Transcript from #AdjunctChat on 12/3/13

Colouful speech bubblesThis is the transcript from #AdjunctChat on 12/3/13, and was facilitated by Jeffrey Keefer @JeffreyKeefer.

The topic was How do you manage your social capital as an #adjunct?.

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@JeffreyKeefer Getting ready for #adjunctchat – starts in about 5 minutes. 12/3/2013 15:54:07
@JeffreyKeefer Today’s #adjunctchat topic is at http://t.co/MAFxL2ydWz 12/3/2013 15:54:27
@Comprof1 RT @JeffreyKeefer: Getting ready for #adjunctchat – starts in about 5 minutes. 12/3/2013 15:59:01
@Comprof1 Anyone else feel a bit scattered after thanksgiving break? #adjunctchat #phdchat #ecrchat 12/3/2013 16:01:48
@JeffreyKeefer Welcome to #adjunctchat! 12/3/2013 16:06:16
@IshaiBarnoy Sorry, #AdjunctChat folks. I’ve been teaching this semester. Right now I’ve got a student (who isn’t here), and a 3hr class soon after. 12/3/2013 16:06:23
@JeffreyKeefer Today’s #adjunctchat is “How do you manage your social capital as an #adjunct?” 12/3/2013 16:06:49
@4KM Hello everyone. Joining #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:07:38
@AdjunctChat @Comprof1 I am feeling completely scattered, though that has been since Halloween! #AdjunctChat 12/3/2013 16:07:40
@Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy Maybe next week or in January. #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:08:05
@Comprof1 RT @4KM: Hello everyone. Joining #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:09:02
@JeffreyKeefer I was trying to use Twubs for #adjunctchat http://t.co/jn4exeReCc but the site seems somewhat slow today. 12/3/2013 16:09:08
@JeffreyKeefer Who is here for #adjunctchat today? 12/3/2013 16:09:25
@4KM “Manage” is an interesting term re: “How do you manage your social capital as an #adjunct?” #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:09:37
@JeffreyKeefer Today’s #adjunctchat topic came up a couple weeks ago about social capital as an #adjunct, so we shall see what sense we make of it! 12/3/2013 16:10:29
@4KM Want to share what spawned Q1 for you @JeffreyKeefer? #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:10:56
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer My only problem is “social capital”.  to me it sounds like we’re part of the machinery. #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:11:05
@JeffreyKeefer I always struggled with the notion of social capital, though think it is an interesting notion for #adjuncts to consider #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:11:16
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Comprof1: @JeffreyKeefer My only problem is “social capital”.  to me it sounds like we’re part of the machinery. #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:11:52
@AdjunctChat @Comprof1 Nicely stated about social capital; it does seem anti-#adjunct in some ways, like the system itself! #AdjunctChat 12/3/2013 16:12:23
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer I just wish I could come up with a better term. But the social network is very important. #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:12:42
@JeffreyKeefer Let’s begin . . .  #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:12:44
@4KM A1 If you are thinking-in pt-about faculty-learner SoMe connections, our U encourages it, which is great #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:12:48
@JeffreyKeefer Let’s begin with #AdjunctChat . . . Q1 How do you understand your social capital? 12/3/2013 16:13:12
@VCVaile slow computer day – here but late getting loaded. #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:13:14
@networkedres Following #adjunctchat? Please help us out answering this (super quick) survey http://t.co/TUNnMffbuj Thanks! #ECRchat 12/3/2013 16:13:52
@AdjunctChat @VCVaile @4KM  Welcome to today’s #Adjunctchat! 12/3/2013 16:13:54
@4KM I don’t mind the term social capital, as it implies recognized value, even in for-profit corporations #adjunctchat #KM 12/3/2013 16:14:03
@Comprof1 @4KM Actually, I’ve been using linkedin to follow my students  Helps me to know where they are & get feedback when in workplace #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:14:47
@JeffreyKeefer Q1 I think of social capital as a network of social relations, though I have not figured how to work the capital, or value, in #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:15:33
@Comprof1 @VCVaile I’m having the same problem #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:16:01
@VCVaile Maybe the place to start Q1 is with #socialcapital minus the #adjunct part BUT including #socialmedia #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:16:05
@JeffreyKeefer Q1 Somehow thinking about my social network as valuable for me is fine, though the capital seems to quantify the relations #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:16:19
@JeffreyKeefer Q1 Perhaps social capital is more akin to social relationships? #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:16:41
@AdjunctChat @VCVaile Q1 Do you envision social capital requiring social media? #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:17:16
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Actually I was just reading an article on social capital defined as social relations & value in relationships #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:17:40
@4KM How be if we rephrase as “valuable social networks?” #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:17:48
@AdjunctChat @4KM @Comprof1 Q1 I try not to think of my network as valuable in a $ way, as that seems to depersonalize people I like #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:18:22
@JeffreyKeefer RT @4KM: How be if we rephrase as “valuable social networks?” #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:18:44
@Comprof1 @AdjunctChat @VCVaile NO! I think adjuncts have more social capital than they think. More than TT #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:18:47
@AdjunctChat @4KM Valuable for me, in “valuable social networks” = social capital #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:19:19
@Comprof1 @4KM And most adjuncts have multiple networks. #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:19:44
@VCVaile I’m comfortable w both social & cultural capital. It’s been a while but Bourdieuhabitus /might have been more useful than Wiki #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:19:47
@4KM Funny we value social learning in networks using social media and 1st 20 min is struggle w “Social capital.” #adjunctchat #KM 12/3/2013 16:19:53
@AdjunctChat @Comprof1 @AdjunctChat @VCVaile Can you talk more about what you mean? #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:20:05
@JeffreyKeefer @4KM Somehow the learning and the notion of “value” and “capital” do seem strained to me #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:21:26
@4KM I blur my networks and find they add value to each other in unpredictable ways. #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:21:32
@Comprof1 @AdjunctChat @VCVaile We have access (often) to networks outside of academia & our own institution. #adjunctchat Uni could tap into. 12/3/2013 16:21:57
@JeffreyKeefer Some really interesting ideas for #adjunctchat today on social capital 12/3/2013 16:22:16
@VCVaile think of networks / relationships that #adjuncts have + #culturalcapital #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:22:32
@JeffreyKeefer For those joining, today’s #adjunctchat topic is How do you manage your social capital as an #adjunct? 12/3/2013 16:22:44
@4KM @JeffreyKeefer Every sector has its lexicons, which tie to values and comfort. #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:22:54
@JeffreyKeefer Q2 How does your social capital benefit you as an #adjunct? #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:22:58
@Comprof1 @AdjunctChat @VCVaile 1 college I worked for tapped into it by having a colleague work at getting speakers from adjunct SocNet #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:23:18
@4KM Don’t we try to use our social networks to effect social capital for our universities and students? #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:23:50
@VCVaile interesting article here on social media & social capital http://t.co/Xpiz4SmR3B #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:23:50
@Comprof1 @AdjunctChat @VCVaile Most adjuncts were members of prof groups, had social network outside of soc media. Soc media useful tho #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:24:03
@JeffreyKeefer It seems thus far that we here in #adjunctchat see social capital as somehow our networks providing us value. 12/3/2013 16:24:25
@4KM A2 Finding faculty, guest presenters and resources and being inspired and informed and hopefully sharing some credibility #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:25:18
@JeffreyKeefer Q2 I wonder how social capital is different for #adjuncts vs. anybody else. Is there a difference? #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:25:24
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer A1 I use soc nets to find jobs, get resources/syllabi, get feedback on courses (changes needed). #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:25:39
@VCVaile Problem w Q2 is dissonance / power imbalance makes mobilizing social/cultural capital more difficult #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:25:46
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer I have been using soc net of other adj more this semester. Another network to tap into. #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:26:24
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer I have tried tapping into tenure track soc net but seems more closed, only for other TT. #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:27:03
@JeffreyKeefer @VCVaile How are you using “mobilizing”? with Q2? #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:27:16
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer But lately been attending research consortium which has led to opportunities for research #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:27:41
@4KM @VCVaile Interesting. If programmers could just make knowledge repositories and texts warm, we could scrap social capital #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:27:44
@JeffreyKeefer Today’s #adjunctchat topic is “How do you manage your social capital as an #adjunct?” – All are welcome! 12/3/2013 16:28:10
@Comprof1 RT @VCVaile: Problem w Q2 is dissonance / power imbalance makes mobilizing social/cultural capital more difficult #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:28:11
@4KM @JeffreyKeefer As Virginia said, we tend to have many diverse networks, more than the tenured specialist or pure practitioner #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:29:09
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer The same for any permanent vs. temp employee. Can always dev external net but INTERNAL is tuf to crack #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:29:19
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Q2 I have also been reaching out more to other #adjuncts, especially related to our work here on #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:29:30
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 It is odd that I reach out to my network, though am not good at claiming to leverage or use it; seem too self-serving #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:30:21
@VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer using, cultivating productive connections – think of what the word means & take it from there #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:30:32
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Esp true as budgets begin to make jobs less predictable. #adjunctchat Found colleague less likely to share Competing for jobs 12/3/2013 16:30:43
@JeffreyKeefer @4KM Do you think #adjuncts have more networks or more diverse networks automatically, or only those who work on it? #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:31:05
@4KM Would be interesting to have inside-outside instrument with which to measure #HigherEd institutions: how open is the culture? #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:31:51
@JeffreyKeefer Leaning Q2 How does your social capital benefit you as an #adjunct? for a moment . . .  #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:31:53
@JeffreyKeefer Q3 What do you offer in return for your social capital? #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:32:09
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @4KM Problem is if you work at same place, net becomes smaller. Means you’re at disadv when need net. #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:32:37
@4KM @JeffreyKeefer You have a point. I was influenced by this interesting crowd. But we are more often scholar-practitioners #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:32:44
@JeffreyKeefer Q3 Social capital seems so quantifiable, so why not think about how to add back in? #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:32:48
@rcbatp @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat — If the goal is to increase equity, the social network needs to connect to the physical, immediate network. 12/3/2013 16:32:57
@VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 that does not have to be selfserving…think of it as being part of a network…sharing…gift economy #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:33:06
@JeffreyKeefer RT @VCVaile: @JeffreyKeefer using, cultivating productive connections – think of what the word means & take it from there #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:33:13
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @4KM But if working in multiple locations, net may be diverse/broad, but not “deep” #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:33:15
@4KM @Comprof1 Say more? #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:33:18
@JeffreyKeefer @rcbatp Glad you could join us for #adjunctchat today! 12/3/2013 16:33:42
@rcbatp @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat — I had the most social and real time capital on my campuses but once I shifted to adjunct activism . . . 12/3/2013 16:34:01
@JeffreyKeefer For anybody just joining, today’s #AdjunctChat topic is How do you manage your social capital as an #adjunct? 12/3/2013 16:34:21
@rcbatp @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat (cont’d) that capital was viewed as a threat even though the mission was the same: increase learning conditions 12/3/2013 16:34:43
@JeffreyKeefer @rcbatp How do you characterize or understand your social capital and how it shifted? #AdjunctChat 12/3/2013 16:34:52
@Comprof1 @4KM As you become more isolated & net becomes more tied to one place, not “updated” thru net. #adjunctchat 1/2 12/3/2013 16:35:05
@4KM @Comprof1 Right, or with diverse topics. Wish we had a flattering antonym for deep. #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:35:14
@VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer did you get @rcbatp’s ‘memo’ on social capital? https://t.co/NkhXzfXGMV #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:35:28
@Comprof1 @4KM You may have updated skills that aren’t known by those in smaller net or those in potentially largr net. #adjunctchat 2/2 12/3/2013 16:36:05
@JeffreyKeefer @rcbatp Everything in organizations or human systems can be perceived as a threat to those who have something to lose? #AdjunctChat 12/3/2013 16:36:09
@4KM I think there are constant flows of knowledge and value in social capital #adjunctchat #KM 12/3/2013 16:36:13
@JeffreyKeefer RT @VCVaile: @JeffreyKeefer did you get @rcbatp’s ‘memo’ on social capital? http://t.co/TdZRkm41W4… #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:36:22
@JeffreyKeefer @VCVaile @rcbatp Missed it today; busy day in the FT office! #AdjunctChat 12/3/2013 16:36:59
@VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer  @rcbatp posted to #ConJob an active part of the growing #adjunct network #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:38:18
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @rcbatp But soc cap is dependent on those “buying”. You may have soc/cultural cap, but not wanted by uni #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:38:43
@4KM @Comprof1 Yes: People put people in boxes instead of tributaries #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:38:50
@JeffreyKeefer Q3 I sometimes think social capital is related to the notion of karma, in that we get what we put in (if we attend to it) #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:39:19
@ShieldsMolly Following along (passively) with #adjunctchat – participation limited by meeting, but enjoying discourse. 12/3/2013 16:39:57
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @rcbatp If one buyer is not interested in our social capital, then on to the next one (or change what is offered?) #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:40:17
@Comprof1 @4KM One frustration I have is disconnect between what I see in my soc net as important to learn & what dept perceives #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:40:29
@JeffreyKeefer @ShieldsMolly Welcome, and please reply to the #adjunctchat discourse later! 12/3/2013 16:40:41
@4KM A paradox: diversity and edges can create rich social capital; universities have deep, somewhat homogeneous traditions #adjunctchat #KM 12/3/2013 16:40:48
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @4KM Interesting; I do not feel my uni departments care what I do when I am not teaching what they hire me to do #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:41:41
@Comprof1 @4KM Many dept not using their adjunct social cap #adjunctchat They ask other faculty for resch sites meanwhile adjunct is working at ideal! 12/3/2013 16:41:42
@4KM @Comprof1 Important things haven’t passed the discipline test? #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:42:22
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @4KM I see this in many orgs, not just unis #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:42:40
@JeffreyKeefer I am wondering what take-aways you all have from today’s #adjunctchat discussion on social capital? 12/3/2013 16:43:18
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @rcbatp Which is one advantage to being adjunct! #adjunctchat I find diff networks in my students/alumni. Always reachng out 12/3/2013 16:43:21
@4KM @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 I don’t know that I’d take a job like that any more. #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:43:36
@JeffreyKeefer As we are nearing our end, I am really interested in what we can do with this #adjunctchat somewhat theoretical discussion on social capital 12/3/2013 16:44:04
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @rcbatp Diff schools, VERY diff students/alumni. Helps when I do consulting/workplace workshops & research. #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:44:12
@rcbatp @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat — individual social or cultural capital used to be put to use internally, to build and manage programs 12/3/2013 16:44:37
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Adjuncts need to recognize the soc cap they have when dealing w/ admin #adjunctchat Make sure data info is up to date. 12/3/2013 16:46:02
@JeffreyKeefer I find it uncomfortable to think of networking and social capital as they seem self-serving . . .  #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:46:22
@4KM Despite disadvantages to adjunct, I wouldn’t be surprised if some creative TT folk are envious. #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:46:37
@JeffreyKeefer . . .  so I will try to reframe it as sharing with my valuable personal network #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:46:37
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Tooting your own horn is not “bragging”.  just think of it as a diff form of career dev than tenure. #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:46:46
@JeffreyKeefer I am going to need to slip off now . . . I teach tonight. Thank you all for a fascinating #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:47:37
@VCVaile of course our networks are not limited to the #adjunct/iverse & overlap at multiple pts #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:47:41
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Perhaps we should start advocating dept reviews for “dept social capital” not just indiv. #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:47:44
@4KM Takeaway: Best of roles and the worst of roles. Easy to create mitigative strategies; diff to change traditions. #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:47:58
@JeffreyKeefer Hope to see you next week for #adjunctchat! Tues, Dec 10 – Topic – “Managing end of semester commitments” led by Virginia Yonkers @Comprof1 12/3/2013 16:48:51
@rcbatp @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat — how do we express (“capitalize” on) this power to those who disempower us? (2 ponder) 12/3/2013 16:49:03
@JeffreyKeefer RT @4KM: Takeaway: Best of roles and the worst of roles. Easy to create mitigative strategies; diff to change traditions. #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:49:06
@4KM @JeffreyKeefer Not if it’s a multi-way street. Most people w good social networks give more than they seem to get #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:49:08
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Comprof1: @JeffreyKeefer Perhaps we should start advocating dept reviews for “dept social capital” not just indiv. #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:49:12
@VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @4KM there is a tendency to exclude #adjuncts from institutional network, so we build our own #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:49:12
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Thanks for hosting. Next week’s topic is a bit lighter and timely. Managing time at end of semester! #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:49:29
@VCVaile & with it social capital #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:49:31
@JeffreyKeefer RT @4KM: @JeffreyKeefer Not if it’s a multi-way street. Most people w good social networks give more than they seem to get #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:49:57
@4KM @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer I have tried to promote social network analysis as a metric in a few Us. No luck yet. #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:51:00
@VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer @4KM agreed! #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:51:24
@Comprof1 @VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer @4KM Often wondered about an “adjunct poole” to be used as needed. More flexibility. #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:52:03
@Comprof1 @VCVaile @JeffreyKeefer @4KM Many adjuncts teach in multiple depts because they have global skill (i.e. tech, writing, etc) #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:52:59
@Comprof1 @4KM @JeffreyKeefer Maybe just ahead of your time! #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:54:03
@VCVaile my connection to/use of social capital is more connected to advocacy & network building than teaching #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:55:28
@4KM Good reconnecting; enjoy your teaching, advocacy, research and network building #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:58:34
@VCVaile I also see a strong connection here w pln & to some extent w digital identies #adjunctchat 12/3/2013 16:58:42
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