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James Chegwidden
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On you signature,

Associate Instructor, Hofstra University
I don't just love Java. I love to teach it.

What exactly is an associate instructor?
Is an associate instructor another name for an adjunct or part-time instructor?
 
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We aren't allowed to call ourselves adjunct faculty because of union issues. We are basically contract employees.
 
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Originally posted by Thomas Paul:
We aren't allowed to call ourselves adjunct faculty because of union issues. We are basically contract employees.

You are not answering his question. If you read more carefully, u would notice James just used "adjunt instructor", he didn't call you "adjunt faculty", we all know the basic difference...
 
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Well Thomas, I've had one, Michael has had one, and now you. Congratulations on owning your very own stalker.
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Originally posted by Jason Menard:
Well Thomas, I've had my one, Michael has had one, and now you. Congratulations on owning your very own stalker.

I am sure there are more people that love you deeper...
 
Thomas Paul
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Putting Abadula on "ignore".
 
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Originally posted by Thomas Paul:
Putting Abadula on "ignore".

I was just giving you a mirror to see yourself clearer...
 
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Originally posted by Abadula Joshi:

I am sure there are more people that love you deeper...

Correct usage is "more deeply," Abadula. Why don't you let James clarify his own questions?
 
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James just used "adjunt instructor", he didn't call you "adjunt faculty", we all know the basic difference...
Well I don't. I've never heard either of the terms used before (even spelled "adjunct"). Anyone care to define them for me ?
 
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In most colleges, adjunct faculty are simply part time faculty. At Hofstra, adjunct faculty are in the union and receive partial union benefits. Associate instructors are contract employees and are not in the union. We are contracted to teach a class. When the class is done we may be contracted for additional classes or not at the discretion of the dean. The words "faculty" and "adjunct" both have special meaning in the union contract so we are not allowed to be referred to with either of those words.
 
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Unions? We do not have unions or Associate Instructors. Just Full time and part timers.
 
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I've taught at a few different places, and everyone seems to have their own legally-derived titles that are used to avoid (or embrace) some legal personnel term.
At Kent State, we had "graduate faculty" and "part-time instructors," who did basically the same thing. The last CC I taught for had "adjunct lecturers," the last university just "lecturers."
Even in my current job I'm called anything from "trainer" to "consultant" to "subject matter expert" to whatever. I don't put much stock in the actual title. As a matter of fact, when people ask me what I do at Inkling Research, I say I'm a systems engineer. Get a lot less junk mail that way.
 
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