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On Being THE ONLY LATINA on a Rural College Campus

To be honest, I didn’t move up to Plumas County thinking I was going to be the only Latina/o teaching on a rural college campus. It didn’t occur to me that there would be a shortage of us on campus … Continue reading

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End of an Era (Or Another Adjunct Bites the Dust)

Quick. Trick question: What do you call the person in a community college English department who publishes on a regular basis, is multi-talented, energetic, goes to conferences, keeps up in her field, goes above and beyond the call of duty, … Continue reading

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Eulogy for a Student of Light

Max C. Milligan. Sometimes as a teacher you begin the semester and you don’t know why you are teaching anymore. It’s the first day and you ask the students in your literature class what the last great book they read … Continue reading

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The Last Semester Begins

Tomorrow morning will more than likely start the last semester of my teaching career. Technically I am too young to retire. But sometime last summer I realized that it just doesn’t matter that I’m an excellent teacher anymore. I’m not … Continue reading

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When It All Comes Together

You are not supposed to have favorite students.  Almost every student is my favorite student. What does that mean? Often people ask me why I teach. I think people approach community college teachers with trepidation. How come they aren’t at … Continue reading

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