Monthly Archives: April 2014

Transcript from #AdjunctChat on 4/29/14 (with @melovell)

Colouful speech bubblesThis is the transcript from #AdjunctChat on 4/29/14, and was facilitated by @melovell.

The topic was Experiences with Writers’ Groups: Find or start a writers’ group for accountability and collegiality.

All are welcome to our next #AdjunctChat on Tues, May 6, where the topic is “What technology skills do you need to be a successful adjunct?” led by Rebecca Hogue @rjhogue.

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@melovell RT @JeffreyKeefer: Looking forward to #AdjunctChat beginning in 5 minutes with @melovell http://t.co/tkBy60zs4m 4/29/2014 15:57
@melovell .@JeffreyKeefer Good morning #adjunctchat. Just making a much needed coffee. Be right with you. 4/29/2014 15:58
@AdjunctChat RT @melovell: .@JeffreyKeefer Good morning #adjunctchat. Just making a much needed coffee. Be right with you. 4/29/2014 16:00
@JeffreyKeefer @melovell Thanks for offering to facilitate this week’s #AdjunctChat, especially from a part of the world where today is Wednesday morning! 4/29/2014 16:01
@Comprof1 @melovell @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat Where are you that it’s morning? 4/29/2014 16:01
@melovell @Comprof1 I’m on east coast Australia. 6am here. #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:02
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Great to see you here as well. How is the weather upstate? #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:03
@melovell Who else is with us today? #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:04
@JeffreyKeefer @melovell Thanks for making it up so early. Seems our academic tasks are never done! #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:04
@Comprof1 @melovell #adjunctchat that’s early to get up although it’s the most productive time of day for me! 4/29/2014 16:04
@melovell @JeffreyKeefer Ha, it is early for me, but I know this is a standard time for morning people. I’ll be relying on the coffee. 😉 #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:05
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer relatively cold! #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:08
@JeffreyKeefer @melovell Can you tell us a little about your experiences with writers’ groups that led to today’s #AdjunctChat? 4/29/2014 16:08
@JeffreyKeefer @melovell Can you tell us a little about your experiences with writers’ groups that led to today’s #AdjunctChat? 4/29/2014 16:08
@melovell Well perhaps we should make a start. Hopefully a few people will join in as we go. #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:08
@LitProfSuz Hi #adjunctchat – I’m in the midst of grading, but keeping on eye on the chat too! 4/29/2014 16:08
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Yes, winter jackets here in #nyc yet again today. #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:08
@melovell @LitProfSuz Nice to see you, glad you could come. #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:09
@JeffreyKeefer @melovell I am often surprised by how people follow in the background or otherwise make use of the #AdjunctChat transcript. 4/29/2014 16:09
@melovell @JeffreyKeefer Oh really? Somehow I thought you guys would be getting nice and warm by now. #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:09
@LitProfSuz @JeffreyKeefer Love it that @melovell is speaking to us from the future! #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:09
@JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz Welcome; you are doing the grading I promised for my students by class tomorrow night! #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:10
@JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz Welcome; you are doing the grading I promised for my students by class tomorrow night! #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:10
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @melovell I have office hours at 7 Glad it’s ,ight out again at 6. #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:10
@JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz @JeffreyKeefer @melovell Almost like an adjunct psychic! #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:10
@melovell @JeffreyKeefer This #adjunctchat came about because our chats often brushed on the topic of writers’ groups. Time to look in more detail! 4/29/2014 16:10
@Comprof1 @melovell @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat we were last year but it has snowed up here as late as mid may. #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:11
@melovell Writing is one of the most difficult things for adjuncts to fit in. Writers’ groups can help build writing habits. #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:12
@melovell RT @LitProfSuz @JeffreyKeefer Love it that @melovell is speaking to us from the future! #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:12
@Comprof1 @melovell @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat I read the intro. I don’t know much about writers circle but we have research support group 4/29/2014 16:12
@melovell @JeffreyKeefer Lol. Too funny. #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:13
@LitProfSuz @melovell I would agree – but what stategies do you have for connecting with other #AdjunctChat when they aren’t on campus or have offices? 4/29/2014 16:13
@melovell @LitProfSuz That’s a really good question. I’m without a group at the moment, so I think that’s worth exploring. #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:14
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @melovell Yes, I would like to hear more about writers circles as well #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:14
@Comprof1 @melovell #adjunctchat we present research and get feedback sometimes on “writing” sometimes on ideas blocking writing 4/29/2014 16:14
@melovell I’m going to push on to Q1 as I think we’re covering that ground already #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:15
@melovell Q1 Have you ever been involved in an academic writing group? What was its goals and structure? #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:15
@LitProfSuz @melovell I am attempting to organize a virtual group using a Google doc to set goals & track progress, but it is slow going #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:16
@melovell Here I think we can define writing group pretty broadly. Both informal and formal groups can be great #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:16
@Comprof1 @melovell @LitProfSuz Has anyone ever used google groups, google docs, research gate, or wiki for writing support? #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:16
@melovell In my case, my best experience was with an informal (but committed & regular) writers’ group I set up with peers during my PhD. #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:17
@JeffreyKeefer #AcWri #ECRchat RT @melovell: Q1 Have you ever been involved in an academic writing group? What was its goals and structure? #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:17
@LitProfSuz @melovell A1 As grad stdt, I ran a group for 4 yrs for grad stdt.Focused on goal setting, time management & progress tracking. #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:17
@melovell @LitProfSuz A virtual group? Very nice idea. Forums can also be a good site for this kind of thing #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:17
@JeffreyKeefer @melovell A1 I have never been in a writing group. I like the notion but am not sure how it ideally works or how to find one #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:18
@Comprof1 @LitProfSuz @melovell how did you put together group? #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:18
@JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz @melovell A1 How are you looking to organize one? #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:18
@melovell @LitProfSuz Yes, we did a similar thing. Met every couple of weeks to read one students’ work and provide feedback too #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:18
@JeffreyKeefer @melovell A1 Were they peers in the same program or interdisciplinary ones? #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:19
@melovell That group is no longer meeting but it built a small community of people really familiar with each others’ work. #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:19
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @melovell I’m thinking you need to create one as adjunct rather than find one #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:19
@LitProfSuz #AdjunctChat A1 I also participated in #AcWriMo 2013 http://t.co/XguQzrNqBX 4/29/2014 16:20
@melovell Even a couple of years after it finished, my writing group colleagues still try to promote each others’ work to wider academia #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:20
@Comprof1 @melovell @LitProfSuz were they in same department or interests? #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:20
@melovell @Comprof1 Yes, this is something I should do. My post-phd life has been unstable workwise so not always easy to identify peers #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:21
@Comprof1 RT @LitProfSuz: #AdjunctChat A1 I also participated in #AcWriMo 2013 http://t.co/XguQzrNqBX 4/29/2014 16:21
@JeffreyKeefer @melovell @LitProfSuz A1 Was your work all related or very different? #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:21
@melovell @LitProfSuz Ooh yes, I love #acwrimo. It shows that there are lots of ways to bring sociality to writing beyond formal groups #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:22
@JeffreyKeefer @melovell A1 Have you all remained in touch with one another as an unintended side effect? #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:22
@melovell @JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz In my case it was, we all worked on ethnic/indigenous politics stuff in one way or another #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:23
@JeffreyKeefer @melovell Wonderful, unexpected benefit! #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:23
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @melovell I think you may be right about this one . . . .#AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:23
@melovell @JeffreyKeefer Yes we all became good friends. We’re a bit spread out now so the writers group kind of fizzled. #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:23
@Comprof1 @melovell I started going to the research consortium and have thought of going to dept pro seminar #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:24
@melovell I’m going to push on with the questions, but feel free to continue earlier threads of conversation #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:24
@melovell Q2 What have you gained from being a members of a writers’ group or what would you hope to gain from this kind of group? #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:24
@LitProfSuz @melovell #adjunctchat My weekly group was only goals/progress. Had a bi-monthly group of dif ppl to read work. Traded off who led. 4/29/2014 16:24
@Comprof1 @melovell one thing holding me back is embarrassment at only being adjunct #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:25
@JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz I recall hearing about #AcWriMo though it did not work with my schedule. Wonder if anything similar is planned? #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:25
@JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz I recall hearing about #AcWriMo though it did not work with my schedule. Wonder if anything similar is planned? #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:25
@LitProfSuz @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat The group that read work had related interests. Limited text to about 5 pages. Writer had to set a guiding ? 4/29/2014 16:26
@melovell @Comprof1 I hadn’t thought of it that way, but I can identify with that feeling. #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:26
@melovell @Comprof1 I have been reluctant to start a group when I don’t know where I’ll be working in a few months time. #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:26
@LitProfSuz @JeffreyKeefer I think it will be every November. #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:27
@Comprof1 @melovell I actually got a book chapter out of consortium. Also, makes me feel connected to academics #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:27
@JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz What sort of a guiding questions? #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:27
@melovell Benefits to online groups and forums is that they can continue regardless of where you’ll working or the movement of members #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:27
@LitProfSuz @Comprof1 @melovell URGH! You are not an “only”. You are valuable, knowledgeable and caring. #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:28
@melovell For online: I have found #acwrimo and the #phinished forums to be good sites for support and creating milestones #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:28
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @melovell Perhaps this is something we can consider within our little #AdjunctChat community at some point, even organically? 4/29/2014 16:28
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz every year. There was talk of maybe doing it in the summer also. #adjunctchat #acwri 4/29/2014 16:28
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Interesting; I don’t feel at all embarrassed. If anything I tend to think just the opposite! #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:28
@LitProfSuz @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat The writer had to have at least 1 question for the peer reader/reviewer. What they wanted feedback on. 4/29/2014 16:29
@JeffreyKeefer RT @melovell: For online: I have found #acwrimo and the #phinished forums to be good sites for support and creating milestones #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:29
@melovell @JeffreyKeefer I think it depends on whether you’re where you want to be. In my case I was looking for longer term appointment #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:29
@Comprof1 @melovell I have always collaborated at a distance with coauthors so virtual group not daunting #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:30
@melovell @LitProfSuz That’s a good idea. It helps people to get focused feedback which may be much more substantive and useful #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:30
@JeffreyKeefer @melovell @Comprof1 Why do you think you need a writing group in the same institution? #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:30
@JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz Please keep us informed! #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:31
@melovell Pushing along…Q3 Have you found social writing situations beneficial or do you prefer to see writing as a solitary endeavour? #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:31
@melovell @JeffreyKeefer I haven’t got a car. Realistically, writers groups have to be near work or online for me. #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:32
@JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz Ahh, got it. Did they submit the work before the meeting or all there in real time? #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:32
@LitProfSuz @melovell Yes, by limiting text to about 5 pgs & having focused feedback ?s, more ppl actually read/commented. #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:32
@melovell A3, I’m a bit introverted so I tend to lapse to seeing writing as a solitary endeavour. But I know that social is effective! #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:32
@JeffreyKeefer A2 If I were in an academic writing group, I would benefit from the pressure of having something done by a specific date #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:33
@LitProfSuz @melovell Longer text or a full paper,writer would send it to all & ask who had time to read/comment; seperate from our mtg #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:33
@JeffreyKeefer A2 I would also benefit from having concrete feedback that would later help before the formal peer review process #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:33
@melovell @JeffreyKeefer Yes that’s a definite advantage. You’re less likely to drift if people are waiting for something #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:34
@JeffreyKeefer @melovell A3 Can you talk a bit about what you mean by social writing? #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:34
@LitProfSuz @JeffreyKeefer Before the mtg by 2 days. #AdjunctChat Cuz we all know we procrastinate anyways! :^) 4/29/2014 16:34
@Comprof1 RT @LitProfSuz: @melovell Yes, by limiting text to about 5 pgs & having focused feedback ?s, more ppl actually read/commented. #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:34
@melovell @JeffreyKeefer This also takes the pressure off in terms of peer review. Writing is in constant review so less of a hurdle #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:35
@Comprof1 RT @JeffreyKeefer: A2 I would also benefit from having concrete feedback that would later help before the formal peer review process #Adjun… 4/29/2014 16:35
@JeffreyKeefer RT @LitProfSuz: @JeffreyKeefer Before the mtg by 2 days. #AdjunctChat Cuz we all know we procrastinate anyways! :^) 4/29/2014 16:36
@LitProfSuz @melovell A3 I’m more focused in public places. I feel more pressure to perform. I go to coffee shops #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:36
@melovell @JeffreyKeefer For me, writing is social when I’m sharing work in less polished forms, talking about it & seeing people writing #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:36
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 What have you found the most challenging with online writer groups? #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:37
@melovell @JeffreyKeefer I think its easy to drift on writing goals because of other urgent tasks. Social writing normalises writing. #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:37
@Comprof1 I actually Ned the help in the idea generation stage. Once I’ve talked it out, don’t really need much feedback in writing. #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:37
@LitProfSuz @melovell @JeffreyKeefer Ah, yes-I have to talk my ideas out. Usually, I will ppt it & invite a friend to coffee to talk it out #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:38
@melovell @Comprof1 I think that’s part of the process too. And a good thing to be aware of. #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:38
@JeffreyKeefer A3 I have always written individually, though have collaborated on papers (you write the intro, I will do the lit review, etc.) #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:39
@melovell @Comprof1 Is that harder with online forums/groups? #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:39
@melovell We’re heading this way anyway so…Q4 What are some of the challenges or drawbacks of writers’ groups? #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:39
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 So the initial feedback to help flesh out the ideas and direction, after which you are independent? #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:39
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer getting people to participate. #adjunctchat usually a follow up skype is useful 4/29/2014 16:39
@AdjunctChat Today’s #AdjunctChat topic is Experiences with Writers’ Groups. All are welcome! @melovell http://t.co/tsWhtRDMON 4/29/2014 16:40
@AdjunctChat Today’s #AdjunctChat topic is Experiences with Writers’ Groups. All are welcome! @melovell http://t.co/tsWhtRDMON 4/29/2014 16:40
@melovell @JeffreyKeefer That’s a whole new ballgame. Groups/coauthors that literally write together not just talk about their writing #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:40
@LitProfSuz @melovell A4 I have found that getting commitment and following thru is tough. Once committed, it works well. #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:41
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Got it. How many seem to work out best in your writing groups? #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:41
@melovell We’ve talked about writing group challenges a bit already. Keeping them going is a challenge, especially when people move. #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:41
@Comprof1 @melovell Yes. That’s why phone call or skype comes in handy. #adjunctchat then follow up online 4/29/2014 16:42
@JeffreyKeefer @melovell That is valuable, no doubt, though I really need to get going with two articles I have been outlining but not writing #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:42
@melovell Best number for a writers’ group? Maybe 5-7people? #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:42
@LitProfSuz @Comprof1 @melovell We were in the same department. #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:43
@melovell @JeffreyKeefer Me too! New job other busy-ness is getting in way. Need a group to keep me accountable! #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:43
@LitProfSuz @JeffreyKeefer @melovell Invite the members, each week state goals, check-in at the end of week on progress. #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:44
@Comprof1 @melovell @JeffreyKeefer My coauthors and I often will have one person write after extensive discussion then pass back & forth #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:44
@Comprof1 RT @LitProfSuz: @melovell A4 I have found that getting commitment and following thru is tough. Once committed, it works well. #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:44
@melovell I think the other challenge is that people are sometimes worried about group dynamics / politics #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:44
@JeffreyKeefer RT @melovell: I think the other challenge is that people are sometimes worried about group dynamics / politics #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:45
@Comprof1 @ai1sa @JeffreyKeefer Jump in anytime. #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:45
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @melovell Wow, that sounds like some process you have in place #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:45
@LitProfSuz @melovell 4-6 if you are reading ppl’s work. 5-7 if goal setting/progress. Enough when some1 doesn’t show, can still work. #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:46
@melovell Members of a group have to be on the same page about the purpose of group. No group can be all things to all people. #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:46
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @melovell Have you set deadlines? Use #acwri at anytime. Community is very supportive. #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:47
@JeffreyKeefer @ai1sa @Comprof1 Great idea! Can you talk more about this (and use the tag #AdjunctChat just so it appears more easily for the group)? 4/29/2014 16:47
@melovell Sometimes we need different groups (formal & informal, online, face-to-face) for writing together, accountability, feedback #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:48
@LitProfSuz @melovell Agreed! Have a clear purpose set at first meeting. Most writers have more than 1 group. #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:48
@JeffreyKeefer @melovell Do you find it useful to lay those writing group ground rules right at the beginning? #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:48
@Comprof1 @melovell at least 4 active with total of no more than 7 for fo.rmal wring group #AdjunctChat Gives flexibility for members w/ busy schedule 4/29/2014 16:49
@LitProfSuz @Comprof1 @melovell @JeffreyKeefer I just finished one w/ 2 others.We each had a section. 1 person led in revisions for voice #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:49
@melovell In my experience groups work best when people know each other beforehand, when the focus is clear, when meetings are regular #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:49
@Comprof1 RT @melovell: Members of a group have to be on the same page about the purpose of group. No group can be all things to all people. #adjunct… 4/29/2014 16:50
@melovell @JeffreyKeefer Yes, absolutely. Even informal groups should be clear about purpose and might starts as a small commitment #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:50
@melovell Small commitments are easier to make, e.g. read 5 pages or an outline and meet once a month. #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:51
@LitProfSuz #adjunctchat Recommended for goal set/progress groups “How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing”- Paul Silvia, 4/29/2014 16:51
@Comprof1 RT @melovell: In my experience groups work best when people know each other beforehand, when the focus is clear, when meetings are regular … 4/29/2014 16:51
@melovell @LitProfSuz Sounds like a good way to coauthor. #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:52
@JeffreyKeefer RT @melovell: Small commitments are easier to make, e.g. read 5 pages or an outline and meet once a month. #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:53
@melovell We’re winding down now so I’ll ask last question. This is one that those catching up later might want to think about… #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:53
@Comprof1 @melovell and having regular times even virtual for meeting helps maintain momentum #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:53
@LitProfSuz #AdjunctChat I’ve posted my writing group handouts/advise here, if you would like http://t.co/Z3iQxn2ZIO 4/29/2014 16:53
@melovell Q5 What questions do you have for #adjunctchat participants about starting or running a writers’ group? #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:54
@JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz This book? http://t.co/n9LsVlBAai #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:54
@melovell @Comprof1 Yes! Otherwise it doesn’t work well as an incentive to get work done. #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:54
@melovell RT @LitProfSuz #AdjunctChat I’ve posted my writing group handouts/advise here, if you would like http://t.co/Jo0AzqTAUT 4/29/2014 16:55
@melovell RT @LitProfSuz #AdjunctChat I’ve posted my writing group handouts/advise here, if you would like http://t.co/Jo0AzqTAUT 4/29/2014 16:55
@Comprof1 RT @LitProfSuz: #AdjunctChat I’ve posted my writing group handouts/advise here, if you would like http://t.co/Z3iQxn2ZIO 4/29/2014 16:55
@ai1sa writing with critical friend via skype means we commit to a time 2 write & 2 reading eachothers work #adjunctchat great for ecr too #ecrchat 4/29/2014 16:56
@LitProfSuz @JeffreyKeefer Yep. It is easy to read and short. Focuses on creating a group, setting writing goals, tracking progress #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:56
@melovell My question would be, have you run successful writing groups outside of current centre/school and what makes those work best? #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:56
@JeffreyKeefer RT @LitProfSuz: #AdjunctChat I’ve posted my writing group handouts/advise here, if you would like http://t.co/ZC9Dj1lS0o 4/29/2014 16:56
@Comprof1 @melovell how can you start a virtual group? What platform would any of you suggest? #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:56
@MMstrikesback RT @JeffreyKeefer: RT @LitProfSuz: #AdjunctChat I’ve posted my writing group handouts/advise here, if you would like http://t.co/ZC9Dj1lS0o 4/29/2014 16:57
@JeffreyKeefer @melovell A5 OK, I want to try an academic writing group to write up two article ideas I have. Suggestions how to start? #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:57
@MMstrikesback RT @melovell: RT @LitProfSuz #AdjunctChat I’ve posted my writing group handouts/advise here, if you would like http://t.co/Jo0AzqTAUT 4/29/2014 16:57
@JeffreyKeefer RT @ai1sa: writing with critical friend via skype means we commit to a time 2 write & 2 reading eachothers work #adjunctchat great for… 4/29/2014 16:57
@Comprof1 RT @ai1sa: writing with critical friend via skype means we commit to a time 2 write & 2 reading eachothers work #adjunctchat great for ecr … 4/29/2014 16:57
@JeffreyKeefer @ai1sa Are you currently engaged in one of those? #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:57
@upantaleon RT @LitProfSuz: #AdjunctChat I’ve posted my writing group handouts/advise here, if you would like http://t.co/Z3iQxn2ZIO 4/29/2014 16:57
@MMstrikesback RT @Comprof1: @melovell and having regular times even virtual for meeting helps maintain momentum #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:58
@Comprof1 @ai1sa how did you pick your critical friend? #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:58
@ai1sa Done this for a couple of yrs so now familiar enough w each others areas 2 b useful. Not essential 2 share same methodology #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:58
@JeffreyKeefer @ai1sa With the same people? #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 16:59
@melovell This has encouraged me to think again about how to introduce social element into my writing. I’ve let it lapse a bit lately. #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 16:59
@ai1sa @Comprof1 she was a phd student at the same uni, difft supervisors, difft fields. We also meet at a writing retreat 1x/yr #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 17:00
@melovell I think starting with people whose work I’m interested in is a good place to start. Time to set regular times to exchange work. #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 17:00
@melovell Well I’m afraid I’ve got to go get ready for work. Thanks to everyone who took part in #adjunctchat. Do keep the discussion going. 🙂 4/29/2014 17:01
@ai1sa @JeffreyKeefer have been this week as I’d an article with revisions to get in. #adjunctchat #ecrchat 4/29/2014 17:02
@LitProfSuz #adjunctchat BTW-I have an article published today! 4/29/2014 17:03
@JeffreyKeefer RT @melovell: Well I’m afraid I’ve got to go get ready for work. Thanks to everyone who took part in #adjunctchat. Do keep the discussion… 4/29/2014 17:04
@ai1sa @Comprof1 someone i liked, had met, also met at an academic womens writing retreat. Prob b useful to have more than 1 #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 17:04
@JeffreyKeefer @melovell Thanks for facilitating this week’s #AdjunctChat on Writing Groups. Many useful thoughts to consider. 4/29/2014 17:04
@Comprof1 @melovell Thanks. Very useful. What area are you thinking of writing in/do you write in? #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 17:04
@JeffreyKeefer Congrats!! RT @LitProfSuz: #adjunctchat BTW-I have an article published today! 4/29/2014 17:05
@AdjunctChat Want to continue talking about writers’ groups? Check out our new #AdjunctChat Facebook group https://t.co/3aywy6lUWs 4/29/2014 17:05
@JeffreyKeefer @ai1sa @Comprof1 Quite interesting; thanks for sharing all this. Seems something I should begin to consider #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 17:05
@JeffreyKeefer @melovell Glad this talk helped you to get some ideas and direction as well! #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 17:06
@melovell RT @AdjunctChat Want to continue talking about writers’ groups? Check out our new #AdjunctChat Facebook group https://t.co/mACF26OdYi 4/29/2014 17:06
@LitProfSuz @JeffreyKeefer Thanks! It is my first is a major journal. #adjunctchat 4/29/2014 17:06
@JeffreyKeefer As we are coming near the end of the term, it may be time to think about / discuss how to (re)envision #AdjunctChat through the summer. 4/29/2014 17:07
@JeffreyKeefer Ideas are welcome for what / how to facilitate #AdjunctChat June, July, and August. 4/29/2014 17:07
@ai1sa @DeeClayton one i like best is NZ based (+ an Aussie or 2) max 22 women working in uni’s or polytechnics or phd students #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 17:08
@AdjunctChat The next #AdjunctChat is Tues, May 6 – Topic “What technology skills do you need to be a successful adjunct?” led by Rebecca Hogue @rjhogue 4/29/2014 17:08
@AdjunctChat The next #AdjunctChat is Tues, May 6 – Topic “What technology skills do you need to be a successful adjunct?” led by Rebecca Hogue @rjhogue 4/29/2014 17:08
@AdjunctChat We can use some facilitators through May; who is interested? #AdjunctChat http://t.co/VzUOumkJV9 4/29/2014 17:08
@JeffreyKeefer RT @AdjunctChat: The next #AdjunctChat is Tues, May 6 – Topic “What technology skills do you need to be a successful adjunct?” led by… 4/29/2014 17:09
@ai1sa @JeffreyKeefer yes, we meet very occasionally as we are in different cities. #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 17:09
@JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz Excellent! Can you share a link? #AdjunctChat 4/29/2014 17:09
@MMstrikesback #AdjunctChat I’ve found being involved in adjnct organizing issues has been beneficial to my writing skills thru working w/ other #adjuncts 4/29/2014 17:17
@MMstrikesback #AdjunctChat I’ve found being involved in adjnct organizing issues has been beneficial to my writing skills thru working w/ other #adjuncts 4/29/2014 17:17
@NewFacMajority RT @MMstrikesback: #AdjunctChat I’ve found being involved in adjnct organizing issues has been beneficial to my writing skills thru working… 4/29/2014 17:17

#AdjunctChat Topic Apr 29 ~ Experiences with Writers’ Groups (with @melovell)

Twitter_ChatThe topic for the #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, April 29 is:

Experiences with Writers’ Groups: Find or start a writers’ group for accountability and collegiality

The chat will be facilitated by Melissa Lovell @melovell.

Research into academic writing consistently points to the role that supportive colleagues and peers play in the development of productive writing habits. Robert Boice’s well-known book Professors as Writers argues that ‘sociality’ is one of the four pillars or steps in a productive writing routine, along with automaticity (developing momentum using spontaneous and generative writing techniques), self-control (being conscious of your self-talk) and externality (choosing external conditions that increase the probability of writing).

A quick look at what Boice has to say about sociality may help us think about the potential benefits of writers’ groups and other forms of social writing such as #shutupandwrite. Boice argues that writing is basically a social act, even though it is one that we typically do in private. Without a community of writers and readers, writers become lonely and it is more difficult for writers to develop a sense of audience. He provides some advice for making writing more sociable including soliciting comments on writing at all stages of a manuscript, preparing oneself for the sting of negative criticism by practising constructive self-talk, building social networks (especially among the gate-keepers of scholarly writing such as journal editors or leaders in a scholarly field), and developing a sense of audience. Writers groups may be able to help with some or all of these aspects of sociality.

This week’s #adjunctchat focuses on the subject of writers groups, including our experience of them, their challenges and how to get one started. Several questions will be used to kickstart
discussion:

Q1 Have you ever been involved in an academic writing group? What was its goals and structure?

Q2 What have you gained from being a members of a writers’ group or, if you’ve never joined one, what would you hope to gain from this kind of group?

Q3 In your experience, have you found social writing situations beneficial or do you prefer to see writing as a solitary endeavour?

Q4 What are some of the challenges or drawbacks of writers’ groups?

Q5 What questions do you have for #adjunctchat participants about starting or running a writers’ group?

All are welcome to #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, April 29, from 4:00-5:00pm EDT.

Transcript from #AdjunctChat on 4/22/14 (with @JeffreyKeefer and @fabianbanga)

Colouful speech bubblesThis is the transcript from #AdjunctChat on 4/22/14, and was facilitated by  @JeffreyKeefer and @fabianbanga.

The topic was What have Unions Accomplished for Adjunct Faculty?

All are welcome to our next #AdjunctChat on Tues, Apr 29, where the topic – “Experiences with Writers’ Groups: Find or start a writers’ group for accountability and collegiality” will be led by @melovell.

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#AdjunctChat Topic Apr 22 ~ What have Unions Accomplished for Adjunct Faculty? (with @JeffreyKeefer and @fabianbanga)

Twitter_ChatThe topic for the #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, April 22 is:

What have Unions Accomplished for Adjunct Faculty?

The chat will be facilitated by Jeffrey Keefer @JeffreyKeefer and Fabián Banga @fabianbanga.

There is a lot of talk about adjunct faculty and how they are treated in higher education, with many pointing to the role of unions in helping to support, protect, and lobby on behalf of the rights of the contingent population. With all this discussion, one has to wonder how much have adjunct unions accomplished, especially as unions surfaced and rose to prominence with physical laborers and not with knowledge workers such as university faculty?

This #AdjunctChat will focus on this issue, and discuss the following questions:

Q1 Are you a member of a union that supports adjuncts?

Q2 Who is eligible / required to be a member of this union?

Q3 What have you gained from the union activities?

Q4 What have you contributed to the union activities?

Q5 What do you envision is the future role of unions for adjunct knowledge workers?

All are welcome to #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, April 22, from 4:00-5:00pm EDT.

Transcript from #AdjunctChat on 4/8/14 (with @comprof1)

Colouful speech bubblesThis is the transcript from #AdjunctChat on 4/8/14, and was facilitated by @comprof1.

The topic was Adjuncts Doing Research.

All are welcome to our next #AdjunctChat on Tues, Apr 22, where the topic – “What have unions accomplished for Adjunct Faculty?” will be led by @JeffreyKeefer and @fabianbanga.

From User Text Time
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat this week is on adjuncts doing research. All welcome. #phdchat #ecrchat #acwri 4/8/14 15:46
@KateMfD Today’s #AdjunctChat is Adjuncts Doing Research http://t.co/fJpH3qYGZ9 via @JeffreyKeefer (6am Weds Sydney time for up early #auscasuals) 4/8/14 15:49
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat will begin soon. Topic: Adjuncts (contigents/casuals/parttime instructors) doing research 4/8/14 15:57
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat will begin soon. Topic: Adjuncts (contigents/casuals/parttime instructors) doing research 4/8/14 15:57
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat To start, why don’t you tell us what areas you do or would like to do research in. You don’t have to do research to participate 4/8/14 15:59
@Comprof1 I’m currently doing research in 4 areas (on my own): Mobile communication; International policy; workplace writing; KM & groups #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:01
@MirandaMerklein As a creative writer, the chaos of contingency has drastically impaired my output. I publish a lot less. Creates resentment. #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:01
@Comprof1 @MirandaMerklein What areas do you WANT to work on? #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:03
@KateMfD @tseenster #AdjunctChat is on now: adjuncts doing research. Company for the morning commute! @rebeccagoodway @Acahacker 4/8/14 16:03
@fabianbanga Hi #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:03
@KateMfD RT @MirandaMerklein: As a creative writer, the chaos of contingency has drastically impaired my output. I publish a lot less. Creates resen… 4/8/14 16:04
@Comprof1 @MirandaMerklein I know, it’s hard to find time to do research as an adjunct maybe we can come up w/ strategies to improve this #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:04
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga Hi. We just started. #adjunctchat To start, why don’t you tell us what areas you do or would like to do research in. 4/8/14 16:04
@MirandaMerklein @Comprof1 My research and PhD = creative prosery, mixed-genre fiction and poetry. #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:05
@Comprof1 @KateMfD @tseenster @rebeccagoodway @Acahacker Seems so strange since it’s the evening commute here! #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:06
@rebeccagoodway I enjoy doing research for others so much, but get frustrated when I don’t see the outcomes after my part is over #AdjunctChat 4/8/14 16:06
@Comprof1 @MirandaMerklein So do you create long texts or short? #adjunctchat Have you been able to do ANY writing? 4/8/14 16:07
@MirandaMerklein @Comprof1 That would be a miracle! As it’s really soul-destroying. Any advice appreciated. #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:07
@klinecj @Comprof1 Just a little late but I am here. #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:08
@klinecj @Comprof1 Just a little late but I am here. #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:08
@Comprof1 @MirandaMerklein Is it the lack of opportunity to create or lack of opp to publish? #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:09
@MirandaMerklein @Comprof1 Anywhere between 50 – 2,000 words, with or without line breaks.#Adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:09
@fabianbanga I was thinking that all PhD professors (adjunct, TT, etc.) engage in some type of research; the difference is support from inst #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:09
@Comprof1 @klinecj Hi Christopher. We’re just #adjunctchat To start, why don’t you tell us what areas you do or would like to do research in. 4/8/14 16:10
@Comprof1 @klinecj Hi Christopher. We’re just #adjunctchat To start, why don’t you tell us what areas you do or would like to do research in. 4/8/14 16:10
@MirandaMerklein @Comprof1 I have been able to do SOME writing. At this rate, though, the next collection will take 10 years, it seems. #Adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:10
@ProfessorF74 RT @fabianbanga: I was thinking that all PhD professors (adjunct, TT, etc.) engage in some type of research; the difference is support from… 4/8/14 16:11
@KateMfD @rebeccagoodway problem with casual research work in Australia: assumption that income rather than output is the goal. #AdjunctChat 4/8/14 16:11
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga I think w/ adjuncts may need to be more creative/non traditional. When institution doesn’t recognize, depressing #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:11
@fabianbanga @rebeccagoodway What type of research? #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:11
@MariuzzoAndrea RT @fabianbanga: I was thinking that all PhD professors (adjunct, TT, etc.) engage in some type of research; the difference is support from… 4/8/14 16:11
@KateMfD Curious: do US adjuncts also get to do paid research work for profs? #AdjunctChat #auscasuals 4/8/14 16:12
@Comprof1 @KateMfD @rebeccagoodway I think it’s the same worldwide! Adjuncts not able b/c not motivated or not qualified #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:13
@MirandaMerklein @Comprof1 Although I’m also known to write angry, critical blogs/accounts of #hireded, student debt, and the 2-tiered campus 😉 #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:13
@fabianbanga @KateMfD ah! educational insts run according to the models of private businesses… 4/8/14 16:13
here is our topic again.
@rebeccagoodway #adjunctchat
@fabianbanga @KateMfD sometimes 4/8/14 16:14
#AdjunctChat #auscasuals
@Comprof1 @KateMfD In US a line between adjuncts and researchers. Student adjuncts also (teaching or research assistant, not both) #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:14
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 I know, terrible. this is why always in solidarity 4/8/14 16:15
#adjunctchat
@Comprof1 Q1 what are some of the barriers to you researching or completing research as an adjunct? #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:15
@fabianbanga @rebeccagoodway We have a lot to work on / I have similar topic #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:16
@KateMfD @Comprof1 In Australia casual (adjunct) teachers often also pick up research assistant work. Paid, but not always credited. #AdjunctChat 4/8/14 16:17
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 time, support #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:17
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat A1 For me it’s figuring out affiliation. Also lack of funding or even access to research projects. #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:17
@fabianbanga @KateMfD Many GSIs do this in the USA 4/8/14 16:18
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat
@KateMfD @Comprof1 We have a piece coming out in CASA this week on the resume gap casual research assistance creates. #AdjunctChat 4/8/14 16:18
@Comprof1 @KateMfD Can you be a postdoc to do the research job? My uni you need to be enrolled student. No post doc opportunities #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:19
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga @KateMfD But I know of some adjuncts also who do it to get foot in door. Problem w/ minority contingent. #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:20
@Comprof1 @rebeccagoodway In what context do you do research? Work? Colleagues (part of project)? Academics? #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:20
@MirandaMerklein The good news is that we may change the concept & elite social status of the intellectual/scholar by being forced into activism #Adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:20
@KateMfD @Comprof1 Our post docs are granted funded and sometimes get RA funding in their grant. Benefit to casual RAs uncertain. #AdjunctChat 4/8/14 16:21
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga @KateMfD I have some friends who have been put on RFP to insure inclusiveness then dropped when funding comes in. #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:21
@KateMfD RT @MirandaMerklein: The good news is that we may change the concept & elite social status of the intellectual/scholar by being forced into… 4/8/14 16:21
@Comprof1 @MirandaMerklein Just wondering, how much time would you say you have to commit to writing each week? Do you work year round? #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:22
@Comprof1 @KateMfD Some of the schools with large endowments do that in US also. I work for Public Uni so limited funding #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:23
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 @KateMfD It’s also about the institution: #adjuncts in bigger inst may get more support 4 research than TT in small U #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:24
@Comprof1 Q2 If we can’t get paid for research in academy what other options might there be to work on research as altac? #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:25
@Comprof1 Q2 If we can’t get paid for research in academy what other options might there be to work on research as altac? #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:25
@MirandaMerklein @Comprof1 Some weeks zero. On average, maybe 3 hours a week. More during “breaks.” Yes, I work year round and organize for AAUP #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:25
@fabianbanga @rebeccagoodway Good, you can also use that learning and info for your own research #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:26
@KateMfD Thinking: casuals/adjuncts with high teaching loads face some same problems as TT. Teaching eats research time. #AdjunctChat 4/8/14 16:28
@Comprof1 @MirandaMerklein I suggest that you carve out a regular time that is sacred. Esp if it will help with your spirit. #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:29
@fabianbanga we devote so much time on teaching and committees then no time for research (only 24hs in a day) + need time 4 ur family #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:29
@Comprof1 @MirandaMerklein This will be an advantage for your students. #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:30
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga I try to combine teaching and research. It’s been great when I’ve been able to pilot something w/ my students. #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:30
@fabianbanga Academia is not a friendly place for research if you have to teach, committees, conferences + your own personal time. #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:30
@rebeccagoodway @fabianbanga personal… time…? #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:31
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga I wonder if in some cases adjuncts might have more research freedom because not having to conform to dept expect #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:32
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 Yes, especially if you are teaching in grad school #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:33
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 yes, definitely #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:34
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga Problem is time and money for adjuncts, not ideas. #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:34
@fabianbanga @rebeccagoodway : ) exactly! #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:34
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga Actually, I currently teach exclusively undergrad. They’re very open to trying new things (well, some are) #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:35
@MirandaMerklein @Comprof1 Yes. Hard thing to do when you’re underwater. Opportunity is an economic variable. V. Woolf was right about that one. #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:35
@KateMfD “@rebeccagoodway: this is a metaphor for my life http://t.co/5fdUooXtPR” #auscasuals #AdjunctChat 4/8/14 16:36
@Comprof1 @MirandaMerklein Is there any way you can get paid outside of academia for what you like to do? #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:37
@Comprof1 RT @KateMfD: “@rebeccagoodway: this is a metaphor for my life http://t.co/5fdUooXtPR” #auscasuals #AdjunctChat 4/8/14 16:37
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga But foreign language depts can be difficult for research. #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:38
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 My problem is that my thesis is too dense 4 undergrads so rarely teaches this topic / edteach is different; #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:39
@MirandaMerklein @Comprof1 I do like organizing. (Got that poli sci degree, too.) Full time organizing for one of the #highered campaigns maybe. #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:39
@Comprof1 @MirandaMerklein This brings me to the next ?: Q3 What are some resources available for adjuncts that want to do research? #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:40
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 No, a lot of projects http://t.co/akWQioE68x and also Stanford. 4/8/14 16:40
#adjunctchat
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 No, a lot of projects http://t.co/akWQioE68x and also Stanford. 4/8/14 16:40
#adjunctchat
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga I teach communication & there is no way my students would understand my thesis! But I take concepts to work on. #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:41
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 I am thinking about grants #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:41
@MirandaMerklein
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga E.g. I teach computer mediated comm. students do a log on how they use CMC. Then I compare w/ workers (my thesis) #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:42
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga @MirandaMerklein There are some grants at schools but also funding orgs/professional organizations #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:43
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @MirandaMerklein Hey, sorry for being so late (at an academic conference in Scotland). Intrigued with this question #AdjunctChat 4/8/14 16:44
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @MirandaMerklein conference fits into the topic? #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:46
@MirandaMerklein @fabianbanga @Comprof1 Might work for some tradit researchers with less courses. In CW, it’s about books published (Catch 22). #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:47
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga @MirandaMerklein I also just started using http://t.co/ROeY8zcH6f. There are postings on grants, calls for papers #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:47
@fabianbanga @MirandaMerklein yes, always the case in literature 4/8/14 16:48
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat
@Comprof1 @MirandaMerklein @fabianbanga Do you have a writing group you can join to help you reach your goal? #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:48
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 @MirandaMerklein do you have grant writers? #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:49
@Comprof1 @MirandaMerklein @fabianbanga I just wrote a chapter for an encyclopedia of mobile phone use b/c I was part of consotium #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:50
@KateMfD @Comprof1 q3 thinking that TT allies ought to be resources/mentors/listeners, but too often fail. #AdjunctChat 4/8/14 16:50
@MirandaMerklein @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Lucky you! Love Scotland, http://t.co/DydLc3gwLT Never been. #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:50
@Comprof1 @MirandaMerklein @fabianbanga One of the members was editing a book and asked me to write a chapter. Really helped to have supp #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:50
@fabianbanga @MirandaMerklein Everything goes back to capital #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:51
@Comprof1
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga @MirandaMerklein I was a grant writer before I started phd. We do have help, but I was grant writer when I was RA #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:52
@MirandaMerklein RT @KateMfD: @Comprof1 q3 thinking that TT allies ought to be resources/mentors/listeners, but too often fail. #AdjunctChat 4/8/14 16:52
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga @MirandaMerklein Problem is with org that require you to be part of institution (grants to institution not indiv) #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:53
@MirandaMerklein @fabianbanga @Comprof1 We don’t even have copy paper at school 2. Maybe some working at the CC. #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:53
@Comprof1 @KateMfD Perhaps, but also, how often do we reach out? Perhaps if we SAW them we could network for role in research project. #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:54
@Blaise7 http://t.co/LQeDhLvV3w #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:54
@fabianbanga @MirandaMerklein I know about this reality 4/8/14 16:55
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat
@fabianbanga @MirandaMerklein I know about this reality 4/8/14 16:55
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat
@Comprof1 @KateMfD Most of my collaboration has been with TT who have found money for me. #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:55
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @MirandaMerklein The conference is on networked learning, so it may be related. #AdjunctChat 4/8/14 16:55
@fabianbanga RT @MirandaMerklein: @fabianbanga @Comprof1 We don’t even have copy paper at school 2. Maybe some working at the CC. #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:56
@Comprof1 @MirandaMerklein @fabianbanga We don’t either. (Actually don’t need it b/c copy machine is always broken). #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:56
@Comprof1 Well, it’s almost the end of out time. Any take aways? suggestions? directions? #adjunctchat 4/8/14 16:58
@MirandaMerklein @fabianbanga @Comprof1 I’ve seen adjuncts crawl out w/outside help, re$ources. They usually have all the advice (class divide). #adjunctchat 4/8/14 17:01
@Comprof1 BTW, it’s http://t.co/ckw39oKHOx (I had the wrong ending). #adjunctchat 4/8/14 17:01
@Comprof1 @MirandaMerklein @fabianbanga Can you partner up with someone? writing mentor? Not as much to help w/ writing as direction. #adjunctchat 4/8/14 17:03
@Comprof1 Well, I’m going to sign off here. We won’t have an #adjunctchat next week, but there will be one the week after. The last I saw no moderator 4/8/14 17:06
@MirandaMerklein @Comprof1 @fabianbanga For me, that is not a need. It’s a real trap that #adjuncts fall into with 6 fig debt. A predatory maze. #adjunctchat 4/8/14 17:07
@fabianbanga @MirandaMerklein when all these towers of illusion fall, the only realities we see are work and compensation. #adjunctchat @Comprof1 4/8/14 17:18
@fabianbanga @MirandaMerklein when all these towers of illusion fall, the only realities we see are work and compensation. #adjunctchat @Comprof1 4/8/14 17:18
@MirandaMerklein RT @fabianbanga: @MirandaMerklein when all these towers of illusion fall, the only realities we see are work and compensation. #adjunctchat… 4/8/14 17:19

Transcript from #AdjunctChat on 4/1/14 (with @comprof1)

Colouful speech bubblesThis is the transcript from #AdjunctChat on 4/1/14, and was facilitated by @comprof1.

The topic was What do adjuncts do?

All are welcome to our next #AdjunctChat on Tues, Apr 22, where the topic – “What have unions accomplished for Adjunct Faculty?” will be led by @JeffreyKeefer and @fabianbanga.

From User Text Time
@Comprof1 We’ll be starting in a minute. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 15:53
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat my twitter is on delay so excuse me if it seems I’m taking a while to reply to you. 4/1/14 15:58
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat my twitter is on delay so excuse me if it seems I’m taking a while to reply to you. 4/1/14 15:58
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat To begin, why don’t you introduce yourselves and tell us how many classes/locations you work at. 4/1/14 15:59
@Melissa_Venable Jumping into #AdjunctChat – What do adjuncts do? – starting now! 4/1/14 16:01
@cookingandcomp @Comprof1 3 class/1 institution. I’m 25 and live with my parents to make this do-able. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:01
@Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 Hi Virginia, I teach two courses/two institutions. Both courses are online, but offered by traditional colleges. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:02
@Melissa_Venable @cookingandcomp Hi Caitlin! #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:02
@Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable Hi Melissa. Glad you can make it. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:03
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Melissa_Venable: Jumping into #AdjunctChat – What do adjuncts do? – starting now! 4/1/14 16:03
@cookingandcomp @Melissa_Venable Hi, Melissa! =) #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:03
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Comprof1: #adjunctchat To begin, why don’t you introduce yourselves and tell us how many classes/locations you work at. 4/1/14 16:03
@AdjunctChat RT @Comprof1: #adjunctchat To begin, why don’t you introduce yourselves and tell us how many classes/locations you work at. 4/1/14 16:03
@Comprof1 @cookingandcomp @Melissa_Venable Glad you could make it Caitlin. How many classes/locations do you teach at? #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:05
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 Hi #AdjunctChat! 4/1/14 16:05
@fabianbanga RT @JeffreyKeefer: RT @Comprof1: #adjunctchat To begin, why don’t you introduce yourselves and tell us how many classes/locations you work … 4/1/14 16:05
@JeffreyKeefer Today’s #AdjunctChat topic is “What do adjuncts do?” and is facilitated by @comprof1 All are welcome! http://t.co/ID3skh8co7 4/1/14 16:05
@fabianbanga RT @AdjunctChat: RT @Comprof1: #adjunctchat To begin, why don’t you introduce yourselves and tell us how many classes/locations you work at. 4/1/14 16:05
@fabianbanga RT @JeffreyKeefer: Today’s #AdjunctChat topic is “What do adjuncts do?” and is facilitated by @comprof1 All are welcome! http://t.co/ID3skh… 4/1/14 16:06
@JeffreyKeefer @JeffreyKeefer I teach at 2 universities and currently teach one class at each of them. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:06
@cookingandcomp @Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable 3 class @ 1 school — but I also live with my parents; otherwise, this would not be manageable #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:06
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable @cookingandcomp Welcome to #AdjunctChat! 4/1/14 16:06
@Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer Hi Jeffrey! 🙂 #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:07
@JeffreyKeefer @cookingandcomp @Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable Are you trying to survive on only teaching 3 classes in an adjunct capacity? #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:07
@klinecj Hello all! #adjunctchat 4/1/14 16:07
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga Glad you can make it. I know you’re the dept head. Do you also teach? If so how many classes? #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:07
@melovell RT @JeffreyKeefer: Today’s #AdjunctChat topic is “What do adjuncts do?” and is facilitated by @comprof1 All are welcome! http://t.co/ID3skh… 4/1/14 16:08
@npmaven RT @melovell RT @JeffreyKeefer: Today’s #AdjunctChat topic is “What do adjuncts do?” and is facilitated by @comprof1 4/1/14 16:08
@npmaven RT @melovell RT @JeffreyKeefer: Today’s #AdjunctChat topic is “What do adjuncts do?” and is facilitated by @comprof1 4/1/14 16:08
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @cookingandcomp @Melissa_Venable I’d like a FTjob. I only teach 2 because that was all my dept would give me. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:09
@Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer @cookingandcomp @Comprof1 I teach two courses as an adjunct, and work full-time in a related eLearning position. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:09
@Comprof1 @npmaven @melovell @JeffreyKeefer Hope you can participate today Debra. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:09
@Melissa_Venable @klinecj Hello Christopher! #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:09
@Melissa_Venable @klinecj Hello Christopher! #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:09
@cookingandcomp @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable I’m actively seeking out FT jobs. 3 is max hours for adjuncts, so I am lucky. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:10
@fabianbanga Thanks @Comprof1 / thank you 4 facilitating / I teach one class but I am 75% Dist Ed (I am also the DE coordinator) #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:10
@klinecj @Melissa_Venable Hi! #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:10
@npmaven Multitasking. Giving it a shot! RT @Comprof1: @npmaven Hope you can participate today Debra. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:10
@Melissa_Venable @fabianbanga Hi Fabian! #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:10
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat Q1 who, if anyone, knows what the adjuncts do in their dept? What is their perception of an adjunct & his or her qualifications 4/1/14 16:11
@melovell @JeffreyKeefer Sorry can’t really join you today for #AdjunctChat. It’s 7 and I have to finish getting ready for work. Have fun! 4/1/14 16:11
@JeffreyKeefer @klinecj Welcome to #AdjunctChat! 4/1/14 16:11
@JeffreyKeefer @npmaven @melovell @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Welcome to #AdjunctChat! 4/1/14 16:11
@KateMfD Early rising #auscasuals, #AdjunctChat is on now. Topic: what adjuncts (casuals) actually do. 4/1/14 16:11
@npmaven RT @Comprof1 Q1 who knows what the adjuncts do in their dept? What is their perception of an adjunct & his/her qualifications #adjunctchat 4/1/14 16:11
@melovell RT @KateMfD: Early rising #auscasuals, #AdjunctChat is on now. Topic: what adjuncts (casuals) actually do. 4/1/14 16:11
@Comprof1 @cookingandcomp @JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable Do you have access to other colleges in your area or just the 1 you teach at? #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:11
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Q1 Whose perceptions are you asking for — ours, the administration, students, or community? #AdjunctChat! 4/1/14 16:12
@JeffreyKeefer @KateMfD Welcome to #AdjunctChat! 4/1/14 16:12
@Comprof1 @klinecj @Melissa_Venable Glad you can participate Christopher. How many classes do you teach currently? #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:12
@fabianbanga @Melissa_Venable what do you do in eLearning? #AdjunctChat
@JeffreyKeefer @cookingandcomp @Comprof1
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@JeffreyKeefer @melovell Sorry will miss you; please add your thoughts and ideas later! #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:12
@fabianbanga Hi @Melissa_Venable #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:12
@cookingandcomp @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable There are several in my area. Contact 1 dept. chair; never got a response. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:13
@NevilleAnnKelly Hello folks #AdjunctChat I am an intermittent adjunct by choice at same college I was previously tenure-track. 4/1/14 16:13
@Comprof1 @KateMfD Glad you can make it. It’ll be interesting to see how adjuncts are used/perceived in other locations. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:13
@KateMfD #auscasuals, here’s the #adjunctchat link for info: http://t.co/2TdzKJbIMl 4/1/14 16:13
@NevilleAnnKelly I was the only dept. member who had time to develop our first online courses. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:14
@Melissa_Venable @fabianbanga Several roles, but F/T is as an education writer – covering eLearning topics, social media, online learning #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:14
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat. We have a new dept head & I’m finding that she knows nothing of my background. She didn’t hire me but I’ve been in dept for 8 4/1/14 16:14
@klinecj @Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable this semester I am teaching 4 courses at two schools a #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:14
@JeffreyKeefer @NevilleAnnKelly Welcome to #AdjunctChat! 4/1/14 16:15
@JeffreyKeefer RT @KateMfD: #auscasuals, here’s the #adjunctchat link for info: http://t.co/ID3skh8co7 4/1/14 16:15
@Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 @cookingandcomp @JeffreyKeefer Access, yes, but local institutions have limited distance ed. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:16
@cookingandcomp @Comprof1 #adjunctchat in English dept; many FYC courses taught by many adjuncts. Good support but $ prevents more FT positions #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:16
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @cookingandcomp @Melissa_Venable What sort of other access are you thinking about? #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:16
@fabianbanga @Melissa_Venable nice! #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:16
@Comprof1 @klinecj @Melissa_Venable Are there differences between the 2 schools in what they know about your skills/work? #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:16
@fabianbanga what topic? @NevilleAnnKelly #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:17
@Comprof1 @cookingandcomp Something I’ve been trying to do is find how much $$ is actually spent on contingent faculty. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:18
@YourDailyArt #AdjunctChat @AdjunctChat @Comprof1 I hardly know the other AH #Adjuncts and only do because I made a concerted effort to befriend them. 4/1/14 16:18
@klinecj @Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable Yes – one is local and one is not. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:18
@Comprof1 @cookingandcomp My uni is public so EVERY employee’s name and salary was made public but budget is private!!!!!!!!!!!! #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:18
@KateMfD . @Comprof our casual teachers often hidden from view — mostly in roles more like TA than adjunct. Key first year teachers. #adjunctchat 4/1/14 16:19
@cookingandcomp @Comprof1 Inst. recently cut our max hours instead of give healthcare benefits. . .will have neg. affects on FYC program #adjunctchat 4/1/14 16:20
@YourDailyArt @Comprof1 @AdjunctChat #AdjunctChat This is why it is so hard to get people to understand how underpaid we are when our own co-workers don’t 4/1/14 16:20
@Comprof1 @KateMfD @comprof Are TA’s & adjuncts the same or is there a distinction made? Finding some schools same other diff #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:20
@fabianbanga @KateMfD Are your TAs in charge of their own courses? Like GSIs?

@comprof #AdjunctChat

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@cookingandcomp @Comprof1 Outside ENG, though, there is a culture of distrust for adjuncts b/c adjuncts do not “stick around” #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:20
@Melissa_Venable RT @KateMfD our casual teachers often hidden from view — mostly in roles more like TA than adjunct. Key first year teachers. #adjunctchat 4/1/14 16:20
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 it should also be public

#AdjunctChat @cookingandcomp

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@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga @KateMfD @comprof What are GSIs? #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:21
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga @cookingandcomp If it is, they hide it much better than they did our salaries. Really is a bit embarrassing. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:22
@fabianbanga @YourDailyArt For us a programmer and the majority of the FT assistants make twice as a PT instructor + benefits

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@KateMfD @JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga @comprof Australian casuals more often tutoring on courses led by full-time faculty. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:23
@JeffreyKeefer @YourDailyArt @Comprof1 One institution where I teach has frequent admin turnover. If not teaching then, easy to be forgotten #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:23
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat Q2 So if you had to identify what work you do to teach your class, what would you include? #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:23
@therealchalo @YourDailyArt saw you on #AdjunctChat are you in ohio? Do you know about @OhioPTFacAssn? Adjunct organizing is happening at CCC and Lakeland 4/1/14 16:23
@Comprof1 RT @KateMfD: @JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga @comprof Australian casuals more often tutoring on courses led by full-time faculty. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:23
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer Graduate Student Instructor (GSR is for researcher)
@KateMfD @comprof #AdjunctChat
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@Melissa_Venable RT @Comprof1 Q2 So if you had to identify what work you do to teach your class, what would you include? #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:24
@Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable I’ve started creating my online class for summer. New course is really time consuming. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:25
@Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable I’ve started creating my online class for summer. New course is really time consuming. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:25
@fabianbanga @NevilleAnnKelly interesting topic! how was the participation online? #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:25
@YourDailyArt @fabianbanga @Comprof1 #AdjunctChat I am sure this is my case too. The dept head could not pick me out of a line-up after 6 years of classes 4/1/14 16:25
@npmaven RT @Comprof1 #adjunctchat Q2 So if you had to identify what work you do to teach your class, what would you include? 4/1/14 16:26
@Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable Not only developing/modifying content, but learning tech updates, working around tech limitations #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:26
@NevilleAnnKelly @Comprof1 Amazing, but teaching 1 online course at a distance involves near same tasks and time load as 3 classroom courses. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:26
@Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 Congrats! It can be a lot of work – especially that first course, or version of a course. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:26
@YourDailyArt @therealchalo @OhioPTFacAssn #AdjunctChat I do and I follow them although I have yet to make a meeting. 4/1/14 16:26
@Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 Sounds like you are getting a lot of instructional design and edtech experience in the process. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:27
@Comprof1 @YourDailyArt @fabianbanga Does this put you at a disadvantage? I’m sure DH would know you if there were complaints! #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:27
@fabianbanga @YourDailyArt Even those chairs who want to help, there is not much we can do.

@Comprof1 #AdjunctChat

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@npmaven A2) Instructional design, community development, learning facilitation, communication, troubleshooting – and much, much more! #adjunctchat 4/1/14 16:27
@Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable Actually, I’ve taught a # of courses online but not for 4 yrs. New version of Blackboard & mlearning are new #adjunctchat 4/1/14 16:28
@npmaven Teaching online is a *major* commitment of time, energy, creativity. Requires active instructor presence as facilitator. #adjunctchat 4/1/14 16:28
@fabianbanga RT @Comprof1: #adjunctchat Q2 So if you had to identify what work you do to teach your class, what would you include? #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:28
@Melissa_Venable MT @npmaven Teaching online is a *major* commitment of time, energy, creativity. Requires active instructor presence #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:29
@Comprof1 @npmaven How much time do you spend on communication or community dev outside of class? #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:29
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable Time consuming and often not compensated #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:29
@Comprof1 RT @npmaven: Teaching online is a *major* commitment of time, energy, creativity. Requires active instructor presence as facilitator. #adju… 4/1/14 16:29
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Melissa_Venable: RT @Comprof1 Q2 So if you had to identify what work you do to teach your class, what would you include? #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:29
@AdjunctChat RT @Melissa_Venable: RT @Comprof1 Q2 So if you had to identify what work you do to teach your class, what would you include? #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:29
@npmaven Class is ongoing. RT @Comprof1 @npmaven How much time do you spend on communication or community dev outside of class? #adjunctchat 4/1/14 16:30
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer @KateMfD @comprof Thank you; never encountered that one before #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:30
@Comprof1 @npmaven And yet, perception that it is “easier” and not as effective. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:30
@npmaven But ongoing? Hmm. Probably 10-20 hrs/wk WITH course set up ahead of time. #adjunctchat 4/1/14 16:30
@Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Indeed. Development contracts can be separate from teaching ones – but may have to ask, and ask again #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:30
@npmaven “Easier” totally false – if done right. RT @Comprof1 @npmaven And yet, perception that it is “easier” and not as effective #adjunctchat 4/1/14 16:31
@fabianbanga @NevilleAnnKelly Excellent, because always online classes have problems with participation. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:31
@YourDailyArt @Comprof1 #AdjunctChat Q2 all the prep, especially when new texts are assigned, grading, email and meetings (before & after class) 4/1/14 16:31
@npmaven Acctblty built in essential RT @fabianbanga @NevilleAnnKelly .. online classes have problems with participation #adjunctchat 4/1/14 16:32
@Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer We don’t have separate development funds. Only for those who have never taught online #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:32
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer you will see this position for example in languages / because professors teach literature.

@KateMfD @comprof #AdjunctChat

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@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 Ironically, I do project management and program design and development in orgs, but not much in HE #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:32
@Comprof1 @YourDailyArt How much time do you spend on grading? #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:32
@YourDailyArt @fabianbanga @Comprof1 True, I have had other great chairs who tried to give xtra wk, but were thwarted by policy. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:33
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer @KateMfD @comprof Do you have curriculum/syllabus you give instructors? Tests? #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:33
@AdjunctChat Today’s #AdjunctChat on “What do adjuncts do?” continues, and it not too late to join in! http://t.co/5oUSLtfkOW @comprof1 4/1/14 16:34
@PrecariousFac RT @JeffreyKeefer: @researchwhisper @deborahbrian @VanessaVaile @PrecariousFac Come discuss What do adjuncts do? #AdjunctChat today http://… 4/1/14 16:34
@JeffreyKeefer RT @AdjunctChat: Today’s #AdjunctChat on “What do adjuncts do?” continues, and it not too late to join in! http://t.co/ID3skh8co7 @Comprof1 4/1/14 16:34
@Comprof1 Should adjuncts be paid more to develop/teach class they’ve never taught before? #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:35
@fabianbanga @npmaven indeed / i am in this area since 1996 & coordinate a program with 100+ online and hybrid classes

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@Comprof1 @YourDailyArt @fabianbanga Paid work? #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:36
@YourDailyArt @Comprof1 #AdjunctChat I teach art hist so I don’t 4/1/14 16:36
@npmaven Wow! RT @fabianbanga i am in this area since 1996 & coordinate a program with 100+ online and hybrid classes

@Comprof1 #AdjunctChat

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@fabianbanga @Comprof1 No, we have official outlines but instructors are independent / like F2F classes.

@JeffreyKeefer @KateMfD @comprof #AdjunctChat

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@Comprof1 Should adjuncts that teach writing be paid more for time spent correcting? #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:38
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 We only have an universal LMS, because of authentication

@JeffreyKeefer @KateMfD @comprof #AdjunctChat

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@Comprof1 @fabianbanga @KateMfD @comprof My son goes to Penn State & language teachers are given syllabus/curriculum/tests like HS #adjunctchat 4/1/14 16:39
@YourDailyArt @Comprof1 #AdjunctChat I teach art hist so much less time then comp with only one class this semester, the majority of my “off time” is prep 4/1/14 16:39
@Comprof1 Q3 If you were to do a study that measured what adjuncts really do (time spent) what would you include/methodology #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:41
@Comprof1 Q3 If you were to do a study that measured what adjuncts really do (time spent) what would you include/methodology #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:41
@npmaven RT @Comprof1 Q3 If you were to do a study that measured what adjuncts really do (time spent) what would you include/methodology #adjunctchat 4/1/14 16:41
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 Yes because probably they have GSIs and adjuncts together

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@YourDailyArt @Comprof1 @fabianbanga #AdjunctChat I am only paid per contact hour – 3 for a 3 credit course. Teaching online so no travel cost this sem. 4/1/14 16:42
@Melissa_Venable RT @Comprof1 Q3 If you were to do a study that measured what adjuncts really do (time spent) what would you include/methodology #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:42
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat how many of you also do research or service to dept.? I just gave a syllabus to my DH to help in course they are preparing. 4/1/14 16:42
@fabianbanga @NevilleAnnKelly Stressful occasionally

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@Comprof1 @YourDailyArt @fabianbanga Are you given allowance for internet/computer use? #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:43
@npmaven A3) Prep time, prep activities (what=”prep”), direct instruction, office hrs, time spent responding to students, meetings… #adjunctchat 4/1/14 16:44
@fabianbanga @YourDailyArt so they do not pay you for office hours. they should.

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@rskiff #AdjunctChat sorry I’m late. Busy with work. 4/1/14 16:45
@Comprof1 Only one in comm dept to have taught business comm course. #adjunctchat I have some unique skills for dept. 4/1/14 16:45
@YourDailyArt @Comprof1 @fabianbanga #AdjunctChat Not from the school. My computer and my internet all comes out of regular pay. 4/1/14 16:46
@MademoiselleSci I’m glad to learn more about what it means to be an adjunct #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:46
@Melissa_Venable A3) Maybe break tasks into before term start, during term, after term ends. Tasks could differ by course, subject, program req. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:46
@Comprof1 @npmaven & now time spent to responding to students can be a lot. I told my students I only will look night before class. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:46
@rskiff @Comprof1 #AdjunctChat. If your not being paid for the service as a adjunct why are you doing it? You will end up with nothing. 4/1/14 16:46
@Comprof1 @rskiff Jump in! Better late than never. Glad you could make it. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:47
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 No for adjuncts / TT get comp or laptops, no connection $ / we have centers and offices for everyone.

@YourDailyArt #AdjunctChat

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@NevilleAnnKelly RT @MademoiselleSci: I’m glad to learn more about what it means to be an adjunct #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:47
@MademoiselleSci Anyone here is an adjunct in the STEM field? #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:48
@fabianbanga @NevilleAnnKelly what is the minimum and max # of students?

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@YourDailyArt @NevilleAnnKelly @Comprof1 @fabianbanga #AdjunctChat True the first student that enrolled in a class of 28 basically covers my pay. 4/1/14 16:48
@Comprof1 @rskiff If it doesn’t take extra time (just a copy I had) i’ll do it. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:48
@rskiff #AdjunctChat shameless plug. Why don’t you join us at http://t.co/xt8FIiJcVY. We are close to getting our approval. Better pay and security 4/1/14 16:49
@fabianbanga @YourDailyArt the same for us. / $ is coming from the state,

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@rskiff @Comprof1 #AdjunctChat Your answer is the reason so many adjuncts are hurting. Giving institutions free stuff w/o compensation is not ok. 4/1/14 16:50
@YourDailyArt @fabianbanga @Comprof1 #AdjunctChat We have one office with 3 computers for over 90 adjuncts. 4/1/14 16:50
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga @YourDailyArt @NevilleAnnKelly Just had discussion We can’t add new class until 45 students in all scheduled class #adjunctchat 4/1/14 16:51
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga @YourDailyArt @NevilleAnnKelly Problem is planned classes don’t cover all in major. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:51
@JeffreyKeefer Q3 Prep time, review assignments, engaging in research / keeping disciplinary knowledge current, meetings, student advisement #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:52
@Comprof1 @YourDailyArt @fabianbanga I’ve never heard of such a thing! why even have an office? #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:52
@JeffreyKeefer RT @rskiff: @Comprof1 #AdjunctChat Your answer is the reason so many adjuncts are hurting. Giving institutions free stuff w/o… 4/1/14 16:53
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer How much time per class hour do you think you spend? #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:53
@CitizenAcademic RT @AdjunctChat: Today’s #AdjunctChat on “What do adjuncts do?” continues, and it not too late to join in! http://t.co/5oUSLtfkOW @comprof1 4/1/14 16:53
@fabianbanga @YourDailyArt Too many! we: PT & FT together, 4 desks/room. FT 1-1 desk, PT: no more than 8-1 + other areas 2 work.

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@Comprof1 #adjunctchat We are “expected” to have office hrs because assessed in sem end student assessment, but not paid for it. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:54
@YourDailyArt @Comprof1 @fabianbanga #AdjunctChat I don’t use it even if on campus, that many people, way too many germs. 4/1/14 16:54
@rskiff #AdjunctChat I see a group of people who are an exploited class if ever there was one. How do you all stand the inequality/lack of agency? 4/1/14 16:55
@rskiff #AdjunctChat I see a group of people who are an exploited class if ever there was one. How do you all stand the inequality/lack of agency? 4/1/14 16:55
@NevilleAnnKelly Wow @Comprof1 @fabianbanga @YourDailyArt Private schools can shrink classes, esp. if branded as <1:15 faculty:student ratio. #adjunctchat 4/1/14 16:55
@Comprof1 So last question/comment: how can we find out & inform people about what adjuncts do? #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:56
@fabianbanga @NevilleAnnKelly our min is 25, max 40 however, some flexibility, some classes can have more or less.

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4/1/14 16:57
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 That is a good question; I have never calculated how much time I really spend on the peripheral activites #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:57
@Comprof1 http://t.co/hR28g17xfE I’ve been collecting some good articles/studies on adj. on my blog. Tweet me if you know of others. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:57
@rskiff @Comprof1 #AdjunctChat It is time for a revolution–strikes and noise making. Why not join us at http://t.co/7WaG6W2JmO? 4/1/14 16:58
@MademoiselleSci RT @Comprof1: http://t.co/hR28g17xfE I’ve been collecting some good articles/studies on adj. on my blog. Tweet me if you know of others. #A… 4/1/14 16:58
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 what? terrible

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4/1/14 16:58
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga @NevilleAnnKelly @YourDailyArt 40 for a language class? That’s crazy and not fair to instructor or student. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:58
@Adjunctular @rskiff #AdjunctChat I blogged about mandatory contributions of time. “It’s Not Just about the Dough” at http://t.co/XHMqGqqjwk 4/1/14 16:58
@MademoiselleSci Thanks for the insight! #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:59
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Do you know of an app that could be used to determine time? Where might there be funding? #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:59
@rskiff #AdjunctChat I don’t know of any exploited class who is as fearful as adjuncts. The problem is there is no alternative or is there? 4/1/14 16:59
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 I know. long fight. they do not understand.

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4/1/14 16:59
@JeffreyKeefer Q3 Do adjuncts work more than paid for out of love for the discipline, and thus taken advantage of for the goodness of heart? #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 16:59
@rskiff @Adjunctular #AdjunctChat I’ll check it out. 4/1/14 17:00
@fabianbanga @NevilleAnnKelly I know, private univ/colleges are different.

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4/1/14 17:00
@YourDailyArt @Comprof1 @fabianbanga @NevilleAnnKelly #AdjunctChat our online cap is 28 on campus the fill # is 40. 4/1/14 17:01
@rskiff #AdjunctChat We all tolerate the poor conditions/pay and so make it a lot worse. What about the other systems? That is why I created Oplerno 4/1/14 17:01
@Comprof1 @rskiff There needs to be a mass (growing) united voice & data to support it.Slowly voices being heard, but need studies also. #adjunctchat 4/1/14 17:01
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Read just in time professor and CAW report. http://t.co/fss94UJpyF #adjunctchat That is part of it. 4/1/14 17:03
@rskiff @Comprof1 #AdjunctChat Nonsense! build the world you want to see. Data and voices–sounds like a faculty meeting. Those are not effective. 4/1/14 17:03
@phillyprof03 I know many adjuncts who coordinate dept activities and are not compensated for it. those that are aren’t getting much $. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 17:03
@YourDailyArt @Comprof1 @fabianbanga @NevilleAnnKelly #AdjunctChat wonder why 28/40? Well a FT retired teaches the majority of online and set the limit # 4/1/14 17:03
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Comprof1: @JeffreyKeefer Read just in time professor and CAW report. http://t.co/c8D5BZbXUU #adjunctchat That is part of it. 4/1/14 17:03
@NevilleAnnKelly #adjunctchat @YourDailyArt @Comprof1 @fabianbanga 28 is definitely the upper limit for an effective online course. 4/1/14 17:04
@phillyprof03 The prep time for adjunct taught courses is not reflected in the pay. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 17:04
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga @YourDailyArt Yes, I work for public. Class size/requirements > but salary is better because of union #adjunctchat 4/1/14 17:04
@YourDailyArt @Comprof1 #AdjunctChat Thank you for facilitating the chat today. 4/1/14 17:04
@sneakinabook @JeffreyKeefer Whether out of love or necessity, most are working more than they’re paid for. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 17:04
@fabianbanga @NevilleAnnKelly How can we change this reality from a transcendental perspective?

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@NevilleAnnKelly Experience @YourDailyArt @Comprof1 @fabianbanga #adjunctchat 4/1/14 17:05
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 yes, the same here

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4/1/14 17:05
@JeffreyKeefer RT @sneakinabook: @JeffreyKeefer Whether out of love or necessity, most are working more than they’re paid for. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 17:06
@phillyprof03 The idea that adjuncts need to quantify their time is part of the problem. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 17:06
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga @NevilleAnnKelly @YourDailyArt In this economy/society, numbers talk. AARP gets their message across. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 17:06
@NevilleAnnKelly GREAT question @fabianbanga @YourDailyArt @Comprof1 #adjunctchat Requires an entirely new vision of pedagogy, expand beyond old models. 4/1/14 17:07
@JeffreyKeefer @sneakinabook I agree with you completely. I am wondering if this is the problem? #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 17:07
@NevilleAnnKelly RT @fabianbanga: @NevilleAnnKelly How can we change this reality from a transcendental perspective?

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4/1/14 17:07
@phillyprof03 Would “evidence” in the form of numbers miraculously alter the exploitation of adjunct labor? #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 17:07
@JeffreyKeefer @sneakinabook It can be a challenge to expect / demand to get paid for doing education and teaching that we love to do #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 17:07
@Comprof1 @phillyprof03 If you were a lawyer or other “contract” professional, you would bill every hr you work. Maybe we should do same #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 17:07
@sneakinabook @phillyprof03 with budgets tight, is there another incentive for adjuncts offering this benefit to their institutions? #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 17:07
@rskiff #AdjunctChat thanks for the effort. See you soon. 4/1/14 17:08
@phillyprof03 Or is it yet another unreasonable demand being made of adjuncts? #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 17:08
@phillyprof03 Or is it yet another unreasonable demand being made of adjuncts? #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 17:08
@JeffreyKeefer This has been a great #AdjunctChat. If you enjoyed it too, please consider facilitating one on a topic of your choosing / interest! 4/1/14 17:09
@NevilleAnnKelly I kept track last year @Comprof1 @phillyprof03 #adjunctchat Astounding hours spent. 4/1/14 17:09
@Comprof1 @sneakinabook @phillyprof03 How many of us know what budget is? I can’t find current budget but public school. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 17:09
@Comprof1 @sneakinabook @phillyprof03 We need to get access/arm ourselves w/ info on locations where we are working. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 17:09
@BronwynHinz RT @KateMfD: Early rising #auscasuals, #AdjunctChat is on now. Topic: what adjuncts (casuals) actually do. 4/1/14 17:10
@BronwynHinz RT @KateMfD: Early rising #auscasuals, #AdjunctChat is on now. Topic: what adjuncts (casuals) actually do. 4/1/14 17:10
@NevilleAnnKelly True, @phillyprof03 #adjunctchat yet it also provides empirical evidence for a deeper, even existential reality. 4/1/14 17:10
@sneakinabook @JeffreyKeefer Everyone knows not to go into teaching for the $ but how much is too much? In many cases it is a problem. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 17:10
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer yes indeed. thank you @Comprof1 and #AdjunctChat / all the best! 4/1/14 17:11
@Comprof1 @NevilleAnnKelly @phillyprof03 Did you use a journal? An app? How much time did you spend? #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 17:11
@Comprof1 Next week will be a change in topic: Adjuncts doing research. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 17:12
@NevilleAnnKelly I used Swift-To-Do List last year @Comprof1 @phillyprof03 #adjunctchat but am now using Time Meter android app. 60+ hours/week universally. 4/1/14 17:13
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Comprof1: Next week will be a change in topic: Adjuncts doing research. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 17:13
@AdjunctChat RT @Comprof1: Next week will be a change in topic: Adjuncts doing research. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 17:13
@NevilleAnnKelly RT @Comprof1: Next week will be a change in topic: Adjuncts doing research. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 17:14
@JeffreyKeefer Thanks in leading us through such an engaging #AdjunctChat, @Comprof1! 4/1/14 17:14
@NevilleAnnKelly Thanks all, #adjunctchat! I learn a lot from y’all. 4/1/14 17:14
@NevilleAnnKelly @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 #adjunctchat Thank you for the engaging discussion! 4/1/14 17:15
@AdjunctChat Even if you could not join today’s #AdjunctChat, please follow the hashtag and reply to anything there you see. Keep the conversation going! 4/1/14 17:21
@phillyprof03 Or is he goal to do away with the system that makes adjuncts necessary? #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 17:24
@phillyprof03 The status “adjunct” doesn’t mean they’re doing less or different work. They do the same (sometimes more) work as NTTs. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 17:31
@phillyprof03 The status “adjunct” doesn’t mean they’re doing less or different work. They do the same (sometimes more) work as NTTs. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 17:31
@Comprof1 @phillyprof03 I don’t agree If you know what going rate is (some good info on my blog/vitae) & how much time needed, more lever #adjunctchat 4/1/14 17:31
@conditionaccept RT @phillyprof03: The status “adjunct” doesn’t mean they’re doing less or different work. They do the same (sometimes more) work as NTTs. … 4/1/14 17:31
@Comprof1 @phillyprof03 Also, need to work as group rather than individual. May not help for individual, but as group can do something.#AdjunctChat 4/1/14 17:32
@Comprof1 @phillyprof03 But I’ve found if you have data hard to dispute. “Shrinking budgets” Are they? “adjuncts do less work” Do they? #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 17:39
@VCVaile arrived late ¾ thru so just followed #adjunctchat 4/1/14 17:47
@VCVaile arrived late ¾ thru so just followed #adjunctchat 4/1/14 17:47
@VCVaile gr8 convo & important, esp about hours—much dissension because of #ACA #adjunctchat 4/1/14 17:49
@Comprof1 @phillyprof03 There were changes and contract labor got benefits back. If we have data, we can file complaints, demand equity. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 17:49
@Comprof1 @phillyprof03 No, not admins. they won’t do anything. Labor board, class action suits (or threats), lrg agregate voice. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 17:51
@VCVaile being more or less forced to work more hours than reported could make ground for wage theft—tricky though #adjunctchat 4/1/14 17:51
@Comprof1 @phillyprof03 True. Not fair. But will stay status quo if no one takes up banner. that’s how they get away with it now. #AdjunctChat 4/1/14 17:51
@VCVaile laws for class action have changed since impt wins—harder now to qualify a case #adjunctchat 4/1/14 17:52
@VCVaile not impossible just trickier #adjunctchat 4/1/14 17:53
@VCVaile Don Erons in CO thinks extending #academicfreedom is key to protect right to speak out, protest #adjunctchat 4/1/14 17:54

#AdjunctChat Topic Apr 8 ~ Adjuncts Doing Research (with @comprof1)

Twitter_ChatThe topic for the #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, April 1 is:

Adjuncts Doing Research

The chat will be facilitated by Virginia Yonkers @comprof1.

Background thinking, readings, and questions for today’s chat may be found at @comprof1‘s posting Adjuncts doing research Adjunctchat April 8 .

All are welcome to #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, April 8, from 4:00-5:00pm EDT.