Monthly Archives: September 2014

More with Less: Alternate Ways of Facilitating Adjunct Community #AdjunctChat

Today’s #AdjunctChat topic is an open discussion:

More with Less: Alternate Ways of Facilitating Adjunct Community #AdjunctChat

We will continue our recent open discussions on how we can leverage #AdjunctChat to support various needs adjuncts face, all through maximizing efforts and sharing opportunities. For #AdjunctChat to function and meet the needs of the many, many voices are needed.

Can’t make it during the live 1-hour chat
from 4:00-5:00pm EDT?

Post any time during the day
with the #AdjunctChat tag
to add to and engage with the conversation.

Want to facilitate an #AdjunctChat? You do not have to be an expert on the topic, but rather have an interest in something related to adjunct experiences with a desire to facilitate a live Twitter chat. More information about it may be found at How Can I Facilitate an #AdjunctChat?

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Open #AdjunctChat Tues, Sept 23 – “How to be Heard?”

Let’s try something new for today’s #AdjunctChat, let’s have it open and us facilitated throughout the day, and see how the discussion occurs!

Want to see how we can have a conversation about raising adjunct issues to those who may not be open to them? How can we have a conversation, or raise awareness, of justice issues in a way that fosters discussion, or at least listening, by those who have other agenda?

“How can we raise issues of adjunct justice in alternate ways to be heard?”  #AdjunctChat


Share your thoughts about this and tag with #AdjunctChat

#AdjunctChat Sept 16 ~ “What’s Next for #AdjunctChat?” (@JeffreyKeefer)

Twitter_ChatThe topic for the #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, September 16 at 4:00pm EDT is:

What’s Next for #AdjunctChat?

Like every community with its ebbs and flows, those who engage with #AdjunctChat also need to explore what is working, what can be improved, and where we should go next. The beginning of the school year is a perfect opportunity for this.

The chat will be led and facilitated by @JeffreyKeefer and will be guided by these questions:

Q1 What works well for those engaging with #AdjunctChat?

Q2 What can we do to improve it? #AdjunctChat

Q3 What next steps can we take for this to happen? #AdjunctChat

All adjunct, contingent, part-time, visiting, casual, and non-tenure track instructors, along with their allies and friends in higher education, are welcome to #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, September 16, from 4:00-5:00pm EDT. Even if you do not readily fit into the above, #AdjunctChat is open to all! The more perspectives, the better we all learn with and from one another.

If you cannot make the synchronous chat, please share your answers to the discussion questions any time during the day and tag with #AdjunctChat.

 

Can’t make it during the live 1-hour chat?
Post any time during the day
with the #AdjunctChat tag
to add to and engage with the conversation.

Want to facilitate an #AdjunctChat? You do not have to be an expert on the topic, but rather have an interest in something related to adjunct experiences with a desire to facilitate a live Twitter chat. More information about it may be found at How Can I Facilitate an #AdjunctChat?

#AdjunctChat Sept 9 ~ “Just in Time Teaching” (@Comprof1)

Twitter_ChatThe topic for the #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, September 9 at 4:00pm EDT is:

Just in Time Teaching

The chat will be led and facilitated by @Comprof1 and will be guided by the questions she has posted on her own blog post Just in Time Teaching #adjunctchat September 9.

All adjunct, contingent, part-time, visiting, casual, and non-tenure track instructors, along with their allies and friends in higher education, are welcome to #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, September 9, from 4:00-5:00pm EDT.

Even if you do not readily fit into the above, #AdjunctChat is open to all! The more perspectives, the better we all learn with and from one another.

Can’t make it during the live 1-hour chat?
Post any time during the day about it
to add to and engage with the conversation.

Want to facilitate an #AdjunctChat? You do not have to be an expert on the topic, but rather have an interest in something related to adjunct experiences with a desire to facilitate a live Twitter chat. More information about it may be found at How Can I Facilitate an #AdjunctChat?

Transcript from #AdjunctChat 9/2/14 (with @jeffreykeefer)

Colouful speech bubblesThis is the transcript from #AdjunctChat on 9/2/14 that was facilitated by @jeffreykeefer.

The topic was:  What are you doing this year to keep your teaching fresh?

All are welcome to our next #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, September 9 (4:00pm EDT).

Want to facilitate an #AdjunctChat? You do not have to be an expert on the topic, but rather somebody with an interest in something related to adjunct experiences who has a desire to facilitate a discussion. More information about it may be found at How Can I Facilitate an #AdjunctChat?

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@JeffreyKeefer Welcome to #AdjunctChat! 9/2/2014 16:00
@JeffreyKeefer Today’s #AdjunctChat topic is “What are you doing this year to keep your teaching fresh?” http://t.co/SiuZGni7jm 9/2/2014 16:01
@JeffreyKeefer Let’s see who is here! #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:01
@AdjunctChat RT @JeffreyKeefer: Today’s #AdjunctChat topic is “What are you doing this year to keep your teaching fresh?” http://t.co/9e2x00ODhJ 9/2/2014 16:01
@JeffreyKeefer Please introduce yourself and mention what you teach #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:02
@N1academy @JeffreyKeefer @josh_boldt @cpfa_forum @LitProfSuz #AdjunctChat I chose 2 teach HAMLET in “Playwriting” class and then my college closed. 9/2/2014 16:03
@JeffreyKeefer @ShaneAClark One always has to start somewhere! #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:03
@JeffreyKeefer @N1academy Oh goodness, how awful #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:04
@JeffreyKeefer I am teaching a graduate research course that begins again tonight #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:04
@JeffreyKeefer @N1academy Are you teaching at all this term? #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:05
@N1academy @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat For a very truthful (though difficult) review of this crisis, please visit: http://t.co/kJaZ58kei1 9/2/2014 16:07
@ProfessorEx74 RT @N1academy: @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat For a very truthful (though difficult) review of this crisis, please visit: http://t.co/kJaZ58ke… 9/2/2014 16:07
@N1academy @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat — We will launch THOUGHTRAVE on http://t.co/6tCUs8V89B this month; my term as Dean will end September 30th. 9/2/2014 16:08
@JeffreyKeefer @kristine_tx Sounds like a great thing for your learners #AdjunctChat @AdjunctNation @VanessaVaile @darthur62 9/2/2014 16:08
@JeffreyKeefer @kristine_tx How are you planning to focus more on student engagement via distance? #AdjunctChat @AdjunctNation @VanessaVaile @darthur62 9/2/2014 16:08
@JeffreyKeefer @N1academy Wow, seems challenging in the least #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:10
@JeffreyKeefer @N1academy Exciting plans ahead; onward and upward! #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:10
@JeffreyKeefer @N1academy Exciting plans ahead; onward and upward! #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:10
@JeffreyKeefer Seems that some people posted throughout the day, so will comment and share those posts as well #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:11
@JeffreyKeefer I am going to begin working though the questions and we can see what sorts of discussions occur, either now or later in the day #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:12
@JeffreyKeefer Q1 What are you teaching in the fall semester? #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:12
@N1academy @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat — I may be completely done with higher education (again); left the first time in 2011. 9/2/2014 16:12
@JeffreyKeefer A1 I am teaching 2 sections of a graduate research course, each one meeting twice a week for 3 hours F2F each #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:13
@AdjunctChat RT @JeffreyKeefer: Q1 What are you teaching in the fall semester? #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:13
@JeffreyKeefer @N1academy What brought you back into HE since then? #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:13
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga Great; will see you after your meeting and the synchronous #AdjunctChat @Melissa_Venable @danieljbrunson @SponchPhD 9/2/2014 16:14
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga However,many may still be away, OR at least busily starting class! #AdjunctChat @Melissa_Venable @danieljbrunson @SponchPhD 9/2/2014 16:15
@JeffreyKeefer @N1academy Thanks for the reply on the site http://t.co/8ovnvNL5NX #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:17
@JeffreyKeefer @N1academy How about talking about what this experience is like closing a college? #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:17
@JeffreyKeefer @N1academy In some ways, that experience is just the opposite of today’s planned #AdjunctChat topic, and may make a valuable contrast. 9/2/2014 16:18
@JeffreyKeefer @AndrewR_Physics Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the #AdjunctChat blog http://t.co/8ovnvNL5NX 9/2/2014 16:19
@JeffreyKeefer @AndrewR_Physics Too bad you could not join the synchronous session, I would like to hear more about your use of clickers #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:20
@JeffreyKeefer @AndrewR_Physics In some ways clickers seem a bit impersonal, though I have not used them or seen them done well #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:20
@JeffreyKeefer @AndrewR_Physics I have seen clickers used rather poorly, and that was my only hands-on experience #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:21
@JeffreyKeefer Q2 Have you taught this before? If so, how often? #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:21
@JeffreyKeefer A2 I have taught this research course many times before, though am always looking to improve it #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:24
@JeffreyKeefer A2 I find many of my learners come to the course with . . . let’s just say . . . mixed experiences with it previously #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:24
@JeffreyKeefer Q3 Where do you look for new or different ideas to teach? #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:25
@JeffreyKeefer Q3 Where do you look for new or different ideas to teach? #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:25
@JeffreyKeefer A3 I look anyplace I can for new ideas, and even though today’s #AdjunctChat is a bit quiet, I usually find some really useful ones here. 9/2/2014 16:26
@AndrewR_Physics .@JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat I talk for 10 mins then set clicker Q. Students think/calc their own answer& click response anonymously 1/2 9/2/2014 16:26
@AndrewR_Physics @JeffreyKeefer #Adjunctchat Then students discuss & critique their answers with neighbours for a few mins. Then revote. *Usually* more right 9/2/2014 16:28
@JeffreyKeefer @AndrewR_Physics Ahh; what options for click types are there? #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:28
@JeffreyKeefer Q4 What new things are you hoping to try in your courses this semester? #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:29
@JeffreyKeefer @AndrewR_Physics Are these clickers devices you bring in, or are they available via smartphone? #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:29
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Sorry I’m late. I teach tonight & with bad weather & slow computer took a while to get online. #adjunctchat 9/2/2014 16:31
@JeffreyKeefer A4 I am planning to use Twitter more directly with my students #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:31
@JeffreyKeefer A4 I will ask them to find people who are working in their research areas #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:31
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @AndrewR_Physics I have decided to use index cards instead of clickers but my students like both. #adjunctchat 9/2/2014 16:32
@JeffreyKeefer A4 I will also communicate more intentionally with my learners via Direct Tweets, something that makes phone texting obsolete #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:32
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Always glad to see you! #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:32
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer That’s a great idea. #adjunctchat 9/2/2014 16:32
@AndrewR_Physics @JeffreyKeefer #Adjunctchat Used to use Turning Point dedicated clicker system – more sophisticated – but cost $25-50 for clicker. Too much 9/2/2014 16:33
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 I think lots of people are in your same boat today, so to speak! #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:33
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer I’m teaching speech presentation this semester. #adjunctchat 9/2/2014 16:33
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @AndrewR_Physics I use index cards when I randomly assign groups; I write numbers and ask students to choose a card! #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:33
@JeffreyKeefer @AndrewR_Physics Wow, that does sound clostly #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:34
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer I’m going to try something I learned at uni retreat to assess level of knowledge of speech presentation. #adjunctchat 9/2/2014 16:34
@AndrewR_Physics @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat I could use index cards, but Socrative does the counting for me #lazy Same principles! 9/2/2014 16:34
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer You have attributes that you ask students to categorize. Method of cat. will indicate level of knowledge of sub #adjunctchat 9/2/2014 16:35
@AndrewR_Physics @JeffreyKeefer #Adjunctchat there are still other systems where they charge a subscription per course to the student. Not acceptable to me! 9/2/2014 16:36
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Great! What level? #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:36
@Comprof1 @AndrewR_Physics @JeffreyKeefer That’s why I use index cards. keep price down. I do it with students groups. #adjunctchat Preview Q on BLS. 9/2/2014 16:37
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Can you give an example? #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:37
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer It’s a gateway course. Problem w/ variety of skills & speaking experience. #adjunctchat 9/2/2014 16:38
@AndrewR_Physics @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer #Adjunctchat At prev uni ALL first year sci courses agreed to use them. We got deal on price & students happy 9/2/2014 16:38
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer I’ll give them speech problems (too long, not able to hear speaker, no gestures) then have students categorize #adjunctchat 9/2/2014 16:40
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Ahh, interesting #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:40
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Ahh, interesting #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:40
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Students that use physical/simple characteristics ( voice, movement) as categories not knowledgable #adjunctchat 9/2/2014 16:41
@LitProfSuz #AdjunctChat Hi everyone. Wow, that was a fast summer! 9/2/2014 16:41
@JeffreyKeefer Today’s #AdjunctChat topic is “What are you doing this year to keep your teaching fresh?” http://t.co/8ovnvNL5NX 9/2/2014 16:41
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Students that use >sophisticated (audience problems, rhetoric, style) will have deeper understanding of speech #adjunctchat 9/2/2014 16:42
@JeffreyKeefer A4 I also hope my students will locate sources of evidence for questions they articulate, and then to ask them directly #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:42
@JeffreyKeefer Q5 How will you determine if they are successful? #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:42
@JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz Summer? What summer!?!?! #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:43
@LitProfSuz #AdjunctChat I am teaching 2 new to me courses and 2 famik ar courses. I want to be more intentional @ formative assessments 9/2/2014 16:43
@JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz Between my FT job and the two courses I taught, I did not see any time off at all. I know, balance . . . #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:43
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer I choose one thing each semester to work on/try out. More and I get overwhelmed. #adjunctchat 9/2/2014 16:44
@JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz Perfect! That is related to Q5! #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:45
@Comprof1 @LitProfSuz I always start with outcomes, then design backwards. First what are goals/what I want them to be able to do. #adjunctchat 9/2/2014 16:45
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 So your new thing this course is related to categorization, right? #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:46
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 I have been using @Trello heavily in the past 3 weeks (thank you!), and want to explore that with my students, too #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:47
@Comprof1 @LitProfSuz New courses are tough b/c it takes long to develop outcomes Once I have good goals/outcomes, course comes together #adjunctchat 9/2/2014 16:47
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @LitProfSuz Wow, do I sense an instructional design process here!?!? #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:47
@LitProfSuz #AdjunctChat A colleague & I will conduct a self-study of a new course. Thst should be interesting. 9/2/2014 16:48
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Correct. I’m going to try it 3 times this semester to see if learning is deeper. #adjunctchat 1st is tonight. #adjunctchat 9/2/2014 16:48
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz My teaching training was based on experiential learning. This is also what I taught my ed students. #adjunctchat 9/2/2014 16:49
@Comprof1 @LitProfSuz That sounds interesting. What methodology will you be using? What is the goal of the study? #adjunctchat 9/2/2014 16:50
@JeffreyKeefer @JakeGrad @dpla Have not seen that resource before; can you talk about it? #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:51
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz It also helps when everything goes south in class (i.e tech outage) to know where you were headed. #adjunctchat 9/2/2014 16:52
@JeffreyKeefer @LitProfSuz Would love to hear more about it! #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:52
@JeffreyKeefer I will need to leave #AdjunctChat on time tonight as my course begins in an hour. 9/2/2014 16:53
@JakeGrad @JeffreyKeefer @dpla Sure. #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:53
@JeffreyKeefer For those in #AdjunctChat, please share a take-away from today . . . 9/2/2014 16:53
@JeffreyKeefer @JakeGrad @Comprof1 @LitProfSuz @AndrewR_Physics @N1academy Would you consider facilitating an #AdjunctChat this month or next? 9/2/2014 16:55
@JeffreyKeefer @JakeGrad @Comprof1 @LitProfSuz @AndrewR_Physics @N1academy We have some help for it here http://t.co/8FjD3Vg1WN #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:56
@JeffreyKeefer @JakeGrad @Comprof1 @LitProfSuz @AndrewR_Physics @N1academy We have some help for it here http://t.co/8FjD3Vg1WN #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:56
@JeffreyKeefer I also think an annual #AdjunctChat check-in for what process changes or new ideas to try out may make for an interesting upcoming chat 9/2/2014 16:57
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @JakeGrad @LitProfSuz @AndrewR_Physics @N1academy I’ll let you know. I’m teaching Tuesday evenings this semester #adjunctchat 9/2/2014 16:57
@LitProfSuz @Comprof1 #adjunctchat The course is to help w/ edTPA. Looking @ student perception & response to the support & effectiveness 9/2/2014 16:57
@JeffreyKeefer We are planning a 24 hour #AdjunctChat in October so as to reach all time zones! More info to come #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 16:58
@JeffreyKeefer I need to run to class myself. Please continue chatting as the #AdjunctChat tag is always open. Will catch up with you all later. Thanks! 9/2/2014 16:59
@JeffreyKeefer RT @jeffreykeefer: I need to run to class myself. Please continue chatting as the #AdjunctChat tag is always open. Will catch up with you… 9/2/2014 16:59
@AdjunctChat RT @jeffreykeefer: I need to run to class myself. Please continue chatting as the #AdjunctChat tag is always open. Will catch up with you… 9/2/2014 16:59
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @JakeGrad @LitProfSuz @AndrewR_Physics @N1academy Got to go plan for class. #adjunctchat Interesting chat (tho I was late). 9/2/2014 17:00
@AndrewR_Physics @JeffreyKeefer @JakeGrad @Comprof1 @LitProfSuz @N1academy Tuesday normally a bit too busy at this time. Sorry.
Great #Adjunctchat
9/2/2014 17:02
@deborahbrian RT @JeffreyKeefer: @Charlesknight @CAPAWca @whowewilltobe @deborahbrian Today’s #AdjunctChat is “What are you doing this year to keep your … 9/2/2014 17:08
@N1academy @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat — As long as corporatism and sustainability is a part of the framework, I’m all for this, Jeffrey. #adjunctchat 9/2/2014 17:20
@N1academy @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat — As long as corporatism and sustainability is a part of the framework, I’m all for this, Jeffrey. #adjunctchat 9/2/2014 17:20
@ProfessorEx74 RT @N1academy: @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat — As long as corporatism and sustainability is a part of the framework, I’m all for this, Jeffr… 9/2/2014 17:24
@fabianbanga reading #AdjunctChat 9/2/2014 17:57

#AdjunctChat Sept 2 ~ “What are you doing this year to keep your teaching fresh?” (@JeffreyKeefer)

Twitter_ChatThe topic for the #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, September 2 at 4:00pm EDT is:

What are you doing this year to keep your teaching fresh?

September is often considered back to school time, even for those of us who may teach odd schedules or all year long. Out with the old, and in with the new!

Have you taught the same classes before but want to do something new or different, even if it is just to maintain your own interests and passions (not to mention to meet the ever changing needs of our college-age or adult learners)? This #AdjunctChat may just be what you need to share what you are doing or try to pick up something new. Hey, even just chatting with other adjuncts at the beginning of September may just help us to not feel so . . . alone.

The chat will be led and facilitated by @JeffreyKeefer and will be guided by these questions:

Q1 What are you teaching in the fall semester? #AdjunctChat

Q2 Have you taught this before? If so, how often? #AdjunctChat

Q3 Where do you look for new or different ideas to teach? #AdjunctChat

Q4 What new things are you hoping to try in your courses this semester? #AdjunctChat

Q5 How will you determine if they are successful? #AdjunctChat

All adjunct, contingent, part-time, visiting, casual, and non-tenure track instructors, along with their allies and friends in higher education, are welcome to #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, September 2, from 4:00-5:00pm EDT.

Even if you do not readily fit into the above, #AdjunctChat is open to all! The more perspectives, the better we all learn with and from one another.

Can’t make it during the live 1-hour chat?
Post any time during the day about it
to add to and engage with the conversation.

Want to facilitate an #AdjunctChat? You do not have to be an expert on the topic, but rather have an interest in something related to adjunct experiences with a desire to facilitate a live Twitter chat. More information about it may be found at How Can I Facilitate an #AdjunctChat?