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

“Organizing within Our Changing Profession”

Academe: September-October 2014 Volume 100, Issue 5 FEATURES Overcoming the Challenges of Contingent Faculty Organizing By David Kociemba Organizing for Advocacy By Miranda Merklein Making a Tangible Difference in Campus Culture … Continue reading

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How to Talk to Strangers

Guest blogger Nicholas H. Wolfinger (@NickWolfinger) is a professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Studies at the University of Utah. Academia doesn’t always do a good job of communicating … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Matt Dillon Is Dead: Why We Need Videos on the Academe Blog

Marty, a man whose writing I very much admire and whom I hope to meet in person one day (I really wish his office was just down the hall from … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Most LGBT-Friendly and -Unfriendly Colleges and Universities in the United States

The Princeton Review’s list of the 20 most LGBT-friendly colleges and universities in the U.S.: 1. Emerson College (Boston, Mass.) 2. Warren Wilson College (Asheville, N.C.) 3. New College of … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · 3 Comments

It Is Illogical to Assert That Death Threats Do Not Have a Chilling Effect on Free Speech

Dear Ulf: I generally find your posts to be very amusing. But I think that you have missed not just the bullseye but the whole target in your most recent … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · 6 Comments

AAUP and CUCFA Announce Partnership Agreement

The following is the text of a media release issued this morning by the American Association of University Professors and the Council of University of California Faculty Associations. The American … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Professor’s Illogical Accusation that Right to Bear Arms Limits Free Speech

In a commentary published yesterday by The Chronicle of Higher Education, an English professor at Utah State under a headline with lack of logic (English professors should know better, I … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · 4 Comments

An Open Letter to High School Seniors

It’s October. For millions of American high school seniors, choosing what to do after receiving the high school degree begins now. It represents the first life-altering decision made by you … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

Adding to the Armamentarium of Academic Freedom

Robert Kreiser, a former staffer of the American Association of University Professors Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure and Governance, spoke at an Illinois Conference annual meeting. I expressed an opinion that … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

Gaming Academic Freedom

Last week, at a meeting of the Academic Freedom Committee of the Professional Staff Congress (the CUNY faculty union), the name Anita Sarkeesian came up. Though she is not an academic … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · 12 Comments

At the Austin Airport Schlotzky’s Kiosks: Their Workers Won’t Be Heading to College

This past week at the Austin airport I was trying to grab a fast lunch with decent coffee without have to do so in two places. So I approached a … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · 1 Comment
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