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Plagiarism in High Places

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*Editor’s Note: The following post is a continuation of the author’s previous article regarding Shared Responsibility for Employers Regarding Health Coverage and the Affordable Care Act. Nice piece of investigative journalism.   by Ken Ryesky Consider the following scenario: You are an Adjunct faculty member. You teach a large class. You have tasked your class with an essay assignment where the student is to write about one or more specified topics. One-third of the essays specifically addressed “Topic A.” Of those essays that dealt with “Topic A,” one-fifth were 95+% verbatim to one another, and additionally, several other essays contained   


The Adjunct Shuffle

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by Clint Benjamin In the late 70s, the punk band The Clash snarled “Are you taking over? Or are you taking orders? Are you moving backwards? Or Are you moving forwards?” I’m almost certain Strummer and company did not have the exploitation of adjuncts in mind when they wrote those lyrics, but they certainly seem apt and amazingly topical, over 30 years later! My name is Clint Benjamin and I’m an adjunct (if that sounds confessional, it sorta is. I often do not like to freely admit I am an adjunct.). I teach about, on average, five to seven courses   


Shared Responsibility for Employers Regarding Health Coverage

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Editor’s note: Following is an explanation of the Shared Responsibility for Employers Regarding Health Coverage provision and hearing. This concerns all adjuncts and many other non-full-time employees who could be affected by loopholes in the Affordable Care Act. If you can attend the hearing, please do. Thanks to Accounting Adjunct Assistant Professor Ken Ryesky for compiling this information. by Ken Ryesky To bring everyone up to speed, the IRS is now working on regulations regarding Shared Responsibility for Employers Regarding Health Coverage. The Federal Register of 2 January 2013, on page 225, specifically addresses Adjunct faculty members, and states that   


Unintended Consequences of the Affordable Care Act

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by Bill Lipkin I would never have dreamed that the Affordable Healthcare Act (Obama care) would cause a hardship on adjuncts and other contingent faculty. This is supposed to help those who cannot afford health care get some basic coverage. But the “unintended consequences” of this Act can be very detrimental to us. Yes, adjuncts stand to suffer from this Act. Why? Because when it goes into effect in January, 2014 it carries with it a stipulation that if an employer does not supply health care to employees working 30 hours or more a week they have to pay a   


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