Not on any comm(though asked), but do training, esp paid or grants. Also, doing some reserch #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:56
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @LydiaFieldSnow1 committees aren’t paid at our uni. #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:56
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @LydiaFieldSnow1 I also participate in ALL faculty meetings non TT are invited to. Not paid but impact on work. #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:57
@LydiaFieldSnow1 @Comprof1 …in the past for us, so few are left now. It’s sad. #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:58
@LydiaFieldSnow1 @Comprof1 we are only invited to non tenured meetings, which meet once a semester #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 16:59
@Comprof1 @danmaxey @JeffreyKeefer Well, time is almost done. So I’ll summarize. Do make sure you take advantage of paid prof dev. #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 16:59
@Comprof1 @danmaxey @JeffreyKeefer Set boundaries for work so you don’t set yourself up for retaliation or burn out. Self promote.#AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 17:01
@Comprof1 @danmaxey @JeffreyKeefer Self promote by updating credentials, conferences, and getting colleagues to observe. #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 17:02
@Comprof1 @danmaxey @JeffreyKeefer We need to start working as a group to demonstrate how short term contracts don’t help. #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 17:03
@Comprof1 @danmaxey @JeffreyKeefer Finally, we need to start making voice heard WITH tenure track & admin to make changes. #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 17:04
@Comprof1 @danmaxey @JeffreyKeefer Older Tenure track entrenched power holders can be a roadblock and may not understand current sit #AdjunctChat 11/19/2013 17:05
@Comprof1 @danmaxey @JeffreyKeefer I’m hoping those following #adjunctchat are encouraged and not discouraged. There are ways to improve work. 11/19/2013 17:06
@Comprof1 @danmaxey @JeffreyKeefer Got to sign off now. I don’t think we have #adjunctchat next week. Next one will be Dec 3? 11/19/2013 17:08
@danmaxey @Comprof1 There are certainly ways to improve work and reasons to be encouraged by positive examples from many campuses!! #adjunctchat 11/19/2013 17:13

#AdjunctChat Topic Nov 19 ~ Ways to change / control the work environment

Twitter_ChatThe topic for the next #AdjunctChat on 11/19 is:

Ways to change / control the work environment

Our facilitator will be Virginia Yonkers  @Comprof1 who discusses her thoughts about and in preparation for this topic in her post #Adjunctchat Nov. 19: Ways to change / control the work environment.

All are welcome!

Transcript from #AdjunctChat on 11/12/13

Colouful speech bubblesThis is the transcript from #AdjunctChat on 11/12/13, and was facilitated by Megan Fulwiler @fulwilerm and Jennifer Marlow ‏@TeachWrt

The topic was Making Contingency Visible.

All are welcome to our next #AdjunctChat on 11/19/13 at 4:00pm EST.

From User Text Time
@TeachWrt We are here for #AdjunctChat   Who else is ready to begin discussing c? 11/12/2013 16:01:23
@JeffreyKeefer RT @fulwilerm: Join us 11/12 at 4:00 for #AdjunctChat where @TeachWrt and I facilitweet discussion on “Making Contingency Visible.” http://… 11/12/2013 16:02:12
@DrHepner Hello #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:02:15
@JeffreyKeefer @TeachWrt Glad to be here for today’s #adjunctchat discussion. Thanks for leading it!! 11/12/2013 16:03:02
@DrHepner Hello, Dr. Keefer! @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:03:51
@JeffreyKeefer What application is everybody using to follow along with #adjunctchat? 11/12/2013 16:04:35
@JeffreyKeefer @DrHepner Good afternoon to you as well, Dr. Hepner! #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:04:54
@JeffreyKeefer The overview for today’s #adjunctchat is here 11/12/2013 16:05:13
@ProfessorF74 If you haven’t done so yet, visit @josh_boldt’s GoogleDoc: #AdjunctChat #1000ReasonsItSucksToBeAnAdjunct 11/12/2013 16:05:32
@TeachWrt @JeffreyKeefer We wanted to get a sense of  how people experience the invisibility of the issue of contingency in their work #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:05:33
@AdjunctAction Check out #adjunctchat, happening now. #adjuncts #highered 11/12/2013 16:06:56
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Glad you could make it! #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:07:13
@TeachWrt @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer video preview of what? #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:07:28
@Comprof1 @TeachWrt @JeffreyKeefer Over the last few months, we’ve found there’s both similarities but also real differences. #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:07:43
@JeffreyKeefer RT @AdjunctAction Check out #adjunctchat, happening now. #adjuncts #highered 11/12/2013 16:07:46
@TeachWrt @Comprof1 where do you work?  #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:08:05
@2255Films RT @JeffreyKeefer: The overview for today’s #adjunctchat is here 11/12/2013 16:08:13
@Eero_Laine RT @AdjunctAction: Check out #adjunctchat, happening now. #adjuncts #highered 11/12/2013 16:08:19
@ProfessorF74 RT @AdjunctAction: Check out #adjunctchat, happening now. #adjuncts #highered 11/12/2013 16:08:41
@Comprof1 @TeachWrt @JeffreyKeefer Okay, I’m here.  Just to let you know, the last scene in the video preview is where I work! #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:09:02
@DrHepner I am a FT faculty member, but I also adjunct in a grad program. I really contextualizes Gappa and Leslie’s “Invisible Faculty” #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:09:14
@fulwilerm @Comprof1 @TeachWrt @JeffreyKeefer Similarities and differences in what ways? #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:09:25
@2255Films Afternoon everyone. I’ll be here lurking for the most part. Don’t mind me. #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:09:30
@Comprof1 @TeachWrt UAlbany. But I’ve worked at a number of colleges in the capital district (but not St. Rose!) #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:09:59
@fulwilerm @2255Films Welcome! Lurking fits right in with our theme of invisibility:) #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:10:56
@JeffreyKeefer Did everybody see the video Con Job by today’s #AdjunctChat discussants @fulwilerm and @TeachWrt 11/12/2013 16:11:05
@fulwilerm @Comprof1 @TeachWrt What a small world! #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:11:27
@Comprof1 @fulwilerm @TeachWrt @JeffreyKeefer Different reasons for adjuncting. similiar issues in not feeling equal to Tenured #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:11:28
@JeffreyKeefer RT @fulwilerm @2255Films Welcome! Lurking fits right in with our theme of invisibility:) #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:11:40
@Comprof1 @fulwilerm @TeachWrt @JeffreyKeefer For some, hoping to get Tenure track job (TT). Others like teaching and 2nd job. #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:12:16
@ProfessorF74 @JeffreyKeefer @fulwilerm @2255Films Good. I’m mostly lurking, too. #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:12:36
@Comprof1 @fulwilerm @TeachWrt @JeffreyKeefer Some have Phd’s. Some have professional experience. Many are frustrated. #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:12:47
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Eero_Laine RT @AdjunctAction: Check out #adjunctchat, happening now. #adjuncts #highered 11/12/2013 16:12:53
@fulwilerm @Comprof1 @TeachWrt @JeffreyKeefer Shows the many different reasons for adjuncting. And the many different kinds of adjuncts. #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:13:38
@Comprof1 @fulwilerm @TeachWrt don’t know if you are aware, but link to your sight was sent out to UAlbany faculty We thought good fit w/#AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:14:31
@TeachWrt .@Comprof1 yes. I think it’s imprtant that even those who want PT work acknowledge the inequity & work to rectify it. #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:14:34
@Comprof1 @fulwilerm @TeachWrt @JeffreyKeefer For those in your documentary was it the same? #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:15:20
@JeffreyKeefer @fulwilerm @Comprof1 @TeachWrt One thing I learned while engaging in #AdjunctChat and interacting is how diverse this population is. 11/12/2013 16:15:25
@JeffreyKeefer @TeachWrt @Comprof1 Can you talk a little about what you mean by and have in your mind when you mention “inequity” ? #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:16:32
@fulwilerm @Comprof1 @TeachWrt @JeffreyKeefer Almost everyone we interviwed was hoping for a full-time position. #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:16:49
@Comprof1 @TeachWrt I think feeling invisible is worse. Some places I’ve worked has made me feel welcome & equal #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:17:05
@DrJessicaLanger We’re HIRING a (paid) #socialmedia #marketing intern for the month of Jan! #altac #postac #ecrchat #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:17:58
@Comprof1 @TeachWrt One advantage to being PT is ability to leave if admin not good to contingents. #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:18:27
@TeachWrt .@JeffreyKeefer well the greatest and most concrete inequity is seen in the pay discrepancy but there is unequal status #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:18:30
@JeffreyKeefer @fulwilerm @Comprof1 @TeachWrt Interesting, so in that way being an #adjunct means somebody who did not get tenure? #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:18:33
@fulwilerm @JeffreyKeefer @TeachWrt @Comprof1 Among usual suspects are pay, space, and benefits. But also access to faculty governance. #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:18:55
@Comprof1 @TeachWrt In our area, at least, adjuncts are always needed last minute. Still silent though. #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:19:10
@JeffreyKeefer @TeachWrt Yes, though the pay inequity also involves levels of commitment on both sides #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:19:27
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @TeachWrt I’ve seen more & more expectations of adjuncts over last 20 yrs. Today I do same work but at 1/4 pay #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:21:05
@JeffreyKeefer @fulwilerm @TeachWrt @Comprof1 I have always worked FT as I can not afford to work only as an #AdjunctChat #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:21:09
@TeachWrt .@JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat you mentioned the diversity of this population so we also include people who would never have the opp 4 tenure 11/12/2013 16:21:30
@fulwilerm @Comprof1 @TeachWrt Many admin I talk with are sympathetic but feel their hands are tied. #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:21:48
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @fulwilerm @TeachWrt I tend to wonder what this means for the discipline and how knowledge is created + disseminated #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:22:36
@Comprof1 @fulwilerm @JeffreyKeefer @TeachWrt Can you elaborate about the governence? Were there differences between type of institute? #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:22:37
@melovell @celloandbow I don’t think I can today but will check the #adjunctchat hashtag later to catch up. 11/12/2013 16:23:01
@ProfessorF74 @fulwilerm @Comprof1 @TeachWrt Do these admins keep adding provosts, vice provosts, etc. positions while overusing #adjuncts? #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:23:43
@Comprof1 @fulwilerm @TeachWrt What role did research play? Were there people doing admin work for free so they could have > voice? #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:23:45
@JeffreyKeefer @TeachWrt Not having the opportunity for tenure because it is not available may be different from those who don’t opp for it #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:24:15
@fulwilerm @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @TeachWrt We spoke with adjuncts from wide variety of institutions. None had role in any governance. #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:24:17
@LydiaFieldSnow1 @fulwilerm @TeachWrt  #adjunctchat I found you! MECCA! I am so happy to know of this resource. I have been working to organize adjuncts 11/12/2013 16:24:33
@JeffreyKeefer I wonder how #adjunct work is effected by the sheer explosion in practitioner degrees and practitioner doctorates #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:24:43
@TeachWrt #AdjunctChat do any of the lurkers want to get in on the conversation about the range in types of adjuncts & feelings about inquiry? 11/12/2013 16:24:46
@fulwilerm @LydiaFieldSnow1 @TeachWrt Welcome!! We’d love to hear what you’ve done! #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:25:32
@JeffreyKeefer @fulwilerm @Comprof1 @TeachWrt Let me play advocatus diaboli — why should part-time workers have a role in FT governance? #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:25:52
@JeffreyKeefer @LydiaFieldSnow1 Welcome to #adjunctchat! @fulwilerm @TeachWrt 11/12/2013 16:26:40
@Comprof1 @fulwilerm @TeachWrt I worked at 1 college where adjuncts were part of curriculum dev & schoolwide training 1/sem (paid extra) #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:26:57
@JeffreyKeefer @ProfessorF74 Glad you were able to make it to #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:27:08
@DrHepner I am bombarded with law school grads who are struggling in an over saturated market!  Don’t go to law school!  @JeffreyKeefer  #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:27:20
@TeachWrt .@JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat it’s completely dependent on that – a vicious capitalist cycle. programs turn out workers 2 use on the cheap 11/12/2013 16:27:23
@LydiaFieldSnow1 @Comprof1  #adjunctchat Yes I am creating curriculum in music ed department. The students respect me because they know I rely on real work 11/12/2013 16:27:29
@JeffreyKeefer @melovell Great; you can always reply to #adjunctchat outside of our live chat here; the keyword tag is always open! 11/12/2013 16:27:48
@Comprof1 @fulwilerm @JeffreyKeefer @TeachWrt Only place where I felt adjuncts were thought of as colleagues. EVERYONE was paid low! #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:28:01
@JeffreyKeefer @LydiaFieldSnow1 What do you mean you rely on real work?  @Comprof1 #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:28:44
@LydiaFieldSnow1 @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1  #adjunctchat I taught music in schools to children for many years before being hired to teach music ed classes 11/12/2013 16:29:29
@fulwilerm .@JeffreyKeefer TT faculty are now only half of the professoriate on any given campus.  So decisions are made by the few #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:29:32
@JeffreyKeefer @TeachWrt Yes, #adjunct work is similar to Wal-Mart or cheap Chinese imports; as much to get for paying a little #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:29:44
@Comprof1 @TeachWrt @JeffreyKeefer Did you find some fields worse than others (you mentioned comp/eng & foreign language in film) #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:29:50
@LydiaFieldSnow1 @JeffreyKeefer @TeachWrt  #adjunctchat I agree. Walmart ad on facebook to not shop. I will spend my Thanksgiving weekend grading without pay 11/12/2013 16:30:39
@Comprof1 @fulwilerm @JeffreyKeefer Even those w/ unions because many adjuncts don’t join unions. #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:30:48
@JeffreyKeefer @fulwilerm Isn’t that how all organizations work; decisions made by the few? #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:30:49
@JeffreyKeefer @fulwilerm Even amongst TT faculty, they still take their marching orders from their own few in power #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:31:19
@Comprof1 @fulwilerm @JeffreyKeefer So how do you think contingents can find their voice? #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:31:19
@fulwilerm .@Comprof1 It’s clear from the data we’ve looked at that the humanities is leading the way! #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:31:27
@JeffreyKeefer @fulwilerm In many ways the #adjunct issue I see becoming increasingly important revolves around unionization of some sort #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:32:15
@LydiaFieldSnow1 So energized by your work on twitter. It has been worst fall semester. 4 classes 4 preps, pay cut. less credit hours and 83%! #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:32:29
@TeachWrt .@JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat perhaps. But higher Ed has often claimed transparency & “shared gov” should mean just that – democracy not corp 11/12/2013 16:32:52
@fulwilerm @JeffreyKeefer Taxation without representation? W/o a voice, adjuncts have no role in institutions that rely on them. #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:33:17
@Comprof1 @fulwilerm Why? Is it because they aren’t “bringing in money”? Or have their departments been cut? Or oversupply? #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:33:22
@LydiaFieldSnow1 email from union warning us not to have students sign petition in our classes, and it sounded like she was chummy with provost. #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:33:33
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @fulwilerm I am not sure if there is a single notion of what “finding their voice” means given diversity + experience #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:34:09
@fulwilerm .@JeffreyKeefer And TT faculty remain in an ever shrinking bubble. #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:34:27
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @fulwilerm Unions are a start, but contingent need to feel they can point out inequity w/out losing job. #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:34:31
@LydiaFieldSnow1 I was on committee to build shared governance at Instructors Voice. I can share our statement with you. It was voted down. #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:34:39
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @fulwilerm Really the same in all industries today. My sister is in government & same problem. #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:35:10
@fulwilerm @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Sure. But without any form of representation at schools w/o unions, there’s only silence. #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:35:28
@JeffreyKeefer Note to self: include the term “contingents” in the #adjunctchat header and “About” page. 11/12/2013 16:35:39
@DrHepner Oh, please don’t, Jennifer!  The law is a horrible place to be these days.@TeachWrt @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:35:44
@LydiaFieldSnow1 I chaired the committee and met with instructors and profs in big meetings and read a statement. Then the cuts came in the fall #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:35:46
@fulwilerm .@LydiaFieldSnow1 I’d be interested in seeing this. And who voted it down? #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:36:19
@JeffreyKeefer @LydiaFieldSnow1 I cannot but think that the notion of shared governance is not as equal and rosy as it seems #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:36:35
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @fulwilerm Tenure means you can speak up. Non tenured means you can be fired at will w/out any reason. #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:36:40
@LydiaFieldSnow1 the full time faculty were only allowed to vote on it. #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:36:40
@LydiaFieldSnow1 I mean tenure and tenure track faculty. We had over half of the faculty who wanted instructors able to vote in deparmt meetings #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:37:25
@AdjunctYoda @JeffreyKeefer Yes, yes, yes: “contingent” covers a wider spectrum (e.g., untenured faculty on multi-year contracts).  #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:37:29
@fulwilerm .@LydiaFieldSnow1 I was going to guess that but didn’t want to be too cynical. #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:37:42
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @fulwilerm Adjuncts should be able to ask for raise, job security, input in curriculum, access to resources. #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:38:02
@fulwilerm @JeffreyKeefer @LydiaFieldSnow1 Ain’t nothing rosy about shared governance. But without it, there’s nada. #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:38:33
@JeffreyKeefer @TeachWrt @fulwilerm Given your work and video, is this tied to a research project you are engaging in as well? #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:38:54
@LydiaFieldSnow1 president said to me in elevator after the first senate meeting”I’m sorry your load was cut. But we all have to make a living.” #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:38:55
@LydiaFieldSnow1 And then I quit senate and found you all on twitter. Wow the light bulbs are going crazy in my brain. #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:39:22
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @fulwilerm Why should PT employees hired for a short-term contract be entitled to anything beyond what is offered? #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:39:44
@LydiaFieldSnow1 I have written not one but two petitions. I have made new friends. I don’t feel crazy any more.  #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:39:52
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @LydiaFieldSnow1 Is if you get paid for it As i said, uni I worked at had sem meeting on policies & PT was paid. #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:40:30
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @fulwilerm Given more folks with advanced degrees than positions for them, it seems an employer’s dream scenario #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:40:50
@TeachWrt @JeffreyKeefer @fulwilerm the film is the culmination of / vehicle for our research and a hopefully a resource for advocacy #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:40:59
@JeffreyKeefer RT @LydiaFieldSnow1 I have written not one but two petitions. I have made new friends. I don’t feel crazy any more.  #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:41:03
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @fulwilerm Because they are doing the same work as TT. I am at least & > 2 semesters is not short term #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:41:54
@LydiaFieldSnow1 @TeachWrt Would love to bring your movie to Northeastern Illinois University. Big justice studies program.  #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:42:10
@TeachWrt .@JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat it is employers dream scenario, so what can we do to change it. Lots of unethical scenarios support the system 11/12/2013 16:43:29
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @fulwilerm Just b/c they have degree doesn’t mean they can teach. Rather than hire warm bodies hire instructors #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:43:29
@fulwilerm @LydiaFieldSnow1 @TeachWrt The full-length film will be available in the spring via open access digital press. #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:43:59
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @fulwilerm They may not need them every semester but better ed outcomes w/ long term adjuncts #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:44:05
@JeffreyKeefer @AdjunctYoda Indeed, it also includes untenured faculty on short-term contracts #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:44:33
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @fulwilerm If they are long term working with students, they should have voice in curriculum direction in dept #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:44:45
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @fulwilerm I wonder how much evidence there is to support better outcomes with long- vs. short-term #adjuncts #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:45:22
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @fulwilerm Also can bring expertise from outside of academia. Should be compensated for that #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:45:26
@fulwilerm @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Absolutely. It’s @NewFacMajority’s mantra that “teaching conditions=student learning conditions” #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:45:27
@JeffreyKeefer RT @fulwilerm @LydiaFieldSnow1 @TeachWrt The full-length film will be available in the spring via open access digital press. #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:45:48
@JeffreyKeefer RT @LydiaFieldSnow1: And then I quit senate and found you all on twitter. Wow the light bulbs are going crazy in my brain. #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:46:39
@Comprof1 @fulwilerm @LydiaFieldSnow1 @TeachWrt Have you submitted to WMHT’s local documentary comp to get greater audience? #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:46:47
@JeffreyKeefer @TeachWrt @fulwilerm That seems a great contribution to the growing #adjunct discussion #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:47:15
@fulwilerm @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 I think it’s a retention issue. Or should be. Support teachers to help students persists and thrive. #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:47:19
@JeffreyKeefer @TeachWrt @fulwilerm What led you two to begin making the video? #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:47:36
@JeffreyKeefer RT @TeachWrt: .@JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat perhaps. But higher Ed has often claimed transparency & “shared gov” should mean just that – dem… 11/12/2013 16:47:44
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @fulwilerm And this is the problem No evidence No study No exit interview why adjuncts leave. Only student evals #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:48:47
@JeffreyKeefer @fulwilerm @Comprof1 @NewFacMajority Makes sense, though as an advocatus diaboli, I wonder if there is evidence to support it #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:49:48
@VCVaile sorry to be late – interruptions #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:51:03
@fulwilerm .@JeffreyKeefer It started as a video response to Comp/Rhet PD video “Take 20” w/top scholars. We wanted to hear from adjuncts #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:51:44
@JeffreyKeefer @fulwilerm @Comprof1 @NewFacMajority Perhaps evidence is something to come from some of us? I want to do #adjunct research #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:51:54
@LydiaFieldSnow1 fav instrs voice com commnt: “This is a disaster for the university. It is basically apartheid and the doom of the university” #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:53:11
@JeffreyKeefer @VCVaile You are never late! You arrive precisely when you mean to (bad paraphrase from Gandalf!). Welcome!  #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:53:16
@JeffreyKeefer @fulwilerm I found it fully engaging; so glad you shared it. Can’t wait to hear about more! #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:54:08
@fulwilerm .@JeffreyKeefer The more we talked with ad/con faculty, the more complex the issue grew. We wanted to peel onion. Still trying #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:54:09
@LydiaFieldSnow1 the person who said that was a lawyer who taught in Justice Studies dept. Without her the students would be lost. She knew! #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:54:46
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @fulwilerm @NewFacMajority But where will research end up? Hate to say it mary margaret’s death did more to help #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:54:54
@JeffreyKeefer @fulwilerm Did this come out of your disciplinary perspective, or an issue of passion? #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:55:07
@TeachWrt .@JeffreyKeefer @NewFacMajority we agree. Studies have been done & published  bur good data is hard 2 come by. #adjunctchat #research 11/12/2013 16:56:06
@VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer even the note intended to be longer was interrupted by someone at the door; getting to #adjunctchat by a contrary computer 11/12/2013 16:56:23
@fulwilerm .@JeffreyKeefer Lots of great evidence out there, but def need more. Delphi Project is a good resource #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:56:45
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @fulwilerm @NewFacMajority As much as I take a qualitative view, quant #’s can provide evidence of #adjunct impact #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:57:13
@JeffreyKeefer This has been a wonderful #adjunctchat and I really wish I could remain longer, but I have to leave the office and go and #adjunct teach! 11/12/2013 16:58:07
@fulwilerm @JeffreyKeefer I’m WPA of a small writing program & work directly with ad/con instructors. Grew out of a disciplinary passion. #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:58:29
@TeachWrt .@JeffreyKeefer for me – both – passion about labor issues and anger at my own field leading the way in casualization of labor #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:58:29
@JeffreyKeefer I look forward to reading the #adjunctchat later tonight and following along more then. 11/12/2013 16:58:35
@LydiaFieldSnow1 Anderson Report spoke of lack of instructor’s voice effecting entire university.Had to hire a consultant to get there!  #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 16:58:52
@fulwilerm .@JeffreyKeefer Thank you so much for inviting us here today! It’s been great:) #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:59:30
@Comprof1 @TeachWrt @JeffreyKeefer @NewFacMajority Didn’t you say you had resistance in presenting your research? #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 16:59:42
@JeffreyKeefer @fulwilerm @TeachWrt Thank you both for a wonderful #AdjunctChat this week. Hope you can do this again? Some open weeks = Tues, Dec 10 & 17 11/12/2013 17:00:01
@TeachWrt Thanks everyone for participating! #AdjunctChat 11/12/2013 17:00:10
@JeffreyKeefer Please, keep talking! This is so vigorous today! #adjunctchat 11/12/2013 17:00:57
@JeffreyKeefer Next week’s #AdjunctChat – Tues, Nov 19 – Topic – “Ways to change / control the work environment” – led by Virginia Yonkers @Comprof1 11/12/2013 17:01:22
@thesiswhisperer RT @JeffreyKeefer: I look forward to reading the #adjunctchat later tonight and following along more then. 11/12/2013 17:01:27
@JeffreyKeefer Let us know about volunteers to lead #adjunctchat on Tues, Dec 10 & 17 11/12/2013 17:01:52
@Comprof1 @teachwrt & @fulwilerm Can’t wait to see the film! #adjunctchat Maybe we can do something at UAlbany We were just furloughed (yes, adjuncts) 11/12/2013 17:03:10
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer For those new to #adjunctchat you can follow @adjunctchat and find schedule on linked blog. Share the site & time (Tues at 4) 11/12/2013 17:05:06

AdjunctChat Topic for 11/12: Making Contingency Visible

Facilitators: Megan Fulwiler and Jennifer Marlow

Armed with a borrowed video camera, we’re two writing teachers who set out to record the voices of faculty who are often invisible in and marginalized by the institutions where they teach. Our documentary film, Con Job: Stories of Adjunct and Contingent Labor, describes and makes visible the pedagogical, economic, and ethical costs of higher education’s growing reliance on adjunct and contingent faculty.  In an effort to document the complexity of higher education’s “hidden economy” (Schell), our film features interviews with contingent faculty from across the nation, as well as with labor activists and leading figures in the field of Composition and Rhetoric. Building on and extending existing scholarship about the origins and effects of contingency, we think our film provides a powerful visual means of conveying the issues, challenges, and material conditions of what has become the “new faculty majority.”

The twinned issues of invisibility and silence have long abetted the system of contingency. The contingent faculty we interviewed described themselves as ghosts on their campuses, routinely denied access to physical space (offices), financial rewards (retirement and health care benefits), and status. This institutional invisibility is further reinforced by excluding contingent faculty from full participation in curricular and governance decisions. Yet in the face of such conditions contingent faculty often choose to remain silent due to the fear of job termination without reason or recourse. In addition to being invisible and silenced on their own campuses, contingent faculty, like many other disenfranchised groups, have been largely isolated from each other across the nation which creates a “divide and conquer” atmosphere allowing the system to continue unabated and unchallenged.

Likewise, in our professional conferences and publications, contingency can be all too often marginalized (in terms of space, attention, and discourse) or merely accepted as an unpleasant reality in today’s job market. Finally, the fact of contingency (its existence, prevalence, and implications) has remained largely invisible to the general public.  In the national debate about the value of higher education in the 21st century, the topic of contingent labor has been noticeably absent. (When mentioned, contingent faculty are often cited as a cause of the problem rather than a casualty of the problem, as Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa do in Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses).

As a result of these many layers and forms of invisibility and silence, large-scale collective action has been difficult to achieve. Increasingly activists are turning to social media to pool resources, share stories, and make connections—and now #AdjunctChat on Twitter. (See also Josh Boldt’s crowd sourced data collection  The Adjunct Project where he’s collecting statistics on salary, class load, and conditions of employment or New Faculty Majority’s blog .)   Our documentary, Con Job: Stories of Contingent and Adjunct Labor, joins in this growing social movement by bringing focused attention to the individual testimonies of contingent faculty while underscoring our collective responsibility to ensure equity in higher education.  We look forward to facilitating the November 12th #AdjunctChat twitter extrvaganza!

For more information, please contact Megan Fulwiler at or Jennifer Marlow

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Transcript from #AdjunctChat on 11/5/13

Colouful speech bubblesThis is the transcript from #AdjunctChat on 11/5/13, and was facilitated by Virginia Yonkers (@Comprof1).  The topic was Attending Conferences.

All are welcome to our next #AdjunctChat on 11/12/13 at 4:00pm EST.

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@Comprof1 #adjunctchat about to begin in a few minutes. Today’s topic is participating in conferences. 11/5/2013 15:55:31
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat @AdjunctChat Today’s topic: participating in conferences. See a description and preview of questions 11/5/2013 15:56:48
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Comprof1: #adjunctchat @AdjunctChat Today’s topic: participating in conferences. See a description and preview of questions… 11/5/2013 15:58:50
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Comprof1: #adjunctchat about to begin in a few minutes. Today’s topic is participating in conferences. 11/5/2013 15:59:00
@Comprof1 Welcome to #AdjunctChat Hope we can share some useful information today. 11/5/2013 15:59:11
@JeffreyKeefer Looking forward to today’s #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 15:59:52
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Thanks for facilitating today’s #adjunctchat! Important topic to me! 11/5/2013 16:00:16
@Comprof1 Hope all of you in the US voted today! #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:01:34
@JeffreyKeefer Connecting 2 the World: #adjunctchat Nov 4: Attending conferences 11/5/2013 16:01:51
@Melissa_Venable Joining in … 🙂 RT @JeffreyKeefer Looking forward to today’s #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:01:59
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable Nice to see you today! #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:02:12
@Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer Thanks! I’m actually working on a conference presentation as we tweet. 🙂 #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:02:44
@Comprof1 So I’m going to post the first question. This was precipitated by #adjunctchat follower who said he’d never participate in a conference 11/5/2013 16:03:03
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable I just submitted two conference papers, and have 3 more waiting for me to begin #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:05:29
@Comprof1 Q1) Are conferences worth the time and effort for an adjunct? Let me try this again. #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:05:48
@Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer Wow! That’s a lot of papers. 🙂 Very cool. #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:06:33
@Melissa_Venable Yes! Professional development, networking, and more RT @Comprof1 Q1) Are conferences worth the time and effort for an adjunct? #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:07:23
@Comprof1 #AdjunctChat A1 Sometimes I think it’s great for networking but other times not sure it’s worth the effort 11/5/2013 16:07:30
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Comprof1 Q1) Are conferences worth the time and effort for an adjunct? Let me try this again. #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:08:45
@Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 I think you have to be choosy. It can get expensive, and not all events will be a good fit.  #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:08:47
@Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable Can you give an example of professional development? How did it affect your adjuncting? #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:09:04
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 I believe conferences are worth the time and effort, though all for personal satisfaction #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:09:16
@JeffreyKeefer Q1 I believe conferences are worth the time and effort, though all for personal satisfaction #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:09:39
@Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable Do you participate in local, national, international, or online conferences? #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:10:14
@melovell RT @Comprof1: #adjunctchat about to begin in a few minutes. Today’s topic is participating in conferences. 11/5/2013 16:10:27
@Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 #ProfDev examples: workshops, presenting. Staying current in field is good for my work as an adjunct. #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:10:27
@Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 All of the above at one point or another. Online conferences can be great experiences, and more affordable. #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:11:23
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Is that how you choose which conferences to participate in?#AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:11:25
@JeffreyKeefer Q1 I like the colleagues I see at conferences, along with intellectual stimulation and feeling part of a community of inquiry #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:11:27
@JeffreyKeefer @melovell Welcome to #adjunctchat! 11/5/2013 16:11:38
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 Q1 I have a weakness for international (European) conferences, though it rarely helps my US work!  #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:12:25
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Q1 I select conferences based on the attendees and the subject matter; I have to be engaged #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:12:58
@melovell Q1 I’m not sure. Done 3ish this year and while it’s a good deadline for work I do feel a bit of an outsider #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:13:19
@Comprof1 #AdjunctChat We’ve sort of addressed this next question: Q2 2) What are the benefits to participating in a conference? 11/5/2013 16:13:32
@melovell @JeffreyKeefer Thanks good to see you guys again. Only 8am here. #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:14:19
@Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer Agreed! It’s got to be interesting in some way – topics covered, people I’ll connect with, keynote speakers. #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:14:46
@Comprof1 @melovell I’ve found that is often the case. Especially if you are member of multiple faculties. #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:15:20
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable Q1 To this point, I know that I spend more for annual conferences than I get back in tangible costs #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:16:27
@Comprof1 A2 I’ve found some great research partners through conferences. Also some new ways of doing things. #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:16:42
@melovell @Comprof1 Good to see what others are working on. Often catch up with people I haven’t seen in a while. #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:17:09
@Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 Yes – new ways of doing things! Can be helpful to hear about other perspectives, approaches. #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:17:49
@JeffreyKeefer @melovell Q1 Do you tend to attend the same ones every year? #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:18:22
@Melissa_Venable @melovell @Comprof1 Also fun to meet in-person, people I’ve already met via social media, networks #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:18:41
@Comprof1 A3 one challenge is if I’m self financing and am teaching at multiple locations is who to id as institution. #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:18:41
@Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer There are two I try to attend every year in person, then one or two more online. Gotta keep costs manageable.  #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:19:28
@JeffreyKeefer Q1 One point: I never (ok, rarely) attend a conference when I am not presenting a paper; I want a line on the CV for the costs #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:19:41
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable Q1 You are practical, as I try not to see the costs  #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:20:02
@Comprof1 Q3 Other problem is lack of business cards. Makes me less legit. #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:20:09
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable Q1 Also, I have not had the most success with online conferences #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:21:10
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Does presenting increase your social capital? #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:21:25
@melovell @Comprof1 I always feel bashful admitting im not permanent staff and it’s almost the 1st piece of info people want to know. #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:21:35
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable @Melissa_Venable Q1 The sole exception of online being #TtW12, so attended #TtW13 in person #adjunctchat #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:22:19
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Good question; I have not really considered social capital when attending conferences #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:22:46
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable I actually have participated in more online conf over last 10 years But you are well situated #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:22:56
@Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer I think the online ones can mean more work, i.e. more concerted effort to log in and connect w/other attendees #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:23:01
@melovell @Melissa_Venable Yes I like that too. 😉 #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:23:11
@JeffreyKeefer How do others consider conferences and social capital, if at all? #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:23:14
@Comprof1 @melovell which I think adds to the feeling of being an outsider. #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:23:43
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer On one hand, needed to maintain job on other hand not useful for grants/tt jobs. #AdjunctChat They want those in permenantjob 11/5/2013 16:25:12
@melovell @Comprof1 Yes it does. Though I think it’s important to be visible and conferences are a good way to do that. #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:26:14
@Comprof1 Last 2 What are some strategies finding conferences and participating in them? #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:27:30
@Comprof1 5) What are realistic expectations for participating in conferences and the impact it will have on your career? #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:27:48
@melovell @Comprof1 Q5 Conferences help to prioritise research by setting a deadline and are also good for name recognition. #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:29:32
@Comprof1 I’ve found being on conference announcements & profess orgs are good sources of conferences #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:29:41
@Comprof1 Also, twitter network can help to id conferences and funding to participate. #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:30:22
@JeffreyKeefer Fascinating #adjunctchat right now on Conferences and being an #adjunct. All are welcome! #AltAc #ECRchat #phdchat 11/5/2013 16:30:49
@Melissa_Venable A4) What conferences are your mentors, leaders in your field attending? Sponsored by your prof assns? Addressing key topics? #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:31:09
@Comprof1 @Comprof1 I also “participate” vicariously by doing research w/ tt faculty who have funding to go to conferences #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:31:20
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 I have never found funding via Twitter (and rarely ever in person, to be honest). Is there any? #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:31:29
@Comprof1 @melovell SOOO True.  I can get a potential article written by first submitting to conference #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:32:10
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer I’ve found funding sources or conferences w/ funding through my network. #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:33:14
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 THAT is my challenge, namely moving from idea to article (even after a conference) #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:33:39
@melovell @JeffreyKeefer Same. If there’s conf funding available it’s usually for students. I pay full price & have no school funding. #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:33:42
@fabianbanga @AdjunctChat @ProfessorF74 @AdjunctAction @josh_boldt @TeachWrt we are here #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:33:56
@melovell @Comprof1 Ooh that’s a good idea. I keep meaning to do that. #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:34:29
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer You need to visit the publishers at all of the conferences. Ask what they’re looking for. #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:34:45
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer I’ve also had my papers solicited for submission by editors. #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:35:33
@melovell @Comprof1 Yep using this month’s #acwrimo to try to work a conference paper into an article. #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:35:58
@fabianbanga Brutal experience I had in this area a month ago; a conference empty with a big majority of the population grad students. #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:36:33
@Melissa_Venable RT @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer You need to visit the publishers at all of the conferences. Ask what they’re looking for. #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:36:33
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga @AdjunctChat @ProfessorF74 @AdjunctAction @josh_boldt @TeachWrt Jump in at anytime! #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:36:42
@melovell @JeffreyKeefer Yeah that’s my challenge too. Trying not to let conference papers languish unpublished after conference. #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:38:10
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga One way around this is to see who is organizing. #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:38:31
@Comprof1 @melovell @JeffreyKeefer Why is that? One option is to id publications being pushed at conference and target for submission #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:39:56
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable A4 This is such a challenge for us interdisciplinary people, also what makes it interesting! #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:40:39
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga Welcome! #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:40:54
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Perhaps this may be something to hear more about, cf. funding for #adjuncts #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:41:19
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 I think a symptom related to job market #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:41:29
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @melovell I agree; the challenge is finding the time to write for publication without the pressures to do so #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:41:55
@Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer Yes! It can be good to be on the “outside” sometimes -change of perspective, cover niche area of a larger topic #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:42:05
@fabianbanga A problem I see often is the recycling of presentations = to the recycling of articles. #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:42:26
@JeffreyKeefer @melovell If only 1 had a publication for every paper I presented . . . #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:42:28
@melovell @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Just the usual time pressures of teaching & the search for more work. Need to keep writing a priority #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:43:03
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Our contract has reimbursement. Also some funding opportunities w/ research funds #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:43:07
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Sometimes working with TT faculty on research project gives access to conference funding. #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:43:55
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga What happened with that? #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:44:18
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 That is a great idea! #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:44:33
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer We have stipends for conferences for everyone at my college/  (universal) #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:44:55
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga Can you talk more about what you mean regarding this recycling?  #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:45:00
@melovell @JeffreyKeefer He he, me too! Though sometimes I have presented a couple of different iterations of one paper to confs. #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:45:08
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Local conference sometimes allows you to participate for free if you volunteer to help out. #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:45:45
@melovell @JeffreyKeefer It helps to push my thinking forwards. #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:45:49
@JeffreyKeefer @melovell Can you talk about your experience with #acwrimo from an #adjunct / PT instructor perspective?  #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:46:31
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer You see a scholar offering a presentation in conf 1 and 80% similar presentation in conference 2 (or identical) #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:47:05
@Comprof1 @melovell @JeffreyKeefer I’m with you there! just not sure it helps with the job search. #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:48:08
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga Ahh, got it. I have definitely seen that before #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:48:19
@melovell @JeffreyKeefer I am trying to write my own stuff in the mornings and grade in afternoons. #adjunctchat #acwrimo 11/5/2013 16:49:10
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @melovell I’ve been a volunteer moderator and it really keeps me motivated to write. #AdjunctChat Problem w/ keeping up grade 11/5/2013 16:49:27
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer I saw the same presentation twice in a month in October (Identical PowerPoint presentation) #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:50:10
@JeffreyKeefer To all this point about conferences and #adjuncts, I think I want to do some research into the #adjunct experience #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:50:14
@Comprof1 Has anyone participated in professional (non academic) conference? How is that different? Useful? #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:50:36
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga Really, identical?!?! #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:50:47
@melovell @Comprof1 I’m not sure anything helps with the job search. Just kidding (kind of). 😉 #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:50:53
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga I’ve seen the same. Also read basically same journal articles by same author in different journals #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:51:57
@Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 yes – have attended web developer events (as an instructional designer) and social media conferences (as a blogger) #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:52:02
@JeffreyKeefer RT @melovell: @Comprof1 I’m not sure anything helps with the job search. Just kidding (kind of). 😉 #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:52:48
@Comprof1 @melovell Actually, job search helped me to complete an article for submission! Wanted it as sample of writing #AdjunctChat #AcWriMo 11/5/2013 16:53:11
@Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 Useful from the standpoint of prof dev in alt-ac environment. Can be very different atmosphere, in a good way. 🙂  #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:53:45
@melovell @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga Many journals checking for that not with plagiarism software. #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:53:58
@Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable Did you get different things out of it than in academic conference? #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:54:13
@fabianbanga My problem with conferences is when the mix presentations from companies/vendors and scholars; very unprofessional #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:54:26
@melovell @Comprof1 That’s a good motivator 🙂 #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:54:56
@Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable Wonder if this is advantage to adjuncts. Perhaps should be looking also at prof conf #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:55:01
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer yes, identical; just conversational changes  #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 16:55:33
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga Is that a reason to make conference intentions clear? #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:56:15
@Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 Yes, new convos. Practical application focus can change the way you see things. Can try your skill set in new arena. #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:56:27
@Comprof1 Well, it’s been 55 minutes so we should begin to wrap up. What did you take away from the #adjunctchat today? 11/5/2013 16:57:49
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 I take away that publishing is part of the conference experience, and I want to make that clearer in my experience #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 16:59:32
@melovell @Comprof1 Wow that went quick. Good to see you all again. I’d better start my work day. #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 17:00:15
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Do you mean paper to article? #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 17:00:46
@JeffreyKeefer This has been a very valuable discussion today in #adjunctchat Thanks everybody!! 11/5/2013 17:00:51
@Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 Take-away:Conferences can be helpful for adjuncts in different ways. Can be a personal and professional decision. #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 17:00:54
@Comprof1 @melovell Seems strange to hear that since I’m just about to start dinner! #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 17:01:39
@fabianbanga Thanks everybody / #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 17:01:45
@Melissa_Venable Thanks everyone! Have a good week. 🙂 #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 17:01:58
@Comprof1 Don’t forget next week we’ll have guest facilitators who have filmed interviews with adjuncts (just down the street from me!). #AdjunctChat 11/5/2013 17:03:04
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer I wonder if you have more opportunities due to your location near NYC than those of us in more provincial cities #adjunctchat 11/5/2013 17:04:29

AdjunctChat Topic for 11/5 – Attending Conferences

Twitter_ChatThe topic for today’s #AdjunctChat is:

Attending Conferences

Today’s facilitator is Virginia Yonkers PhD @Comprof1 who discusses her thoughts about and in preparation for today’s topic in her post #adjunctchat Nov 4: Attending conferences.

All are welcome!