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Contingent Labor: an Interview with Lynée Gaillet and Letizia Guglielmo

On Friday, October 4th, 2013, Hybrid Pedagogy hosted a synchronous #digped conversation on Twitter focused on Pedagogy, Neoliberalism, and Academic Labor . Because contingent labor is...
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Public Archives, New Knowledge, and Moving Beyond the Digital Humanities/Digital Pedagogy Distinction

...graduate students pool knowledge and labor to create lasting contributions to public history. Testifying to the success of this collaborative research model, examples of digital humanities...
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Becoming Visible: A #Digped chat on Contingency in the Classroom

...challenges. Many graduate students teach their own classes, which adds complexity to the labor debate: while TAs are not considered contingent labor in the same way...
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On Labor, Learning Conditions, and Affordable Education

...and core mission of the university, and fight for it. As Justin Miller and labor activist/scholar Joe Berry explain in “When Adjuncts Go Union”: Administrations turned...
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Pedagogy, Neoliberalism, and Academic Labor: a #digped Discussion

...us believe a failure to address the economic realities in which our students labor and will labor — both within and without the academy — does...
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Faculty, Mobilize for Equity!

...labor and hold institutions, boards, and legislators accountable. According to the United States Department of Labor, Commission on the Future of Worker-Management Relations, Section 5: Contingent...
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Digital Pedagogy Lab: Key Moments

...role of education technology in pedagogy, in scholarly labor, in the labor of learning and of love? And again, whose labor is saved, and whose is...
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From Ph.D. to Poverty

...strong voices in the argument for adjunct labor reform, but the more widespread false consciousness that accepts, complies with, justifies, and administers exploited labor is shameful....
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N=1: A Social Scientific Inquiry into Happiness and Academic Labor

...of unresolved anxieties, the data indicates a positive trend in the subject’s development, while pointing to the larger challenges of pursuing a PhD in an era...
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A Guide for Resisting Edtech: the Case against Turnitin

...actively object to donating that labor, educators should never be in the business of removing student agency. The abuse of student labor and intellectual property is...
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Redefining Service for the Digital Academic: Scholarship, Social Media, and Silos

...sites as a way to engage audiences and develop digital communities and networks, the labor of the digital academic that seems to pay off in exciting...
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Adjunctification: Living in the Margins of Academe

Unfair labor practices are commonplace in American higher education, public and private. Hardly anyone denies the problem of adjunctificaton and contingency, and, more epidemic, laborers on...
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10 Things I’ve Learned (So Far) from Making a Meta-MOOC

...course advocates a spirit of innovation, experimentation, collaboration, daring, and, sometimes, the result is DIY amateurism. Thus the long subtitle. The learning is lifelong. Or as...
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Whither the Digital Humanities?

...two troubling developments: the rise of adjunct academic labor, and the use of business models to evaluate education. Adjunct labor: the digital humanities’ current cache, observes...
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If Freire Made a MOOC: Open Education as Resistance

...the requirements of an industrialized world — where deadlines and measurable productivity are the backbone of labor — they do not empower students to question labor...
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Humanists and Our Books, Pt. 1: The Work of Humanism

...another announcement regarding a second project we have in the works. Kris Shaffer and Robin Wharton are collaborating to guide Hybrid Pedagogy Publishing. Kris has discussed...
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Decolonizing Critical Participation and Writing: A Year of Open Access Publishing on the Margins

...a bit, but in case it doesn't, I'm concerned with issues of labor. The publication itself explores issues of labor as well. With a small press...
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CFP: The Problem of Contingency in Higher Education

...discussion of fair labor practices related to adjunct and contingent workers. The plight of the adjunct is not only very real, it also serves as a...
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Working in/at Public

...sustain itself without exploiting academic labor (most salient now as we work to address the contingent labor crisis in higher ed) or relying on for-profit EdTech...
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“To Be Honest I’m Not Sure If We Have a Textbook”: Undergraduate Access to Course Reading

...of Labor Statistics reports that consumer prices for college textbooks increased by 88% between 2006 and 2016. Cost is certainly a major factor in decisions that...
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Bit, Block, Sketch, Build: Bricolage and Educator Learning

...of interdisciplinary collaboration, educational technology, and pedagogical innovation. MSU’s “hub” isn’t alone; indeed, the article cites a 2015 report about the growth of academic innovation centers...
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A Scholarship of Resistance: Bravery, Contingency, and Higher Education

...adjunct labor and discounts a call to reform graduate education in the humanities. Adjuncts and those of us calling for a radical reimagining of what goes...
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Not a Scarlet Letter: Talking with Students about Being an Adjunct

...yet, ask your students regardless of whether you’re adjunct, tenure track, or tenured. Part- and full-time faculty, regardless of discipline, need to be collaborating — both...
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Librarian as Outsider

...somehow distinct from the labor (and laborers) that are responsible for its existence and continuation. This perception is problematically one that many academics — disenfranchised and...
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Stress Points

...more rambunctiously with timely and non-traditional content outside the rigorous collaborative peer review that articles from the main page of the journal receive. Being a professor...
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