As for the rest of today (besides not taking all afternoon finishing and posting this), a PD "in the the News" on #HigherEd set up yesterday to have at the ready, awaits my attention. "News," being what it is, dates sitting in draft and will need updating ...the longer it waits, the more updating.
Briefly noted and recommended, plus links to recent posts in the network
- The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) Insecure Work Conference in Hobart, Tasmania, November 19-20, 2014 (ICYMI live) amply covered by videos, presentations, +Kate Bowles' reflection blog post on CASA and #securework on twitter.
- Education Bloggers Network. In case you hadn't noticed the Network for Public Education (NPE) links along with the NPE page, BATs and other K12 blogs added to the blogrolls, I've joined their ed blogger network. NPE and head ed blogger Jonathon Pelto want to involve higher ed bloggers. K-12, higher and other post secondary education are all connected on so many levels, at so many points and sharing so many issues. That's another post, a series of them. By networking, these ed bloggers are making a difference for public education by pushing back against privatization and blogging about it. We can learn from them ~ and should be working together.
- National Adjunct Walkout Day, hashtag #NAWD, 182 following @NationalAdjunct on Twitter, 2,354 on Facebook (where you are supposed to be yourself even if not everybody is) and with a discussion board where you don't have to be yourself but can be. Most of you already know this. So what's my point? If you've been qvetching about adjunct conditions, find a way to get on board and be part of the Day, whatever it may be. This is grassroots and free form. If enough of us do something on the same same, precarious faculty will be noticed. Nationally,
- Petitions ~ a quick heads-up about two new petitions to sign and share: Lydia Snow's @TakeBackNEIU petition and one about PSC-CUNY contract negotiations. Fingers crossed: I may finally have worked out a livable-with way to manage petition notices and reminders. Supporting petitions is something we all can and should do. But there are so many. Who can keep track without reminders? Here's the plan: first, I save them to OneTab, bundle them and then arrange entries in the bundle to make a list to copy/paste in a post like Wednesday's #Petitions Round-up. That's also how I added the NAWD links to #BigRedA is for Adjunct
- What I did not get to but hope to another time (remember what I wrote about not wanting this to take all afternoon?) ~ new bloggers on the blogrolls, sharing notable posts, plans for remodeling the network. In case you hadn't noticed, this page is getting crowded. Between Connected Courses and (mostly) +Laura Gibbs I've got a plan for that too. This network is not a course, but so what.
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