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The blog of Academe Magazine. Opinions published here do not necessarily represent the policies of the AAUP.

Rotten Teacher’s Apple: The Common Core

In a recent opinion piece by William J. Bennett in the Wall Street Journal, “The Conservative Case for a Common Core,” with an unfortunate double-entendre title that misfires, one statement makes … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Significance Unknown: Transitions at Marylhurst University

This is a guest post by Simeon Dreyfuss, a contributor to the recent September-October issue of Academe. Dreyfuss is chair of interdisciplinary studies and president of the AAUP advocacy chapter at Marylhurst University. He … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Occupy Wall Street Three Years Later: We are the 99%!

On September 17, 2011, three years ago today, protesters gathered in downtown Manhattan intending to Occupy Wall Street (OWS).  They ended up in nearby Zucotti Park, where they remained until … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

A is for Adjunct: Resources for Organizing the Contingent Faculty Majority

This is a guest post by David Kociemba, a contributor to the recent September-October issue of Academe. Kociemba is the president of the Affiliated Faculty of Emerson College AAUP chapter and the chair of … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Returning to the Scene of the “Crime”: Northeastern Illinois University

The American Association of University Professors censured Northeastern Illinois University at its annual meeting this past June. The annual meeting launched the centennial celebration of the Association’s founding. The censure … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Shared Governance Failure at Santa Fe Community College

This is a guest post by Miranda Merklein, a contributor to the recent September-October issue of Academe. Merklein is the acting president of the Santa Fe Community College-AAUP chapter, where she works … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

Online Education and the Future of the MBA

I came across a CNBC article on trends in business education. At first, I misread the article’s title and mistakenly thought that someone was proposing a 25-year MBA program. That … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Imitation Is the Sincerest—and Most Historically Predictable– Form of Flattery

Developers have been surrounding Chinese largest cities with upscale suburbs modeled on the major cities of Europe and North America. Not all of these “themed” developments have been equally successful, … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

How to Write a Book Using Software Designed for Note Taking and Archiving

The following is the opening of an article that Nicholas Carlson has written for Business Week, in which he explains how he used Evernote to write a 90,000+-word book called … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Banned Books Week Is Next Week

In 2013, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom documented the banning of 307 books in locations across the United States.   The ten most frequently banned books of … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · 4 Comments
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