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Autmn academia: Sept. 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 24, 2015
Updated: Monday, September 28, 2015

Autumn academia: Sept. 23-30

Thanks to 'net detectives Tynan Becker, Kenneth Long, Valerie Dean O'Loughlin, and Peter English

Teachers

What is the proper academic credit for a lab or lecture?

http://www.lbcc.edu/apps/oas/calculator/pdf/Carnegie_Units.pdf

Carnegie units from website

How many contingent faculty are there?

http://www.aaup.org/issues/contingency/background-facts

Free website from AAUP

Searchable database of adjunct salaries

http://adjunct.chronicle.com/

Free from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Other academic concerns

Are print texts on their way to extinction? Maybe not

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/23/business/media/the-plot-twist-e-book-sales-slip-and-print-is-far-from-dead.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=1

Full, free essay, link from New York Times

Scientific advisors to TV shows

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/breaking-bad-and-house-m-d-science-advisers-tell-hollywood-tales/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150923

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

 

 

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