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Monthly Archives: September, 2011

COCAL Updates

By Joe Berry Some updates from the Chicago Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor. Bowling Green U (Ohio) condemn admin role in crafting bill to outlaw outlaw collective bargaining. Eastern Michigan … Continue reading

September 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

Higher Education Update (Including Cincinnati State Strike)

Laura Clawson at DailyKos writes about part-time student graduation rates and notes, “don’t try to pretend that economic factors aren’t affecting college completion rates.” Roger Shuler writes about being threatened … Continue reading

September 29, 2011 · 1 Comment

The Poster Police at UW-Stout

On September 12, 2011, University of Wisconsin at Stout Professor James Miller posted on his office door the image of a character from the TV series Firefly and a quote … Continue reading

September 28, 2011 · 2 Comments

The Climate for LBGTQ Faculty and Students

In an essay in the current issue of Academe, Elizabeth Cramer and Charles Ford discuss how, despite improvements in the climate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, staff, and … Continue reading

September 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

Freedom for Teachers

It’s always disappointing when advocates of the First Amendment find an excuse to fall short of full freedom. Charles Haynes of the First Amendment Center wrote a column last week … Continue reading

September 27, 2011 · 4 Comments

The Bowdoin Broil

The National Association of Scholars has announced a project “examining the curriculum, student activities, and campus values of Bowdoin College.” I am sure that Peter Wood and the research fellow … Continue reading

September 26, 2011 · 1 Comment

Upcoming Events

Some upcoming events (email us at academeblog@aaup.org if you have more events to recommend): In the Chicago area: On Mon Sept 26, at North Central College the newly constituted AAUP … Continue reading

September 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

Inside the World of For-Profit Lead Generators, Part I

Earlier this summer, Josh Keller wrote a story for the Chronicle of Higher Education about the tricks that some for-profit schools use when advertising online. He looked at two websites … Continue reading

September 26, 2011 · 2 Comments

Florida Governor Rick Scott Takes Aim at Tenure

Guest blog by Lisa Roney I am a tenured associate professor at one of the largest (though, let me emphasize, not one of the highest ranked) public universities in the … Continue reading

September 26, 2011 · 2 Comments

COCAL Updates

By Joe Berry Here are some updates and links from the Chicago Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor. 1. Nice cartoon about Portland State bargaining 2. Good update article about organizing … Continue reading

September 26, 2011 · Leave a comment
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