Monthly Archives: February 2014

#AdjunctChat Topic Feb 25 ~ Those who work FT outside academia BUT also adjunct (with @polypel88)

Twitter_ChatThe topic for the #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, February 25 is:

Those who work FT outside academia BUT also adjunct 

Our facilitator will be @polypel88. Moorea Coker currently works full-time as a high school English teacher in Crosby Texas. She adjuncts at Lee College in Baytown Texas. Her research interests include film theory, political theory and ideological representation in media.

Today, we will be discussing the adjunct who works full time. There are many questions to answer but the four below will be the focus:

Q1: Which industry’s employees would be most beneficial as adjunct instructors?

Q2: Does the “industry person” empower or oppress the voice of the adjuncts?

Q3: Can the adjunct experience change the industry where a full time employee works?

Q4: What might be the motivation to adjunct with a full time job in another industry?

All are welcome to #AdjunctChat on February 18, from 4:00-5:00 pm EST.

Transcript from #AdjunctChat on 2/18/14 (with @camelshammers)

Colouful speech bubblesThis is the transcript from #AdjunctChat on 2/18/14, and was facilitated by Dan Fincke @camelshammers.

The topic was Using Social Media to Create Opportunities

All are welcome to our next #AdjunctChat on Tues, Feb 25 at 4:00pm EST, where the topic will be “Those who work FT outside academia BUT also adjunct” and led by that chick @polypel88.

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@CamelsHammers In two minutes I’m going to lead an #adjunctchat on Twitter #AltAc #PostAc on using social media to create… http://t.co/CX1r7roWMx 2/18/2014 15:59
@CamelsHammers #adjunctchat I am new to this so everyone please bear with me and feel free to ask questions or change the subject 2/18/2014 16:00
@FromPhDtoLife I’ll be participating in #adjunctchat for the next hour or so! Join in if you like! 2/18/2014 16:01
@IshaiBarnoy #AdjunctChat @CamelsHammers You can do it! We’re with you! 2/18/2014 16:01
@JeffreyKeefer RT @CamelsHammers: In two minutes I’m going to lead an #adjunctchat on Twitter #AltAc #PostAc on using social media to create…… 2/18/2014 16:01
@JeffreyKeefer RT @CamelsHammers: #adjunctchat I am new to this so everyone please bear with me and feel free to ask questions or change the subject 2/18/2014 16:01
@CamelsHammers #adjunctchat I have built a blog with over 2.5 million page views over the last two years. I will explain a little of how I did that. 2/18/2014 16:02
@JeffreyKeefer @CamelsHammers Glad you are here with us this week for #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:02
@JeffreyKeefer @FromPhDtoLife @IshaiBarnoy Welcome to #AdjunctChat! 2/18/2014 16:02
@CamelsHammers #adjunctchat First things first, I connected my academic knowledge to a living social movement, the atheist movement. 2/18/2014 16:03
@FromPhDtoLife @IshaiBarnoy @CamelsHammers @jeffreykeefer Hi! I’m here and keen on this topic #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:03
@FromPhDtoLife RT @CamelsHammers: #adjunctchat I have built a blog with over 2.5 million page views over the last two years. I will explain a little of ho… 2/18/2014 16:03
@CamelsHammers #adjunctchat The internet and blogs afford the opportunity to revive the tradition of “occasional writing”, writing about abstract ideas 2/18/2014 16:03
@JeffreyKeefer @CamelsHammers Wow; what a highly trafficked blog. Was that while you adjuncted? What is the link? #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:03
@CamelsHammers #adjunctchat within the context of urgent matters for a group with pressing practical concerns. People listen to us when we address what is 2/18/2014 16:04
@Melissa_Venable A few minutes late but joining in #AdjunctChat … 2/18/2014 16:04
@CamelsHammers #adjunctchat relevant to them. The ebb and flow of public stories and controversies creates opportunities to address people WHEN they care 2/18/2014 16:04
@EstherRawson RT @CamelsHammers: In two minutes I’m going to lead an #adjunctchat on Twitter #AltAc #PostAc on using social media to create… http://t.… 2/18/2014 16:05
@IshaiBarnoy #Adjunctchat @JeffreyKeefer @CamelsHammers Is it just this? http://t.co/7h7heEiupx 2/18/2014 16:05
@CamelsHammers #adjunctchat Becoming relevant on social media requires some leg work. I found an opportunity to friend strangers on Facebook interested 2/18/2014 16:05
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable Welcome to #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:05
@CamelsHammers #adjunctchat in atheism. They were my potential readers and opening up my facebook to network and not just associate with existing friends 2/18/2014 16:05
@JeffreyKeefer Today’s #AdjunctChat is also quite current for #AltAc and #PostAc as well. We aim to be all inclusive! 2/18/2014 16:06
@CamelsHammers #adjunctchat was pivotal to getting to know prominent bloggers and leaders in the atheist movement and to connecting with readers personally 2/18/2014 16:06
@JeffreyKeefer @FromPhDtoLife @IshaiBarnoy @CamelsHammers @JeffreyKeefer We are all keen on this, and for some of us newbies, lots to share #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:07
@ECRPublishing RT @JeffreyKeefer: @josh_boldt @timlriley @ECRPublishing @FromPhDtoLife @leekottner @JustCallMeAngVS @rcbatp Hope you can join today’s #Adj… 2/18/2014 16:07
@CamelsHammers #adjunctchat I was getting 100K hits a month, writing 60 articles a month for months while teaching 9 classes at 5 schools, 3 states 2/18/2014 16:07
@JeffreyKeefer RT @CamelsHammers: #adjunctchat I have built a blog with over 2.5 million page views over the last two years. I will explain a little of… 2/18/2014 16:07
@JeffreyKeefer RT @CamelsHammers: #adjunctchat The internet and blogs afford the opportunity to revive the tradition of “occasional writing”, writing… 2/18/2014 16:07
@AdjunctChat RT @CamelsHammers: In two minutes I’m going to lead an #adjunctchat on Twitter #AltAc #PostAc on using social media to create…… 2/18/2014 16:08
@CamelsHammers #adjunctchat Another thing that I did that was crucial is that I treated my blog like it mattered before it did. 2/18/2014 16:08
@ECRPublishing #adjunctchat – I’m late, but here! 2/18/2014 16:08
@IshaiBarnoy RT @CamelsHammers: #adjunctchat I was getting 100K hits a month, writing 60 articles a month for months while teaching 9 classes at 5 schoo… 2/18/2014 16:08
@EstherRawson RT @JeffreyKeefer: Today’s #AdjunctChat is also quite current for #AltAc and #PostAc as well. We aim to be all inclusive! 2/18/2014 16:08
@IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat @CamelsHammers How’d you manage? 2/18/2014 16:08
@CamelsHammers #adjunctchat People assess a blog by what it looks like it is. To be taken seriously act like it’s serious already. 2/18/2014 16:09
@FromPhDtoLife What’s one big question you (adjuncts & academics in general) have abt social media? #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:09
@JeffreyKeefer RT @CamelsHammers: #adjunctchat I was getting 100K hits a month, writing 60 articles a month for months while teaching 9 classes at 5… 2/18/2014 16:09
@JeffreyKeefer @CamelsHammers How on earth did you keep up that schedule??!! #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:10
@CamelsHammers #adjunctchat Blogging is a marathon. It involves intense commitment. It’s excellent for freeing yourself to brainstorm and 2/18/2014 16:10
@FromPhDtoLife @CamelsHammers My goodness! #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:10
@JeffreyKeefer RT @CamelsHammers: #adjunctchat Another thing that I did that was crucial is that I treated my blog like it mattered before it did. 2/18/2014 16:10
@CamelsHammers #adjunctchat and for overcoming your academic perfectionism. If you want it to be successful it HAS to be regular. 2/18/2014 16:10
@JeffreyKeefer @CamelsHammers Would love to hear more about what you mean about this #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:10
@JeffreyKeefer @ECRPublishing Welcome to #AdjunctChat! 2/18/2014 16:10
@CamelsHammers #adjunctchat If you can’t foresee blogging AT LEAST once a week (but preferably 3-7 days a week) then just guest blog with others 2/18/2014 16:11
@Comprof1 Sorry I’m late got caught up in the Olympics #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:11
@FromPhDtoLife What place does blogging have in your work & life, @CamelsHammers? How would you describe its importance? #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:12
@CamelsHammers @IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat I would write on the train, I would wake up o 4 hours sleep, I was propelled by the rush of being heard. 2/18/2014 16:12
@JPSargeant78 #adjunctchat don’t try 2B a stat whore when blogging. Write with an audience in mind u can connect with. The stats will follow if done right 2/18/2014 16:12
@JeffreyKeefer RT @FromPhDtoLife: What’s one big question you (adjuncts & academics in general) have abt social media? #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:12
@IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat @CamelsHammers I wonder: Is this writing in general? True, with well-promoted blogs you get an audience *now.* But… 2/18/2014 16:12
@Charlesknight RT @JeffreyKeefer: RT @CamelsHammers: #adjunctchat I was getting 100K hits a month, writing 60 articles a month for months while teaching 9… 2/18/2014 16:12
@JeffreyKeefer @CamelsHammers Why was blogging your communication mechanism of choice and how did it connect (or not) with your #adjunct work? #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:13
@IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat @CamelsHammers … But what if blogging or popular movements aren’t my thing, or at least not my main thing? 2/18/2014 16:13
@FromPhDtoLife @CamelsHammers When you say this, what are you envisioning? Profitable blog? A good marketing strategy for a service business? #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:13
@CamelsHammers RT @JPSargeant78: #adjunctchat don’t try 2B a stat whore when blogging. Write with an audience in mind u can connect with. The stats will f… 2/18/2014 16:13
@JeffreyKeefer RT @JPSargeant78: #adjunctchat don’t try 2B a stat whore when blogging. Write with an audience in mind u can connect with. The stats will… 2/18/2014 16:13
@Comprof1 @FromPhDtoLife @CamelsHammers for me blogging helps me in preparing my classes #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:14
@CamelsHammers @JPSargeant78 #adjunctchat Great point! If you write with integrity you will stand out as distinctive. Anyone can pander. It bores people. 2/18/2014 16:14
@nicole_matos2 #adjunctchat, I’ve had good luck with @Medium as a platform for less-regular blogging–up to 10K readers, not bad for posting twice a month 2/18/2014 16:14
@JeffreyKeefer @JPSargeant78 Always a useful suggestion; communication does require an audience, even one in mind! #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:14
@CamelsHammers @FromPhDtoLife #adjunctchat Personally, I revolve my life around blogging. It’s psychologically necessary for me to express myself with it. 2/18/2014 16:14
@IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat @CamelsHammers I can see how I’m different. I like to showboat, sure. But being heard is a pain. I need to hide from people. 2/18/2014 16:14
@Melissa_Venable RT @JeffreyKeefer @JPSargeant78 Always a useful suggestion; communication does require an audience, even one in mind! #AdjunctChat #blogging 2/18/2014 16:15
@CamelsHammers @FromPhDtoLife #adjunctchat Blogging has freed me up to stop being a perfectionist and stop worrying about academic novelty or “cred” 2/18/2014 16:15
@CamelsHammers @FromPhDtoLife #adjunctchat By blogging I have allowed myself the academic’s dream to follow one’s passions.I always say that I would rather 2/18/2014 16:15
@JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy @CamelsHammers Can you talk more about what you mean with this one? #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:15
@FromPhDtoLife @IshaiBarnoy @CamelsHammers FWIW, my starting point is, “I’m writing this for myself.” I’m not as popular as Dan, though! #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:15
@IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat @Comprof1 @FromPhDtoLife @CamelsHammers Yes, blogging for teaching. Every semester for me is a confluence of different blogs. 2/18/2014 16:16
@FromPhDtoLife RT @Comprof1: @FromPhDtoLife @CamelsHammers for me blogging helps me in preparing my classes #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:16
@Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy I find online social media helps me find resources. I have asked my followers to id tech I can use w/ class #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:16
@JeffreyKeefer @CamelsHammers @FromPhDtoLife Was your blogging related to your teaching? #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:16
@CamelsHammers @FromPhDtoLife #adjunctchat to me whether it is new or not. And it allows me to say for myself, in my own way, all the things I think. 2/18/2014 16:16
@FromPhDtoLife RT @nicole_matos2: #adjunctchat, I’ve had good luck with @Medium as a platform for less-regular blogging–up to 10K readers, not bad for po… 2/18/2014 16:16
@JPSargeant78 RT @CamelsHammers: @JPSargeant78 #adjunctchat Great point! If you write with integrity you will stand out as distinctive. Anyone can pander… 2/18/2014 16:16
@FromPhDtoLife RT @CamelsHammers: @FromPhDtoLife #adjunctchat Personally, I revolve my life around blogging. It’s psychologically necessary for me to expr… 2/18/2014 16:16
@JeffreyKeefer @nicole_matos2 @Medium How did you find your central message / reason for communicating it? #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:17
@CamelsHammers @FromPhDtoLife #adjunctchat Blogging also became the door to independent business. In 2013I had ~25 independent students, made $18,000 2/18/2014 16:17
@CamelsHammers @FromPhDtoLife #adjunctchat those students came from the base of readers who respected what I did on my blog. 2/18/2014 16:17
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @FromPhDtoLife @CamelsHammers I used to blog a lot more, though it started to feel like additional work for me #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:17
@IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat @FromPhDtoLife @CamelsHammers My starting point is: “This is the most awesome thing ever, but it’s just notes, just a draft…” 2/18/2014 16:17
@CamelsHammers @FromPhDtoLife #adjunctchat Blogging was also the door to a whole community (the atheists) who I met through it. Other bloggers+readers 2/18/2014 16:18
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @FromPhDtoLife @CamelsHammers Instead, my Tweeting / microblogging has picked up in its place #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:18
@CamelsHammers RT @FromPhDtoLife: @IshaiBarnoy @CamelsHammers FWIW, my starting point is, “I’m writing this for myself.” I’m not as popular as Dan, though… 2/18/2014 16:18
@JPSargeant78 @CamelsHammers #adjunctchat plus from a blogging perspective easier to write, more likely to keep at it & get feedback you need to improve. 2/18/2014 16:18
@FromPhDtoLife @IshaiBarnoy @CamelsHammers Ishai! Don’t hide 🙂 Invite people into your wonderful internal and external world #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:18
@JeffreyKeefer RT @IshaiBarnoy: #adjunctchat @CamelsHammers … But what if blogging or popular movements aren’t my thing, or at least not my main thing? 2/18/2014 16:18
@IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat @Comprof1 I’ve had some success with that. Comparably, though, I’ve had more help seeking out the experts on here & asking them 2/18/2014 16:18
@CamelsHammers RT @FromPhDtoLife: @IshaiBarnoy @CamelsHammers Ishai! Don’t hide 🙂 Invite people into your wonderful internal and external world #adjunctc… 2/18/2014 16:19
@FromPhDtoLife RT @Comprof1: @IshaiBarnoy I find online social media helps me find resources. I have asked my followers to id tech I can use w/ class #Ad… 2/18/2014 16:19
@CamelsHammers RT @JPSargeant78: @CamelsHammers #adjunctchat plus from a blogging perspective easier to write, more likely to keep at it & get feedback yo… 2/18/2014 16:19
@JeffreyKeefer Today’s #AdjunctChat with @CamelsHammers has a lot of chat about blogging and #AltAc expertise #ECRchat 2/18/2014 16:19
@CamelsHammers @JPSargeant78 #adjunctchat Exactly! The feedback of readers is immensely helpful. They’re a crowdsource editor after the fact. 2/18/2014 16:19
@FromPhDtoLife RT @CamelsHammers: @FromPhDtoLife #adjunctchat Blogging also became the door to independent business. In 2013I had ~25 independent student… 2/18/2014 16:19
@FromPhDtoLife RT @CamelsHammers: @FromPhDtoLife #adjunctchat those students came from the base of readers who respected what I did on my blog. 2/18/2014 16:20
@nicole_matos2 @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat Medium allows for eclectic focus more so than traditional blog, worth a look if you haven’t! 2/18/2014 16:20
@CamelsHammers @JPSargeant78 #adjunctchat Also along these lines, blogging allows repetition. It doesn’t matter that you nail it in one publication 2/18/2014 16:20
@IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat @FromPhDtoLife @CamelsHammers Not until I have a finished, presentable draft. With long-form writing, sharing early can kill. 2/18/2014 16:20
@CamelsHammers @JPSargeant78 #adjunctchat Multiple interrelated passes at similar ideas helps you figure out their contours, without delayed gratificiation 2/18/2014 16:20
@JeffreyKeefer RT @CamelsHammers: @JPSargeant78 #adjunctchat Great point! If you write with integrity you will stand out as distinctive. Anyone can… 2/18/2014 16:20
@FromPhDtoLife @IshaiBarnoy @CamelsHammers Awesome blog name: “Just notes, just a draft” 😉 #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:20
@LitProfSuz #adjunctchat Sorry I’m late. Dishwasher issues. Did you all read the NYTimes article? 2/18/2014 16:20
@ECRPublishing RT @JeffreyKeefer: Today’s #AdjunctChat with @CamelsHammers has a lot of chat about blogging and #AltAc expertise #ECRchat 2/18/2014 16:20
@FromPhDtoLife RT @CamelsHammers: @FromPhDtoLife #adjunctchat Blogging was also the door to a whole community (the atheists) who I met through it. Other b… 2/18/2014 16:21
@CamelsHammers @JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat I would still find the point of contact with daily relevance. 2/18/2014 16:21
@IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat @CamelsHammers @JeffreyKeefer Exposure & “real-time” writing also means open criticism. I’m too much a perfectionist for that. 2/18/2014 16:21
@JeffreyKeefer @CamelsHammers @FromPhDtoLife Wait a minute; can you talk more about this??#AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:21
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat I also started connecting with former students for job leads feedback on classes, and directions for future courses 2/18/2014 16:21
@FromPhDtoLife @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @CamelsHammers You’ve found your niche & community on Twitter, Jeffrey! #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:21
@JeffreyKeefer RT @CamelsHammers: @FromPhDtoLife #adjunctchat Blogging also became the door to independent business. In 2013I had ~25 independent… 2/18/2014 16:21
@CamelsHammers @JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat Otherwise, your challenge is only to entice fellow academics—and they’re leery of blogs 2/18/2014 16:21
@FromPhDtoLife RT @CamelsHammers: @JPSargeant78 #adjunctchat Multiple interrelated passes at similar ideas helps you figure out their contours, without de… 2/18/2014 16:22
@CamelsHammers @JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat blogging is an end run around academic stultification. If you want to appeal to academy stay in ac. 2/18/2014 16:22
@JeffreyKeefer @CamelsHammers @FromPhDtoLife So you spent time blogging out of passion and saw that develop into an unexpected revenue stream? #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:22
@CamelsHammers @JeffreyKeefer @FromPhDtoLife Yes, what would you like to know about my teaching business? #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:23
@FromPhDtoLife @IshaiBarnoy @CamelsHammers It’s true that blogging is diff from magazine-style long-form writing, at least how I do it #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:23
@JeffreyKeefer @FromPhDtoLife @IshaiBarnoy @CamelsHammers Then you are your own intended audience #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:23
@CamelsHammers @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat Yes, I had no dreams of being paid for blogging. But now make a few hundred a month and get freelance writing 2/18/2014 16:23
@JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz Welcome to #AdjunctChat! Which article are you referring to? 2/18/2014 16:24
@CamelsHammers @JeffreyKeefer @FromPhDtoLife #adjunctchat And much more significantly, the blog became the ad for online classes that I’m going to live off 2/18/2014 16:24
@JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy @CamelsHammers @JeffreyKeefer But you seem to publicly Tweet with gusto and grace #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:24
@FromPhDtoLife RT @CamelsHammers: @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat Yes, I had no dreams of being paid for blogging. But now make a few hundred a month and get … 2/18/2014 16:24
@FromPhDtoLife RT @CamelsHammers: @JeffreyKeefer @FromPhDtoLife #adjunctchat And much more significantly, the blog became the ad for online classes that I… 2/18/2014 16:24
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Comprof1: #adjunctchat I also started connecting with former students for job leads feedback on classes, and directions for future… 2/18/2014 16:25
@CamelsHammers @JeffreyKeefer @FromPhDtoLife #adjunctchat People were telling me my blog inspired them 2 study philosophy. So I’d be the 1 to teach them! 2/18/2014 16:25
@IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat @FromPhDtoLife @CamelsHammers I’m working on “feature”-length creative pieces, but I’m learning to converse as I write… 2/18/2014 16:25
@JeffreyKeefer RT @FromPhDtoLife: @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @CamelsHammers You’ve found your niche & community on Twitter, Jeffrey! #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:25
@JeffreyKeefer @FromPhDtoLife @Comprof1 @CamelsHammers Yes, I am passionate about community and connecting people and ideas here on Twitter #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:25
@IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat @FromPhDtoLife @CamelsHammers Maybe this conversation *surrounding* the intended result can become a useful blog. 2/18/2014 16:26
@LitProfSuz #adjunctchat NYTimes article ” Professors,We Need You!” Talked @ small impact of academic writing & changes needed http://t.co/4EtKD7NOSw 2/18/2014 16:26
@CamelsHammers @FromPhDtoLife @IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat I love doing long form blogging. Readers spend AVG. of 6 minutes 30 seconds on each page of my blog 2/18/2014 16:26
@IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat @FromPhDtoLife @CamelsHammers No directly intended audience appeal, though. More audience *gauge.* 2/18/2014 16:26
@FromPhDtoLife @JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy @CamelsHammers If it resonates w me, it will resonate w others, who are then potential clients #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:26
@CamelsHammers @FromPhDtoLife @IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat That length of time as AVG. is HUGE. Well cultivated audience. 2/18/2014 16:26
@JeffreyKeefer @FromPhDtoLife @Comprof1 @CamelsHammers Unlike some it only costs me money; never generated any revenue from my Twitter passion #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:27
@CamelsHammers @FromPhDtoLife @IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat A lot of academics’ blogs are more chincey. They’re saving the good stuff for journals and books. 2/18/2014 16:27
@LitProfSuz NYTimes art has caused a stir in my literacy listserv about public academics & public writing – value and purpose #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:27
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @FromPhDtoLife @CamelsHammers I found linkedin a valuable resource especially w/ those from other institutions #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:27
@FromPhDtoLife @JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy @CamelsHammers Jeffrey’s got you there, Ishai! #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:27
@CamelsHammers @FromPhDtoLife @IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat Online they just dither. I give people a substantive bit of writing, even if long. Don’t hold back. 2/18/2014 16:27
@FromPhDtoLife RT @CamelsHammers: @JeffreyKeefer @FromPhDtoLife #adjunctchat People were telling me my blog inspired them 2 study philosophy. So I’d be th… 2/18/2014 16:27
@JeffreyKeefer RT @LitProfSuz: #adjunctchat NYTimes article ” Professors,We Need You!” Talked @ small impact of academic writing & changes needed… 2/18/2014 16:27
@Melissa_Venable MT @LitProfSuz #adjunctchat NYTarticle “Professors,We Need You!” Talked@small impact of acad. writing, changes needed http://t.co/feJcy72NoD 2/18/2014 16:28
@IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat @CamelsHammers @FromPhDtoLife I’m still figuring out my average length. I’m definitely wading into deep, long-read territory. 2/18/2014 16:28
@FromPhDtoLife @LitProfSuz Indeed! The academic Internet was abuzz this weekend with comments and responses to @NickKristof #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:29
@CamelsHammers @IshaiBarnoy @FromPhDtoLife #adjunctchat Studies have shown viral pieces are often long pieces. It’s about accessibility and substance. 2/18/2014 16:29
@IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat @FromPhDtoLife @JeffreyKeefer @CamelsHammers I’m just chillin’ with my homies. 2/18/2014 16:29
@CamelsHammers @IshaiBarnoy @FromPhDtoLife #adjunctchat And, of course, relevance. 2/18/2014 16:29
@CamelsHammers #adjunctchat A mistake people make with blogging is thinking one viral hit means your ship comes in. 2/18/2014 16:29
@FromPhDtoLife @CamelsHammers @IshaiBarnoy Interesting! I’m much more comfortable with the little bits of insight, 350-500 words at a time #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:30
@CamelsHammers #adjunctchat The only way to build significant traffic is with consistent production and quality of production. 2/18/2014 16:30
@JeffreyKeefer @CamelsHammers @FromPhDtoLife @IshaiBarnoy Were your blog posts then related to your academic work / teaching? #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:30
@LitProfSuz @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @FromPhDtoLife @CamelsHammers I have 3 blogs and 2 twitter accounts. Separates personal/prof #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:30
@CamelsHammers #adjunctchat For a big viral wave of readers, few will stick. Especially if the viral post is tangential to main blog themes. 2/18/2014 16:31
@JeffreyKeefer RT @CamelsHammers: @JeffreyKeefer @FromPhDtoLife #adjunctchat People were telling me my blog inspired them 2 study philosophy. So I’d be… 2/18/2014 16:31
@IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat @Melissa_Venable @LitProfSuz Yeah, this raised a firestorm on my twitter feed. Mostly disagreement. Vicious disagreement. 2/18/2014 16:31
@FromPhDtoLife @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @CamelsHammers Me neither, not directly: But everything I tweet/blog counts as marketing #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:31
@UH_COE RT @Melissa_Venable: MT @LitProfSuz #adjunctchat NYTarticle “Professors,We Need You!” Talked@small impact of acad. writing, changes needed … 2/18/2014 16:31
@JeffreyKeefer @CamelsHammers @FromPhDtoLife @IshaiBarnoy Did the posts somehow parallel the work you did on all those courses you taught? #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:31
@CamelsHammers @IshaiBarnoy @Melissa_Venable @LitProfSuz #adjunctchat Really? who disagreed? 2/18/2014 16:31
@JeffreyKeefer @CamelsHammers Are you still teaching and juggling the many #adjunct courses you taught? #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:32
@Comprof1 @CamelsHammers true, but I just don’t have time to be so prolific. More important to be consistent if you want following #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:32
@JeffreyKeefer @FromPhDtoLife @CamelsHammers @IshaiBarnoy Also in blog form? #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:32
@IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat @CamelsHammers @Melissa_Venable @LitProfSuz Sorry, I won’t out anybody. But they’re loud enough. See if you can search for’em. 2/18/2014 16:33
@JeffreyKeefer @CamelsHammers Did you intend to build traffic at first? #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:33
@CamelsHammers @Comprof1 #adjunctchat I would choose quality over quantity. But people don’t regularly check slow updating blogs. Need to habituate them. 2/18/2014 16:33
@FromPhDtoLife @CamelsHammers @IshaiBarnoy @Melissa_Venable @LitProfSuz lol many. See #engagedacademics for example. #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:33
@Comprof1 @LitProfSuz @JeffreyKeefer @FromPhDtoLife @CamelsHammers I have 5 blogs 2facebooks and 1 twitter for various audiences #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:34
@CamelsHammers @Comprof1 #adjunctchat Or just do a group blog so readers keep coming and burden is not all on you. 2/18/2014 16:34
@IshaiBarnoy RT @LitProfSuz: #adjunctchat NYTimes article ” Professors,We Need You!” Talked @ small impact of academic writing & changes needed http:/… 2/18/2014 16:34
@LitProfSuz @CamelsHammers @IshaiBarnoy @Melissa_Venable Some felt social media was a waste of time/effort that could be used for trad wrt #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:34
@IshaiBarnoy RT @CamelsHammers: @IshaiBarnoy @Melissa_Venable @LitProfSuz #adjunctchat Really? who disagreed? 2/18/2014 16:34
@IshaiBarnoy RT @FromPhDtoLife: @CamelsHammers @IshaiBarnoy @Melissa_Venable @LitProfSuz lol many. See #engagedacademics for example. #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:34
@CamelsHammers @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat Yes. I had dabbld with personal blogging but then I restarted blog determined to be read no matter how long took 2/18/2014 16:34
@FromPhDtoLife RT @CamelsHammers: @FromPhDtoLife #adjunctchat Blogging has freed me up to stop being a perfectionist and stop worrying about academic nove… 2/18/2014 16:35
@CamelsHammers @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat And it took 6 weeks before a big day, then notice from a big blogger… 2/18/2014 16:35
@Melissa_Venable @JustCallMeAngVS #adjunctchat Agreed! There’s something to be said for focusing on the positive. 2/18/2014 16:35
@CamelsHammers @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat Took a year for a viral explosion. Then another year until I got on a major platform and became successful. 2/18/2014 16:35
@CamelsHammers @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat It’s a commitment. I would only recommend it to writers who value their independence to write freely above all 2/18/2014 16:36
@Comprof1 @CamelsHammers I learned to announce on twitter and LinkedIn #Adjunctchat interesting that I still have some posts popular written 4 yrs ago 2/18/2014 16:36
@LitProfSuz #adjunctchat I use my prof blogging as a place to share ideas, connect & store things I want to remember to use. Like a 10 yr old scrapbook 2/18/2014 16:37
@CamelsHammers @Comprof1 #adjunctchat Are you able to build so many different blogs, splitting your energies and audiences like that? 2/18/2014 16:37
@AdjunctChat Still time to participate in today’s #AdjunctChat with @CamelsHammers talking about his adjunct blogging #AltAc #PostAc #ECRchat #PhDchat 2/18/2014 16:37
@rcbatp #adjunctchat — pant pant — meeting (grr) TIMING is everything for me — Migrant Intellectual was too far ahead to be effective so I waited 2/18/2014 16:37
@IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat @Melissa_Venable @JustCallMeAngVS I’m starting to see this “focus on the positive” philosophy as … not available to everyone. 2/18/2014 16:37
@FromPhDtoLife MT @JustCallMeAngVS: @Melissa_Venable #adjunctchat I like blogs with direct experience and ones that are free from the ‘woe is me’ attitude 2/18/2014 16:37
@JustCallMeAngVS One has to be careful with social networking though if one has a full time job at a university #adjunctchat @Melissa_Venable 2/18/2014 16:38
@Comprof1 RT @LitProfSuz: #adjunctchat I use my prof blogging as a place to share ideas, connect & store things I want to remember to use. Like a 10 … 2/18/2014 16:38
@FromPhDtoLife @Melissa_Venable @JustCallMeAngVS Absolutely! I think that’s what gotten me visitors #adjunctchat Personal, positive content & tone 2/18/2014 16:38
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @CamelsHammers I have still not figured out how to leverage #LinkedIn and think we need an #AdjunctChat on it for adjuncts! 2/18/2014 16:38
@Melissa_Venable @IshaiBarnoy #AdjunctChat Can you speak more to positivity being unavailable to everyone? 2/18/2014 16:38
@CamelsHammers RT @LitProfSuz: #adjunctchat I use my prof blogging as a place to share ideas, connect & store things I want to remember to use. Like a 10 … 2/18/2014 16:39
@JustCallMeAngVS @IshaiBarnoy @Melissa_Venable Yes because many times not much is positive about being paid less for (mostly) doing better work #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:39
@JeffreyKeefer RT @FromPhDtoLife: @CamelsHammers @IshaiBarnoy @Melissa_Venable @LitProfSuz lol many. See #engagedacademics for example. #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:39
@JeffreyKeefer @FromPhDtoLife @CamelsHammers @IshaiBarnoy @Melissa_Venable @LitProfSuz Not familiar with the #engagedacademics hashtag #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:39
@Melissa_Venable @JustCallMeAngVS #adjunctchat Careful in terms of … ? I think you’re right, but that it applies to everyone using social media. 2/18/2014 16:40
@JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz @CamelsHammers @IshaiBarnoy @Melissa_Venable I have heard that, as none of this social “stuff” counts toward tenure #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:40
@CamelsHammers #adjunctchat I try to model and enforce academic standards of civility, which is a huge challenge in the blogosphere 2/18/2014 16:40
@rcbatp This one went sort of viral: a personal narrative http://t.co/ST4BsFr1SW — featured on @AJStream — agree — make it personal #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:40
@JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz @CamelsHammers @IshaiBarnoy @Melissa_Venable Of course, adjuncts are not bound by a tenure dance #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:40
@Comprof1 @CamelsHammers 3 are group blogs used by students, also I write w/ my sister trying to create writing credentials. Only 1 mine. #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:40
@JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable #adjunctchat Careful because said employer would probably not like knowing a prized employee is also teaching adjunct 2/18/2014 16:41
@JeffreyKeefer @CamelsHammers Why was writing to be read such a passion for you? #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:41
@CamelsHammers Yes, your blog is very personable,appealing, optimistic, feels like you offer hope to people. I liked it a lot @FromPhDtoLife #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:41
@FromPhDtoLife @JustCallMeAngVS @IshaiBarnoy @Melissa_Venable I started current blog only when I was feeling good about myself. Important #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:41
@CamelsHammers when I checked it out a month ago or so @FromPhDtoLife #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:42
@JeffreyKeefer @CamelsHammers @JeffreyKeefer What do you mean “got on a major platform and became successful.”? #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:42
@IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat @Melissa_Venable Parallel to “positivity” as discourse philosophy is insistence on “civil discourse.” Cuts out the uninitiated. 2/18/2014 16:42
@JeffreyKeefer RT @CamelsHammers: @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat It’s a commitment. I would only recommend it to writers who value their independence to… 2/18/2014 16:42
@LitProfSuz @CamelsHammers @Comprof1 #adjunctchat I’m simple, use Blogger. Have a clear audience/purpose for each. Helps me stay in the writing mode. 2/18/2014 16:42
@CamelsHammers @JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable #adjunctchat yes, I decided self-expression is more important than full time work at a university. 2/18/2014 16:42
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @LitProfSuz @FromPhDtoLife @CamelsHammers How do you have time for all them? #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:43
@IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat @FromPhDtoLife @JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable I started writing because I had time. 2/18/2014 16:43
@Melissa_Venable @JustCallMeAngVS True. We sign employment contracts – other work sometimes encouraged, sometimes not-check what you agreed to. #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:43
@Comprof1 @JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable always need to be careful, but don’t use as excuse NOT to. #adjunctchat NEVER talk about students. 2/18/2014 16:43
@IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat @CamelsHammers @JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable Some would call that a conscious pay cut. 2/18/2014 16:44
@FromPhDtoLife @CamelsHammers Thanks! Hope so. Part of my intention to be those things. It’s important to me, content reflects personal values #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:44
@CamelsHammers @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat Wanted 2 b read for the usual reasons:desire to matter, belief important things needed to be said, ego, career 2/18/2014 16:44
@Comprof1 @JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable but I do talk about teaching.also I keep professional social media separate from private #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:44
@Melissa_Venable RT @IshaiBarnoy: #adjunctchat Parallel to “positivity” as discourse philosophy is insistence on “civil discourse.” Cuts out the uninitiated. 2/18/2014 16:44
@FromPhDtoLife RT @CamelsHammers: @JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable #adjunctchat yes, I decided self-expression is more important than full time work at a… 2/18/2014 16:45
@CamelsHammers @Comprof1 @JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable #adjunctchat Yes, I ALWAYS leave particular students completely out of blog. 2/18/2014 16:45
@LitProfSuz @JeffreyKeefer @CamelsHammers @IshaiBarnoy @Melissa_Venable #adjunctchat http://t.co/f1UjVtQP4T helpin HE recognize import of public engage 2/18/2014 16:45
@rcbatp #adjunctchat — I witness 2 suffering through story, a blues aesthetic, a way 2 tell my own truth. Positive? Maybe. Effective? Yes. 2/18/2014 16:46
@JustCallMeAngVS @IshaiBarnoy @CamelsHammers @Melissa_Venable Indeed! Hit that nail on the head! I have 4 kids (3 hungry boys) can’t do that. #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:46
@CamelsHammers @Comprof1 @JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable #adjunctchat Will only rarely and obliquely and with great generality discuss students 2/18/2014 16:46
@JeffreyKeefer @rcbatp We are all in the same boat. Welcome to #AdjunctChat! Today’s @CamelsHammers and you have something in common! 2/18/2014 16:46
@LitProfSuz @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @FromPhDtoLife @CamelsHammers Honestly, I’m not updating as much as I would like. #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:47
@CamelsHammers @JustCallMeAngVS #adjunctchat I totally respect that, for sure. Everyone has to balance priorities. 2/18/2014 16:47
@rcbatp #adjunctchat — I witness 2 suffering through story, a blues aesthetic, a way 2 tell my own truth. Positive? Sometimes. Effective? Yes. 2/18/2014 16:47
@FromPhDtoLife Blogs were important to me when I was uncertain about post-PhD life and work. Community, support, encouragement, inspiration #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:48
@CamelsHammers RT @FromPhDtoLife: @CamelsHammers Thanks! Hope so. Part of my intention to be those things. It’s important to me, content reflects personal… 2/18/2014 16:48
@FromPhDtoLife Twitter is AMAZING for all things #altac #postac. Tell everyone you know! #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:48
@JeffreyKeefer @JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable Say more about this . . . #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:48
@CamelsHammers @FromPhDtoLife #adjunctchat Indeed! I read the blog and was like, I want to talk to this woman. 2/18/2014 16:48
@GradLifeIL RT @FromPhDtoLife: Twitter is AMAZING for all things #altac #postac. Tell everyone you know! #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:49
@Sarah_May1 RT @CamelsHammers: @JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable #adjunctchat yes, I decided self-expression is more important than full time work at a… 2/18/2014 16:49
@JustCallMeAngVS @CamelsHammers However, I am very good at what I do and am choosy about for whom I teach. It helps raising those kids. #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:49
@JeffreyKeefer RT @CamelsHammers: #adjunctchat I try to model and enforce academic standards of civility, which is a huge challenge in the blogosphere 2/18/2014 16:49
@Comprof1 RT @FromPhDtoLife: Twitter is AMAZING for all things #altac #postac. Tell everyone you know! #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:49
@CamelsHammers RT @UpstateAdjuncts: Also – some adjuncts might leave academia and go into political organizing, would help build skills to org ourselves t… 2/18/2014 16:50
@Comprof1 RT @JustCallMeAngVS: @CamelsHammers However, I am very good at what I do and am choosy about for whom I teach. It helps raising those kids.… 2/18/2014 16:50
@CamelsHammers #adjunctchat I think a huge thing to take seriously is where your impact really will be greatest. Academia conditions many to think it MUST 2/18/2014 16:50
@FromPhDtoLife Academics too often think blogging and tweeting about silly stuff; in fact, academic Internet is SERIOUS & supportive #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:50
@SnowHydro RT @FromPhDtoLife: Academics too often think blogging and tweeting about silly stuff; in fact, academic Internet is SERIOUS & supportive #a… 2/18/2014 16:50
@IshaiBarnoy Okay, #adjunctchat, gotta go prepare for my evening class again. It’s been great. Hope to chat with you again soon. 2/18/2014 16:51
@CamelsHammers #adjunctchat be in the form of academic journal articles. Need to really assess, is that where YOU will thrive the most?If it is focus there 2/18/2014 16:51
@JeffreyKeefer @CamelsHammers @JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable So what did you do? #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:51
@Comprof1 @JustCallMeAngVS @CamelsHammers I have begun to be more picky also. Esp if I have done a favor and it’s not been reciprocated #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:51
@CamelsHammers #adjunctchat But if it’s not, there are a lot of other ways to use skills and to write, to teach, etc. 2/18/2014 16:52
@Comprof1 RT @FromPhDtoLife: Academics too often think blogging and tweeting about silly stuff; in fact, academic Internet is SERIOUS & supportive #a… 2/18/2014 16:52
@FromPhDtoLife @CamelsHammers Yay! I want everyone to talk to me 🙂 Guess it’s working… ! #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:52
@leafwarbler RT @FromPhDtoLife: Academics too often think blogging and tweeting about silly stuff; in fact, academic Internet is SERIOUS & supportive #a… 2/18/2014 16:52
@CamelsHammers #adjunctchat And I especially realized there’s no need to stay an adjunct college prof to be a scholar. There’s no necessary connection 2/18/2014 16:52
@channabach RT @FromPhDtoLife: Twitter is AMAZING for all things #altac #postac. Tell everyone you know! #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:52
@CamelsHammers #adjunctchat Leaving university classroom doesn’t have to mean leaving life (or career!) of the mind behind.Can still write, research,create 2/18/2014 16:53
@CamelsHammers #adjunctchat and teach out of academic boxes, journals and college classrooms. 2/18/2014 16:53
@FromPhDtoLife RT @CamelsHammers: #adjunctchat And I especially realized there’s no need to stay an adjunct college prof to be a scholar. There’s no neces… 2/18/2014 16:53
@CamelsHammers @IshaiBarnoy thanks for participating! #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:53
@CamelsHammers RT @FromPhDtoLife: Academics too often think blogging and tweeting about silly stuff; in fact, academic Internet is SERIOUS & supportive #a… 2/18/2014 16:53
@rcbatp RT @CamelsHammers: #adjunctchat And I especially realized there’s no need to stay an adjunct college prof to be a scholar. There’s no neces… 2/18/2014 16:54
@FromPhDtoLife RT @CamelsHammers: Yes, your blog is very personable,appealing, optimistic, feels like you offer hope to people. I liked it a lot @FromPhDt… 2/18/2014 16:54
@fabianbanga #AdjunctChat reading you from my meeting, I am here for the last 5 minutes : ) 2/18/2014 16:54
@LitProfSuz RT @CamelsHammers: #adjunctchat And I especially realized there’s no need to stay an adjunct college prof to be a scholar. There’s no neces… 2/18/2014 16:54
@CamelsHammers @FromPhDtoLife EXACTLY. Care about teaching? I teach 100s or 1000s a day online. My own students find my articles on google! #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:54
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga Always welcome! #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:55
@FromPhDtoLife RT @CamelsHammers: #adjunctchat Leaving university classroom doesn’t have to mean leaving life (or career!) of the mind behind.Can still wr… 2/18/2014 16:55
@FromPhDtoLife RT @CamelsHammers: #adjunctchat and teach out of academic boxes, journals and college classrooms. 2/18/2014 16:55
@fabianbanga @CamelsHammers I agree, but many of us are here because we want to teach #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:55
@FromPhDtoLife RT @CamelsHammers: @FromPhDtoLife EXACTLY. Care about teaching? I teach 100s or 1000s a day online. My own students find my articles on goo… 2/18/2014 16:55
@CamelsHammers #adjunctchat Educating the public is a huge part of academics’ responsibility. Not hiding our insights behind journal paywalls & jargon 2/18/2014 16:56
@rcbatp @CamelsHammers #adjunctchat I “got” this “while” I was adjuncting 2 (barely) pay the bills – write, research, build curriculum – just do it 2/18/2014 16:56
@LitProfSuz @CamelsHammers @FromPhDtoLife So does anyone else use http://t.co/LqBv19RJhG? #adjunctchat I use it more than Linkin 2/18/2014 16:56
@CamelsHammers #adjunctchat The internet is the public square. Academics should not abdicate it. 2/18/2014 16:56
@rcbatp @CamelsHammers #adjunctchat I “got” this “while” I adjuncting 2 (barely) pay the bills – write, research, build curriculum – just go 4 it 2/18/2014 16:56
@CamelsHammers RT @FromPhDtoLife: @CamelsHammers Yay! I want everyone to talk to me 🙂 Guess it’s working… ! #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:57
@rcbatp RT @fabianbanga: @CamelsHammers I agree, but many of us are here because we want to teach #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:57
@JeffreyKeefer RT @CamelsHammers: #adjunctchat The internet is the public square. Academics should not abdicate it. 2/18/2014 16:57
@JeffreyKeefer @CamelsHammers Truer words I have not heard today #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 16:57
@fabianbanga @LitProfSuz @CamelsHammers @FromPhDtoLife I do not / #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:57
@rcbatp @fabianbanga @CamelsHammers #adjunctchat I found it necessary 4 mental health & writing skills 2 blog while adjuncting — first anonymously 2/18/2014 16:57
@FromPhDtoLife Times flies! Thanks for fun #adjunctchat, all. Nice to have @CamelsHammers telling it like it is. Get blogging to teach & earn, he says 2/18/2014 16:57
@rcbatp RT @JeffreyKeefer: RT @CamelsHammers: #adjunctchat The internet is the public square. Academics should not abdicate it. 2/18/2014 16:58
@LitProfSuz @CamelsHammers @FromPhDtoLife Sorry, I meant https://t.co/RP43WTOri4 #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:58
@FromPhDtoLife RT @CamelsHammers: #adjunctchat Educating the public is a huge part of academics’ responsibility. Not hiding our insights behind journal pa… 2/18/2014 16:58
@CamelsHammers #adjunctchat People think they need a book to reach people, yet in this era all you need is a website and they’re FREE to start. 2/18/2014 16:58
@rcbatp RT @CamelsHammers: #adjunctchat The internet is the public square. Academics should not abdicate it. 2/18/2014 16:58
@CamelsHammers RT @FromPhDtoLife: Times flies! Thanks for fun #adjunctchat, all. Nice to have @CamelsHammers telling it like it is. Get blogging to teach … 2/18/2014 16:58
@FromPhDtoLife RT @rcbatp: @fabianbanga @CamelsHammers #adjunctchat I found it necessary 4 mental health & writing skills 2 blog while adjuncting — first… 2/18/2014 16:58
@JustCallMeAngVS @JeffreyKeefer @CamelsHammers @Melissa_Venable What did who do when? #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:58
@JeffreyKeefer We want to thank @CamelsHammers for facilitating a most engaging #AdjunctChat today. 2/18/2014 16:58
@JeffreyKeefer As a result of @CamelsHammers #AdjunctChat, what concrete next steps or take-aways does everybody have? 2/18/2014 16:59
@merlemassie RT @JeffreyKeefer: RT @CamelsHammers: #adjunctchat The internet is the public square. Academics should not abdicate it. 2/18/2014 16:59
@rcbatp @CamelsHammers #adjunctchat — A public square with many storefronts & gathering places — some casual, some academic, some redefining both 2/18/2014 16:59
@fabianbanga @rcbatp exactly, it is cathartic / it is the same for FT instructors #adjunctchat

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@FromPhDtoLife @LitProfSuz @CamelsHammers I don’t—I’m no longer an academic. On @chroniclevitae though. Good stuff there! #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 16:59
@CamelsHammers RT @rcbatp: @CamelsHammers #adjunctchat — A public square with many storefronts & gathering places — some casual, some academic, some red… 2/18/2014 16:59
@LitProfSuz @fabianbanga @CamelsHammers @FromPhDtoLife #adjunctchat https://t.co/RP43WTOri4 Features of Facebook, but portfolio like.Connect w/ scholars 2/18/2014 16:59
@FromPhDtoLife RT @CamelsHammers: #adjunctchat People think they need a book to reach people, yet in this era all you need is a website and they’re FREE t… 2/18/2014 16:59
@CamelsHammers #adjunctchat On anonymous/pseudonymous blogging: be careful. Write expecting to be found or to go public one day or could mess yourself up. 2/18/2014 17:00
@CamelsHammers #adjunctchat I wanted to be pseudonymous but used my name to remind myself there’s no real anonymity in future, I had to be responsible. 2/18/2014 17:01
@rcbatp RT @CamelsHammers: #adjunctchat On anonymous/pseudonymous blogging: be careful. Write expecting to be found or to go public one day or coul… 2/18/2014 17:01
@chaospet RT @CamelsHammers: #adjunctchat Educating the public is a huge part of academics’ responsibility. Not hiding our insights behind journal pa… 2/18/2014 17:01
@JeffreyKeefer Next week’s #AdjunctChat – Tues, Feb 25 4:00pm EST – Topic: “Those who work FT outside academia BUT also adjunct” – led by @polypel88 2/18/2014 17:01
@ProfessorF74 RT @JeffreyKeefer: Next week’s #AdjunctChat – Tues, Feb 25 4:00pm EST – Topic: “Those who work FT outside academia BUT also adjunct” – led … 2/18/2014 17:01
@rcbatp @CamelsHammers #adjunctchat — I was unionizing and working both sides of the negotiation as a campus rep — anonymity was essential 2/18/2014 17:01
@Comprof1 @LitProfSuz @CamelsHammers @FromPhDtoLife I only use it to post my papers and find resources (follow those w/same interests) #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 17:01
@fabianbanga @LitProfSuz I use FB only for family and friends / for this: blogging, twitter and linkedin #adjunctchat

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@JeffreyKeefer I have to run for my own course I am adjuncting tonight; thanks again @CamelsHammers #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 17:02
@jucomte RT @FromPhDtoLife: Twitter is AMAZING for all things #altac #postac. Tell everyone you know! #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 17:02
@rcbatp @CamelsHammers #adjunctchat — Avatar working on my behalf was extraordinarily responsible — it was a tactic and it worked. 2/18/2014 17:02
@JeffreyKeefer Remember, #AdjunctChat is always open, so feel free to continue the conversation and reply as you feel inspired. Thank you, everybody! 2/18/2014 17:03
@CamelsHammers #adjunctchat Thanks for participating everyone! Feel free to friend me on Facebook, anyone http://t.co/gjYflB9WQ0 2/18/2014 17:03
@rcbatp @CamelsHammers #adjunctchat — Disinformation campaigns, swarms, & other blog tactics were born 2011 as Migrant Intellectual now clearly RCB 2/18/2014 17:03
@polypel88 RT @JeffreyKeefer: Next week’s #AdjunctChat – Tues, Feb 25 4:00pm EST – Topic: “Those who work FT outside academia BUT also adjunct” – led … 2/18/2014 17:03
@CamelsHammers RT @rcbatp: @CamelsHammers #adjunctchat — Avatar working on my behalf was extraordinarily responsible — it was a tactic and it worked. 2/18/2014 17:03
@rcbatp RT @JeffreyKeefer: Remember, #AdjunctChat is always open, so feel free to continue the conversation and reply as you feel inspired. Thank y… 2/18/2014 17:03
@FromPhDtoLife RT @JeffreyKeefer: Next week’s #AdjunctChat – Tues, Feb 25 4:00pm EST – Topic: “Those who work FT outside academia BUT also adjunct” – led … 2/18/2014 17:03
@FromPhDtoLife RT @CamelsHammers: #adjunctchat I wanted to be pseudonymous but used my name to remind myself there’s no real anonymity in future, I had to… 2/18/2014 17:04
@Comprof1 @LitProfSuz @FromPhDtoLife had trouble getting dissertation articles published but had ave of 5 downloads/week outside of US #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 17:04
@rcbatp @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat — nice to see you again — thank you for continuing this conversation — it’s such important work, Jeffrey. 🙂 2/18/2014 17:04
@LitProfSuz @fabianbanga http://t.co/0MhzUkr1yT is like FB, but for scholars. I follow scholars, I get notices when they post new pprs #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 17:04
@rcbatp RT @Comprof1: @LitProfSuz @FromPhDtoLife had trouble getting dissertation articles published but had ave of 5 downloads/week outside of US … 2/18/2014 17:04
@Comprof1 RT @CamelsHammers: #adjunctchat I wanted to be pseudonymous but used my name to remind myself there’s no real anonymity in future, I had to… 2/18/2014 17:04
@rcbatp @Comprof1 @LitProfSuz @FromPhDtoLife #adjunctchat More of us need leadership roles in and out the univ and academic publishing. 2/18/2014 17:05
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga @LitProfSuz @CamelsHammers @FromPhDtoLife Me too. #AdjunctChat 2/18/2014 17:05
@fabianbanga @LitProfSuz i will try it #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 17:05
@melovell @JeffreyKeefer Sorry to miss what looked like a great #adjunctchat today. I’ll catch up later. 2/18/2014 17:06
@LitProfSuz @FromPhDtoLife @fabianbanga Hearing that more HE are using Academia stats as tenure support. So good for you @Comprof1 #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 17:06
@FromPhDtoLife My takeaway, @JeffreyKeefer, is give me another year! Nice to know it took @CamelsHammers a couple to see significant earnings #adjunctchat 2/18/2014 17:06
@Melissa_Venable RT @jeffreykeefer: Next week’s #AdjunctChat – Tue 2/25 4pET -Topic: “Those who work FT outside academia BUT also adjunct” -led by @polypel88 2/18/2014 17:06
@rcbatp @Comprof1 @LitProfSuz @FromPhDtoLife #adjunctchat That was my take away — forgot to note that — sorry. 🙂 2/18/2014 17:07
@fabianbanga @LitProfSuz @FromPhDtoLife @Comprof1 perhaps a generational issue? our mentors would disapprove (but, they r emeritus now : )
#adjunctchat
2/18/2014 17:11
@fabianbanga RT @Melissa_Venable: RT @jeffreykeefer: Next week’s #AdjunctChat – Tue 2/25 4pET -Topic: “Those who work FT outside academia BUT also adjun… 2/18/2014 17:11
@Lucretius21c In adding to my phil, phys, & astro lists, I look for postgrad edu, but academic position not necessary. #adjunctchat
http://t.co/NFw3qG1w1P
2/18/2014 17:14
@ProfessorF74 RT @CamelsHammers: #adjunctchat Educating the public is a huge part of academics’ responsibility. Not hiding our insights behind journal pa… 2/18/2014 17:15
@petemandik RT @CamelsHammers: #adjunctchat Educating the public is a huge part of academics’ responsibility. Not hiding our insights behind journal pa… 2/18/2014 17:15
@Sponch2 RT @FromPhDtoLife: Academics too often think blogging and tweeting about silly stuff; in fact, academic Internet is SERIOUS & supportive #a… 2/18/2014 17:21

#AdjunctChat Topic Feb 18 ~ Using Social Media to Create Opportunities (with @camelshammers)

Twitter_ChatThe topic for the #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, February 18 is:

Using Social Media to Create Opportunities

Our facilitator will be Dan Fincke @camelshammers whose work as a philosopher, ethicist, atheist, prolific blogger, independent online philosophy teacher, philosophical counselor, and podcaster, PhD will help push the boundaries from #adjunct to #PostAc and #AltAc in week’s chat.

Please listen to his interview before the chat.

All are welcome to #AdjunctChat on February 18, from 4:00-5:00 pm EST.

Transcript from #AdjunctChat on 2/11/14

Colouful speech bubblesThis is the transcript from #AdjunctChat on 2/11/14, and was facilitated by RCB (Robert Craig Baum) @rcbatp.

The topic was Changes Needed To Improve Your Teaching Life

All are welcome to our next #AdjunctChat on Tues, Feb 18 at 4:00pm EST, where the topic will be “Using Social Media to Create Opportunities” and led by Dan Fincke @camelshammers. If possible,
listen to his interview before the chat.

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@rcbatp #adjunctchat some resources to consider 2+11+14 https://t.co/aOikIznpya 2/11/2014 15:55
@JeffreyKeefer RT @rcbatp: #adjunctchat @AdjunctChat Talking transformation and power/knowedge in the 4pm session http://t.co/yCLUPSltsE 2/11/2014 16:00
@rcbatp #adjunctchat — follow me on Rdio (Robert Craigf Baum) — I’m hanging out with Gorillaz for the chat . . . 2/11/2014 16:00
@JeffreyKeefer Welcome to #AdjunctChat! Information for today’s session may be found at http://t.co/4UtA7rpPgt 2/11/2014 16:00
@JeffreyKeefer Looking forward to attending today’s #AdjunctChat with @rcbatp 2/11/2014 16:00
@IshaiBarnoy RT @AdjunctChat: One hour until #AdjunctChat with @rcbatp http://t.co/RjurB735rL Please RT 2/11/2014 16:00
@IshaiBarnoy RT @rcbatp: #adjunctchat @adjunctchat Talking transformation and power/knowedge in the 4pm session http://t.co/N7bfoe6cQR 2/11/2014 16:01
@rcbatp #adjunctchat Good afternoon from a slightly unFrozen Vermont . . . 2/11/2014 16:01
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer will be with you in 20, driving to my office #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:02
@JeffreyKeefer @rcbatp Good afternoon from a completely frozen #nyc, glad to see you here in #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:02
@rcbatp #adjunctchat I wanted to take a few moments out to talk about how getting comfortable with uncertainty radicalized my life as an adjunct 2/11/2014 16:02
@IshaiBarnoy Good afternoon from a reasonably cold Northern Virginia. #AdjunctChat. 2/11/2014 16:02
@injenuity RT @JeffreyKeefer: Welcome to #AdjunctChat! Information for today’s session may be found at http://t.co/4UtA7rpPgt 2/11/2014 16:02
@rcbatp #adjunctchat — I’m going to tweet for about three or so minutes so we can frame this conversation in a way that can reach a lot of… 2/11/2014 16:03
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga Will look forward to your joining it; drive safely #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:03
@DrHepner Hello friends! #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:03
@rcbatp #adjunctchat — The first thing I noticed while adjuncting was how little time I had to think about anything . . . 2/11/2014 16:04
@JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy Welcome to #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:04
@JeffreyKeefer RT @rcbatp: #adjunctchat I wanted to take a few moments out to talk about how getting comfortable with uncertainty radicalized my life as… 2/11/2014 16:04
@JeffreyKeefer @DrHepner Welcome to #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:04
@rcbatp #adjunctchat — The second thing I noticed was how woefully unprepared I was for the energy needs for the daily tasks. . . 2/11/2014 16:04
@SBowerMurphy Good afternoon! #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:04
@rcbatp #adjunctchat — Third thing was really so simple it shocks me — maybe this “distracted” and “frenetic” state was how I was being controlled 2/11/2014 16:05
@JeffreyKeefer @rcbatp I think sending a few Tweets to introduce / frame your thinking and some background is a great approach #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:05
@JeffreyKeefer @rjhogue @4KM @leekottner @LyndaClause We are just starting #AdjunctChat now 2/11/2014 16:05
@UpstateAdjuncts #adjunctchat greetings from #UpstateAmerica, psyched to talk about building a strong movement for #adjuncts 2/11/2014 16:05
@rcbatp #adjunctchat — 1) distracted — 2) energy drained — 3) living inside someone else’s power grid 2/11/2014 16:05
@LitProfSuz Good sunny, but cold afternoon from WI #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:06
@rcbatp #adjunctchat — Once I started to focus on these 3 things I was able to make better choices as an adjunct, including the decision to leave 2/11/2014 16:06
@Comprof1 @rcbatp I’m following the chat but am working on some other things at the same time #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:07
@rcbatp #adjunctchat — okay — that’s the core of what I wanted to talk with you today about. https://t.co/aOikIznpya are some resources 2/11/2014 16:07
@JeffreyKeefer @UpstateAdjuncts @SBowerMurphy Welcome to #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:07
@IshaiBarnoy #AdjunctChat @rcbatp Yes, I think a lot of us are having the same experience. But then, some of us view it critically & want to grow within. 2/11/2014 16:07
@Comprof1 @rcbatp Can you expand on why you felt distracted?#adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:08
@JeffreyKeefer RT @rcbatp: #adjunctchat — I’m going to tweet for about three or so minutes so we can frame this conversation in a way that can reach a… 2/11/2014 16:08
@JeffreyKeefer RT @rcbatp: #adjunctchat — The first thing I noticed while adjuncting was how little time I had to think about anything . . . 2/11/2014 16:08
@JeffreyKeefer RT @rcbatp: #adjunctchat — The second thing I noticed was how woefully unprepared I was for the energy needs for the daily tasks. . . 2/11/2014 16:08
@UpstateAdjuncts #adjuncts shouldn’t think twice about leaving academia – no shame in leaving a field that doesn’t pay a living wage #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:08
@JeffreyKeefer RT @rcbatp: #adjunctchat — Third thing was really so simple it shocks me — maybe this “distracted” and “frenetic” state was how I was… 2/11/2014 16:08
@JeffreyKeefer RT @rcbatp: #adjunctchat — 1) distracted — 2) energy drained — 3) living inside someone else’s power grid 2/11/2014 16:08
@4KM Dropping in briefly before curriculum committee #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:08
@JeffreyKeefer RT @rcbatp: #adjunctchat — Once I started to focus on these 3 things I was able to make better choices as an adjunct, including the… 2/11/2014 16:08
@DrHepner Wow! Interesting and powerful observation! I’m really interested in the “distracted” portion. #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:09
@JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat has started with @rcbatp talking about his overview for how he saw his state as an #adjunct with issues around control. 2/11/2014 16:09
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 You are always welcome #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:09
@JeffreyKeefer @4KM I thought you may be attracted to today’s #AdjunctChat 😉 2/11/2014 16:10
@JeffreyKeefer RT @rcbatp: #adjunctchat — okay — that’s the core of what I wanted to talk with you today about. http://t.co/xLgymnR9Dh… are… 2/11/2014 16:10
@4KM @UpstateAdjuncts IF there were a major adjunct exodus from academia, what might that mean? Who would staY go? #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:11
@IshaiBarnoy #Adjunctchat @UpstateAdjuncts Not to say PhD’s aren’t exploited as well. Just that some of us feel like another version of “unskilled.” 2/11/2014 16:11
@rcbatp #adjunctchat — the moment I said “I don’t have any control” immediately I saw places where I did exert control — especially re: students 2/11/2014 16:11
@IshaiBarnoy @rcbatp @DrHepner Don’t forget the #Adjunctchat hashtag! 2/11/2014 16:12
@4KM Does distraction relate to increasingly common learning-at-a-distance and what our desktops look like? #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:12
@JeffreyKeefer @rcbatp Thanks; listening to the 2 recordings you shared in the background right now #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:12
@Comprof1 @4KM @UpstateAdjuncts I think there’d be greater demand for “teaching students” not on Phd or even Master’s level. #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:12
@JeffreyKeefer @rcbatp What brought on these 3 states? #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:12
@JeffreyKeefer @UpstateAdjuncts Agreed; making these decisions and then acting upon them is empowerment itself #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:13
@DrHepner I began as an online adjunct and didn’t know I wasn’t a real faculty member for two years… my first visit to the campus! #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:13
@Comprof1 @4KM @UpstateAdjuncts My son has a friend who is teaching a course at the school he is attending as an undergrad honors student #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:13
@4KM @IshaiBarnoy Interesting differentiation btwn adjunct and PhD #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:13
@JeffreyKeefer @UpstateAdjuncts In some ways, acting on our beliefs is an empowering way to put so much of our theory into practice #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:14
@rcbatp RT @JeffreyKeefer: @UpstateAdjuncts In some ways, acting on our beliefs is an empowering way to put so much of our theory into practice #Ad… 2/11/2014 16:15
@Comprof1 @4KM @IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat At our school they are two diff unions/2 diff sets of teaching expectations/benefits etc.. Move is towards TA 2/11/2014 16:15
@4KM @Comprof1 I THINK this is the first I’ve heard of “teachers” named as such at that level #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:15
@JeffreyKeefer RT @IshaiBarnoy: @rcbatp @DrHepner Don’t forget the #Adjunctchat hashtag! 2/11/2014 16:16
@cogdog When has much paperwork ever been required for so little pay #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:16
@4KM @Comprof1 We almost never have TAs; in past experience elsewhere they were top MA or MSc students #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:16
@bthatcher_icc RT @cogdog When has much paperwork ever been required for so little pay #AdjunctChat #lol 2/11/2014 16:16
@LitProfSuz @4KM @IshaiBarnoy Started adjuncting as a way to get experience tching as grad std. Seperate from TA.Now a Dr. & adjuncting #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:16
@4KM RT @cogdog When has much paperwork ever been required for so little pay #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:17
@DrHepner I’m using http://t.co/dewhe7JI8q and the hashtag is not automatically popping up, I guess? #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:17
@UpstateAdjuncts RT @JeffreyKeefer: @UpstateAdjuncts In some ways, acting on our beliefs is an empowering way to put so much of our theory into practice #Ad… 2/11/2014 16:17
@rcbatp @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat — summation — I agree that volume of paperwork is ridiculous (like Gilliam’s Brazil 2/11/2014 16:17
@cookingandcomp @JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 @fabianbanga busy day! Looking forward to #AdjunctChat transcript! 2/11/2014 16:17
@JeffreyKeefer Remember to use the #AdjunctChat tag for today’s chat especially as this has implications for #adjuncts #PostAc #AltAc #ECRchat and #PHDchat 2/11/2014 16:17
@4KM @cogdog Eloquent, as usual #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:18
@JeffreyKeefer RT @cogdog: When has much paperwork ever been required for so little pay #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:18
@Comprof1 RT @4KM: RT @cogdog When has much paperwork ever been required for so little pay #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:19
@JeffreyKeefer @rcbatp Can you talk more about the discipline where you were, and how that continues (or not) in your life and work now? #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:19
@rcbatp #adjunctchat — This is still very new to me (twitter-chat) — thanks for the patience! 2/11/2014 16:19
@UpstateAdjuncts Also – some adjuncts might leave academia and go into political organizing, would help build skills to org ourselves too #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:19
@UpstateAdjuncts RT @JeffreyKeefer: Remember to use the #AdjunctChat tag for today’s chat especially as this has implications for #adjuncts #PostAc #AltAc #… 2/11/2014 16:19
@JeffreyKeefer @rcbatp Can you also talk about the 2 pieces on Foucault you shared in the DropBox open for today’s #AdjunctChat https://t.co/mpClDcHNhU 2/11/2014 16:20
@IshaiBarnoy .@LitProfSuz @4KM My apologies — elisions are a risk of the medium. I meant MA’s (some non-“academic”) in contrast to PhD’s. #Adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:20
@LitProfSuz @rcbatp @Comprof1 As a TA,had a union & benefits.Was adjunct at another school. Little pay, no benefits. Both as grad student #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:21
@rcbatp @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat — 2011-2013 built a production unit in NYC and LA for stage, screen, and music opportunities — 2/11/2014 16:21
@Comprof1 @rcbatp You’re doing fine. It’s hard to keep up with the discussion sometimes. #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:21
@ProfessorF74 RT @rcbatp: #adjunctchat — the moment I said “I don’t have any control” immediately I saw places where I did exert control — especially r… 2/11/2014 16:21
@rcbatp @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat I wanted to bring Foucault into the conversation because he shows across his work that power is not stable 2/11/2014 16:22
@rcbatp @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat Foucault dismantles assumptions of power which relate directly to what we know and how we know what we know 2/11/2014 16:22
@JeffreyKeefer @UpstateAdjuncts Seems you see connections with academic work and #PostAc or #AltAc? #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:22
@Comprof1 @LitProfSuz @rcbatp Today as adjunct, I actually have less security/opportunity than I did as TA in same university. #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:23
@rcbatp @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat — Applying Foucault (and others like Deleuze, Derrida, Spivak, postcolonial) to my situation was very helpful 2/11/2014 16:23
@Comprof1 @LitProfSuz @rcbatp As TA had access to research and research funding. I don’t as an adjunct. #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:23
@4KM @Comprof1 @rcbatp Especially when bright, energized people create numerous conversation threads #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:23
@JeffreyKeefer @rcbatp Lots of people seem to quote Foucault without having read them. Suggestions for newbies out there? #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:24
@rcbatp @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat — increasing the flow between traditional higher ed and #postac and #altac is a fantastic tactic 4 empowerment 2/11/2014 16:24
@rcbatp @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat — not an either/or thing for me anymore — stay or go from higher ed — it’s a both/and moment 4 me 2/11/2014 16:25
@JeffreyKeefer @rcbatp Seems you found answers in philosophy, something often pushed to the side in the mad dash toward MBAs and Finance #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:25
@JeffreyKeefer RT @rcbatp: @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat — increasing the flow between traditional higher ed and #postac and #altac is a fantastic tactic… 2/11/2014 16:25
@tseenster RT @JeffreyKeefer: Remember to use the #AdjunctChat tag for today’s chat especially as this has implications for #adjuncts #PostAc #AltAc #… 2/11/2014 16:25
@LitProfSuz @Comprof1 @rcbatp As adjunct, I have access to libary/databases while scheduled for teaching. You? #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:25
@JeffreyKeefer @rcbatp What brought you to HE in the first place? #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:26
@JeffreyKeefer BTW, what brought everybody here in #AdjunctChat now to your work in HE? 2/11/2014 16:26
@rcbatp @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat — re: Foucault — I’d start with any of his lectures in essential works 2/11/2014 16:26
@Comprof1 @rcbatp @JeffreyKeefer You make a good point which is true with all “temp” workers. #adjunctchat. Start w/ playing game, but doesn’t work. 2/11/2014 16:26
@JeffreyKeefer Let’s face it, working in any capacity in HE does not seem it is primarily for the money! So, what else was it? #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:27
@JeffreyKeefer @rcbatp Great; perhaps a link to a volume or article or book later would be helpful. Hey, I am a library hound #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:27
@rcbatp @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat — Space, Knowledge, and Power is a good place to start 2/11/2014 16:27
@JeffreyKeefer RT @rcbatp: #adjunctchat — the moment I said “I don’t have any control” immediately I saw places where I did exert control — especially… 2/11/2014 16:27
@JeffreyKeefer RT @rcbatp: @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat I wanted to bring Foucault into the conversation because he shows across his work that power is… 2/11/2014 16:28
@Comprof1 @rcbatp @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat Then you realize many out there w/ same sit, so why put up with bad situation? Either quit or change job 2/11/2014 16:28
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer i am here #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:28
@rcbatp @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat — I was very much like my students — I didn’t know much about much going to college in 1988. 2/11/2014 16:28
@researchwhisper Very fast & furious #adjunctchat happening right now. Relevant for #altac & #postac, too. 2/11/2014 16:28
@UpstateAdjuncts RT @rcbatp: @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat — increasing the flow between traditional higher ed and #postac and #altac is a fantastic tactic 4… 2/11/2014 16:29
@IshaiBarnoy .@rcbatp @JeffreyKeefer Well, the decentralized, commodity-motivated organization of #HigherEd is more stable than most. #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:29
@rcbatp @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat — My life was transformed by teachers at CatholicU 1998-92. They gave ME choices so I could grow the f**k up 2/11/2014 16:29
@UpstateAdjuncts @JeffreyKeefer definitely – #altac and #adjunct struggles are really one and the same #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:29
@IshaiBarnoy RT @Comprof1: @rcbatp @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat Then you realize many out there w/ same sit, so why put up with bad situation? Either qui… 2/11/2014 16:30
@4KM Sorry – have to run to committee meeting; thanks everyone #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:30
@IshaiBarnoy #AdjunctChat @Comprof1 @rcbatp @JeffreyKeefer Yes, but the pain can settle in that I might be in a disadvantage here, too. 2/11/2014 16:30
@rcbatp @IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat — I’m more concerned with its underlying instability and neocorporate inability to meet student needs, 2 b honest 2/11/2014 16:31
@researchwhisper MT @rcbatp: #adjunctchat — increasing the flow between traditional higher ed and #postac and #altac is a fantastic tactic 4 empowerment 2/11/2014 16:31
@JeffreyKeefer @rcbatp I wonder how stable power is, to your point #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:31
@LitProfSuz @Comprof1 @rcbatp @JeffreyKeefer Husband & I taught together for yrs, vowed never to get a job we couldn’t leave if it was bad. #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:31
@IshaiBarnoy RT @rcbatp: @IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat — I’m more concerned with its underlying instability and neocorporate inability to meet student need… 2/11/2014 16:32
@rcbatp @IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat — Until I was able to look at why I was *so* miserable, it went beyond “adjunctcy” — it revealed a Kafka problem 2/11/2014 16:32
@JeffreyKeefer I know organizing challenges the HE power dynamic for #adjuncts, but is anybody satisfied with what has been accomplished? #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:32
@IshaiBarnoy .@rcbatp It’s not quite toppling on its own, though, I don’t think. Not quite yet. #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:32
@rcbatp @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat — that’s the trick — KAFKA MOMENT — there’s no one in the castle, we make the castle 2/11/2014 16:32
@JeffreyKeefer @4KM @Comprof1 @rcbatp Yes, sometimes using Q1 or Q2 and replies helps, though not always #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:33
@rcbatp @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat — it’s not stable, in other words — I started to see the “innumerable points” where power was exerted on me 2/11/2014 16:33
@JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz @Comprof1 @rcbatp I sometimes think that having research access is all of what keeps some people involved #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:34
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Unions are a tool not a solution. Unions have their own constraints to work within. #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:34
@JeffreyKeefer RT @researchwhisper: MT @rcbatp: #adjunctchat — increasing the flow between traditional higher ed and #postac and #altac is a fantastic… 2/11/2014 16:35
@cogdog Official Transcripts ($30), personnel form, background check, I9 (trip to notary), W4, Dir Deposit, Alcohol Policy. Now I teach #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:35
@JeffreyKeefer RT @UpstateAdjuncts: @JeffreyKeefer definitely – #altac and #adjunct struggles are really one and the same #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:35
@UpstateAdjuncts Cc #adjunctchat RT @CUNYadjuncts: Fri = first pay date for #CUNY adjuncts at community colleges. http://t.co/PB0J1RM9L2 2/11/2014 16:35
@rcbatp @IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat Agree it’s not going 2 topple on it’s own * in a state of heightened awareness, HE vulnerabilities show themselves 2/11/2014 16:35
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Adjuncts need to find their voice and work within the system to change the system or leave for better sit #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:36
@JeffreyKeefer @UpstateAdjuncts Can you talk about how you see #AltAc and #adjunct struggles as the same? #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:36
@IshaiBarnoy @rcbatp @JeffreyKeefer So maybe govt pulling on #HigherEd strings is what will reveal the king with no clothes on, you mean? #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:36
@fabianbanga @rcbatp @IshaiBarnoy w about discuses constitute madness in relation to a particular historical time / in relation to #adjunctchat struggle 2/11/2014 16:36
@UpstateAdjuncts .@CUNYadjuncts not getting paid on time has driven some of us to leave academia – frustrating #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:36
@rcbatp @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat — the research draw of HE does keep many people enslaved * but what about ComColl where research doesn’t matter 2/11/2014 16:36
@JeffreyKeefer @rcbatp Thank you for the reference #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:36
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga Welcome! #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:36
@AdjunctChat RT @researchwhisper: Very fast & furious #adjunctchat happening right now. Relevant for #altac & #postac, too. 2/11/2014 16:37
@rcbatp @IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat — the naked flaccid power of HE can be seen without gov’t pressure but external pressure of any kind will help 2/11/2014 16:37
@rcbatp @fabianbanga #adjunctchat — So so so tempting to hijack this conversation re: power, madness, and knowledge . . . but I won’t (wink) 2/11/2014 16:38
@AdjunctChat The overview for today’s #AdjunctChat (currently underway) with @rcbatp is at http://t.co/RjurB735rL 2/11/2014 16:38
@Comprof1 @rcbatp @JeffreyKeefer Depends on the CC. Those in my area require “outside funds” coming in which can be reserach or outreach #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:38
@IshaiBarnoy .@rcbatp Yes, well, what I meant to say was “… barring a revolution.” #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:39
@JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy @rcbatp More stable than most in what way? #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:39
@JeffreyKeefer @4KM Glad you were able to join; thanks! #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:39
@fabianbanga @rcbatp @IshaiBarnoy so #adjunct struggle = madness from those in power (academia, tenured faculty, administration, etc) #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:39
@rcbatp @rcbatp #adjunctchat — I will say HE is a place where reason is dazzled (Madness and Civilization) = going 2 make YOU think YR crazy (wink) 2/11/2014 16:40
@JeffreyKeefer @rcbatp Sounds like invitation to transformative learning? #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:40
@rcbatp RT @fabianbanga: @rcbatp @IshaiBarnoy so #adjunct struggle = madness from those in power (academia, tenured faculty, administration, etc) #… 2/11/2014 16:40
@JeffreyKeefer RT @rcbatp: @IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat — Until I was able to look at why I was *so* miserable, it went beyond “adjunctcy” — it revealed… 2/11/2014 16:40
@rcbatp @fabianbanga #adjunctchat — this is what I experienced directly and I see happening with increased intensity 2/11/2014 16:41
@JeffreyKeefer Today’s #AdjunctChat intrigues me as it brings the humanities into practice when navigating the #adjunct experience #PostAc #AltAc 2/11/2014 16:41
@deborahbrian RT @researchwhisper: MT @rcbatp: #adjunctchat — increasing the flow between traditional higher ed and #postac and #altac is a fantastic ta… 2/11/2014 16:41
@rcbatp @IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat — What would constitute a revolution in HE? 2/11/2014 16:42
@JeffreyKeefer RT @rcbatp: @rcbatp #adjunctchat — I will say HE is a place where reason is dazzled (Madness and Civilization) = going 2 make YOU think… 2/11/2014 16:42
@JeffreyKeefer RT @AdjunctChat: The overview for today’s #AdjunctChat (currently underway) with @rcbatp is at http://t.co/4UtA7rpPgt 2/11/2014 16:42
@rcbatp @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat . . . it revealed so many points of empowerment in that moment — curriculum and student advising for example 2/11/2014 16:42
@IshaiBarnoy .@rcbatp In modest terms? And yeah, we’ve seen some of these — student strikes. Or maybe something more widespread. #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:43
@JeffreyKeefer @rcbatp How did your interaction with your students change as a result of your personal shift re: #HigherEducation? #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:44
@rcbatp #adjunctchat — let’s return to the overview — thank you Jeffrey 🙂 — specifically how to build alliances . . 2/11/2014 16:44
@IshaiBarnoy .@JeffreyKeefer @rcbatp Hmm. Gotta think about that one. Maybe we’re in the midst of a dramatic collapse. #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:44
@UpstateAdjuncts @JeffreyKeefer since ac labor market is saturated, some PhDs should go #altac – but those that go political can help w activism #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:44
@rcbatp @IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat — Student walk outs imply an alliance between students adn professors I’m not convinced has been established. 2/11/2014 16:45
@Comprof1 @rcbatp What would like to see change in HE that would help both adjuncts and students? #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:45
@fabianbanga @IshaiBarnoy @rcbatp tried in previews tweet / struggle in confrontational adjunct discourses seeing as sociological madness #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:45
@IshaiBarnoy Well, #AdjunctChat folks, I gotta go prepare for my class. Talk to you again sometime. 2/11/2014 16:45
@UpstateAdjuncts @JeffreyKeefer both are two options that don’t force us to not get degrees in things that aren’t cash cows for unis #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:46
@rcbatp @UpstateAdjuncts #adjunctchat — exactly — increasing the flow, deterritorializing the either/or of ADJUNCTorNOTHING can help more ppl 2/11/2014 16:46
@fabianbanga @LitProfSuz @rcbatp @IshaiBarnoy indeed #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:46
@Comprof1 @rcbatp I see things that can happen at my own school w/out any additional funding. #adjunctchat But need to get adjuncts speaking 2/11/2014 16:46
@rcbatp @IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat — nice to chat with you again! Keep the conversation going anytime @rcbatp or #adjunctuprising 2/11/2014 16:46
@fabianbanga @LitProfSuz @rcbatp @IshaiBarnoy However, you will find many alliances if we see the struggle from a labor perspective #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:47
@rcbatp @Comprof1 #adjunctchat — I’d love faculty & students 2 see the strength in their alliance given how everyone benefits when learning is A+ 2/11/2014 16:48
@JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy Thanks for joining; I need to run at 5:00 for my #SCPSRPM course @NYUSCPS just after out #AdjunctChat ends. 2/11/2014 16:48
@JeffreyKeefer @rcbatp What is the #adjunctuprising tag? #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:48
@JeffreyKeefer RT @rcbatp: @Comprof1 #adjunctchat — I’d love faculty & students 2 see the strength in their alliance given how everyone benefits when… 2/11/2014 16:48
@rcbatp @Comprof1 #adjunctchat — 2009-2011 adjunct union drive (success!!) showed the power of talking and gathering together . . . . 2/11/2014 16:49
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga @LitProfSuz @rcbatp @IshaiBarnoy This is something I hope to have as a focus in some future #AdjunctChat sessions 2/11/2014 16:49
@rcbatp @Comprof1 #adjunctchat — We all readlized two things (1) we were in this together and (2) we’d been kept apart deliberately. 2/11/2014 16:49
@rcbatp RT @JeffreyKeefer: @fabianbanga @LitProfSuz @rcbatp @IshaiBarnoy This is something I hope to have as a focus in some future #AdjunctChat se… 2/11/2014 16:49
@rcbatp @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat — 100% agree — these are important topics too!! 2/11/2014 16:50
@LitProfSuz #adjunctchat My Dean’s response to the support work I’m trying, “We shouldn’t make a flawed system tolerable. We should change the system 2/11/2014 16:50
@rcbatp #adjunctuprising #adjunctchat I am working with Left Forum & a group called Adjunct Swarm 2 center labor, critical theory, on adjunct crisis 2/11/2014 16:51
@rcbatp @LitProfSuz #adjunctchat — This contingent system is kill all of us — we are not programmed to live in tentativeness and teaching is… 2/11/2014 16:51
@JeffreyKeefer I just noticed that some of @rcbatp’s replies did not include the #AdjunctChat so we missed some of them 😦 2/11/2014 16:52
@JeffreyKeefer @rcbatp Do you have any links to them you can share? #adjunctuprising #adjunctchat 2/11/2014 16:52
@LitProfSuz #adjunctchat IRS guidance on health care law clarifies formula for counting adjunct hours | Inside Higher Ed http://t.co/6B24r0exv8 2/11/2014 16:53
@rcbatp @LitProfSuz #adjunctchat — We’re not programmed 2 live in contingency, especially teachers * the system is deadly and increases suffering 2/11/2014 16:53
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @rcbatp Yes, and the way HE is set up, #adjuncts rarely interact or even know of one another #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:53
@rcbatp @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat — for any missed messages I’ll collect in my own Spotify under RCBATP . . . 2/11/2014 16:54
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @rcbatp Seems #adjuncts who do not attend meetings and only teach are better controlled than those who are involved #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:54
@JeffreyKeefer @rcbatp Then please share them back here with the #AdjunctChat tag, too! 2/11/2014 16:54
@JeffreyKeefer Please listen to a recording @camelshammers shared on the #AdjunctChat site http://t.co/msN3DXRBpt before next week’s chat 2/11/2014 16:55
@JeffreyKeefer Next week’s #AdjunctChat on Tues Feb 18 is led by @camelshammers – Topic “Using Social Media to Create Opportunities.” 2/11/2014 16:55
@JeffreyKeefer RT @LitProfSuz: #adjunctchat My Dean’s response to the support work I’m trying, “We shouldn’t make a flawed system tolerable. We should… 2/11/2014 16:55
@rcbatp @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat — oh — of course! — I’ll send back . . . 2/11/2014 16:55
@NSRiazat RT @JeffreyKeefer: Remember to use the #AdjunctChat tag for today’s chat especially as this has implications for #adjuncts #PostAc #AltAc #… 2/11/2014 16:56
@rcbatp @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat — the faculty meeting is designed 2 suck time (unpaid) & increases magical thinking that your opinion matters 2/11/2014 16:56
@JeffreyKeefer Thank you @rcbatp for today’s #AdjunctChat — lots to think about and consider. I think the notion of empowerment can be further explored 2/11/2014 16:57
@JeffreyKeefer RT @rcbatp: @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat — the faculty meeting is designed 2 suck time (unpaid) & increases magical thinking that your… 2/11/2014 16:57
@rcbatp @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat — thank you for inviting me — I hope I was able to hack into the conversations and provide support! 🙂 2/11/2014 16:57
@JeffreyKeefer Alas, I need to off to my own #adjunct course. Thanks, @rcbatp and all, and please continue the chat. I will catch up later #AdjunctChat 2/11/2014 16:58
@VanessaVaile MT @rcbatp @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat—fac mtg designed 2 suck unpaid #adjunct time—increases magical thinking that yr opinion matters 2/11/2014 16:59
@PrecariousFac MT @rcbatp @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat—fac mtg designed 2 suck unpaid #adjunct time—increases magical thinking that yr opinion matters 2/11/2014 17:00
@stevewright1976 @JeffreyKeefer working with clever people and in a stimulating intellectual atmosphere? #AdjunctChat those are the good bits if you get ’em 2/11/2014 17:01
@Comprof1 RT @LitProfSuz: @Comprof1 @rcbatp @JeffreyKeefer Husband & I taught together for yrs, vowed never to get a job we couldn’t leave if it was … 2/11/2014 17:05

#AdjunctChat Topic Feb 11 ~ Changes Needed To Improve Your Teaching Life

Twitter_ChatThe topic for the #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, February 11 is:

Changes Needed To Improve Your Teaching Life

Our facilitator will be RCB @rcbatp whose work as a Philosopher | Writer | Professor | Producer | Composer will bring an expanded focus to #adjunct issues in this week’s chat.

This weeks #AdjunctChat areas of discussion will include:

  1. Transforming Personal Outlook
  2. Building Affinity with Inside/Outside Academy
  3. Money

All are welcome to #AdjunctChat on February 10, from 4:00-5:00 pm EST.

Transcript from #AdjunctChat on 2/4/14

Colouful speech bubblesThis is the transcript from #AdjunctChat on 2/4/14, and was facilitated by Joseph Fruscione @ProfessorF74.

The topic was When We Decide To Leave

All are welcome to our next #AdjunctChat on Tues, Feb 11 at 4:00pm EST, which will be facilitated by VCVaile @VCVaile.

From User Text Time
@ProfessorF74 It’s time for #adjunctchat: we’re discussing when #adjuncts decide to leave higher ed,  how to reframe academic exper., & what’s next. 2/4/2014 16:00:49
@IshaiBarnoy RT @ProfessorF74: It’s time for #adjunctchat: we’re discussing when #adjuncts decide to leave higher ed,  how to reframe academic exper., &… 2/4/2014 16:01:31
@FromPhDtoLife I’m here! An adjunct in spirit only, #postac in more than spirit. #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:02:36
@FromPhDtoLife RT @ProfessorF74: It’s time for #adjunctchat: we’re discussing when #adjuncts decide to leave higher ed,  how to reframe academic exper., &… 2/4/2014 16:02:59
@ProfessorF74 Check in with a brief intro and what (if any) #postac or #altac plans you have. #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:03:05
@melovell RT @ProfessorF74: It’s time for #adjunctchat: we’re discussing when #adjuncts decide to leave higher ed,  how to reframe academic exper., &… 2/4/2014 16:03:35
@IshaiBarnoy I’m here, too. An #Adjunct, a creative in several fields, here for some #AdjunctChat. 2/4/2014 16:03:59
@cookingandcomp In my first year of adjuncting just out of grad school. Unsure how I would ever trans to another kind of job. #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:04:30
@ProfessorF74 For the first time since 2006, I’m an adjunct at only one school. English/Writing Studies.
#adjunctchat
2/4/2014 16:04:42
@FromPhDtoLife I quit my last sort-of jobs last year, hoping to succeed at self-employment. Had been making adjunct-like wages, not advancing. #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:05:02
@RebeccaOctavia Also here, an #adjunct, love teaching but have to be realistic and start looking into alternatives… #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:05:17
@IshaiBarnoy My #postac plans: Careerwise: Find a job; Otherwise: Starting to perform and write for (and about?) local theater. #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:05:26
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat I am being forced to look for consulting or admin jobs. My long term adj contract is in peril! 2/4/2014 16:05:38
@JeffreyKeefer RT @ProfessorF74: It’s time for #adjunctchat: we’re discussing when #adjuncts decide to leave higher ed,  how to reframe academic exper.,… 2/4/2014 16:05:51
@fabianbanga @ProfessorF74 I am here #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:05:53
@ProfessorF74 @cookingandcomp It’s a big change for sure. I’m making it up as I go. Jennifer Pollk will be a big help.

Also: LinkedIn. #adjunctchat

2/4/2014 16:05:53
@cookingandcomp @RebeccaOctavia I love teaching, too, but the realist in me is making me reevaluate. #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:06:10
@FromPhDtoLife I felt like this! @cookingandcomp But know that many do it. Not easy but often done, can learn from others #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:06:13
@JeffreyKeefer @ProfessorF74 Looking forward to today’s #AdjunctChat that is just beginning http://t.co/juedPP6P2M 2/4/2014 16:06:42
@4KM Hello everyone at #adjunctchat; just got in the door in time to join. Feel “in transition” so will enjoy hearing perspectives. 2/4/2014 16:06:44
@Comprof1 @RebeccaOctavia  #adjunctchat What alternatives are you looking for? 2/4/2014 16:06:46
@IshaiBarnoy @Comprof1 Oh no! After so many years? #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:06:57
@ProfessorF74 @RebeccaOctavia Same here, Rebecca. Someone like me (14 years teaching) is seen as “stale.” I’m set up to do freelance editing. #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:07:25
@JeffreyKeefer @ProfessorF74 To your question, I wonder how many #adjuncts consider themselves #AltAc, anyway? #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:07:41
@FromPhDtoLife I’m convinced those of us who love teaching can find we love it in other contexts: consulting, training, coaching etc #adjunctchat #postac 2/4/2014 16:07:59
@RebeccaOctavia @comprof1 for now only admin in #highered and maybe non-profit. It’s a scary transition, to be quite honest! #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:08:06
@JeffreyKeefer I always considered #AltAc as alternate to (full-time) academic work, and not something only in the realm of the humanities #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:08:14
@IshaiBarnoy Definitely, though, I’ve been feeling job-imperiled since my very first semester. #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:08:17
@Comprof1 @ProfessorF74  #adjunctchat I’m taking the opportunity to take free classes in xhtml on campus. #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:08:28
@MirandaMerklein Hi. I’m still adjuncting (5 courses at two schools). In realizing that I may never get FT work, searching 4 PhD alt-ac alterns #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:08:30
@ProfessorF74 @JeffreyKeefer Great question. Who already feels #altac? I don’t (yet..). #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:08:36
@melovell #AdjunctChat Turned down sessional teaching job this semester. Will focus on writing & getting consulting experience. 2/4/2014 16:08:54
@MeganJMcPherson #AdjunctChat is on now! 2/4/2014 16:08:57
@JeffreyKeefer I have taught as an #adjunct for 8 years, though always worked FT elsewhere #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:09:13
@IshaiBarnoy @FromPhDtoLife I think I like coaching/counseling more than teaching, & performing way more than that, but teaching works. #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:09:23
@Comprof1 @RebeccaOctavia  #adjunctchat I’ve worked in admin but not as dept head. Hard to transition in w/out. 2/4/2014 16:09:29
@ProfessorF74 @MirandaMerklein Adjuncts like you are fast becoming the rule. Lots of multicampus work.  #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:09:35
@cookingandcomp anyone whose made the leap found any factors that help? locations? time to look? way to sell myself? #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:09:42
@RebeccaOctavia @FromPhDtoLife Yes! It’s great how many ressources there are now (including your blog) for learning to “rebrand” our skills #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:10:09
@JeffreyKeefer @RebeccaOctavia I have always worked non-profit (or at least much of my working life) @Comprof1 #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:10:13
@4KM Either/or framing is interesting for this #adjunctchat. Most people I know are both/and and plan to stay that way. 2/4/2014 16:10:20
@FromPhDtoLife Things started to happen for me when I embraced being in transition. Felt MUCH better & could relate to others, not just ac’s #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:10:21
@ProfessorF74 @cookingandcomp For me, LinkedIn has been good. Also, some self-promotion: What do you do well? How can your exp. transfer?

#adjunctchat

2/4/2014 16:10:31
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat I’m having trouble w/ credentials. Been teaching for 25 yrs so admin experience considered outdated. 2/4/2014 16:10:36
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:10:40
@IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer What’s you’re FT? #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:10:48
@AdjunctChat For those just joining, today’s #AdjunctChat is facilitated by @ProfessorF74 http://t.co/ecDvwG2PVl All are welcome! 2/4/2014 16:11:12
@melovell #AdjunctChat I’m not ready to leave academia yet but I’m only taking on work that fits broader career trajectory and builds experience 2/4/2014 16:11:20
@MirandaMerklein @ProfessorF74 Yep, and we still haven’t been paid anything for Spring. I have $3 in my bank account. 5 weeks of wage theft #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:11:25
@cookingandcomp @ProfessorF74 all of my exp is in teaching comp or consulting/writing centers. It seems difficult to rebrand. #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:11:32
@IshaiBarnoy RT @Comprof1: #adjunctchat I’m having trouble w/ credentials. Been teaching for 25 yrs so admin experience considered outdated. 2/4/2014 16:11:32
@FromPhDtoLife That’s wonderfully brave and bold, @melovell! How are you faring? Any wisdom to share? #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:11:46
@ProfessorF74 RT @AdjunctChat For those just joining, today’s #AdjunctChat is facilitated by @ProfessorF74 http://t.co/ZeFCcpzwbJ All are welcome! 2/4/2014 16:11:49
@LitProfSuz #adjunctchat I’m adjunct at 2 places. I like the flexible schedule. But I worry I will not be competitive when I want FT. 2/4/2014 16:11:59
@Comprof1 @ProfessorF74  #adjunctchat Do you work in same geo location? We still have high unemployment among Phd 2/4/2014 16:12:03
@4KM @Comprof1 Interesting to hear your focus on admin. I get the feeling you are quite creative. #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:12:09
@cookingandcomp Part of this is also “what do I do with myself?” I always saw myself as a teacher. What are the alternatives? #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:12:09
@IshaiBarnoy I’m feeling like I have no “skills”! What rebranding can I possibly do? #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:12:12
@JeffreyKeefer @MirandaMerklein How are you going about your search into the #AltAc world? #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:12:43
@FromPhDtoLife Good thing performing a feature of many jobs! Not necessarily in a theatre, but same skills in diff contexts @IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:12:48
@LitProfSuz @FromPhDtoLife How did you “embrace transition”?  I’m struggling with this. #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:13:00
@ProfessorF74 @cookingandcomp It’s tricky: I’ve stressed my strong wriiting skills, copyediting, & proofreading. Freelancing is my way.  #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:13:00
@cookingandcomp I completely understand! RT @IshaiBarnoy I’m feeling like I have no “skills”! What rebranding can I possibly do? #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:13:10
@IshaiBarnoy I’m considering manual labor as an alternative — at least philosophically. #Adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:13:19
@ProfessorF74 @IshaiBarnoy Editing? Writing? Writing consultation? Proofreading? Tutoring? College prep for high schoolers? #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:13:28
@JeffreyKeefer @ProfessorF74 @cookingandcomp I have not been able to use #LinkedIn effectively; seems to be a lot of talk without direction #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:13:47
@rjhogue hi everyone … sorry I’m late …  #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:13:48
@4KM @cookingandcomp Many types of work involve helping others to learn, even if they aren’t called teaching #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:13:48
@cookingandcomp @ProfessorF74 I have a friend who has been editing for two years, still can’t get many freelance gigs. Disheartening #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:13:57
@Comprof1 @4KM  #adjunctchat I have corp experience but they want specific tech skills (not design). So trying to get those skills now 2/4/2014 16:13:59
@FromPhDtoLife Give yourself lots of time for a complete transition (not just job change), be patient and kind to yourself, get support #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:14:08
@JeffreyKeefer @ProfessorF74 @cookingandcomp Perhaps you have some tips for using #LinkedIn as an #adjunct or #AltAc? #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:14:14
@melovell @FromPhDtoLife Ask me in 6 months! Still feeling my way here. #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:14:26
@IshaiBarnoy .@FromPhDtoLife Sometimes context and remuneration affect the performance. Not always for the better. #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:14:36
@4KM @IshaiBarnoy Perhaps put a competency framework on your desk and give yourself 20 min to write exs of work you’ve done? #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:14:55
@JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy My FT work is as a project manager in an education / quality management department in healthcare #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:14:58
@Comprof1 @ProfessorF74  #adjunctchat How do you market your editing skills? Do you do online? 2/4/2014 16:15:07
@melovell @FromPhDtoLife Will do some informational interviewing on consulting as I have much to learn. #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:15:08
@MirandaMerklein @JeffreyKeefer Job banks, career services at my old schools, gov job lists. Nothing yet. I’m overqualified AND lack experience #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:15:19
@ProfessorF74 @JeffreyKeefer @cookingandcomp LinkedIn = good networking–not so much to FIND jobs.

There’s also http://t.co/bfEclBNJLY.  #adjunctchat

2/4/2014 16:15:20
@JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy I have never been able to move too far away from education in some capacity or another #AltAc #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:15:22
@JeffreyKeefer RT @AdjunctChat: For those just joining, today’s #AdjunctChat is facilitated by @ProfessorF74 http://t.co/juedPP6P2M All are welcome! 2/4/2014 16:15:28
@rjhogue I’ve gotten jobs from my connections on LinkedIn.. its important to let them know you are looking #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:15:44
@RebeccaOctavia Please!RT @JeffreyKeefer @ProfessorF74 @cookingandcomp Perhaps you have some tips for using #LinkedIn as an #adjunct or #AltAc? #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:15:53
@4KM @Comprof1 Today’s Chronicle talks about IT folks needing to focus on soft skills #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:15:57
@JeffreyKeefer @melovell Meaning consulting projects? #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:15:57
@IshaiBarnoy aw crap! RT @ProfessorF74 Editing? Writing? Writing consultation? Proofreading? Tutoring? College prep for high schoolers? #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:15:59
@Comprof1 @melovell  #adjunctchat My sister just did this and worked out well. 2/4/2014 16:16:08
@ProfessorF74 @Comprof1 Some online, yes. Some just talking to friends, academic colleagues, etc. Some checking Craigslist. 1/2  #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:16:14
@FromPhDtoLife Teachers often make good proj managers, knowledge transfer professionals, marketers, consultants etc etc #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:16:28
@ProfessorF74 @Comprof1 The DC area has a lot of need for freelance consultants for proposals & other writing projects. 2/2  #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:16:50
@JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz I also #adjunct at two unis between 3 departments, though I have never really tried the FT route #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:16:55
@4KM I really think wk w a university enhances workplace or consulting skills and vice versa (if the programs are at all applied) #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:17:00
@MirandaMerklein @jesimone @ProfessorF74 @JeffreyKeefer What was the most upsetting thing for you about how schools handled ACA? #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:17:12
@cookingandcomp Tips for networking? My connections are all either in higher ed or are not on #linkedin. #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:17:17
@JeffreyKeefer @cookingandcomp Learner? Education Pofessional? Organizational Learning Consultant? #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:17:24
@Comprof1 @4KM  #adjunctchat But reality is filtered out of pool w/out specific IT skills Husband is in IT & he has to fight hard for soft skill hires 2/4/2014 16:17:46
@ProfessorF74 @rjhogue @cookingandcomp Wife & friends helped me revise my LinkedIn to stress transition potential and Xferable skills. #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:17:48
@FromPhDtoLife We all have lots and lots of skills. Knowing them is a good starting point to a #postac job/career search. #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:17:50
@JeffreyKeefer @4KM @Comprof1 Yes, some people seem humble in their skills! #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:17:51
@jesimone @cookingandcomp @IshaiBarnoy Right. Our skills are as teachers. devalued. #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:17:55
@ProfessorF74 RT @cookingandcomp Tips for networking? My connections are all either in higher ed or are not on #linkedin. #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:18:00
@rjhogue If you can manage it, try attending a practitioner oriented conference .. great way to meet consultants #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:18:07
@IshaiBarnoy @merlemassie I don’t feel like I have any of those skills, at least not in professional quality. #Adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:18:23
@JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy It depends on what you want to position yourself to do; helps to have a goal in mind to direct the #AltAc work #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:18:38
@cookingandcomp RT @rjhogue If you can manage it, try attending a practitioner oriented conference .. great way to meet consultants #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:18:39
@LitProfSuz @JeffreyKeefer So I have a weird question for you, which institution do you claim when sending in proposals/articles/etc?  #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:19:09
@IshaiBarnoy I meant: #AdjunctChat @ProfessorF74 In other words, what? A) These require HEAVY “rebranding,” B) These sound non-fun by comparison. 2/4/2014 16:19:09
@Comprof1 @cookingandcomp  #adjunctchat What is your specialty? Join local professional group (i.e. AMA for marketing, Chamber of commerce) 2/4/2014 16:19:12
@ProfessorF74 RT @rjhogue If you can manage it, try attending a practitioner oriented conference .. great way to meet consultants #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:19:26
@rjhogue what is a reasonable expectation for a teaching a master’s course as an adjunct (in the US)?  #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:19:39
@JeffreyKeefer @ProfessorF74 @rjhogue @cookingandcomp Did your #LinkedIn mainly focus on the resume and skills, or also on the networking? #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:19:56
@jesimone @MirandaMerklein @ProfessorF74 @JeffreyKeefer the lies about policy re: cred caps. #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:19:56
@rjhogue I’m trying to figure out a reasonable balance between teaching and consulting … to make a living #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:20:11
@RebeccaOctavia @IshaiBarnoy I often feel the same way, but then again, all those professionals started somewhere.  #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:20:26
@Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy  #adjunctchat I suggest that your take advantage of free courses i.e. marktng so you can do theatre marktg 2/4/2014 16:20:28
@rjhogue @JeffreyKeefer @ProfessorF74  @cookingandcomp after taking 16-months off, I just posted to my status “looking for work” …  #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:20:41
@JeffreyKeefer As an aside, please let us know if any topics in today stick to you; we can use as a future #AdjunctChat topic! Please let me know!! 2/4/2014 16:20:42
@4KM @LitProfSuz @JeffreyKeefer Wouldn’t that be a great research topic with adjuncts as participants!?! #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:20:46
@cookingandcomp @Comprof1 composition/rhetoric, focus on learning to write, transfer of knowledge. Maybe there is no hope for me! 😉  #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:20:56
@ProfessorF74 Me on LinkedIn: http://t.co/TQ8LuSml8a

Mine mostly discusses skills + recent work (w/ testimonials).  #adjunctchat

2/4/2014 16:21:02
@FromPhDtoLife It’s hard in part b/c building new #postac #altac identity (brand) is so personal. No template for all PhDs. @RebeccaOctavia #Adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:21:17
@JeffreyKeefer @rjhogue Do you have any examples you can share so people have a sense what you mean? #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:21:26
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat Other thing I’m trying to figure out is self-employed or consulting group. Hate being self-employed but may be only way. 2/4/2014 16:21:32
@JeffreyKeefer @rjhogue Welcome! #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:21:45
@IshaiBarnoy @Comprof1 Thanks. Yeah, I’m just starting to get a sense of doing that (courses) with both development and branding in mind. #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:21:58
@melovell @Comprof1 That’s very good to know! #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:22:03
@fabianbanga Interestingly; I was thinking that this issue of leaving academia is not only an adjunct case #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:22:07
@ProfessorF74 A key thing I’ve seen is talking with others who are in the same boat: as Jen Polk said, there’s no universal template.  #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:22:29
@4KM One branding challenge is that the reputation of the academy isn’t always stellar in the “real world,” yet sometimes is.  #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:22:53
@rjhogue @JeffreyKeefer I attended eLearning Guild conf (mLearnCon) .. practitioner focused, most sessions led by consultants #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:22:53
@JeffreyKeefer @4KM @LitProfSuz am ready to expand my research direction, so am up for some around #adjuncts if anybody wants to collaborate! #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:22:56
@FromPhDtoLife I rec reading Wm Bridges’ Transitions, wonderful (& scholarly) self-help book! @LitProfSuz #adjunctchat. He is a former Eng prof 🙂 2/4/2014 16:22:59
@JeffreyKeefer RT @IshaiBarnoy: .@FromPhDtoLife Sometimes context and remuneration affect the performance. Not always for the better. #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:23:08
@IshaiBarnoy @RebeccaOctavia And maybe they were lucky, too! Hard to snatch up those gateway entry jobs! So… Back to square one? #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:23:12
@melovell @JeffreyKeefer Relevant research contracts too. I’ll still apply for academic work but not just *anything* at this point. #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:23:13
@ProfessorF74 @fabianbanga Please say more about this. There’ve been recent stories of T/TT faculty leaving.  #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:23:16
@rjhogue @Comprof1 I think finding others with complementary skills works well in consulting self-employed, but with connections #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:23:38
@IshaiBarnoy RT @fabianbanga: Interestingly; I was thinking that this issue of leaving academia is not only an adjunct case #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:23:45
@FromPhDtoLife Once I declared to ppl “I’m in transition!” almost all could relate. It made me just another person, not failed PhD @LitProfSuz #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:23:46
@Comprof1 @cookingandcomp  #adjunctchat My strength also. (my dissertation topic) Have u lookd into workplace writng? Or consultg w/ school districts? 2/4/2014 16:24:19
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @melovell Consulting on one’s own or for another firm? #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:24:22
@LitProfSuz @4KM @JeffreyKeefer Totally! I’ve been thinking @ this since I’m researching & writing independently.  Who gets the credit? #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:24:47
@FromPhDtoLife .@qui_oui Yes! This is such a freeing attitude, to me. And it puts you in control, not at mercy of institution/academic culture #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:24:52
@JeffreyKeefer @ProfessorF74 @Comprof1 How would one find out about these sorts of #AltAc consulting opportunities? #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:24:52
@melovell @Comprof1 I figure being an adjunct is almost self-employed anyway. It’s a neoliberal dream life. 😉 #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:25:05
@injenuity Gov’t grant projects usually need writing, editing, curriculum development, ID. Try DOL, NSF projects. http://t.co/kS2KAS5Q1V #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:25:06
@cookingandcomp @Comprof1 My mom has suggested this, but I’m not sure where to even begin! Graduating = extended sense of helplessness. #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:25:18
@IshaiBarnoy @4KM What do you mean? What’s a competency framework? #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:25:19
@RebeccaOctavia @IshaiBarnoy Yes, luck plays a role. Prob. the luck to know the “right” people. Hence networking, though it’s challenging 🙂 #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:25:39
@fabianbanga @ProfessorF74 Yes, many tenured and senior professors are leaving academia / unhappy about work conditions, resources, etc #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:25:41
@FromPhDtoLife Truth! Imagine how much more awesome we’d make the world if we were all thriving & highly valued as we should be! @IshaiBarnoy #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:25:54
@melovell @rjhogue How do you locate consulting work? Do you work through a university centre or totally self-employed? #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:26:00
@JeffreyKeefer RT @rjhogue: what is a reasonable expectation for a teaching a master’s course as an adjunct (in the US)?  #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:26:04
@melovell RT @FromPhDtoLife: Teachers often make good proj managers, knowledge transfer professionals, marketers, consultants etc etc #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:26:11
@jesimone @FromPhDtoLife @LitProfSuz challenged to not feel like failure. but we were failed. #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:26:20
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer  #adjunctchat Linkedin, FT professors (many have consulting gigs on side). Currently asking friends in corps who they use. 2/4/2014 16:26:35
@IshaiBarnoy RT @melovell: @Comprof1 I figure being an adjunct is almost self-employed anyway. It’s a neoliberal dream life. 😉 #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:26:36
@FromPhDtoLife @melovell Have fun! Good thing we love to learn, us academics 🙂 #adjunctchat See my Q&As on website 2/4/2014 16:26:43
@rjhogue @melovell at the moment it finds me … I was lucky to have a supervisor who does a lot of contract work #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:26:45
@fabianbanga @MirandaMerklein sure, I am a senior faculty tenured and have considered many times to leave academia #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:27:15
@rjhogue I’ve learned that right not there is a lot of money in medical education (eLearning for med ed) #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:27:19
@4KM Might be game @JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz Must finish papers first. Might be difficult for funding but could be fascinating #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:27:22
@JeffreyKeefer @jesimone @MirandaMerklein @ProfessorF74 Can you talk more about what was the last straw for you? #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:27:33
@Comprof1 @melovell  #adjunctchat University has is a good resource. They can handle some of admin if you work for them as consultant in businesses 2/4/2014 16:27:43
@ProfessorF74 Great networking and logistics planning so far.

In one tweet, share what your last straw is/was/will be for leaving academia. #adjunctchat

2/4/2014 16:27:44
@JeffreyKeefer RT @rjhogue: I’m trying to figure out a reasonable balance between teaching and consulting … to make a living #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:27:50
@IshaiBarnoy .@FromPhDtoLife That may be mathematically impossible! The job market itself may be antithetical to all of us thriving/valued. #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:27:51
@melovell @cookingandcomp Have you asked connections (academic and personal) if they know people in x field? I’ve heard this can work. #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:28:01
@4KM RT @melovell: @Comprof1 I figure being an adjunct is almost self-employed anyway. It’s a neoliberal dream life. 😉 #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:28:24
@Comprof1 @rjhogue  #adjunctchat What about working for pharm or insurance co on educating about long term health needs (i.e. asthma, diabetes, nutrit 2/4/2014 16:29:11
@RebeccaOctavia @ProfessorF74 almost no perspective for permanent & full-time work #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:29:15
@rjhogue @IshaiBarnoy @melovell @Comprof1being an adjunct is TOTALLY self-employed! #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:29:18
@ProfessorF74 RT @RebeccaOctavia @ProfessorF74 almost no perspective for permanent & full-time work #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:29:27
@injenuity I track 500+ #edtech startups at https://t.co/NJYpNbU6xF Some may be hiring or may pay for advising/consulting. #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:29:49
@FromPhDtoLife Well perhaps so @IshaiBarnoy but I’m an optimist, so let me have my fantasy :)) #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:29:51
@hamiltonkimkh RT @ProfessorF74: RT @rjhogue If you can manage it, try attending a practitioner oriented conference .. great way to meet consultants #adju… 2/4/2014 16:30:00
@4KM @ProfessorF74 If I ever feel I don’t have a voice, I’ll set other priorities #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:30:01
@Comprof1 @melovell  #adjunctchat I did. Problem is self employed takes a lot of time and planning going from job to job. 2/4/2014 16:30:04
@ProfessorF74 For me: being “stale” and “old.” No way to move up internally. No chance to compete with 500+ “fresh” PhDs.  #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:30:06
@IshaiBarnoy RT @FromPhDtoLife: Well perhaps so @IshaiBarnoy but I’m an optimist, so let me have my fantasy :)) #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:30:15
@jesimone My school intentionally devalued us. Made clear no room for growth and no respect as colleagues when they capped us #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:30:20
@JeffreyKeefer @ProfessorF74 Nice example of #Adjunct networking! Just connected with you on #LinkedIn #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:30:49
@melovell @ProfessorF74 I tell myself I’ll leave if I go 3 years post-PhD without a multiyear employment contract. Trying to be pragmatic #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:30:56
@IshaiBarnoy @FromPhDtoLife Yeah, I’m Captain Bringdown here, I know. I’m actually trying to be optimistic, too. #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:31:01
@LitProfSuz @rjhogue @IshaiBarnoy @melovell Yeah, but you don’t get to check that for taxes since an institution does pay you. #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:31:04
@RebeccaOctavia @ProfessorF74 “stale” and “old” are negative terms for experienced. Wish this was more valued… #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:31:05
@rjhogue I want to teach a few courses, but I don’t want the tenure handcuffs #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:31:09
@Comprof1 @rjhogue  #adjunctchat But you don’t have to pay SS taxes as self employed if adjunct. Does make a difference. 2/4/2014 16:31:13
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga Can you talk more about what you mean?#AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:31:15
@rjhogue @LitProfSuz  @IshaiBarnoy @melovell I think that highlights the need for a couple of contracts on the side #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:31:48
@melovell @rjhogue Yep, that’s what i need to hook in to. I will let more people know I am looking. #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:31:55
@rjhogue @LitProfSuz  @IshaiBarnoy @melovell it also depends on who pays you. Some institutions (at least in Canada) pay contract #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:32:11
@AdjunctChat We are 30 minutes into today’s #AdjunctChat, so there is still time to join in if you want to discuss “When We Decide To Leave” #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:32:19
@4KM @ProfessorF74 One thing I like about part time and independent is I have freedom to find ways of avoiding “stale” #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:32:22
@Comprof1 @LitProfSuz  #adjunctchat believe me, as a FT self employed consultant for 2 yrs can be worse taxwise than adjunct 2/4/2014 16:32:48
@JeffreyKeefer @MirandaMerklein That sounds awful. What is ACA? #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:32:52
@JeffreyKeefer @4KM @LitProfSuz Great! BTW, spoken like a true academic. I always fund my own research, BTW! #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:33:27
@ProfessorF74 @4KM I’m hoping for the same thing. So far, my teaching exp + PhD + editing skills have impressed (& led to good paychecks).  #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:33:37
@JeffreyKeefer @ProfessorF74 @Comprof1 Great resources; thanks! #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:33:50
@FromPhDtoLife RT @jesimone: My school intentionally devalued us. Made clear no room for growth and no respect as colleagues when they capped us #AdjunctC… 2/4/2014 16:33:54
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer Well, salaries are not very good; resources for research are not great… #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:33:56
@FromPhDtoLife RT @ProfessorF74: For me: being “stale” and “old.” No way to move up internally. No chance to compete with 500+ “fresh” PhDs.  #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:34:09
@rjhogue If you asked to connect with me on LinkedIn, please tell me how you know me .. or I will reject the invitation! #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:34:09
@IshaiBarnoy RT @ProfessorF74: For me: being “stale” and “old.” No way to move up internally. No chance to compete with 500+ “fresh” PhDs.  #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:34:44
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer Plus administration is changing constantly affecting your goals; so very unpredictable workplace #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:35:07
@FromPhDtoLife In real world, so many yrs of experience usually = $$$ & big respect. Good thing you’re leaving academia! @ProfessorF74 #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:35:08
@JeffreyKeefer RT @injenuity: I track 500+ #edtech startups at http://t.co/RgAlGOiJIf… Some may be hiring or may pay for advising/consulting. #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:35:22
@AdjunctYoda RT @FromPhDtoLife: In real world, so many yrs of experience usually = $$$ & big respect. Good thing you’re leaving academia! @ProfessorF74 … 2/4/2014 16:35:22
@ProfessorF74 RT @FromPhDtoLife: In real world, so many yrs of experience usually = $$$ & big respect. Good thing you’re leaving academia! @ProfessorF74 … 2/4/2014 16:35:22
@MirandaMerklein @JeffreyKeefer The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). If we work 30+ hrs/wk, schools would have to provide teachers w/ health ins #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:35:25
@FromPhDtoLife RT @ProfessorF74: @4KM I’m hoping for the same thing. So far, my teaching exp + PhD + editing skills have impressed (& led to good paycheck… 2/4/2014 16:35:29
@melovell @Comprof1 That’s the arrangement I’m setting up. Any consulting work will be through contracts with uni’s innovation branch. #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:35:38
@JeffreyKeefer @4KM @ProfessorF74 Can you talk more about what you have in mind? #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:35:50
@ProfessorF74 @IshaiBarnoy @FromPhdToLife  That gets sadder with every retweet.  #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:35:52
@FromPhDtoLife RT @injenuity: I track 500+ #edtech startups at https://t.co/NJYpNbU6xF Some may be hiring or may pay for advising/consulting. #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:36:00
@IshaiBarnoy RT @FromPhDtoLife: In real world, so many yrs of experience usually = $$$ & big respect. Good thing you’re leaving academia! @ProfessorF74 … 2/4/2014 16:36:16
@JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy @FromPhDtoLife It is hard to be optimistic at times when you are so often devalued or exploited #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:36:43
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer As an example, you can also see many famous professors changing institutions constantly #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:37:02
@Comprof1 MT @melovell @Comprof1 Arrangement I’m setting up. Any consulting work will be through contracts with uni’s innovation branch. #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:37:03
@JeffreyKeefer RT @AdjunctChat: We are 30 minutes into today’s #AdjunctChat, so there is still time to join in if you want to discuss “When We Decide To… 2/4/2014 16:37:18
@IshaiBarnoy @ProfessorF74 @FromPhDtoLife Iffen it ain’t the truth, tho! #OldieButOldie #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:37:39
@JeffreyKeefer @4KM @ProfessorF74 How did you both find that balance of teaching and other work? #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:37:45
@jesimone @MirandaMerklein @JeffreyKeefer tried to fight it to no avail at our school. msg is we aren’t valued #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:37:49
@MirandaMerklein @fabianbanga @ProfessorF74  How do you think admin got so overpowering when teachers and students are the real focus of unis? #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:37:56
@Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy  #adjunctchat Actually that is changing. Largest longterm unemployed is over 50. 2/4/2014 16:38:06
@ProfessorF74 RT @MirandaMerklein: @fabianbanga @ProfessorF74  How do you think admin got so overpowering when teachers and students are the real focus o… 2/4/2014 16:38:06
@melovell @Comprof1 @cookingandcomp Yeah, no quick fixes. 😦 #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:38:34
@rjhogue @melovell Since I’m still a student I avoid the Uni … as they limit my hours #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:38:52
@JeffreyKeefer @MirandaMerklein Ahh, yet another wrench in the mustard, so to speak #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:39:09
@Comprof1 @MirandaMerklein  #adjunctchat Financial aid and Accreditation orgs required more and more which resulted in more admin 2/4/2014 16:39:11
@FromPhDtoLife Remember @chrishumphrey’s advice: “I’m a professional X #withaPhD.” Takes time, work to figure out what X is #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:39:47
@fabianbanga @MirandaMerklein @ProfessorF74 I do not see administration as the only (even main) problem. Occasionally yes, but not always #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:39:48
@ProfessorF74 RT @FromPhDtoLife: Remember @chrishumphrey’s advice: “I’m a professional X #withaPhD.” Takes time, work to figure out what X is #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:40:19
@AdjunctYoda RT @FromPhDtoLife: Remember @chrishumphrey’s advice: “I’m a professional X #withaPhD.” Takes time, work to figure out what X is #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:40:19
@Comprof1 @rjhogue  #adjunctchat Do you work outside of academy? 2/4/2014 16:40:20
@4KM @JeffreyKeefer @ProfessorF74 1st priority is to have both: diversity of cultures, learning and income. #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:40:32
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga Got it. I wonder how FT academia is different than FT work anywhere else. Are always politics and budget issues #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:40:56
@4KM RT @Comprof1: @IshaiBarnoy  #adjunctchat Actually that is changing. Largest longterm unemployed is over 50. 2/4/2014 16:41:00
@RebeccaOctavia RT @FromPhDtoLife Remember @chrishumphrey’s advice: “I’m a professional X #withaPhD.” Takes time, work to figure out what X is #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:41:01
@fabianbanga @MirandaMerklein @ProfessorF74 Admin is an easy target; the problem is bigger #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:41:09
@elvirareche RT @FromPhDtoLife: We all have lots and lots of skills. Knowing them is a good starting point to a #postac job/career search. #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:41:41
@rjhogue @Comprof1 I spent 15 years outside of academy (corporate), now I do eLearn programming and adjunct #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:41:59
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga  #adjunctchat Depends on levels of admin. Our uni admin work w/ fac but our “trustees” and system don’t. 2/4/2014 16:42:00
@4KM @JeffreyKeefer @ProfessorF74 I rarely have large multi-year commitments, so can build the whole opportunistically #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:42:01
@JeffreyKeefer RT @FromPhDtoLife: Remember @chrishumphrey’s advice: “I’m a professional X #withaPhD.” Takes time, work to figure out what X is #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:42:11
@IshaiBarnoy @Comprof1 #adjunctchat what is this in response to? 2/4/2014 16:42:35
@JeffreyKeefer RT @fabianbanga: @MirandaMerklein @ProfessorF74 Admin is an easy target; the problem is bigger #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:42:47
@4KM @RebeccaOctavia @FromPhDtoLife @chrishumphrey With most having multiple careers, why one “X”? #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:42:52
@ProfessorF74 For me, I’m transitiioning into a career as freelance editor & writer. Hybrid of #postac and #altac. May work w/ some scholars. #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:42:53
@MirandaMerklein @Comprof1 Good points. How can we reel upper admin, deanlets back in, or is it a lost cause? #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:43:09
@Comprof1 @rjhogue  #adjunctchat I’d avoid the uni also. More opportunities in corp training. 2/4/2014 16:43:13
@FromPhDtoLife I had to psychologically disengage, decide to forge ahead. Current situation sucked, not me or my future @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:43:29
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer Good point; salary is a big difference; income and resources for a Doctor (medical) and Doctor (PhD) #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:43:32
@LitProfSuz @JeffreyKeefer @MirandaMerklein Yes.I received letter from 1 of my uni’s that they will limit adjunct to under 30 hours. #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:43:41
@rjhogue @Comprof1 and corp pays better … health professions ed is keeping me busy lately #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:43:58
@JeffreyKeefer @rjhogue @Comprof1 So you went the other way, into #adjunct work? #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:44:03
@IshaiBarnoy @FromPhDtoLife @chrishumphrey How long ’til X = Nuclear/biomedical waste cleaner, on-contract, part-time? #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:44:11
@rjhogue But the most important thing for contracting is having a network to support your gaps, I work with a team #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:44:23
@ProfessorF74 Looks like there’s more than one last straw for us: salary, promotion, senior admins, respect, ACA, research support, exploit. #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:44:30
@FromPhDtoLife .@JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy Optimism is a practice and habit. You cultivate it actively, purposefully (says science btw) #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:44:30
@MirandaMerklein @fabianbanga @ProfessorF74 How can the bigger problem be described? Is there a solution? #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:44:33
@RebeccaOctavia @4KM @FromPhDtoLife good point! that kind of diversity is also a strength #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:44:34
@JeffreyKeefer @ProfessorF74 Congrats on the new #AltAc #PostAc work! #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:44:39
@Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy  #adjunctchat In response to admin not being problem but depends on level. We have 4 levels. further up less fac interaction. 2/4/2014 16:44:39
@rjhogue @JeffreyKeefer  @Comprof1 ya, I’ve always wanted to teach online Masters in Education courses (Ed Tech, emerging tech) #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:45:07
@JeffreyKeefer @ProfessorF74 Did that all come about through your #AltAc networking that you mentioned earlier? #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:45:07
@IshaiBarnoy @ProfessorF74 I’ll be transition into a life of looking for work *while unemployed.* #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:45:25
@4KM @fabianbanga Career counsellors told friend he could do anything, but don’t become MD: too mechanical. #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:45:42
@rjhogue Whats ACA? #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:45:48
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy You have to wonder it that first level feels the same pressures? #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:45:59
@Comprof1 @ProfessorF74  #adjunctchat Also point in life. Now I am mobile because my kids are in college. Had to be adjunct while kids were younger. 2/4/2014 16:46:26
@melovell @MirandaMerklein @fabianbanga @ProfessorF74 They control the $$$$. For a good rant on this see Hil’s book Whackademia. #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:46:29
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 Yes, trusties are another universe; plus politicians, consultants, communities and priorities (think about sports) #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:46:30
@fabianbanga @4KM : )) #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:47:11
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy In one of the depts where I teach the program leadership does not teach, only administers. #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:47:15
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer  #adjunctchat Definately lower levels feel it. I know Dept heads have to make very diff decisions. 2/4/2014 16:47:35
@melovell @fabianbanga @MirandaMerklein @ProfessorF74 Government research measuring schemes, less public funding, competition… #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:47:37
@FromPhDtoLife @4KM @RebeccaOctavia @chrishumphrey Of course. No need to limit. Point is we’re professionals, not perpetual students #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:47:57
@MirandaMerklein @LitProfSuz We R capped at 27 hrs. I’ll never understand why the professors are the worst paid, treated, when we R most needed #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:48:02
@IshaiBarnoy @ProfessorF74 I’m partly joking. I’ll keep teaching part time as I do now. I’ll jump ship if/when something “happens.” #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:48:48
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Just like in all other organizations, perhaps? #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:48:57
@ProfessorF74 One other thing: Advantages & disadvantages of writing “Why I’m Leaving” pieces? I wrote one AND will be on PBS NewsHour soon. #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:49:19
@IshaiBarnoy Well, #AdjunctChat folks! It’s been nice to talk to you again. I’ve got to go prepare for my next class. Toodles! 2/4/2014 16:49:41
@melovell @Comprof1 @rjhogue Interesting. What sort of training? #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:49:41
@Comprof1 @ProfessorF74  #adjunctchat Make sure you let us know. 2/4/2014 16:49:58
@FromPhDtoLife RT @ProfessorF74: Looks like there’s more than one last straw for us: salary, promotion, senior admins, respect, ACA, research support, exp… 2/4/2014 16:50:25
@ProfessorF74 @Comprof1 Will do. I’m a shameless self-promoter that way.

The blog will be paired with @FromPhDtoLife for Chronicle Vitae. #adjunctchat

2/4/2014 16:50:50
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat It’s hard to leave academia When I told my sister I’d prob leave, she said “but you love teaching.” Will always do research. 2/4/2014 16:51:14
@rjhogue @melovell @Comprof1 just search for “instructional design” .. right now tonnes of work in corp sector #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:51:25
@MirandaMerklein I think students are noticing that neither they nor their professors are the central concern of #highered managers in the US.  #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:51:48
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Do you fund your own research as well? #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:51:53
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat One reason I’m rethinking leaving aca is that jrnls are now filtering out those w/out uni affiliation. 2/4/2014 16:51:57
@fabianbanga @melovell @MirandaMerklein @ProfessorF74 Particularly in US, u can see massive propaganda anti-public funding/institutions ??? #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:51:57
@FromPhDtoLife Wish it wasn’t so, but changing careers is very challenging. Takes time, energy, lots of internal & external work #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:52:08
@Comprof1 @rjhogue  #adjunctchat I’ve applied, but they are looking for tech skills I don’t have. I don’t program (but could learn). 2/4/2014 16:52:45
@JeffreyKeefer @rjhogue @melovell @FromPhDtoLife Makes me wonder if there is a better search engine or jobs list for #AltAc or #PostAc #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:53:14
@FromPhDtoLife Hopefully, you will find support from others who have or are now also in transition, no matter from what to what #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:53:15
@melovell @rjhogue @Comprof1 But what do you instruct in? #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:53:16
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer  #adjunctchat Yes. Funded my own dissertation research. 2/4/2014 16:53:42
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Talk more about this . . . #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:53:47
@FromPhDtoLife That support prob won’t get you a job, but it will help keep you sane so you can better seek out your next job & career #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:53:52
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer  #adjunctchat Problem if I leave is no access to resources and no “research oversight” journals want. 2/4/2014 16:54:34
@rjhogue @Comprof1 This is were MOOCs are good, and Codeacademy … I love teaching digital literacy skills, exactly what PhDs need! #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:54:55
@melovell @FromPhDtoLife Yes, and when you’ve been pushing yourself for a long time you don’t come to it with fresh enthusiasm #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:54:58
@FromPhDtoLife B/c you have to keep at it & it’s challenging & taxing to transition. Support key. #adjunctchat can be part of your support network! 2/4/2014 16:55:02
@fabianbanga @MirandaMerklein @ProfessorF74 Yes, I think it is a political decision as a nation. Where are the priorities? #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:55:05
@JeffreyKeefer Thinking of future #AdjunctChat topics and wonder if “#adjuncts who conduct research” OR “those who work FT and want to #adjunct” are good? 2/4/2014 16:55:24
@rjhogue @melovell  @Comprof1 sorry missed the context of that question? Instruct what in? #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:55:27
@fabianbanga @MirandaMerklein @ProfessorF74 is the priority the market (neoliberalism) or the community as a unit (equity) #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:55:52
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga @MirandaMerklein @ProfessorF74 Gotta love free enterprise — the priorities are mine and my wallet’s alone #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:55:56
@YourDailyArt @ProfessorF74 I wrote one the @josh_boldt put on AP blog. I have not found a job yet; still teaching 1 online and looking #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:56:13
@rjhogue RT @JeffreyKeefer@melovell @FromPhDtoLife Makes me wonder if there is a better search engine or jobs list for #AltAc or #PostAc #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:56:21
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 These are excellent topics for future #AdjunctChat; not sure how to reply to them myself otherwise. 2/4/2014 16:56:39
@FromPhDtoLife World thinks we’re meant to be profs/teachers. But that’s wrong. There are so many things PhDs do & love & w/ good pay! #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:56:56
@melovell @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Huge problem. I have a 2 year ‘visiting academic’ sort of role. We’ll see what way it goes from there. #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:57:03
@4KM Wow RT @Comprof1 #adjunctchat One reason I’m rethinking leaving aca is that jrnls are now filtering out those w/out uni affiliation 2/4/2014 16:57:09
@JeffreyKeefer @rjhogue @Comprof1 Not familiar with that; can you share a link to? #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:57:10
@melovell @JeffreyKeefer @rjhogue @FromPhDtoLife I don’t know. Good question. #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:57:37
@Dr_Pasini As adjunct, I could not pay all my bills, so I left teaching to work FT in social services for 3 yrs.Now back to teaching FT. #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:57:41
@mssackstein RT @ProfessorF74: One other thing: Advantages & disadvantages of writing “Why I’m Leaving” pieces? I wrote one AND will be on PBS NewsHour … 2/4/2014 16:57:41
@JeffreyKeefer @YourDailyArt @ProfessorF74 @josh_boldt I agree that networking through sharing are underestimated by many #adjuncts #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:58:25
@rjhogue @Comprof1 You’ve inspired me to write a blog post on where to start with programming/digital literacy #adjunctchat … coming soon 2/4/2014 16:59:00
@FromPhDtoLife @JeffreyKeefer @rjhogue @melovell Vast maj of jobs aren’t posted anywhere, esp not good ones for mid-career professionals. #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 16:59:01
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer We are so indoctrinated that we cannot see goals clearly (also indoctrination in graduate school) #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 16:59:50
@ProfessorF74 Thanks everyone for a lively #adjunctchat today. We pretty much addressed my questions–nonlinearly as usual. The work got done, though… 2/4/2014 17:00:12
@FromPhDtoLife How can you get some fresh enthusiasm, @melovell? For me, it helps to reconnect with what ultimately drives me #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 17:00:31
@rjhogue @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 http://t.co/GeNbfSH4T7 and there are courses on EdX, Coursera, Udacity,but may be too comp sci centric #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 17:00:43
@chrishumphrey RT @FromPhDtoLife: Remember @chrishumphrey’s advice: “I’m a professional X #withaPhD.” Takes time, work to figure out what X is #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 17:00:48
@Comprof1 @rjhogue @melovell u might also do team work (i.e. collaborative writing, putting together effective presentations/arguments) #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 17:01:37
@melovell @FromPhDtoLife @JeffreyKeefer @rjhogue Good thing to remember. #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 17:01:43
@fabianbanga #AdjunctChat all the best and thank you everybody / see you soon 2/4/2014 17:01:44
@AdjunctChat Thanks for facilitating such a lively #AdjunctChat today, @ProfessorF74 . We look forward to @VCVaile with next week’s chat!… 2/4/2014 17:01:46
@RebeccaOctavia @ProfessorF74 thanks for the interesting #adjunctchat today! 2/4/2014 17:02:10
@rjhogue @melovell there is a fair amount of consulting in ID creating online courses – online is booming #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 17:02:14
@AdjunctChat We need #AdjunctChat facilitators for March and April. Want to chat about something you heard today? Don’t be shy! http://t.co/89LGOhT3kB 2/4/2014 17:03:03
@FromPhDtoLife Ack, time flies! Thanks, #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 17:03:04
@JeffreyKeefer RT @AdjunctChat: Thanks for facilitating such a lively #AdjunctChat today, @ProfessorF74 . We look forward to @VCVaile with next week’s… 2/4/2014 17:03:14
@kelly_j_baker RT @FromPhDtoLife: World thinks we’re meant to be profs/teachers. But that’s wrong. There are so many things PhDs do & love & w/ good pay! … 2/4/2014 17:03:17
@JeffreyKeefer RT @RebeccaOctavia: @ProfessorF74 thanks for the interesting #adjunctchat today! 2/4/2014 17:03:23
@melovell @FromPhDtoLife Yes, I will have to give some thought to that. #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 17:03:27
@ProfessorF74 RT @AdjunctChat We need #AdjunctChat facilitators for March and April. Want to chat about something you heard today?  http://t.co/Am3PlvtXQY 2/4/2014 17:03:48
@JeffreyKeefer Thanks everybody; great #AdjunctChat today! @ProfessorF74 2/4/2014 17:03:54
@Comprof1 @ProfessorF74 Thanks. Great topic and much to motivate me. #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 17:03:58
@FromPhDtoLife Unfort, networking is key! Fort, it can be really fun… we’re doing it right now! @melovell @JeffreyKeefer @rjhogue #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 17:04:30
@mamileham RT @FromPhDtoLife: World thinks we’re meant to be profs/teachers. But that’s wrong. There are so many things PhDs do & love & w/ good pay! … 2/4/2014 17:04:36
@melovell @rjhogue I didn’t realise that. Now I am curious to have a look. #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 17:04:57
@Comprof1 @rjhogue Let me know. I’d love to read about it. #AdjunctChat Also, can you include if you are expected to be on site or work from distance? 2/4/2014 17:05:45
@rjhogue yes time flies … time for a bike ride 🙂 … nice chattin; with y’all #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 17:05:50
@melovell @Comprof1 @rjhogue Good thoughts. I wonder how people get into that kind of thing. #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 17:06:14
@4KM Sorry to miss the last of the conversations in #adjunctchat  Thanks everyone, and all the best with your work and career planning. 2/4/2014 17:06:35
@melovell Thanks everyone. Fascinating #AdjunctChat today. Always good to meet such clever, passionate people. 2/4/2014 17:07:40
@rjhogue @Comprof1 segues nicely into my class next week. I’m teaching “an hour of code” to M. Ed. students (online) #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 17:08:18
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer I noticed this year that you MUST have university affiliation to upload to Journals. #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 17:08:45
@rjhogue @Comprof1 Can you comment on which “tech skills” you feel you don’t have? #adjunctchat (or DM me) .. that will help me write something 2/4/2014 17:09:18
@LitProfSuz @FromPhDtoLife Thanks for the book recommendation.  Just ordered it! #adjunctchat 2/4/2014 17:09:53
@polypel88 RT @JeffreyKeefer: @IshaiBarnoy @FromPhDtoLife It is hard to be optimistic at times when you are so often devalued or exploited #AdjunctChat 2/4/2014 17:10:06
@polypel88 RT @Comprof1: #adjunctchat It’s hard to leave academia When I told my sister I’d prob leave, she said “but you love teaching.” Will always … 2/4/2014 17:10:51

#AdjunctChat Topic Feb 4 ~ When We Decide To Leave

Twitter_ChatThe topic for the #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, February 4 is:

When We Decide To Leave

Our facilitator will be Joseph Fruscione
@ProfessorF74 whose #adjunct work and scholarship can be seen in his presentation Faulkner and Hemingway: Biography of a Literary Rivalry.

With @ProfessorF74‘s upcoming #postac shift into #altac, he presents these questions for us to engage with during this #AdjunctChat:

  1. What’s the last straw pushing adjuncts to leave?
  2. How do we find postac / alt-ac resources, jobs, and connections?
  3. How do we reframe ourselves to make academic exp. marketable outside academia?
  4. Should we write #QuitLit? Advantages & disadvantages?

All are welcome in our #AdjunctChat on February 4, from 4:00-5:00 pm EST.

All are welcome!