Online educator with 20+ years experience teaching online. Teaching expertise includes many areas within philosophy and humanities, research methodology and statistics in the social sciences.
Recipient of 5 teaching awards; peer reviewer for accreditation I am a professional philosopher whose academic specialty is the history of early modern philosophy. My Ph.D. is from the University of California at Berkeley; I also have degrees in philosophy from the University of Oxford and Amherst College. I love online teaching and learning and since 2001 I've devoted 100% of my teaching time to
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On many campuses, today is a day of action in support of better working conditions for the adjunct faculty who comprise the majority of faculty (and a larger majority of new faculty hires) in American Higher Education.
The online adjunct labor market is very different from the labor market for "freeway flyers" at traditional institutions, and I am able to make a prosperous living doing what I love by teaching online.
However, working conditions on many brick-and-mortar campuses are poor, and I hope that those of you are on a campus with teach-ins, informational displays, or speeches, will pause to learn about how your campus treats its adjunct faculty -- and that you will join others in supporting improving that treatment if you come to believe that is important.
chronicle.com An academic-labor historian considers whether the day’s actions will strengthen adjuncts’ hopes for improving their working conditions.
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linkedin.com When it comes to questions about grades, almost always the right question for students to ask is "What can I do to improve the quality of my work?"This thought came to my mind during a recent discussion in an forum for professors about boilerplate syllabus language University of Maryland U…
Philosophy teachers, do we overvalue self-knowledge? http://ow.ly/3vJdGp
[11/12/14] The Online Learning Consortium Announces Recipients of the 2014 OLC Awards and Effective Practice Awards http://ow.ly/2Qs4gm
[11/11/14] New: Survey Of Use Of Monographs By Academics — As Authors And Readers (UK) http://ow.ly/2Qs4gk
[11/11/14] The Online Learning Consortium Unveils New Release of Its Quality Scorecard for Online Programs http://ow.ly/2Qs4fY
[11/11/14] Underwater classroom: professors to spend 73 days below sea surface video http://ow.ly/2Qs4gj
[11/11/14] lynda.com Integrates Into Blackboard Learn to Help Enhance the Educational Experience http://ow.ly/2Qs4g7
[11/11/14] Jessamine County Adult Education releases 92 balloons to symbolize GED goal http://ow.ly/2Qs4fU
[11/11/14] Why are there so few black professors in South Africa? http://ow.ly/2Qs4fT
[11/11/14] UK student visa policy 'baffling' http://ow.ly/2Qs4gq
[11/11/14] Protecting Student Privacy in Online Learning http://ow.ly/2Qs4gg
[11/11/14] A Comprehensive Look at Distance Learning with Mediaplanet’s “Online Education” Campaign http://ow.ly/2Qs4fQ
[11/10/14] EMC Publishing Launches Online Learning Environment for K-12 World Language Education http://ow.ly/2Qs4fN
[11/10/14] Joe Biden Announces $450 Million In Federal Job-Training Grants http://ow.ly/2Qs4fM
[11/10/14] The 20 Best College Towns In America http://ow.ly/2Qs4fL
[11/10/14] Education.com Launches First-of-Its-Kind Online Learning Program For Kids http://ow.ly/2Qs4fK
[11/10/14] How Technology Has Changed College In Recent Years http://ow.ly/2Qs4fI
Philosophy teachers, will use use the NYT's 12-article series of "Philosophers on Religion" in your classes? http://ow.ly/CNw7L
opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com The Stone Oct 5 7:30 pmOct 5 7:30 pm Can Wanting to Believe Make Us Believers?By Gary Gutting The Stone is a forum for contemporary philosophers...
Philosophy teachers, do you use grading rubrics? Why or why not? http://ow.ly/3sxThg
chroniclevitae.com There are good reasons to use them, but helping students understand what it takes to succeed in my course isn’t one of them.
Philosophy teachers, what do you think of Bertrand Russell’s commandments for teaching? http://ow.ly/3qBAOW
brainpickings.org "Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric." British philosopher, mathematician, historia
Philosophy teachers, what lessons do you take away from the Steven Salaita affair? http://ow.ly/BqpNj
yasminnair.net This week, academics across the country are stepping up their efforts to agitate for or against Steven Salaita, whose case has become a flashpoint...
Philosophy teachers, do you ask your students to maintain writing, reading, or research journals? http://ow.ly/BoefX
insidehighered.com Justin Dunnavant is a PhD student in Anthropology at the University of Florida. You can find him on Twitter @archfieldnotes or at his blog...
Philosophy teachers, to what extent are your institutions either 'aristocratic' or 'meritocratic'? http://ow.ly/Bqpry
nytimes.com It’s not just the wealthiest colleges that can afford to be economically diverse. And government policies could also make a difference.
Philosophy teachers, do your institutions and departments comply with Title IX? http://t.co/yP3dr9UYSL
t.co September 11, 2014 by Nick DeSantis Ohio State to Revise Policies on Harassment After U.S. Finds It Violated Title IX Ohio State University has...
Philosophy teachers, do you give students the two things they really want from their professors? http://ow.ly/BphZD
slate.com Excerpted from Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and The Way to a Meaningful Life by William Deresiewicz. Out Aug. 19, from...
Philosophy teachers, do you benefit from the 'domination' of twitter-space by educators? http://ow.ly/Boa7R
edtechmagazine.com Educators are among the loudest groups on Twitter, a company account executive told edSurge. Of the 500 million tweets sent every day, 4.2 million...
Philosophy teachers, how can we best support first-generation students' learning? http://ow.ly/BphRO
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Philosophy teachers, do many of your students benefit from studying abroad? http://ow.ly/BqpdI
thelondoneconomic.com Gap years and erasmus exchange programmes are becoming increasingly popular today as university students look to add a little spice to their CV...
Philosophy teachers, does assessment of student learning bring a 'Kafkaesque darkness' to your institutions? http://ow.ly/BqqTU
huffingtonpost.com As another academic year begins The Castle's shadow is bringing more and more Kafkaesque darkness to university campuses. That shadow continues to...
Philosophy teachers, what is your favorite criticism of the much-hyped college rankings? http://ow.ly/Bo9PV
forbes.com US News and the New York Times released new college rankings today. Both should remind us of the problems lower and middle income families face in...
Philosophy teachers, how can college and university libraries best support the liberal arts? http://ow.ly/BphNl
insidehighered.com Wesleyan University last month fired its head librarian after a prolonged debate over the role of a library at a liberal arts institution.
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