Contingent Faculty in US are Older, Unhappy, and Untenured

Recently the TIAA Institute published a national survey of over five hundred “adjunct faculty” in the US, the equivalent of “sessional faculty” in Canadian universities: “Some have professional work experience, while others are academics who have a Master’s degree or a doctorate.” Among the results, the survey indicated that the majority of adjuncts are over 40 years …

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The future of student evaluations of teaching

From the current CAUT bulletin, “The end of student questionnaires?” Research is driving legal and institutional decisions about the appropriate use of student evaluations of teaching (SETs) — or if they are to be used at all. Researchers Kristina Mitchel and Jonathan Martin discovered that students not only evaluate their professors differently based on whether …

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Let’s step up for GMUFA board nominations!

Dear Colleagues, After 4:00 in the afternoon of this Friday, March 3rd, talk will be just that, talk. If we Sessionals do not step forward, we’ll have no one else to blame when our views go unheeded. Please check out the nomination information and place your name in the running or stand with another Sessional …

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