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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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Developer, Financier, Designer: Building Hybrid Projects outside the University

“I’ve searched all the parks in all the cities — and found no statues of Committees.” ~ G K Chesterston About two years ago circumstances reduced my...
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Bend Until It Breaks: Digital Humanities and Resistance

“The problem is to begin with a conception of power relations that grants that resistance is always possible but not always successful.” ~ David Sholle, “Resistance: Pinning...
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On Being a Double Agent

When I was in graduate school working on my Ph.D. in English, I spent quite a few hours in the TA office, an expansive room in...
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Finding My Voice as a Minority Teacher

As a high-school teacher, I kept quiet about my sexuality because I didn’t want to draw attention to it. Instead, I created a deafening silence, a...
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Pursuing a Social Media Policy that Supports Academic Freedom

Last year, my then-employer, Charleston Southern University (CSU), instituted a new social media policy. Though I believe it was largely unintended, that policy (which is still...
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Contingent Mother: The Role Gender Plays in the Lives of Adjunct Faculty

https://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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Promoting Open Access Publications and Academic Projects

Does our academic work exist if nobody sees it? I watch far too many colleagues spend countless hours building, teaching, researching, and writing with little to...
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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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Life of an Adjunct

It’s my day off from my full-time retail job so this means it’s a teaching day. I’ve walked the dog and gone for my run. I...
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How Shadowing my 2nd-grader Led to a New View of Tech in the Classroom

Last year, I experienced two months that were very challenging for me as a person and as an academic. One of my sons, who was seven,...
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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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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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Beyond Rigor

Intellectually rigorous work lives, thrives, and teems proudly outside conventional notions of academic rigor. Although institutions of higher education only recognize rigor when it mimics mastery...
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All I Needed to Know about College Teaching I Learned as a High School Teacher

When people hear that I was once a high school English teacher and am now a college professor, they often ask, “How is college teaching different?”...
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The Higher Education and K-12 Conversation

When we think about K-12 and higher education, educators think of them as two separate entities. Within K-12, we divide it further; primary, junior, intermediate, and...
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Help Wanted: Supporting Graduate Student Writers

On my first day of work, my supervisor and the assistant director walked me over to what would be my office for the next two years:...
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The Rise of MOOCs and The Myth of Mass Exodus in Traditional Higher Ed

For those who follow the MOOC debate, every day is Armageddon: The Last Professors: The Corporate University and the Fate of the Humanities, “The Year of the...
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Edu-Punk Video Killed the LMS Star: In Absentia Video Presentations

While the interview was conducted with Dr. James Schirmer, James Schirmer is not how I think of him or his work. My introduction to Schirmer’s work...
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Open-source Scholarship

Scholarship is, by its nature, open source. Let me explain. The open-source (or “free” or “libre”) software movement centers around a single ideal: community ownership of...
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