Monthly Archives: November 2014

#AdjunctChat November 11 ~ What is the Breadth of the Adjunct Community?

Twitter_ChatThe topic for the 30-minute #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, November 11 at 4:00pm EDT is:

What is the Breadth of the Adjunct Community?

How can we make the identity and breadth of the adjunct community more visible and understood? How do we empower our community to brainstorm possible solutions to common challenges?

Proposal to develop the #AdjunctChat WP site as a forum to manifest and find solutions to the full spectrum of challenges faced by the New Faculty Majority beyond labor issues: new pedagogies, sharing of best practices, collegiality, convenient access to professional development, faculty-student interaction, ownership of IP, scholarship, and much more. Are you in?

Is it possible for the (disaggregated) adjunct community to make heard its own strategies and proposals for solving some of our challenges–notably those that are not addressed through union representation? How do we do this, given concerns about job security and challenging time and resource limitations?

Let’s talk about this and see what ideas we can share on a 30-minute AdjunctChat – 4:00-4:30pm EDT – on Tuesday, November 11.

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

Q1 What types of resources (e.g., sites, blogs, chats, conferences) do you find most valuable for connecting, learning and sharing with your colleagues? #AdjunctChat?

Q2 How do you find these resources, and how are they helpful? #AdjunctChat

Q3 Do you connect with colleagues around common academic subject areas, or other criteria as well? #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! 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 30-minute 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?