A Lecturer Showed a Painting of the Prophet Muhammad. She Lost Her Job.

Make no mistake about this, Dr. Lopez Prater lost her position because she was an adjunct, without job protection. The administration claims she wasn't fired. She simply wasn't re-hired for the next semester. Does one need a better example of "the Precarity"? She wasn't afforded the luxury of the necessary and thorough-going discussion of academic freedom that the incident that led to her dismissal requires -- within the academic community. She was on the outside looking in.

AI and College Essays

Since many of us are going to be grading exams and essays these days, I thought it would be important for us to read and reflect on this article: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2022/12/chatgpt-ai-writing-college-student-...


What kinds of reasonable and realistic responses can we make to this phenomenon? If an AI can churn out C-grade essays in no time, what is to be done?

New School Adjuncts’ Push for Better Pay Drives Acrimonious Strike

As a strike by part-time faculty enters its third week, administrators, faculty and parents battle over the finances and future of an institution known for its left-leaning politics.

(This NYTimes article contains an interview with a New School adjunct on food stamps and Medicaid)




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