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No Holes for Us Round Pegs: Why Adjunct Faculty Don’t Fit In

In recent years the long hidden problem of the adjunct faculty has become widely recognized, as in a series of articles in Hybrid Pedagogy published in...
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Becoming Visible: A #Digped chat on Contingency in the Classroom

After a brief hiatus during MOOC MOOC: Critical Pedagogy, our regular monthly #digped chats return for a discussion of National Adjunct Walkout Day and #afterNAWD —...
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Faculty, Mobilize for Equity!

“The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did, it would prove...
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From Ph.D. to Poverty

Another Ph.D. just applied for unemployment. I haven’t received any benefits because my claims are under review while the Employment Security Department determines reasonable assurance of...
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On, On, On

The following post was originally published by Kate Bowles on her blog, Music for Deckchairs. It’s an important piece about the nature of academic work and...
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A Soliloquy on Contingency

http://hybridpedagogy.org/podcast-player/2508/soliloquy-contingency.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 13:39I don’t share the sheer outrage that some adjunct professors are directing at the tenured ranks. I...
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Re-Authoring the Adjunct Experience: 5 Talking Points

Writing the adjunct experience is its own genre now, having emerged from the duress of countless contingent laborers who are tired of marginalization. We are academe’s...
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CFP: Calling Adjuncts to Action

“Our visible invisibility means universities sit in the comfortable position of never having to justify to parents the ever-increasing cost of a college tuition coupled with...
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MMDU: Left Behind

MOOC MOOC: Dark Underbelly (MMDU) is a rambunctious series of discussions about the past, present, and future of higher education, focusing on topics rising directly from...
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We May Need to Amputate: MOOCs, Resistance, #FutureEd

The ability or inability of a group or culture to progress is in direct relationship to the proliferation of aphorism within it. General statements of fact...
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Stress Points

We’ve opened this area of the journal — Page Two — to non-peer-reviewed articles, editorials, announcements, CFPs, cross-posted articles, and more. Page Two allows Hybrid Pedagogy room to...
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Intersectionality in the Classroom: My Experience Teaching at the Crossroads of Ethnicity and Gender

I may have created a racist. I am an adjunct instructor at a large, public university in a rural area of the country. Given the media...
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Contingent Mother: The Role Gender Plays in the Lives of Adjunct Faculty

http://hybridpedagogy.org/podcast-player/1779/contingent-mother-role-gender-plays-lives-adjunct-faculty.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 16:43I am a mother. I am also a PhD in philosophy. And, finally, I am a contingent...
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Ghost Towns of the Public Good

I never really got tenure as a concept, and after almost ten years of e-learning I finally found a job which didn’t feature a ticking clock...
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Where Do I Belong?: Contingency and the Psychic Wage

Hybrid Pedagogy recently announced a call for articles that address the problem of contingency in higher education. The goal is to examine our role as pedagogues in a...
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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 a topic that appears to be...
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N=1: A Social Scientific Inquiry into Happiness and Academic Labor

ABSTRACT: This study aims to assess the professional perspectives of Ioana Literat (hereafter referred to as ‘the subject’), a fourth-year PhD student at a major US research...
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Six Benefits to Working as an Adjunct

One rarely hears the word “perks” or “advantages” applied to adjunct work — and with good reason. But despite the often deplorable working conditions of adjuncts,...
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Not a Scarlet Letter: Talking with Students about Being an Adjunct

If you’re an adjunct, I have a small but important task for you: Ask your students what “adjunct professor” means to them. You might hear something...
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A Lecturer’s Almanac

MARCH The hall of the department is a 1960s-era Bunker, molded of concrete and rebar, with tall, narrow windows to repel even the most determined activist....
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CFP: The Problem of Contingency in Higher Education

Read the collection of articles published from this CFP. The case of Margaret Mary Vojtko made much more public a conversation that’s been heating up in academe. Vojtko,...
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#digped Storify: Adjunctification and Zero-opportunity Employment

On Friday, October 4, Hybrid Pedagogy hosted a #digped chat to discuss the appropriate pedagogical responses to the increasing crisis of contingent labor in education. In particular, we wanted to...
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Pedagogy, Neoliberalism, and Academic Labor: a #digped Discussion

On Friday, October 4th from 12:00 – 1:00pm Eastern (9:00 – 10:00am Pacific), Hybrid Pedagogy will host a Twitter discussion under the hashtag #digped to discuss whether and how pedagogy...
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A Scholarship of Resistance: Bravery, Contingency, and Higher Education

Higher education needs more bravery. Digital pedagogy, or any experimental critical pedagogy, is necessarily dangerous, often with real risks for both instructors and students, much of...
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Pushing Back on Contingency in #HigherEd: Josh Boldt Twinterview

On Tuesday, February 5, 2013, Josh Boldt joined Pete Rorabaugh on Twitter for an hour-long discussion of his work. Boldt, a lecturer in English at the University...
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