This post, by Robin May of Melbourne University, is on a matter close to my own heart - casual teaching. Sessional lecturers, or 'adjuncts' as they are sometimes called in the United States, are an increasingly common feature of the Higher Education workforce worldwide. I was a sessional lecturer for 11 years. While some of … Continue reading Is it possible to escape the casual teaching trap?
I have spent years exhorting students to publish as much as possible before they finish and straight after. But lately I am beginning to wonder about my place in the academic publishing system, both as a researcher and a teacher. I don't think I can keep handing out this advice with a clear conscience. Academic … Continue reading The academic writer’s strike