Monthly Archives: January 2014

Transcript from #AdjunctChat on 1/28/14

Colouful speech bubblesThis is the transcript from #AdjunctChat on 1/28/14, and was facilitated by Melissa Venable @Melissa_Venable.

The topic was Adjuncts and Academic Blogging.

All are welcome to our next #AdjunctChat on Tues, Feb 4 at 4:00pm EST, which will be facilitated by Joseph Fruscione @ProfessorF74.

From User Text Time
@Melissa_Venable It’s time for #AdjunctChat! Join us and share your thoughts, ideas, experience with blogging http://t.co/SiZW60Nd8A 1/28/2014 16:02:20
@Comprof1 @ronkowitz Do you think it’s because it’s not the fall? #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:03:01
@Melissa_Venable @ronkowitz Hi Ken, Welcome to #AdjunctChat! Great point about lack of support – often an issue when getting started. 1/28/2014 16:03:20
@Melissa_Venable Who is with us today? Please introduce yourself and tell us a little about your adjunct experience/interest.  #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:04:06
@Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable I have 5 blogs: three with students, one for academics, one with my sister (teaching over 50’s to do SM) #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:04:16
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 @ronkowitz is this the same for Tenured or TT instructors? #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:05:03
@Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 That’s amazing! You’ve got a lot of great topics and audiences there. What’s your favorite platform? #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:05:19
@cookingandcomp Hi, @Melissa_Venable! I am in my first year of adjuncting in #fyc. Fielding lots if questions about when I will pursue phd. #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:05:33
@Melissa_Venable @cookingandcomp Welcome, Caitlin! So when will you be starting your phd? 😉 #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:06:12
@MirandaMerklein @Melissa_Venable Hello. This is my first #AdjunctChat. 1/28/2014 16:06:41
@Melissa_Venable @fabianbanga Hi Fabian! Are you an active blogger? Thanks for all of your chat RTs recently 🙂 #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:06:48
@Melissa_Venable @MirandaMerklein Welcome, Miranda! Great to have you with us. 🙂 #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:07:10
@fabianbanga @Melissa_Venable #AdjunctChat Fabian from Berkeley // I am a tenured prof, Chair of my dep and DE coord. advocate for Adj always @berkeleycc 1/28/2014 16:07:14
@Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable Here’s my academic blog: http://t.co/praESFJ692 & one of the student blogs: http://t.co/U0dnaUKuVG #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:07:40
@LitProfSuz Hi there.  I’m in the bittet cold of Wisconsin & no clssses today #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:07:53
@Melissa_Venable @LitProfSuz Hi and welcome to the chat, Suz! Sleet has just started here in South Carolina 😦 #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:08:27
@Melissa_Venable Shall we get started? Q1) What value do you find in blogs/blogging? As a writer or reader?  #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:09:16
@Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable I use blogger because easy access for all my students and to invite students. #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:09:20
@SBowerMurphy @Melissa_Venable I teach online environmental science courses. No blog yet, but thinking about it!#AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:09:48
@Melissa_Venable RT @Comprof1 I use blogger because easy access for all my students and to invite students. #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:09:52
@Melissa_Venable @SBowerMurphy Hello, Stacy! Thanks for joining in. 🙂 Any blog ideas you’d like to share here?  #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:10:30
@cookingandcomp @Melissa_Venable I am a big fan of #reflection, for myself & students. So I blog. #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:10:34
@fabianbanga @Melissa_Venable and I am here http://t.co/hvsswPsT50 / (write in spanish and english) #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:10:53
@Melissa_Venable Yes! RT @cookingandcomp  I am a big fan of #reflection, for myself & students. So I blog. #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:11:10
@Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable I teach communiction/edtech/mktg. Info changes quickly so I don’t use texts. I use combination blogs/journls #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:11:13
@MirandaMerklein @Melissa_Venable I don’t use blogs to teach (yet) but they have been very useful in building community and organizing adjuncts #AdjunctChat. 1/28/2014 16:11:25
@LitProfSuz #adjunctchat I use Blogger cuz it’s easy & have 2 blogs. Teaching & a personal one. 1/28/2014 16:11:43
@Melissa_Venable Good ideas here! RT @Comprof1… Info changes quickly so I don’t use texts. I use combination blogs/journls #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:12:02
@Comprof1 @cookingandcomp @Melissa_Venable That’s how I use it for my students also. Like to have it public to force better quality. #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:12:15
@4KM Hello #adjunctchat folks.  I am here at least for a few minutes.  I blog casually at http://t.co/ODqo1iX7Nm 1/28/2014 16:12:51
@fabianbanga @Melissa_Venable yes, since 1996… but not a very active blogger when i am very busy (all the time : ) #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:13:00
@JeffreyKeefer @SBowerMurphy Welcome to #AdjunctChat! 1/28/2014 16:13:01
@Melissa_Venable @MirandaMerklein Nice! Can you tell us more about these blogs? Are you part of an adjunct group that communicates via blog? #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:13:20
@LitProfSuz #adjunctchat I used a blog for virtual book club with 10th grd & had pre-service tchrs build their child lit text sets on individual blogs 1/28/2014 16:13:28
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Melissa_Venable: It’s time for #AdjunctChat! Join us and share your thoughts, ideas, experience with blogging http://t.co/VlhjvYNbIC 1/28/2014 16:13:29
@cookingandcomp @Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable yes! I am going to use blog for #research this semester, too. I may even blog alongside students. #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:13:34
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable Welcome! Glad you are facilitating today’s #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:13:36
@JeffreyKeefer Hello, #AdjunctChat. I teach graduate research and doctoral teaching and learning in #nyc 1/28/2014 16:13:40
@JeffreyKeefer @cookingandcomp Always in interested in how people start teaching as an #adjunct. What is your story for getting into it?#AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:13:45
@SBowerMurphy @Melissa_Venable Like to follow the latest tech and news in online ed.  Would like to write blog with that focus.  Too broad? #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:13:52
@4KM @Comprof1 I also focus on journals and occasional blogs rather than texts. #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:13:52
@JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz Glad you could join us in #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:13:52
@AdjunctChat Welcome to #AdjunctChat! Today’s topic is “Adjuncts and Academic Blogging” with @Melissa_Venable  http://t.co/8mDYn9nkzR 1/28/2014 16:13:59
@AdjunctChat @MirandaMerklein @cookingandcomp @fabianbanga @Comprof1 @ronkowitz Welcome to #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:14:03
@Melissa_Venable @4KM Hi Alice! Good to see you. Appreciate you stopping by 🙂 What is your favorite blog platform? #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:14:05
@AdjunctChat RT @fabianbanga: @Melissa_Venable #AdjunctChat Fabian from Berkeley // I am a tenured prof, Chair of my dep and DE coord. advocate for… 1/28/2014 16:14:09
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 @cookingandcomp @Melissa_Venable Do you (all) blog in an open site or under the LMS? #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:14:11
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga @Melissa_Venable Like 2 find info in multiple languages (read french, Spanish, dutch, Portuguese. SOMETIMES German #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:14:15
@JeffreyKeefer Hmm, seems my Tweets came as a Twitter blanket. Perhaps to keep #AdjunctChat warm?!?! 1/28/2014 16:14:40
@4KM We have to have opt out clauses for public student blogging because of privacy legislation (+ Patriot Act etc.) #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:14:40
@cookingandcomp @JeffreyKeefer I just finished my master’s. Applied for several FT jobs, but only interviewed for 1 where I am now adjuncting #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:14:51
@fabianbanga Hi @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:14:54
@JeffreyKeefer No wonder nobody in #AdjunctChat  replied to me!! 1/28/2014 16:14:57
@Melissa_Venable @SBowerMurphy Sounds like a good place to start – and I bet you’ll find a more specific niche as you get going. #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:15:05
@Comprof1 @SBowerMurphy @Melissa_Venable NO. I actually write about comm, technology, higher ed, research, and cross-cultural matters. #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:15:19
@LitProfSuz #adjunctchat Oh, & I facilitated a grad student writing group & posted all handouts, tips, & writing links on a blog 1/28/2014 16:15:30
@Melissa_Venable There you are! 😉 RT @JeffreyKeefer Hmm, seems my Tweets came as a Twitter blanket. Perhaps to keep #AdjunctChat warm?!?! 1/28/2014 16:15:33
@Comprof1 @SBowerMurphy @Melissa_Venable I have a following despite eclectic topics. #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:15:54
@cookingandcomp @fabianbanga @Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable I have used both. My last inst. used gmail, making blogger convenient. I also use WP #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:15:59
@4KM @Melissa_Venable Moved fm http://t.co/n0ZfEZVB7F to http://t.co/8w49SHumlf, which I like better unless pro helpers hide coding #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:16:13
@Melissa_Venable @fabianbanga @Comprof1 @cookingandcomp WordPress is my platform of choice.  #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:16:31
@4KM @JeffreyKeefer Now you just need a twitter Teddy #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:17:02
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable #adjunctchat / Don’t you find problems cause the audience? Blogs, SocMedia? Because most people are monolingual. 1/28/2014 16:17:06
@SBowerMurphy @Comprof1 Thanks!  I’ll check out your blog.  Sounds interesting! #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:17:09
@Comprof1 @4KM Yes, students can submit if they don’t want it public. But none do. #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:17:17
@EdiblyOrganic RT @4KM: We have to have opt out clauses for public student blogging because of privacy legislation (+ Patriot Act etc.) #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:17:30
@Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable @fabianbanga @cookingandcomp Why? #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:18:00
@cookingandcomp @Melissa_Venable @fabianbanga @Comprof1 I keep my blog there. I’d like to convert it to a resource for #fyc but unsure how #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:18:04
@fabianbanga @cookingandcomp @Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable #AdjunctChat / me too, WP for public blogs, Moodle for the class. 1/28/2014 16:18:06
@Melissa_Venable Anyone? RT @fabianbanga Don’t you find problems cause the audience? Blogs, SocMedia? Because most people are monolingual. #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:18:19
@4KM Does anyone else deal with privacy policies or legislation for students blogging for assignment purposes? #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:18:21
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga @Melissa_Venable Yes. Sometimes I find great resource but know I can’t use it for class reading. #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:19:05
@Melissa_Venable We’re moving into Q2) What pre/cautions should adjunct academic bloggers be aware of? #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:19:09
@Comprof1 @cookingandcomp @Melissa_Venable @fabianbanga Can’t you have your students access it and read it as an assigned reading? #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:20:17
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable #adjunctchat /  my problem is with the audience; exclusion / have 4 groups. Spanish, English, Italian, Portuguese 1/28/2014 16:20:57
@cookingandcomp @Melissa_Venable I worry about divulging info. I want to share course triumphs but I worry about protections. So I say nothing. #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:21:03
@Comprof1 @4KM I can’t require my students to use public forum, but I can ask them to use it. I have in syllabus opt out. #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:21:20
@4KM @Comprof1 Some use “anonymous” blogging approach as another workaround.  Of course offline misses potential interaction #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:22:02
@Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable 1 thing I’ve seen happening in k-12 is teachers getting in trouble for complaining about students. I never do. #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:22:31
@cookingandcomp @Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable @fabianbanga good idea! Also trying to find best resources to provide/use. #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:22:44
@JeffreyKeefer I seem to be getting Twitter api issues. Perhaps I am destined to not speak much about #AdjunctChat blogging today? 1/28/2014 16:22:50
@4KM A2 Our culture fragments lives. There are risks to being a whole person #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:23:05
@fabianbanga @4KM #adjunctchat // yes, all the time, this is why blogs from my classes are under the LMS (closed) 1/28/2014 16:23:08
@rjhogue @4KM My class spent a week talking about digital identity and privacy. This weeks issue seems to be sharing pictures on blogs. #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:23:15
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga @Melissa_Venable Wonder if wouldn’t be better to have different blog for each language then cross reference. #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:23:17
@Melissa_Venable #AdjunctChat – I’m getting Twitter API messages, too. 😦 I can “hear” you but not sure you can hear me as well. 1/28/2014 16:23:46
@4KM @fabianbanga Say more about exclusion? #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:23:56
@Melissa_Venable #AdjunctChat – I’m getting Twitter API messages, too. 😦 I can “hear” you but not sure you can hear me as well. 1/28/2014 16:24:07
@Comprof1 @4KM Honestly, I have yet to have any student opt out. #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:24:08
@JeffreyKeefer I use self-hosted WordPress for my blogging though do not use it right now much with my students; I do use it for academic work #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:24:26
@fabianbanga @cookingandcomp @Melissa_Venable #adjunctchat // yes, it is not legal to open the class here; many problems, like of privacy. 1/28/2014 16:24:37
@rjhogue I have some students who have “private” websites, which they invite me in #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:24:42
@cookingandcomp #adjunctchat I hope that last tweet didn’t come through a billion times! 🙂 1/28/2014 16:24:44
@4KM @rjhogue Image and identity: a meaty issue for sure #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:24:48
@fabianbanga @cookingandcomp @Melissa_Venable #adjunctchat // you have to create a parallel class open, not directly connected with the original class. 1/28/2014 16:25:19
@Melissa_Venable cookingandcomp I’m having similar fear! It’s all or nothing with Twitter it seems.  #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:25:25
@MirandaMerklein @Melissa_Venable Adjuncts always need to be aware of the cost of exposure or retaliation when critical of #highered #AdjunctChat. 1/28/2014 16:25:46
@fabianbanga @4KM #adjunctchat //  it is about the nature of the comunication / si hablo en espanhol y tu no, quedas afuera. 1/28/2014 16:26:12
@fabianbanga @4KM #adjunctchat / the same for any language you use. 1/28/2014 16:26:32
@4KM @Comprof1 I haven’t either, but have been out of online teaching for a while #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:27:01
@LitProfSuz #adjunctchat As a classroom teacher, was concerned @ identifying students, same in higher ed. I share general student comments, not specific 1/28/2014 16:27:06
@cookingandcomp @fabianbanga @Melissa_Venable yes. And my experiences with the irb have made me hyper aware #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:27:09
@rjhogue @4km I had to make the blog/website assignment very flexible. I’m happy that most people are using public blogs/websites #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:27:12
@fabianbanga @Melissa_Venable #adjunctchat /  I do 1/28/2014 16:27:16
@fabianbanga @cookingandcomp #adjunctchat / it did not 1/28/2014 16:27:48
@rjhogue several of my students are choosing to not identify themselves in their blogs – others are –  #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:27:48
@rjhogue Ugh- getting tweetchat errors …  #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:28:08
@cookingandcomp RT @LitProfSuz: #adjunctchat As a classroom teacher, was concerned @ identifying students, same in higher ed. I share general student comme… 1/28/2014 16:28:22
@cookingandcomp RT @MirandaMerklein: @Melissa_Venable Adjuncts always need to be aware of the cost of exposure or retaliation when critical of #highered #A… 1/28/2014 16:28:29
@Melissa_Venable rjhogue Is this identity piece what you mean by “flexible” with assignment? Or is there more? #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:28:37
@rjhogue @4KM meaty issues, but allows my students to choose the option that is best for them given their specific circumstances. #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:29:13
@rjhogue @Melissa_Venable my students needed to demonstrate creation of a website or blog, but the content isn’t important  #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:30:12
@Comprof1 @rjhogue @4KM Same here.  As I said, most don’t opt out. #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:30:29
@knowledges33ker RT @NCTE_CCCC: How old is social media? Ask the Victorians. (Or listen @BBCWorld radio) http://t.co/Qujy8Pob3f & http://t.co/PtB56jxfd1 #ad… 1/28/2014 16:30:51
@4KM @fabianbanga Did something like that once; most of experience on another platform but theoretically “optional” #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:30:51
@Melissa_Venable rjhogue Got it. That makes sense. I have a similar project in a course related to instructional design.  #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:30:53
@rjhogue @Melissa_Venable they were also required to journal, either in a public blog or using Blackboard Learn …  #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:30:55
@JeffreyKeefer @cookingandcomp That has been the story of my day! #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:31:03
@Comprof1 @cookingandcomp @fabianbanga @Melissa_Venable But IRB is different than teaching/privacy laws. #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:31:24
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable Ahh, they don’t like #adjuncts?!?! #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:31:47
@fabianbanga @rjhogue  extremely slow here / nothing is coming under #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:32:25
@rjhogue @Comprof1  @4KM the module on digital identity helps some students choose to create a professional identity  #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:32:36
@Melissa_Venable JeffreyKeefer Or maybe it’s the blogging?!  #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:32:36
@Comprof1 Does anyone use a blog as assigned reading? e.g. I use academic research blogs as required reading. #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:33:24
@Melissa_Venable RT @Comprof1 Does anyone use a blog as assigned reading? e.g. I use academic research blogs as required reading. #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:34:01
@rjhogue @Comprof1 several! This week I just added http://t.co/vudlDh6Xu4, as it was very topical, but also really important #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:34:26
@fabianbanga @rjhogue #adjunctchat i see my tweets 2m delay 1/28/2014 16:35:14
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 yes, all the time  #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:35:49
@LitProfSuz @Comprof1 #adjunctchat Introducing my pre-service tchrs to Twitter as a Prof Lrng Network & trying to help them find chats of interest 1/28/2014 16:36:30
@Melissa_Venable It seems we are really experiencing delays and other Twitter issues … Thanks for hanging in there everyone. 🙂  #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:36:41
@fabianbanga @Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 #adjunctchat // delay of 2 minutes here 1/28/2014 16:36:52
@Comprof1 @rjhogue Do you have any push back from admin or students that not “academic” enough? #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:37:12
@Comprof1 Other advantage to using blog for adjunct is access anywhere. But how/where do you grade? #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:38:15
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 we do not, becouse now we are the canon… : ) @rjhogue #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:38:34
@Comprof1 RT @fabianbanga: @rjhogue #adjunctchat i see my tweets 2m delay 1/28/2014 16:38:55
@rjhogue #adjunctchat @Comprof1 I tried really hard to balance the course – I have academic readings, TED talks, & blogs – see http://t.co/Sb0onS07wq 1/28/2014 16:39:40
@Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 UW-Stout has some helpful grading rubrics for blogs, wikis, other social media http://t.co/QzIKzrIQEq #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:39:47
@4KM When I used the separate platform/community, that community shaped their assignment design #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:40:06
@Comprof1 RT @Melissa_Venable: @Comprof1 UW-Stout has some helpful grading rubrics for blogs, wikis, other social media http://t.co/QzIKzrIQEq #Adjun… 1/28/2014 16:40:41
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Melissa_Venable: It seems we are really experiencing delays and other Twitter issues … Thanks for hanging in there everyone. 🙂  #Adj… 1/28/2014 16:40:56
@Melissa_Venable @4KM Can you tell us more? Assignment design is intriguing.  #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:41:08
@Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable But how do you give feedback? Do you do it on the LMS? #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:41:15
@Melissa_Venable Anyone have experience grading blogs? RT @Comprof1 But how do you give feedback? Do you do it on the LMS? #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:42:06
@rjhogue @Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 my course is about getting outside your comfort zone and trying things, so I’m not marking quality  #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:43:22
@Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable I end up doing it through email to ensure confidentiality. #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:43:44
@rjhogue @Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 I would prefer to do without “grades”  #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:43:57
@JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz @Comprof1 How do you use blogging or Tweeting without it seeming like “extra” work? #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:44:04
@fabianbanga Sorry I am experiencing ridicules delay (+2m) so I am only reading for now. #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:44:05
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Melissa_Venable: Anyone have experience grading blogs? RT @Comprof1 But how do you give feedback? Do you do it on the LMS? #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:44:14
@JeffreyKeefer I have had trouble using blogs and such with students, as it sometimes seems like “forced” work rather than a natural support #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:44:53
@Melissa_Venable @rjhogue @Comprof1 Couldn’t agree with you more! Especially when operating outside the comfort zone. #nogrades #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:44:57
@LitProfSuz @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat Text set was already required in the syllabus, just used tech to present it. Allowed for multimedia connections 1/28/2014 16:45:30
@cookingandcomp @JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz @Comprof1 #adjunctchat everything I do that benefits students seems like #extrawork. But if it helps, worth it. 1/28/2014 16:45:41
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz I would have them do the writing privately (problem I had was trouble w/eyes due to online reading #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:45:58
@rjhogue @JeffreyKeefer ah but for some, they get that ah-ha moment, when they see the value in the forced activity – makes it worth it #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:46:02
@cookingandcomp RT @rjhogue: @JeffreyKeefer ah but for some, they get that ah-ha moment, when they see the value in the forced activity – makes it worth it… 1/28/2014 16:46:30
@LitProfSuz @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat Twitter wasn’t as well embraced.  Was an extra & stdt posted minimally. Need to re-think how I introduce it. 1/28/2014 16:46:40
@rjhogue Ya, I’m not sure about integrating twitter – other than perhaps demonstrating the power of a chat #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:47:18
@Melissa_Venable LitProfSuz @JeffreyKeefer have had similar experiences/resistance to Twitter as an assignment. Try to identify specific tasks. #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:47:47
@fabianbanga @LitProfSuz @JeffreyKeefer twitter never works for my classes, facebook > yes! #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:48:06
@Comprof1 @rjhogue @JeffreyKeefer And sometimes won’t do forced work unless graded. I grade on process rather than result outside comfort #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:48:08
@4KM @Melissa_Venable Have graded learning journals, but in a learning outcome framework @RRU #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:48:11
@LitProfSuz @rjhogue #adjunctchat I began a conversation with them @ creating an online professional identity.  This was a new idea for them. 1/28/2014 16:48:49
@rjhogue @Comprof1  @JeffreyKeefer ya, I’m grading mostly on their reflections – did they reach and did they learn #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:48:56
@4KM @Melissa_Venable Sorry – twitter trouble.  Will try to describe remote platform/community shaping assignments in next tweet #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:49:01
@rjhogue @LitProfSuz I had them Google themselves and Google Me (Rebecca J. Hogue) … it brought some interesting insights to them #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:49:44
@Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer Blogging had least resistance. In fact many students preferred. But can use for job search. #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:49:52
@fabianbanga @LitProfSuz @JeffreyKeefer I had a mini mooc in 2012 (open class) 2k folowers and participantes. the hastah #mooc38 = zero, non #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:50:09
@Melissa_Venable @4KM Thanks, Alice! No worries. Twitter is really struggling today.  #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:50:13
@4KM After traditional 2 wks, grad students went into international online wkshop. They were to design & complete 2 assignments #adjunctchat 1/2 1/28/2014 16:50:16
@Melissa_Venable RT @rjhogue I had them Google themselves and Google Me (Rebecca J. Hogue) … it brought some interesting insights to them #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:50:42
@fabianbanga @Melissa_Venable @4KM it is getting better here; but some delay #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:51:15
@KavuBob @Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat folk from SPU presented on this for teaching portfolios  – http://t.co/Vj7Cv5nor1 1/28/2014 16:51:22
@4KM 1 assignment more theoretical, 1 practical. Option: collaborate w ppl in the workshop. Told me assignments & learning outcomes #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:51:23
@Comprof1 @rjhogue @LitProfSuz I did same for identity. Esp diff between common names & uncommon names. Had them do parents/grandparents #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:51:29
@holly_fraser #AdjunctChat @JeffreyKeefer A course I teach was originally framed w/blogs; I give opt for other platforms, but must have a clear objective! 1/28/2014 16:52:00
@Melissa_Venable RT @KavuBob #adjunctchat folk from SPU presented on this for teaching portfolios  – http://t.co/7k7ptleFuQ 1/28/2014 16:52:03
@rjhogue @holly_fraser @JeffreyKeefer I love it when their insights are exactly what I was hoping they would learn from the activity! #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:52:20
@fabianbanga RT @KavuBob: @Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat folk from SPU presented on this for teaching portfolios  – http://t.co/… 1/28/2014 16:52:38
@KavuBob @Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat the idea was public blog, but grading and tracking  private (Ferpa & general privacy) 1/28/2014 16:52:47
@Melissa_Venable @KavuBob Thanks for sharing that study, John. I think I’ve seen it as a Sloan-C “Effective Practice.” Good stuff.  #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:52:59
@rjhogue I also have them share their first post in Blackboard so they can get feedback before they post publically #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:53:14
@Comprof1 RT @KavuBob: @Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat the idea was public blog, but grading and tracking  private (Ferpa & ge… 1/28/2014 16:53:18
@4KM @Comprof1 @rjhogue @LitProfSuz Say more about identity and whether names were common? #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:53:19
@Comprof1 RT @rjhogue: @holly_fraser @JeffreyKeefer I love it when their insights are exactly what I was hoping they would learn from the activity! #… 1/28/2014 16:53:27
@Comprof1 @rjhogue @holly_fraser @JeffreyKeefer Even better when they come up w/ something entirely new. #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:53:58
@Melissa_Venable Love this! RT @rjhogue I also have them share first post in Blackboard so they can get feedback before they post publically #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:54:01
@Comprof1 RT @rjhogue: I also have them share their first post in Blackboard so they can get feedback before they post publically #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:54:11
@KavuBob @Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat it also allowed the blogs to be anonymous – only the prof had to know address 1/28/2014 16:54:14
@cookingandcomp #adjunctchat when using tech, how transparent are we about what we hope students learn? Can sharing our goals be too directive? 1/28/2014 16:54:41
@rjhogue @4KM @Comprof1  @LitProfSuz if you don’t take control of your online identity, first impression will be created by someone else #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:55:10
@Comprof1 @4KM @rjhogue @LitProfSuz Sue Smith would have a # of Sue Smiths out there not her but Hiojupi Goiuop would be the only one. #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:55:40
@cookingandcomp RT @rjhogue: @4KM @Comprof1  @LitProfSuz if you don’t take control of your online identity, first impression will be created by someone els… 1/28/2014 16:55:54
@rjhogue @Comprof1 @4KM  @LitProfSuz my Chinese students compare the English with the Chinese spelling of their names #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:56:26
@Melissa_Venable @cookingandcomp Do you mean sharing formal learning objectives? What a great topic 🙂  #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 16:56:45
@Comprof1 @4KM @rjhogue @LitProfSuz My name comes up with many hits b/c it is 2 locations. Get a lot of “girls, girls, girls” w/out “” #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:56:46
@fabianbanga Thinking about the origin of blogs (late 90s) but we used to have html base “blogs” before. The edu approach was different #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:57:10
@4KM @cookingandcomp Absolutely; even examples direct. I try to have clear goals if there are “right answers” ortherwise flexibility #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:57:21
@JeffreyKeefer RT @KavuBob: @Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat it also allowed the blogs to be anonymous – only the prof had to know a… 1/28/2014 16:57:23
@fabianbanga @rjhogue @Comprof1 @4KM @LitProfSuz #adjunctchat / how they do that? (like the topic because I am in languages) 1/28/2014 16:58:05
@cookingandcomp @rjhogue @Comprof1 @4KM @LitProfSuz This sounds like a really fascinating activity/assignment. I must remember this for #fyc #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:58:08
@4KM I love work w learning outcomes because you provide ditches in roads but no recipe book #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:58:13
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga Blogs are vital (long history) in communication (came out of journalism). So my students find it useful. #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:58:52
@Melissa_Venable RT @fabianbanga: Thinking about the origin of blogs (late 90s) but we used to have html base “blogs” before. The edu approach was different… 1/28/2014 16:59:03
@cookingandcomp @Melissa_Venable #adjunctchat — Yes! I get better work when I tell my students what I want them to get or we come up w/ it 2gether 1/28/2014 16:59:07
@Comprof1 RT @4KM: I love work w learning outcomes because you provide ditches in roads but no recipe book #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:59:07
@JeffreyKeefer This is a fascinating #AdjunctChat! Look forward to catching up with the stream when more steady access @Melissa_Venable 1/28/2014 16:59:14
@cookingandcomp @4KM I have trouble conveying to students that examples are not “models.” I try, but this is a strategy I need to work on! #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 16:59:57
@cookingandcomp RT @4KM: I love work w learning outcomes because you provide ditches in roads but no recipe book #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 17:00:16
@SBowerMurphy Writing a course soon.  Haven’t tried a BB blog assignment yet, but sounds interesting.  Might try it as a non-graded activity #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 17:00:29
@4KM @JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable Maybe we sound better fragmented when you can fill in blanks? #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 17:00:36
@Comprof1 Got to go now. Thank you @Melissa_Venable Great #adjunctchat today. 1/28/2014 17:01:13
@4KM @cookingandcomp Human brain seems to convert examples to models very naturally. Probably comes from when we were a prey species #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 17:01:41
@Melissa_Venable This has been so helpful! Thanks to all for sharing great insights and questions. And having patience with the stream. 🙂 #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 17:01:46
@DrHepner I am building my fall criminal justice courses to all include blogs.    #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 17:01:48
@cookingandcomp @4KM #adjunctchat I think there is transfer research about this. Must remember who it is! 1/28/2014 17:02:30
@fabianbanga ciao #adjunctchat // will see you next week. 1/28/2014 17:02:37
@Melissa_Venable fabianbanga Thanks for being here, Fabian 🙂 #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 17:02:56
@Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 Thanks, Virgina! Appreciate your contributions today. Have a good week! #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 17:03:36
@DrHepner I almost want to use Twitter for my face-to-face courses to keep the conversation going.  I could really use it after today. #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 17:03:39
@4KM @Melissa_Venable Thank YOU.  Hope everyone is energized and extra-productive/creative now. #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 17:03:43
@Melissa_Venable @DrHepner Sounds like a great idea!  #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 17:04:19
@4KM @cookingandcomp  Would love to know if you find it.  Have a great day. #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 17:04:32
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable perhaps a solution. #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 17:04:43
@Melissa_Venable @4KM My pleasure, Alice. Any excuse to talk about blogs. 😉 Have a good week. #AdjunctChat 1/28/2014 17:05:06
@fabianbanga @cookingandcomp @Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable exactly; i use #moodle always #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 17:05:30
@thoughtstream RT @4KM: Does anyone else deal with privacy policies or legislation for students blogging for assignment purposes? #adjunctchat 1/28/2014 17:10:10
@cookingandcomp My day off has been so productive today! Enjoyed participating in #adjunctchat and #notyouradjunctsidekick convos. Many, many thoughts! 1/28/2014 17:11:59
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AdjunctChat Topic Jan 28 ~ Adjuncts and Academic Blogging

Twitter_ChatThe topic for the #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, January 28 is:

Adjuncts and Academic Blogging

More information about the chat, along with background information and questions to consider can be found at the post Adjuncts and Academic Blogging: #AdjunctChat.

Our facilitator will be Melissa A. Venable @Melissa_Venable and we will meet on January 27 from 4:00-4:30(ish)pm EST.

All are welcome!

Transcript from #AdjunctChat on 1/21/14

Colouful speech bubblesThis is the transcript from the first #AdjunctChat of 2014 on 1/21/14, and was facilitated by Virginia Yonkers @Comprof1.

The topic was The challenges and strategies for online adjuncts

All are welcome to our next #AdjunctChat on January 28, 2014 at 4:00pm EST, which will be facilitated by Melissa Venable @Melissa_Venable.

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@Comprof1 #adjunctchat will be beginning in about 20 min. Today’s topic is challenges for online adjuncts. #ecrchat #highered #phdchat 1/21/14 15:39
@Comprof1 RT @Melissa_Venable: Getting ready to join #AdjunctChat at 4pET: Adjuncts teaching online http://t.co/SFKjR5tKbN 1/21/14 15:40
@NewFacMajority RT @AdjunctChat: @readywriting @chrishumphrey @dorothyk98 @Melissa_Venable Today’s #AdjunctChat 4:00pmEST on #adjuncts teaching online http… 1/21/14 15:42
@OhioPTFacAssn RT @AdjunctChat: @readywriting @chrishumphrey @dorothyk98 @Melissa_Venable Today’s #AdjunctChat 4:00pmEST on #adjuncts teaching online http… 1/21/14 15:42
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 We left the office early due to the storm, so just got home in time for #AdjunctChat that begins in 10 minutes. 1/21/14 15:50
@AdjunctChat RT @Comprof1: #adjunctchat will be beginning in about 20 min. Today’s topic is challenges for online adjuncts. #ecrchat #highered #phdchat 1/21/14 15:51
@Comprof1 @AdjunctChat Hope everyone is in a warm place. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 15:56
@Comprof1 @AdjunctChat We’ll be starting momentarily. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 15:57
@AdjunctChat RT @Comprof1: @AdjunctChat We’ll be starting momentarily. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 15:59
@Comprof1 So let’s start:How many of you currently or have taught online? What % of your time is online teaching? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:00
@Melissa_Venable RT @Comprof1 So let’s start:How many of you currently or have taught online? What % of your time is online teaching? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:01
@AdjunctChat Today’s #AdjunctChat begins now! “Challenges and Strategies for Online Adjuncts” http://t.co/qCKXlqgber and http://t.co/KITfZ04EhY 1/21/14 16:02
@AdjunctChat RT @Comprof1: So let’s start:How many of you currently or have taught online? What % of your time is online teaching? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:02
@IshaiBarnoy #AdjunctChat A1: I taught online a lot. Last semester felt like at least 50% online, and this for a “face-to-face” class. 1/21/14 16:02
@Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 A1: I teach online now, 100% of my teaching is online. #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:02
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Great to see you for #AdjunctChat; thanks for facilitating it. The topic is so timely! 1/21/14 16:02
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable @IshaiBarnoy Great to see you here at #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:03
@Melissa_Venable @IshaiBarnoy Hello, Ishai! Would you say your F2F course is more “blended” or “hybrid”? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:03
@Comprof1 @AdjunctChat I haven’t taught online for about 4 yrs but will be teaching a course online this summer. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:03
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Q1 I have taught online, and am about to teach another blended course #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:03
@Comprof1 RT @Melissa_Venable: @IshaiBarnoy Hello, Ishai! Would you say your F2F course is more “blended” or “hybrid”? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:04
@IshaiBarnoy #AdjunctChat A1: Also, I signed up to teach with @Oplerno. I still have to get my stuff together, but … someday soon I’ll get into it. 1/21/14 16:04
@JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy Q1 Can you talk more about how you understand your online teaching given the course seems scheduled for in-person? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:04
@IshaiBarnoy @Melissa_Venable #AdjunctChat For official terminology, I would say “blended.” The term “hybrid” is used by my dept. for v. specific things. 1/21/14 16:05
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 What are you doing differently to prepare to teach this summer’s online course? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:05
@Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable Do you also design your course or do you have a separate person design it? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:06
@IshaiBarnoy @Comprof1 #AdjunctChat By choice, definitely, but pedagogically-motivated. I teach a composition class. Connection & dissemination are key. 1/21/14 16:06
@Melissa_Venable @IshaiBarnoy That makes sense – but it sounds like your course may have some of the same features or qualities. #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:07
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer This is something new because it is only 4 weeks so more intense than before #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:07
@IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat Sure! I see it as homework, workshopping, and drafting. 1/21/14 16:07
@JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy @Melissa_Venable The blended course I am teaching @PaceUniversity meets in-person 5x w/ the remainder via distance #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:07
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer I also think I need approval from dept so I’ll have to have it completed by May (it goes live in July). #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:08
@Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 Both – sometimes it’s an existing course, but I’m also an instructional designer so have designed my courses, too #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:08
@IshaiBarnoy @Melissa_Venable Yes, very much so. It’s generally hard to practically separate “hybrid” and “blended” approaches. #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:08
@JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 25% of my time is online teaching. #adjunctchat. Has been, in the past, anywhere from 50 to 90%. 1/21/14 16:08
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Ia that a new course for you or one you taught previously? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:08
@Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy What types of online activities/resources do you use? Do you create your own or use “canned” resources? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:09
@JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy So in this way, it seems all courses may be considered online ones? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:09
@Melissa_Venable @IshaiBarnoy Agreed! I think the terms are often used interchangeably #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:09
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer One I’ve taught a lot (plus dissertation topic: group communication). #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:09
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy What do you mean by “canned” resources to use in online coursework? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:10
@JeffreyKeefer @JustCallMeAngVS Welcome to #AdjunctChat! 1/21/14 16:10
@Comprof1 @JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable Was the 90% by choice or required? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:10
@Comprof1 RT @JeffreyKeefer: @IshaiBarnoy So in this way, it seems all courses may be considered online ones? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:10
@IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat I agree, in a way. Clear exceptions would be courses specifically designed with email as only online resource. 1/21/14 16:11
@Melissa_Venable @JustCallMeAngVS Welcome, Angela! What accounts for the variance? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:11
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy Programs from publishers or created by a different instructional designer. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:11
@JeffreyKeefer @JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 I used to teach a lot more online than in-person, though that has changed recently #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:11
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy I also have been an instructional designer for language courses at Empire State. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:12
@JustCallMeAngVS @Comprof1 was teaching 9 courses a sem while earning my Ph.D. and raising 4 children as a newly divorced single mom. No choice. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:12
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable Your choice or the school’s? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:12
@JeffreyKeefer @JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 I teach some online; w/ the growth of online instruction, the faculty pool widens #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:12
@IshaiBarnoy @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat Last semester, I made up my own material, almost entirely — “inspired” by others’ successes. 1/21/14 16:13
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy I have seen faculty resources, but not enough materials to primarily teach online using them #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:13
@melovell If you’re a sessional/adjunct academic and you teach online, then you may want to join today’s #adjunctchat. It’s just started. 1/21/14 16:13
@Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @JustCallMeAngVS I teach courses that are offered as “online” courses. Not a lot of mystery or choice. #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:13
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat Q2 Is anyone an instructional designer who does not actually teach? If not, how much time do you put into designing course? 1/21/14 16:14
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy I have some colleagues who do HE instructional design, though have never seen that in my programs #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:14
@IshaiBarnoy @AdjunctSarah @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 #AdjunctChat I avoid Bb, as a rule. Instead, I use free blogging services. I don’t integrate. I link. 1/21/14 16:14
@JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable worked adjunct before securing full time work. Now it’s only what I do in the evenings and on weekends. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:14
@JeffreyKeefer @melovell Welcome to #AdjunctChat! 1/21/14 16:15
@Melissa_Venable RT @Comprof1 Q2 Is anyone an instructional designer who does not actually teach? If not, how much time do you put into design? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:15
@JeffreyKeefer RT @melovell: If you’re a sessional/adjunct academic and you teach online, then you may want to join today’s #adjunctchat. It’s just… 1/21/14 16:15
@AdjunctChat RT @melovell: If you’re a sessional/adjunct academic and you teach online, then you may want to join today’s #adjunctchat. It’s just… 1/21/14 16:15
@JeffreyKeefer @JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable Do you teach FT or #adjunct in a PT capacity? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:16
@Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 I think there are a lot of instructional designers working on campuses, as contractors, who don’t teach. #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:16
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Some online schools like Empire State or Excelsier have content experts, instructiondesigners, and instructors #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:16
@IshaiBarnoy #AdjunctChat A2: I teach primarily. Time I put in: Years of experience + 2-3 weeks of intensively drafting & revising posts & handouts. 1/21/14 16:16
@Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer @JustCallMeAngVS Teaching is a PT endeavor for me. #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:17
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 I have done a fair amount of instructional design, though mainly with program design and development #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:17
@JustCallMeAngVS @AdjunctSarah @Comprof1 barely. I don’t know how I did it. I am really good at what I do. Students did not suffer. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:17
@melovell @JeffreyKeefer Thanks, I’ve never taught a course without face-to-face classes, so don’t have much to add. Interesting topic. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:17
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 I wonder if this makes the instruction easier of if it is <gulp> to control what is taught? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:18
@jorgegomez101 to me, teaching online is more challenging than f2f. trying out live (& mirror) conferencing for the first time. #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:18
@Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer @JustCallMeAngVS Do you get paid differently than FT faculty? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:19
@JeffreyKeefer @JustCallMeAngVS @AdjunctSarah @Comprof1 Wow, what a busy bee you were! The best for time management = lots of commitments #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:20
@JustCallMeAngVS @Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable No I was not but was poorly paid for the most part as adjuncts typically are. I can be picky now. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:20
@melovell #adjunctchat What resources can people recommend for teachers developing an online course? 1/21/14 16:20
@JeffreyKeefer @jorgegomez101 @AdjunctSarah Welcome to #AdjunctChat! 1/21/14 16:20
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer I’ve taught all types. HATED canned programs but did make less time consuming. Just didn’t like outcomes. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:20
@Melissa_Venable RT @melovell: #adjunctchat What resources can people recommend for teachers developing an online course? 1/21/14 16:20
@IshaiBarnoy @melovell #adjunctchat Rule #1: Use what you know how to use, easily and quickly. Then branch out to stuff you actually have to “learn.” 1/21/14 16:21
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat Q3 What are some challenges adjuncts may have that FT don’t in teaching online? What are some resources/support you should ask4 1/21/14 16:22
@Melissa_Venable @melovell Reach out to campus-based resources when available – multimedia assistance, general guidance, examples/models #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:22
@AdjunctChat Today’s #AdjunctChat is “Challenges and strategies for Online adjuncts” All are welcome! facilitated by @Comprof1 1/21/14 16:23
@EvoNeuro RT @AdjunctChat: Today’s #AdjunctChat is “Challenges and strategies for Online adjuncts” All are welcome! facilitated by @Comprof1 1/21/14 16:23
@Melissa_Venable RT @Comprof1 Q3 What are some challenges adjuncts may have that FT don’t in teaching online? What resources/support? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:23
@JeffreyKeefer RT @IshaiBarnoy: @melovell #adjunctchat Rule #1: Use what you know how to use, easily and quickly. Then branch out to stuff you actually… 1/21/14 16:23
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Comprof1: #adjunctchat Q3 What are some challenges adjuncts may have that FT don’t in teaching online? What are some… 1/21/14 16:23
@IshaiBarnoy #AdjunctChat A3: FT’s and TT’s have the money and time to dedicate to learning and development that #adjuncts don’t. 1/21/14 16:24
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 I wonder if saving time means more of other work can be directed your way!? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:24
@Comprof1 @melovell @SloanConsortium has some resources. Also SLN (SUNY Learning Network) & some online uni’s like Empire State College #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:24
@JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable @melovell An instructional designer if one is available Take a short course. Exploring a good online course. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:24
@melovell RT @IshaiBarnoy: @melovell #adjunctchat Rule #1: Use what you know how to use, easily and quickly. Then branch out to stuff you actually ha… 1/21/14 16:25
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Melissa_Venable: RT @melovell: #adjunctchat What resources can people recommend for teachers developing an online course? 1/21/14 16:25
@melovell RT @Melissa_Venable: @melovell Reach out to campus-based resources when available – multimedia assistance, general guidance, examples/model… 1/21/14 16:25
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable @melovell The best place to go for resources include the departments themselves and our personal networks! #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:25
@JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable @melovell My book. Dang it, why isn’t it done yet???? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:25
@melovell RT @Comprof1: @melovell @SloanConsortium has some resources. Also SLN (SUNY Learning Network) & some online uni’s like Empire State College… 1/21/14 16:26
@melovell RT @JustCallMeAngVS: @Melissa_Venable @melovell An instructional designer if one is available Take a short course. Exploring a good online … 1/21/14 16:26
@Comprof1 @melovell Also Merlot (@MERLOTorg ). #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:27
@Comprof1 RT @JustCallMeAngVS: @Melissa_Venable @melovell My book. Dang it, why isn’t it done yet???? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:27
@JeffreyKeefer @JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable @melovell Yes, WAITING!! #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:27
@melovell #adjunctchat Some good tips there. Thanks! 1/21/14 16:27
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable @melovell I find depts are NOT useful unless online degree. IT or Learning Center though. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:28
@Comprof1 @JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable @melovell What will it be on? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:28
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable @melovell Agreed, though Depts at least can direct you to the fac resources if you ask them #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:29
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable @melovell My experiences is that unis have resources, but you have to know to ask for them #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:30
@Comprof1 Q4 So what challenges do you face being an adjunct who teaches online? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:30
@Melissa_Venable RT @Comprof1 Q4 So what challenges do you face being an adjunct who teaches online? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:30
@tseenster RT @melovell: If you’re a sessional/adjunct academic and you teach online, then you may want to join today’s #adjunctchat. It’s just starte… 1/21/14 16:31
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat For me it’s not having support of dept. Out of site out of mind. If I lose contact at uni I’m lost in system. 1/21/14 16:32
@JeffreyKeefer We are 30 minutes into today’s #AdjunctChat on Teaching Online; all are still welcome #ECRchat #PhDchat #AltAc #NLC2014 #TtW14 #SMSociety14 1/21/14 16:32
@Melissa_Venable A4) Communication with rest of department can be challenging. Also keeping up with deadlines, required “paperwork,” etc. #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:33
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Q4 Finding the time; teaching online can be MUCH more work than teaching F2F #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:33
@IshaiBarnoy #AdjunctChat A4: I face the same challenge in online teaching as anything #adjunct-related: I get paid too little, and I get no healthcare. 1/21/14 16:33
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Comprof1: Q4 So what challenges do you face being an adjunct who teaches online? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:33
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Comprof1: #adjunctchat For me it’s not having support of dept. Out of site out of mind. If I lose contact at uni I’m lost in system. 1/21/14 16:33
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat Had a problem w/ student and very little support from dept. Student had support from advisor. I was repremanded w/out facts 1/21/14 16:33
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Agreed; if one teaches online AND everything is smooth, easy to be forgotten as not missed #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:34
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat. On other hand, had transcript of interaction not available in a class! 1/21/14 16:34
@AdjunctChat RT @IshaiBarnoy: #AdjunctChat A4: I face the same challenge in online teaching as anything #adjunct-related: I get paid too little, and I… 1/21/14 16:34
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 What a horrible situation; sorry . . . #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:34
@IshaiBarnoy #AdjunctChat A4: The money I need to feel secure/comfortable & the insurance I need to feel in control of my own healthcare choices. 1/21/14 16:34
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer Hi everyone, sorry i can only join you for 30m today (first day of classes here) #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:34
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Can you elaborate? What takes up your time? How is it different than face to face? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:35
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer Glad you could make it. Do you teach online at all? If so what are some of your challenges? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:36
@JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy Given your situation, is online better for you? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:36
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga You are always most welcome! #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:37
@fabianbanga Sorry I am late; did you talk about ownership of online content? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:37
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat Has anyone had a problem w/ misunderstanding of what it takes to teach online? 1/21/14 16:37
@IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat No, online is a compromise. I’d rather just teach close to home, for decent pay and health insurance. 1/21/14 16:38
@JeffreyKeefer @JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable @melovell Do you know any good short courses in developing online instruction? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:38
@JustCallMeAngVS @Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable @melovell Designing online courses & teaching online. Practical. No Nonsense. Humorous. Can’t wait. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:38
@JeffreyKeefer RT @fabianbanga: Sorry I am late; did you talk about ownership of online content? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:38
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga No, but that is a good point. Especially for adjuncts who may work at multiple sites/orgs. Can you elaborate? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:38
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Yes I teach online and I’m DE coordin 4 my campus and District (kind of adviser to the chancellors) #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:39
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga Not yet; what is on your mind about ownership of online content? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:39
@JeffreyKeefer @JustCallMeAngVS @Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable @melovell Quick, get the book out; lots of folks can use that #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:39
@JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 Student lack of readiness. Poor writing skills. Lack of respect from those with tenure. Low pay. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:39
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 exactly, because I assume you own you content in F2F #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:40
@JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy How did you get an online teaching position if not near home? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:40
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer Do you work with adjuncts? What are some of the misperceptions? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:41
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer 4 example, you create a shell in the campus LMS, it is yours or institution? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:41
@JeffreyKeefer Does anybody think about how online courses would save the uni money (no need for room, no need for supplies), etc.? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:41
@josh_boldt @JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga I know Rob Skiff at @oplerno is big on intellectual property rights for adjuncts, if that helps. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:41
@Comprof1 @JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable How do you handle poor writing (and reading and self-regulation) skills? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:42
@IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat My primary teaching position is not online. I just found my way into it. My new forays haven’t quite solidified. 1/21/14 16:42
@JeffreyKeefer I wonder about teaching online, meaning I use and pay for my own computer, network, and the like. Seems a uni pays less for it #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:42
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer I work with adjuncts all the time (support is the same for FT and PT) #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:42
@SMcDWer RT @FromPhDtoLife: Next #withaPhD chat is Wed, 29 Jan, noon-1pm EST, and the topic is self care. All welcome! cc #altac #postac #adjunctcha… 1/21/14 16:43
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer Support may be the same, but are problems the same? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:44
@IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat So I still have to see what teaching online “fully” is like. But I got into “full” online teaching via twitter. 1/21/14 16:44
@JeffreyKeefer @josh_boldt Yes, I have been trying to get both @fabianbanga and @Oplerno (and YOU) to facilitate an #AdjunctChat http://t.co/VlhjvYNbIC 1/21/14 16:44
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Absolutely. But there are other hidden costs uni’s transferring to online don’t consider. IT is big cost. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:45
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga @Comprof1 At least the intended support is the same FT and PT. Often PT cannot make the times offered IMHO #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:45
@JeffreyKeefer RT @IshaiBarnoy: @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat So I still have to see what teaching online “fully” is like. But I got into “full” online… 1/21/14 16:45
@fabianbanga @josh_boldt @JeffreyKeefer @Oplerno intellectual prop rights for all instruc was our first DE negotiation (union, senate, etc) #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:46
@JeffreyKeefer @FromPhDtoLife Thanks; we are talking about online teaching in #AdjunctChat right now, so a nice carry-over. 1/21/14 16:46
@Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer What are some questions Ishai (or new instructor)should ask before getting into online adjunct job? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:46
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga @josh_boldt @JeffreyKeefer @Oplerno Would love to hear more about what happened, how it works, etc. #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:47
@IshaiBarnoy RT @Comprof1: @IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer What are some questions Ishai (or new instructor)should ask before getting into online adjunct jo… 1/21/14 16:47
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer Yes, exactly, a bigger problem than DE: compensation @Comprof1 #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:47
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga @josh_boldt @JeffreyKeefer We also have it in our contract (instructor owned). Gets murky w/ publishers though. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:47
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy An initial online teaching question is clarifying how much instruction is synchronous vs. asynchronous #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:48
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Online costs that include personal use of IT and space mean unis save even more $ while trumpeting “convenience” #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:49
@MLAELEVATORHULK WHY #ADJUNCTCHAT NOT IN HULK’S ‘VATOR? HULK UNIONIZED! 1/21/14 16:49
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy Why is that important? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:49
@Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer Also need to ask who pays for tech and/or tech training. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:50
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga @Comprof1 I think these issues raise ethical issues of what is fair and how that works with teaching and learning #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:50
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer @josh_boldt @Oplerno negotiation should be the same 4 F2F and DE classes, rights should be the same #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:50
@IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Yeah, why not do all asynchronously? Or at least as much as possible? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:50
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 exactly / #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:51
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Comprof1: @IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer Also need to ask who pays for tech and/or tech training. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:51
@JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy @Comprof1 It depends on the dept needs, expectations, and requirements — all need to be clarified up front #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:52
@Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer Plagerism. Also less work if you are working synchronously (more like traditional class). #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:52
@JeffreyKeefer I just learned that our international students cannot take online courses as that conflicts with student study visas #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:52
@Comprof1 RT @JeffreyKeefer: @IshaiBarnoy @Comprof1 It depends on the dept needs, expectations, and requirements — all need to be clarified up front… 1/21/14 16:53
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy Unfortunately we do not have $$ for tech training #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:53
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer REALLY. I guess the question is why do they have to be in US if they can take online. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:54
@JeffreyKeefer I find that completely asynchronous courses cause many students to struggle with deadlines, as it somehow seems less “real” #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:54
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer I agree, plagiarism is a big problem everywhere. Does turnitdotcom work for you guys? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:54
@IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Ah, yes, well. With #Adjuncts, many if not most “expectations” are riddled with departmental neglect. #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:54
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy You don’t have videos for students and faculty? How do they get answers to tech ?’s. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:55
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 That is if a program is completely online, which many of them are not #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:55
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga @IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer No more than f2f. Instructional design and getting to know student style better #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:56
@JeffreyKeefer I wonder if online courses will cause even more growth in #adjunct instruction as location and time become less an issue? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:57
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Does that include hybrid or blended courses? (visa restrictions). #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:57
@IshaiBarnoy Okay, #AdjunctChat folks, I gotta jet. Catch you all on the flipside! #ImAWalking90sCliche 1/21/14 16:58
@Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer Well,need to finish up. Finally, what issues about adjuncts teaching online would you like to see 4 #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:59
@Janshs RT @JeffreyKeefer: I find that completely asynchronous courses cause many students to struggle with deadlines, as it somehow seems less “re… 1/21/14 16:59
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer yes, & there r some consortiums already working on outstate students/ u cannot take DE classes outside own state #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:59
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 So far it has only been online or F2F; I think they are exploring blended. Anything to increase numbers! #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:59
@JeffreyKeefer This has been a very thought-provoking #AdjunctChat; thanks for facilitating it @Comprof1 1/21/14 17:00
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer Doesn’t that defeat the purpose? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 17:00
@JeffreyKeefer Next week’s #AdjunctChat on Tues, Jan 28 – Topic – “Adjuncts and Academic Blogging” – led by @Melissa_Venable 1/21/14 17:01
@JeffreyKeefer Interested in facilitating an #AdjunctChat? The next open date is Feb 25. Please get involved! 1/21/14 17:01
@Melissa_Venable 🙂 RT @JeffreyKeefer Next week’s #AdjunctChat on Tues, Jan 28 – Topic – “Adjuncts and Academic Blogging” – led by @Melissa_Venable 1/21/14 17:02
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat @JeffreyKeefer This is a first. No school because of -30F+ windchill tonight. 1/21/14 17:02
@AdjunctChat RT @JeffreyKeefer: Next week’s #AdjunctChat on Tues, Jan 28 – Topic – “Adjuncts and Academic Blogging” – led by @Melissa_Venable 1/21/14 17:02
@melovell @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Yes, very interesting. Thanks. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 17:02
@Melissa_Venable RT @JeffreyKeefer Interested in facilitating an #AdjunctChat? The next open date is Feb 25. Please get involved! 1/21/14 17:02
@melovell RT @AdjunctChat: RT @JeffreyKeefer: Next week’s #AdjunctChat on Tues, Jan 28 – Topic – “Adjuncts and Academic Blogging” – led by @Melissa_… 1/21/14 17:02
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer well, yes! but logic and politics sometimes are natives from different universes. #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 17:02
@fabianbanga RT @JeffreyKeefer: Next week’s #AdjunctChat on Tues, Jan 28 – Topic – “Adjuncts and Academic Blogging” – led by @Melissa_Venable 1/21/14 17:02
@Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Thank you, Virginia! Helpful topic and discussion. #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 17:03
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Unbelievable how cold that will be. Stay warm and safe! #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 17:03
@fabianbanga RT @AdjunctChat: RT @JeffreyKeefer: Next week’s #AdjunctChat on Tues, Jan 28 – Topic – “Adjuncts and Academic Blogging” – led by @Melissa_… 1/21/14 17:03
@fabianbanga RT @JeffreyKeefer: Interested in facilitating an #AdjunctChat? The next open date is Feb 25. Please get involved! 1/21/14 17:03
@JeffreyKeefer Off to deal with the storm; thanks all for today’s #AdjunctChat. Lots of food for thought, @Comprof1 Thanks! 1/21/14 17:04
@fabianbanga sorry @Comprof1, hope you do not have to be outside! @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat San Francisco is now 70F 1/21/14 17:05
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Melissa_Venable: @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Thank you, Virginia! Helpful topic and discussion. #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 17:06
@JeffreyKeefer RT @fabianbanga: @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer well, yes! but logic and politics sometimes are natives from different universes. #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 17:06
@fabianbanga thank you @JeffreyKeefer and @Comprof1 // will see you next week #adjunctchat, all the best. 1/21/14 17:07
@LProbus RT @JeffreyKeefer: Interested in facilitating an #AdjunctChat? The next open date is Feb 25. Please get involved! 1/21/14 17:07

Transcript (Simple Text) from #AdjunctChat on 1/14/14

Colouful speech bubblesThis is a simple text transcript from #AdjunctChat on 1/14/14, and was facilitated by Ishai Barnoy @IshaiBarnoy.

The topic was Academy of the Oppressed.

This version is to replace the previous one via Storify (which, by their own admission, strangely does not work well via WordPress.).

From User Text Time
@IshaiBarnoy It’s 10 minutes till today’s #AdjunctChat, and I’m sitting in my school’s #Adjunct lounge. Twitter web-app works for now. Phone charged… 1/14/2014 15:50:38
@JeffreyKeefer RT @IshaiBarnoy: It’s 10 minutes till today’s #AdjunctChat, and I’m sitting in my school’s #Adjunct lounge. Twitter web-app works for now. … 1/14/2014 15:52:28
@JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy Wow, an #adjunct lounge. How fancy! #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 15:52:47
@Comprof1 RT @IshaiBarnoy: It’s 10 minutes till today’s #AdjunctChat, and I’m sitting in my school’s #Adjunct lounge. Twitter web-app works for now. … 1/14/2014 15:53:30
@IshaiBarnoy Now less than 5 minutes till #AdjunctChat. Join in whenever, and I’ll eat my sandwich, drink my tea, and talk with you. 1/14/2014 15:56:08
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat has anyone ever negotiated a higher pay rate for a last minute course appointment? 1/14/2014 15:59:05
@IshaiBarnoy Welcome to #AdjunctChat! Today’s topic is “Academy of the Oppressed.” We’ll start with questions soon. Meanwhile, please introduce yourself. 1/14/2014 15:59:48
@IshaiBarnoy @Comprof1 #AdjunctChat I certainly haven’t! Contemplated it briefly today. Anyway, won’t you introduce yourself to whomever’s here? 1/14/2014 16:00:43
@gerrycanavan RT @IshaiBarnoy: Welcome to #AdjunctChat! Today’s topic is “Academy of the Oppressed.” We’ll start with questions soon. Meanwhile, please i… 1/14/2014 16:01:12
@JeffreyKeefer We are excited to have @IshaiBarnoy facilitate this week’s #AdjunctChat. His topic is “Academy of the Oppressed” http://t.co/c9PgvPp7J2 1/14/2014 16:02:03
@IshaiBarnoy I’m Ishai, writer, artist, actor, general creative, and (I admit) dilettante, employed as an #Adjunct for >5 years. #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:02:42
@JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat is open and welcome to all who have an interest in issues related to #adjunct, #contingent, and non-FT or non-TT faculty in HE. 1/14/2014 16:02:55
@AdjunctChat RT @JeffreyKeefer: We are excited to have @IshaiBarnoy facilitate this week’s #AdjunctChat. His topic is “Academy of the Oppressed”… 1/14/2014 16:03:08
@Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy I’m Virginia Yonkers, 24th yr as adjunct in Marketing/Mgmt/edu/communication/ESL/international business. #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:03:11
@AdjunctChat RT @IshaiBarnoy: Welcome to #AdjunctChat! Today’s topic is “Academy of the Oppressed.” We’ll start with questions soon. Meanwhile, please… 1/14/2014 16:03:21
@fabianbanga RT @IshaiBarnoy: Welcome to #AdjunctChat! Today’s topic is “Academy of the Oppressed.” We’ll start with questions soon. Meanwhile, please i… 1/14/2014 16:03:33
@IshaiBarnoy @Comprof1 Welcome, Virginia, and good to talk to you again! #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:03:58
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Wow, 24 years as an #adjunct! #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:04:37
@JeffreyKeefer I am Jeffrey Keefer and I teach as an #adjunct at New York University and at Pace University, both here in the middle of #nyc  #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:05:19
@IshaiBarnoy #AdjunctChat Alright, let’s get started with our first question, Q1: What’s going on? Tell us about a trouble you’ve witnessed in higher ed. 1/14/2014 16:06:03
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Don’t know if that is a wow good or wow can’t believe you put up with it so long! 😉 #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:06:11
@IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat Welcome, Jeffrey. It’s good to talk to you again! 1/14/2014 16:06:48
@JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy @Comprof1 Do you both work in an #adjunct capacity as FT work or as your primary role?  #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:07:24
@IshaiBarnoy @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat Q1: Tell us about one thing you’ve had to put up with in this period. I’m curious. 1/14/2014 16:07:50
@JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy Great to see you here; you certainly have a passionate interest in #adjunct issues  #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:08:01
@IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 #AdjunctChat I’m an #adjunct; that’s my only source of employment and income. No FT work as of yet. 1/14/2014 16:08:52
@fabianbanga @IshaiBarnoy @IshaiBarnoy I am FT teach Spanish language, culture and literature at Berkeley City College / also DE coordinator #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:08:55
@Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy I’ve seen real change over my yrs from core of profs augmented by adjuncts to a small core of admins makng policy #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:09:26
@IshaiBarnoy @fabianbanga #adjunctchat Welcome, Fabian! Good to talk to you again! 1/14/2014 16:09:56
@JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy @Comprof1 Can you speak more about what you mean “put up with”? #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:09:56
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga Nice to see you in #AdjunctChat today! 1/14/2014 16:11:35
@IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 #adjunctchat Forgive me if I use contentious terminology, such as “put up with.” I’d like to explore difficulties. 1/14/2014 16:11:48
@Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat My biggest problem has been class size (ave 40-45 for reg classes) & no access to FT jobs from dept 1/14/2014 16:11:55
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 do you have a union at Virginia Yonkers? //  #adjunctchat @IshaiBarnoy 1/14/2014 16:12:29
@JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy That must be a challenge to rely on #adjunct work as FT income. How many courses do you teach? #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:12:35
@injenuity @fabianbanga @Comprof1 There’s some flexibility in our bargained agreement. #adjunctchat http://t.co/vW1E8MN6ym 1/14/2014 16:12:46
@Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer We also are getting the k-12 admin creep w/ more and more admin required. #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:12:52
@IshaiBarnoy @Comprof1 #adjunctchat Tell us about this change. What do the faculty and the admin do at your school, for the most part? 1/14/2014 16:12:55
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 same problem here 40+ are too many  @IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:13:32
@JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy Ahh. Q1 For difficulties, I would say either administration turn-over OR lack of communication #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:13:59
@Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy Fac used to have more say in majors and curriculum. NY state schools now are centralizing this (62 campuses). #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:14:28
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Wow, I have not seen many #adjuncts involved in setting policy #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:14:37
@IshaiBarnoy #AdjunctChat A1: The trouble I notice in my school is mostly low pay, no benefits to adjcts compared with high costs, low yield to students. 1/14/2014 16:14:47
@fabianbanga @injenuity w type of flexibility? we also have steps and also columns for degrees @Comprof1 #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:15:27
@JeffreyKeefer @injenuity Glad you are able to join us! @fabianbanga @Comprof1 #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:15:34
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga @IshaiBarnoy Yes. But its a state school. NY state has taken hard line against all state unions. #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:15:47
@AdjunctChat For those following along in the background, an overview of today’s #AdjunctChat can be found here http://t.co/Ocap04Ke2N 1/14/2014 16:15:50
@fabianbanga @injenuity @Comprof1 steps: http://t.co/rEXETBo3Ak #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:16:24
@IshaiBarnoy @injenuity @fabianbanga @Comprof1 Welcome to #AdjunctChat, Jen. Feel free to jump in or just supplement our discussion as you like. 1/14/2014 16:16:34
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Depends on the dept for the schools I’ve taught at. Usually invited adjuncts for input. #adjunctchat No longer true. 1/14/2014 16:17:28
@JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy Q1 I am amazed with the combined tuition payments of those in my room compared to how little I make from it  #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:17:36
@IshaiBarnoy Alright, #AdjunctChat. Let’s throw Q2 into the mix: What’s would be a better picture? Tell us what a result you feel you “own” looks like. 1/14/2014 16:17:53
@fabianbanga @injenuity @Comprof1 the columns are degrees and # are years of work calculated by a formula. #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:18:36
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @fabianbanga @IshaiBarnoy Interesting; at NYU there is a union though with tremendous faculty so it seems to struggle #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:19:05
@IshaiBarnoy @Comprof1 @fabianbanga #AdjunctChat That’s unfortunate. The state board where I work also famously anti-union. The only hope might be SAIC? 1/14/2014 16:19:28
@fabianbanga @injenuity @Comprof1 PhD is an E. #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:19:38
@JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy Q1 If there is such low pay, what has kept you there doing #adjunct work for several years? #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:19:43
@JeffreyKeefer RT @IshaiBarnoy: Alright, #AdjunctChat. Let’s throw Q2 into the mix: What’s would be a better picture? Tell us what a result you feel you… 1/14/2014 16:20:09
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy I think esp true at private schools School I’m considering neg pay is private & offers >1500/course #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:20:44
@IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat Honestly? This is the best bang for the buck that I got straight out of my MFA! And “retooling” is expensive. 1/14/2014 16:20:47
@IshaiBarnoy @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat I make barely more than that, myself. 1/14/2014 16:21:41
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 $1500 for how many units/weeks? @JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:22:05
@IshaiBarnoy #AdjunctChat A2: I want to see smaller classes, students intensively guided toward guaranteed (if rudimentary) work placement, & benefits. 1/14/2014 16:23:10
@JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy Ahh, so you were able to do this right off an MFA. Sweet! #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:23:33
@JeffreyKeefer Q2 I wonder why there is so much administration turn-over? Hard for stability without structure #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:24:56
@IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat Well, I had a summer of grief and difficult-to-answer questions during dates before I won that mini-lottery. 1/14/2014 16:24:58
@Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy Not sure I agree with work placement. Career goals, yes. I see part of problem is uni=workplace training today #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:25:29
@IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat What kind of structure for faculty and admin would you like to see? 1/14/2014 16:26:00
@Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy would rather see ethical marketing of college (I have 2 in college now). #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:26:04
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy Universities seem increasingly focused on education as commodity, and thus only cost / benefit focused #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:27:19
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 Ok, 3 units. We are close to  $3K almost twice that pay. But life is very expensive here. @JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:27:23
@IshaiBarnoy @Comprof1 #AdjunctChat I accept your criticism, while I disagree. For most of my students, education, however liberal, implies employment. 1/14/2014 16:27:30
@IshaiBarnoy #AdjunctChat I’m perfectly with you there! RT @Comprof1 would rather see ethical marketing of college (I have 2 in college now) 1/14/2014 16:28:36
@fabianbanga @injenuity @Comprof1 I see; we do not negotiate steps but automatically go up every year. #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:28:40
@MMstrikesback #adjunctchat Sorry I found it!! :)) 1/14/2014 16:28:49
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga @Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy Those costs are fine if edu is only about a product (=better job); then supply and demand #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:29:36
@JeffreyKeefer @MMstrikesback Welcome to #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:29:52
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga Actually, my current adjunct pay is affordable, but private school offered pay at $1500 lower for same job #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:30:15
@JeffreyKeefer @injenuity @IshaiBarnoy No, though from my experience it seems to all go toward expansion and high TT perks #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:30:32
@LitProfSuz #AdjunctChat A1: I love teaching & I love improving my practice. Would like more consistency w/ classes & be able to improve. 1/14/2014 16:30:45
@IshaiBarnoy Alright, #AdjunctChat-ers! Let’s throw Q3 out there, too: What could you/we do tomorrow to move from one of these A1’s to one of there A2’s? 1/14/2014 16:31:31
@AdjunctChat We are 30 minutes into today’s #AdjunctChat, so still not too late to join if you want to interact and engage! 1/14/2014 16:31:33
@JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz Welcome to #AdjunctChat! 1/14/2014 16:31:50
@JeffreyKeefer RT @AdjunctChat: We are 30 minutes into today’s #AdjunctChat, so still not too late to join if you want to interact and engage! 1/14/2014 16:31:58
@Comprof1 @LitProfSuz #adjunctchat YES! I’d also like to teach some courses TT teachers have taken hostage! 1/14/2014 16:32:28
@Comprof1 RT @LitProfSuz: #AdjunctChat A1: I love teaching & I love improving my practice. Would like more consistency w/ classes & be able to improv… 1/14/2014 16:32:37
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 I know because my wife teaches adjunct at private school, different reality #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:32:47
@IshaiBarnoy @LitProfSuz #AdjunctChat Welcome, Suz! What could you/we do to move toward such a consistency and ability to improve? 1/14/2014 16:32:52
@LitProfSuz #AdjunctChat A1: Would also like a mentor, or trusted colleagues who could lesson study w/ me. FT needs eval for tenure, so kinda built in. 1/14/2014 16:33:30
@JeffreyKeefer Q2 I keep thinking that changes in HE follow those in (USA) society, where everything is around costs and gains = commodities #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:33:30
@JeffreyKeefer #adjunct issues come up when trying to save money; this is easiest when the job pool is larger than the demand #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:34:10
@Comprof1 RT @LitProfSuz: #AdjunctChat A1: Would also like a mentor, or trusted colleagues who could lesson study w/ me. FT needs eval for tenure, so… 1/14/2014 16:34:15
@IshaiBarnoy @Comprof1 @LitProfSuz #AdjunctChat Oh, talk about courses taken hostage! And times of the day, too! I know that pain. 1/14/2014 16:34:19
@MMstrikesback @JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz If professional development is such a key issue why are instructors left out of the equation?  #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:34:41
@JeffreyKeefer RT @LitProfSuz: #AdjunctChat A1: Would also like a mentor, or trusted colleagues who could lesson study w/ me. FT needs eval for tenure,… 1/14/2014 16:34:54
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer I know! terrible #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:35:01
@Comprof1 @LitProfSuz Schools I taught at required dept head or other to sit in and review class. Do you have a center for teaching? #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:35:20
@IshaiBarnoy @LitProfSuz #AdjunctChat How would you see yourself finding a mentor or trusted colleague, wherever it is you could look? 1/14/2014 16:35:41
@JeffreyKeefer I wonder if the HE focus on costs and supply / demand only blurs the uni mission and vision? #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:36:01
@Comprof1 @LitProfSuz Our school has a center for teaching excellence who will come in and observe class & give feedback. #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:36:03
@MMstrikesback @Comprof1 We have a wonderful Teaching Center that I’ve used alot but it is focused mostly on technology integration #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:36:48
@Comprof1 @LitProfSuz I did that last yr (1st time in 15 yrs). Was well worth it. #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:37:00
@IshaiBarnoy @MMstrikesback @JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz #AdjunctChat At my school, #Adjuncts get funding for dev — but time off is on a premium/lottery! 1/14/2014 16:37:07
@Comprof1 RT @JeffreyKeefer: I wonder if the HE focus on costs and supply / demand only blurs the uni mission and vision? #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:37:19
@fabianbanga Do you see solidarity (or lack of) from FTs (FT adjuncts and tenured) & Chairs? #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:37:22
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga I tell colleagues in the UK and Europe that the gravy train of gov support for edu will follow the US model ASAP #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:37:29
@LitProfSuz @Comprof1 #adjunctchat Good idea. My last uni had that but I didn’t use. I wiil ask around. 1/14/2014 16:37:55
@IshaiBarnoy @fabianbanga #AdjunctChat Good question! I see a bit of solidarity, mostly in the form of mentoring. Nothing by way of labor relations. 1/14/2014 16:38:30
@IshaiBarnoy RT @fabianbanga: Do you see solidarity (or lack of) from FTs (FT adjuncts and tenured) & Chairs? #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:38:41
@MMstrikesback @IshaiBarnoy I too have 2 kids in college and the huge amount of money that is required to finance HR stresses finances for all #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:39:05
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @LitProfSuz I find faculty and instructors make the worst students. I hate being observed after all these years #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:39:07
@Comprof1 @MMstrikesback But I bet they would do an observation if you asked. #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:39:10
@MMstrikesback @Comprof1 yes because I am in education I have asked TT faculty to observe this year. The field is changing so much  #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:40:07
@IshaiBarnoy @fabianbanga #AdjunctChat Sometimes I wonder to what extent the FT’s at my school (on 1-/3-year contracts) are also “precariously employed.” 1/14/2014 16:40:31
@LitProfSuz @IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat I don’t know that I have much say, but I know the course improves each time. One class I taught 3x over 4 yrs. 1/14/2014 16:40:37
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga People are so overworked and busy, so while they mean well, they are not quite engaged enough to be supportive #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:41:09
@IshaiBarnoy @MMstrikesback That’s @Comprof1 with the 2 kids. Me, I worry I won’t be able to support kids. #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:41:29
@JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy FT at your uni does not = tenure? #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:42:00
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz that’s why it took 15 yrs to do it for me! And then it was only as a requirement to get a grant! #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:42:02
@MMstrikesback @IshaiBarnoy yes, it’s a sandwich either way! #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:42:20
@fabianbanga @IshaiBarnoy The whole system is under a precarious reality. #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:42:35
@LitProfSuz @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 I think it depends on trust & context. I supervise Std tchrs. Feedback is very important.#adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:42:44
@IshaiBarnoy @LitProfSuz #AdjunctChat That’s wonderful to hear! Improvement! Some #adjunct faculty are taking to the net, publishing working syllabuses. 1/14/2014 16:43:04
@KateMfD RT @fabianbanga: @IshaiBarnoy The whole system is under a precarious reality. #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:43:18
@MMstrikesback @fabianbanga I’ve noticed a culture of fear from TT recently and it appears to be the case they are worried about MOOCS #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:43:45
@IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat I’m in Community College. Tenure was abolished throughout my system — as far back as, maybe, the 60s? 1/14/2014 16:43:54
@LitProfSuz @Comprof1 Good for you! What did you learn? #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:44:06
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga @IshaiBarnoy That precarious reality means costs and savings have to be adjusted to prep for growth /transforming #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:44:07
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy No. That is contingency or visiting faculty. I’ve done that also. Had to leave after 4 yrs #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:44:13
@JeffreyKeefer RT @fabianbanga: @IshaiBarnoy The whole system is under a precarious reality. #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:44:22
@MMstrikesback @JeffreyKeefer And yet there is enormous funding for certain projects and nobody has any idea where it comes from! #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:45:22
@IshaiBarnoy Well, dearest #AdjunctChat-ers, I’m going to have to start getting ready for class. Any last thoughts to share? 1/14/2014 16:45:55
@fabianbanga @MMstrikesback They should not be afraid about that (MOOCs are not courses) http://t.co/T7s5OTFCop #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:46:14
@JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy While 40 years ago is a long time, I wonder if TT changes mean only the most in demand or connected will remain? #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:46:33
@Comprof1 @MMstrikesback @fabianbanga Our univ cut out  some liberal arts mjors (not courses) to replace TT w/ cheaper contingency #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:46:39
@Comprof1 RT @fabianbanga: @MMstrikesback They should not be afraid about that (MOOCs are not courses) http://t.co/T7s5OTFCop #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:46:55
@JeffreyKeefer @MMstrikesback So I have heard! #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:46:57
@MMstrikesback @IshaiBarnoy well just being replaced by online learning. So many are already finding ways to hybridize their courses  #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:47:05
@IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat That’s certainly the sensation I’m getting. The toughest survive. 1/14/2014 16:47:56
@LitProfSuz #adjunctchat A3: I mentioned last week @ submitting a session for adjuncts @ a national conf. Time 2 network & support each other. 1/14/2014 16:48:31
@MMstrikesback @fabianbanga I love teaching! I had two great classes today. They students are awesome keep forgetting how much I love to teach #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:48:31
@IshaiBarnoy @MMstrikesback #AdjunctChat My only criticism of this issue is: Students with something of a clue find online access a great relief. 1/14/2014 16:49:10
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga @MMstrikesback Next week I’ll be addressing online adjunct challenges on #adjunctchat including misconcpt that MOOCs=online lng 1/14/2014 16:49:24
@IshaiBarnoy @LitProfSuz #AdjunctChat Yes! And money & time off work to make it there! 1/14/2014 16:49:46
@IshaiBarnoy RT @Comprof1: @fabianbanga @MMstrikesback Next week I’ll be addressing online adjunct challenges on #adjunctchat including misconcpt that M… 1/14/2014 16:49:59
@Comprof1 RT @MMstrikesback: @fabianbanga I love teaching! I had two great classes today. They students are awesome keep forgetting how much I love t… 1/14/2014 16:50:05
@MMstrikesback @LitProfSuz students need the interaction, prepares them for real life and the relationships will help them in work endeavors.  #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:50:10
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Comprof1: @fabianbanga @MMstrikesback Next week I’ll be addressing online adjunct challenges on #adjunctchat including misconcpt that… 1/14/2014 16:50:20
@JeffreyKeefer We are nearing the end of this week’s #AdjunctChat with @IshaiBarnoy, though we invite people to continue replying to the conversation! 1/14/2014 16:51:37
@Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer Also I think adjuncts are held to different standard. Not nec higher but different #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:51:45
@IshaiBarnoy @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Agreed. #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:52:15
@Comprof1 @MMstrikesback @LitProfSuz I agree. YOUNGER students w/out a learning community to support. But online is good for non-trad #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:53:13
@IshaiBarnoy Folks, I’m checking out for today. Keep replying to the #AdjunctChat handle, and we’ll see you later, asynchronously. My best to all of you! 1/14/2014 16:53:39
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy  // back to my program review. great #AdjunctChat everyone // hope to see u next week. 1/14/2014 16:54:05
@JeffreyKeefer One of our #adjunct colleagues wrote some thoughts https://t.co/aqPmACuvam to @IshaiBarnoy’s questions, so please take a look! #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:54:06
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Comprof1: @IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer Also I think adjuncts are held to different standard. Not nec higher but different #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:54:27
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy Yes, #adjuncts = separate but equal? #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:54:57
@JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy Thank you for a great #AdjunctChat this week!! 1/14/2014 16:55:17
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga @IshaiBarnoy Glad you could join us for #AdjunctChat 1/14/2014 16:55:47
@JeffreyKeefer Very engaging #AdjunctChat this week; thanks all who could take the time during the day! 1/14/2014 16:57:09
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy Adj need to bring something different, but not perceived as equal in scholarship (my experience) #adjunctchat 1/14/2014 16:57:27
@AdjunctChat RT @JeffreyKeefer: @IshaiBarnoy Thank you for a great #AdjunctChat this week!! 1/14/2014 16:57:30
@JeffreyKeefer Next week’s #AdjunctChat will feature @Comprof1 whose topic is “Challenges and strategies for Online adjuncts” Tues, Jan 214:00pm EST 1/14/2014 16:58:44
@AdjunctChat Interested in facilitating #AdjunctChat? Easy, quick, clean, and open to anybody interested in #adjunct issues! http://t.co/3TQHtrHWdV 1/14/2014 17:00:56
@whowewilltobe Oops! Missed #adjunctchat for today. I’ll check back another time. 1/14/2014 17:29:24

AdjunctChat Topic Jan 21 ~ Challenges and Strategies for Online Adjuncts

Twitter_ChatThe topic for the today’s #AdjunctChat is:

The challenges and strategies for online adjuncts.

More information about today’s chat, along with background information and questions to consider can be found at the post The challenges and strategies for online adjuncts: Adjunctchat Jan 21, 2014.

Our facilitator will be Virginia Yonkers  @Comprof1 and we will meet on January 21 from 4:00-4:30(ish)pm EST.

All are welcome!

Academy of the Oppressed #AdjunctChat – Transcript 14 Jan

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Academy of the Oppressed #AdjunctChat

#AdjunctChat on 14 Jan, 4:00pm EST, facilitated by @IshaiBarnoy

  1. Now less than 5 minutes till #AdjunctChat. Join in whenever, and I’ll eat my sandwich, drink my tea, and talk with you.
  2. #adjunctchat has anyone ever negotiated a higher pay rate for a last minute course appointment?
  3. Welcome to #AdjunctChat! Today’s topic is “Academy of the Oppressed.” We’ll start with questions soon. Meanwhile, please introduce yourself.
  4. @Comprof1 #AdjunctChat I certainly haven’t! Contemplated it briefly today. Anyway, won’t you introduce yourself to whomever’s here?
  5. I’m Ishai, writer, artist, actor, general creative, and (I admit) dilettante, employed as an #Adjunct for >5 years. #AdjunctChat
  6. #AdjunctChat is open and welcome to all who have an interest in issues related to #adjunct, #contingent, and non-FT or non-TT faculty in HE.
  7. RT @JeffreyKeefer: We are excited to have @IshaiBarnoy facilitate this week’s #AdjunctChat. His topic is “Academy of the Oppressed”…
  8. @IshaiBarnoy I’m Virginia Yonkers, 24th yr as adjunct in Marketing/Mgmt/edu/communication/ESL/international business. #adjunctchat
  9. RT @IshaiBarnoy: Welcome to #AdjunctChat! Today’s topic is “Academy of the Oppressed.” We’ll start with questions soon. Meanwhile, please…
  10. I am Jeffrey Keefer and I teach as an #adjunct at New York University and at Pace University, both here in the middle of #nyc #AdjunctChat
  11. #AdjunctChat Alright, let’s get started with our first question, Q1: What’s going on? Tell us about a trouble you’ve witnessed in higher ed.
  12. @JeffreyKeefer Don’t know if that is a wow good or wow can’t believe you put up with it so long! 😉 #adjunctchat
  13. @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat Q1: Tell us about one thing you’ve had to put up with in this period. I’m curious.
  14. @IshaiBarnoy Great to see you here; you certainly have a passionate interest in #adjunct issues #AdjunctChat
  15. @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 #AdjunctChat I’m an #adjunct; that’s my only source of employment and income. No FT work as of yet.
  16. @IshaiBarnoy @IshaiBarnoy I am FT teach Spanish language, culture and literature at Berkeley City College / also DE coordinator #adjunctchat
  17. @IshaiBarnoy I’ve seen real change over my yrs from core of profs augmented by adjuncts to a small core of admins makng policy #adjunctchat
  18. @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 #adjunctchat Forgive me if I use contentious terminology, such as “put up with.” I’d like to explore difficulties.
  19. @IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat My biggest problem has been class size (ave 40-45 for reg classes) & no access to FT jobs from dept
  20. @IshaiBarnoy That must be a challenge to rely on #adjunct work as FT income. How many courses do you teach? #AdjunctChat
  21. @IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer We also are getting the k-12 admin creep w/ more and more admin required. #adjunctchat
  22. @Comprof1 #adjunctchat Tell us about this change. What do the faculty and the admin do at your school, for the most part?
  23. @IshaiBarnoy Ahh. Q1 For difficulties, I would say either administration turn-over OR lack of communication #AdjunctChat
  24. @IshaiBarnoy Fac used to have more say in majors and curriculum. NY state schools now are centralizing this (62 campuses). #adjunctchat
  25. #AdjunctChat A1: The trouble I notice in my school is mostly low pay, no benefits to adjcts compared with high costs, low yield to students.
  26. @injenuity w type of flexibility? we also have steps and also columns for degrees @Comprof1 #adjunctchat
  27. @fabianbanga @IshaiBarnoy Yes. But its a state school. NY state has taken hard line against all state unions. #adjunctchat
  28. @injenuity @fabianbanga @Comprof1 Welcome to #AdjunctChat, Jen. Feel free to jump in or just supplement our discussion as you like.
  29. @JeffreyKeefer Depends on the dept for the schools I’ve taught at. Usually invited adjuncts for input. #adjunctchat No longer true.
  30. @IshaiBarnoy Q1 I am amazed with the combined tuition payments of those in my room compared to how little I make from it #AdjunctChat
  31. Alright, #AdjunctChat. Let’s throw Q2 into the mix: What’s would be a better picture? Tell us what a result you feel you “own” looks like.
  32. @injenuity @Comprof1 the columns are degrees and # are years of work calculated by a formula. #adjunctchat
  33. @Comprof1 @fabianbanga @IshaiBarnoy Interesting; at NYU there is a union though with tremendous faculty so it seems to struggle #AdjunctChat
  34. @Comprof1 @fabianbanga #AdjunctChat That’s unfortunate. The state board where I work also famously anti-union. The only hope might be SAIC?
  35. @IshaiBarnoy Q1 If there is such low pay, what has kept you there doing #adjunct work for several years? #AdjunctChat
  36. RT @IshaiBarnoy: Alright, #AdjunctChat. Let’s throw Q2 into the mix: What’s would be a better picture? Tell us what a result you feel you…
  37. @JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy I think esp true at private schools School I’m considering neg pay is private & offers >1500/course #adjunctchat
  38. @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat Honestly? This is the best bang for the buck that I got straight out of my MFA! And “retooling” is expensive.
  39. #AdjunctChat A2: I want to see smaller classes, students intensively guided toward guaranteed (if rudimentary) work placement, & benefits.
  40. Q2 I wonder why there is so much administration turn-over? Hard for stability without structure #AdjunctChat
  41. @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat Well, I had a summer of grief and difficult-to-answer questions during dates before I won that mini-lottery.
  42. @IshaiBarnoy Not sure I agree with work placement. Career goals, yes. I see part of problem is uni=workplace training today #adjunctchat
  43. @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat What kind of structure for faculty and admin would you like to see?
  44. @IshaiBarnoy would rather see ethical marketing of college (I have 2 in college now). #adjunctchat
  45. @Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy Universities seem increasingly focused on education as commodity, and thus only cost / benefit focused #AdjunctChat
  46. @Comprof1 Ok, 3 units. We are close to $3K almost twice that pay. But life is very expensive here. @JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat
  47. @Comprof1 #AdjunctChat I accept your criticism, while I disagree. For most of my students, education, however liberal, implies employment.
  48. #AdjunctChat I’m perfectly with you there! RT @Comprof1 would rather see ethical marketing of college (I have 2 in college now)
  49. @injenuity @Comprof1 I see; we do not negotiate steps but automatically go up every year. #adjunctchat
  50. @fabianbanga @Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy Those costs are fine if edu is only about a product (=better job); then supply and demand #AdjunctChat
  51. @fabianbanga Actually, my current adjunct pay is affordable, but private school offered pay at $1500 lower for same job #adjunctchat
  52. @injenuity @IshaiBarnoy No, though from my experience it seems to all go toward expansion and high TT perks #AdjunctChat
  53. #AdjunctChat A1: I love teaching & I love improving my practice. Would like more consistency w/ classes & be able to improve.
  54. #AdjunctChat A1: I love teaching & I love improving my practice. Would like more consistency w/ classes & be able to improve.
  55. Alright, #AdjunctChat-ers! Let’s throw Q3 out there, too: What could you/we do tomorrow to move from one of these A1’s to one of there A2’s?
  56. We are 30 minutes into today’s #AdjunctChat, so still not too late to join if you want to interact and engage!
  57. RT @AdjunctChat: We are 30 minutes into today’s #AdjunctChat, so still not too late to join if you want to interact and engage!
  58. @LitProfSuz #adjunctchat YES! I’d also like to teach some courses TT teachers have taken hostage!
  59. @Comprof1 I know because my wife teaches adjunct at private school, different reality #adjunctchat
  60. @LitProfSuz #AdjunctChat Welcome, Suz! What could you/we do to move toward such a consistency and ability to improve?
  61. #AdjunctChat A1: Would also like a mentor, or trusted colleagues who could lesson study w/ me. FT needs eval for tenure, so kinda built in.
  62. #AdjunctChat A1: Would also like a mentor, or trusted colleagues who could lesson study w/ me. FT needs eval for tenure, so kinda built in.
  63. Q2 I keep thinking that changes in HE follow those in (USA) society, where everything is around costs and gains = commodities #AdjunctChat
  64. #adjunct issues come up when trying to save money; this is easiest when the job pool is larger than the demand #AdjunctChat
  65. @Comprof1 @LitProfSuz #AdjunctChat Oh, talk about courses taken hostage! And times of the day, too! I know that pain.
  66. @JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz If professional development is such a key issue why are instructors left out of the equation? #adjunctchat
  67. RT @LitProfSuz: #AdjunctChat A1: Would also like a mentor, or trusted colleagues who could lesson study w/ me. FT needs eval for tenure,…
  68. @LitProfSuz Schools I taught at required dept head or other to sit in and review class. Do you have a center for teaching? #adjunctchat
  69. @LitProfSuz #AdjunctChat How would you see yourself finding a mentor or trusted colleague, wherever it is you could look?
  70. I wonder if the HE focus on costs and supply / demand only blurs the uni mission and vision? #AdjunctChat
  71. I wonder if the HE focus on costs and supply / demand only blurs the uni mission and vision? #AdjunctChat
  72. @LitProfSuz Our school has a center for teaching excellence who will come in and observe class & give feedback. #adjunctchat
  73. @Comprof1 We have a wonderful Teaching Center that I’ve used alot but it is focused mostly on technology integration #adjunctchat
  74. @LitProfSuz I did that last yr (1st time in 15 yrs). Was well worth it. #adjunctchat
  75. Do you see solidarity (or lack of) from FTs (FT adjuncts and tenured) & Chairs? #AdjunctChat
  76. Do you see solidarity (or lack of) from FTs (FT adjuncts and tenured) & Chairs? #AdjunctChat
  77. @fabianbanga I tell colleagues in the UK and Europe that the gravy train of gov support for edu will follow the US model ASAP #AdjunctChat
  78. @Comprof1 #adjunctchat Good idea. My last uni had that but I didn’t use. I wiil ask around.
  79. @fabianbanga #AdjunctChat Good question! I see a bit of solidarity, mostly in the form of mentoring. Nothing by way of labor relations.
  80. @IshaiBarnoy I too have 2 kids in college and the huge amount of money that is required to finance HR stresses finances for all #adjunctchat
  81. @Comprof1 @LitProfSuz I find faculty and instructors make the worst students. I hate being observed after all these years #AdjunctChat
  82. @Comprof1 yes because I am in education I have asked TT faculty to observe this year. The field is changing so much #adjunctchat
  83. @fabianbanga #AdjunctChat Sometimes I wonder to what extent the FT’s at my school (on 1-/3-year contracts) are also “precariously employed.”
  84. @IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat I don’t know that I have much say, but I know the course improves each time. One class I taught 3x over 4 yrs.
  85. @fabianbanga People are so overworked and busy, so while they mean well, they are not quite engaged enough to be supportive #AdjunctChat
  86. @MMstrikesback That’s @Comprof1 with the 2 kids. Me, I worry I won’t be able to support kids. #AdjunctChat
  87. @JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz that’s why it took 15 yrs to do it for me! And then it was only as a requirement to get a grant! #adjunctchat
  88. @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 I think it depends on trust & context. I supervise Std tchrs. Feedback is very important.#adjunctchat
  89. @LitProfSuz #AdjunctChat That’s wonderful to hear! Improvement! Some #adjunct faculty are taking to the net, publishing working syllabuses.
  90. @fabianbanga I’ve noticed a culture of fear from TT recently and it appears to be the case they are worried about MOOCS #adjunctchat
  91. @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat I’m in Community College. Tenure was abolished throughout my system — as far back as, maybe, the 60s?
  92. @fabianbanga @IshaiBarnoy That precarious reality means costs and savings have to be adjusted to prep for growth /transforming #AdjunctChat
  93. @JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy No. That is contingency or visiting faculty. I’ve done that also. Had to leave after 4 yrs #adjunctchat
  94. @JeffreyKeefer And yet there is enormous funding for certain projects and nobody has any idea where it comes from! #adjunctchat
  95. Well, dearest #AdjunctChat-ers, I’m going to have to start getting ready for class. Any last thoughts to share?
  96. @IshaiBarnoy While 40 years ago is a long time, I wonder if TT changes mean only the most in demand or connected will remain? #AdjunctChat
  97. @MMstrikesback @fabianbanga Our univ cut out some liberal arts mjors (not courses) to replace TT w/ cheaper contingency #adjunctchat
  98. @IshaiBarnoy well just being replaced by online learning. So many are already finding ways to hybridize their courses #adjunctchat
  99. @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat That’s certainly the sensation I’m getting. The toughest survive.
  100. @fabianbanga I love teaching! I had two great classes today. They students are awesome keep forgetting how much I love to teach #adjunctchat
  101. #adjunctchat A3: I mentioned last week @ submitting a session for adjuncts @ a national conf. Time 2 network & support each other.
  102. @fabianbanga I love teaching! I had two great classes today. They students are awesome keep forgetting how much I love to teach #adjunctchat
  103. @MMstrikesback #AdjunctChat My only criticism of this issue is: Students with something of a clue find online access a great relief.
  104. @fabianbanga @MMstrikesback Next week I’ll be addressing online adjunct challenges on #adjunctchat including misconcpt that MOOCs=online lng
  105. @fabianbanga @MMstrikesback Next week I’ll be addressing online adjunct challenges on #adjunctchat including misconcpt that MOOCs=online lng
  106. @LitProfSuz students need the interaction, prepares them for real life and the relationships will help them in work endeavors. #adjunctchat
  107. RT @Comprof1: @fabianbanga @MMstrikesback Next week I’ll be addressing online adjunct challenges on #adjunctchat including misconcpt that…
  108. We are nearing the end of this week’s #AdjunctChat with @IshaiBarnoy, though we invite people to continue replying to the conversation!
  109. @IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer Also I think adjuncts are held to different standard. Not nec higher but different #adjunctchat
  110. @MMstrikesback @LitProfSuz I agree. YOUNGER students w/out a learning community to support. But online is good for non-trad #adjunctchat
  111. Folks, I’m checking out for today. Keep replying to the #AdjunctChat handle, and we’ll see you later, asynchronously. My best to all of you!
  112. @JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy // back to my program review. great #AdjunctChat everyone // hope to see u next week.
  113. RT @Comprof1: @IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer Also I think adjuncts are held to different standard. Not nec higher but different #adjunctchat
  114. Very engaging #AdjunctChat this week; thanks all who could take the time during the day!
  115. @JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy Adj need to bring something different, but not perceived as equal in scholarship (my experience) #adjunctchat
  116. Next week’s #AdjunctChat will feature @Comprof1 whose topic is “Challenges and strategies for Online adjuncts” Tues, Jan 214:00pm EST
  117. Interested in facilitating #AdjunctChat? Easy, quick, clean, and open to anybody interested in #adjunct issues!  http://adjunctchat.wordpress.com/ 
  118. Oops! Missed #adjunctchat for today. I’ll check back another time.

AdjunctChat Topic Jan 14 ~ Academy of the Oppressed

Twitter_ChatThis week’s #AdjunctChat is titled “Academy of the Oppressed.”

Much like the previous notable works that earned the words “… of the Oppressed,” this chat will be more about the now, the people who are oppressed in the present of the Academy—faculty, students, and others. The goal is to think, first, about what hurts now, second, about what we want the future to looks like, and third, about what we can do tomorrow, by ourselves if we have to, in order to make it to a future that we call ours.

Our chat questions for this week will be…

  1. What is happening now? Tell us, however directly or indirectly, about a trouble you’ve observed or heard about in the structure of the Academy that is personally familiar to you.
  2. What could the future look like? Tell us, however directly or indirectly, what you think a corrected, functional, and fair version of the troubles you/we have described might look like.
  3. What do we do to move ahead? Think back to #1, and tell us, however directly or indirectly, what you and we should, could, or would do to move from there to #2.

Other important questions to consider are as follows: Why is this the case? Why approach it in this way? What are the costs? Then again, this chat is less about analyzing what’s going on and more about what’s going on. Above all, let’s talk about the personal situations we have observed and not get lost in difficult-to-manage abstractions. That is, it may just be that what’s easy to imagine—since we’ve been trained to think and talk in (oppressive) abstractions—is what we most need to be suspicious of.

Our facilitator will be Ishai Barnoy @IshaiBarnoy and we will meet on January 14 from 4:00-4:30(ish)pm EST.

All are welcome!