Saturday, 08 January
562. Careers in Two-Year Colleges
1:45–3:00 p.m., Diamond Salon 2, J. W. Marriott
Program arranged by the ADE Executive Committee
Presiding: Thomas Hurley, Diablo Valley Coll., CA
Speakers: Stacey Lee Donohue, Central Oregon Community Coll.
Stacey Lee Donohue's Annotation:Resources
1. “Considering Community Colleges: Advice to Graduate Students and Job Seekers, MLA Committee on Community Colleges” (updated in 2006; originally published in 2002 in the ADE Bulletin—available on the MLA website). Includes sample interview questions.
2. Rob Jenkins’ columns on community colleges in The Chronicle of Higher Education are excellent, and will be the basis of his forthcoming book, The Two-Year Track: Building a Career in America's Community Colleges (2011). His column on cover letters is particularly strong: http://chronicle.com/article/That-Crucial-First-Impression/124876/
3. Professor Wandless’ blog series of postins on The Academic Job Market: http://williamhwandless.wordpress.com/2009/09/12/the-academic-job-market-english-search-advice-one-stop-shopping/
If you wish to submit questions in advance, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll share with the other panelists.
Lisa R. Schneider, Columbus State Community Coll., OH
Panelists with experience at two-year colleges will reflect on the career opportunities that exist at two-year institutions, their advantages, and the particular kinds of background and experience that qualify one for them.