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Monthly Archives: September, 2012

Q&A: Colin Ramsey and Martha McCaughey on faculty copyrights

Colin Ramsey and Martha McCaughey are the authors of “Copyright for Academics in the Digital Age,” the lead feature article in the new issue of Academe. Their article discusses the potential copyright … Continue reading

September 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

AAUP Concerns Over Pathways Rekindled

Recent events at Queensborough Community College have rekindled the AAUP’s concerns about academic freedom and shared governance in the CUNY system. Read a letter to the chancellor.

September 27, 2012 · 3 Comments

Fisher v. Texas, Part Two

Last week, I wrote about the upcoming Supreme Court case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. I recently attended an event sponsored by the ACLU, discussing the upcoming court … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

Q&A: Jacob Rooksby on higher ed patents

Jacob Rooksby is an assistant professor of law at Duquesne University’s law school. His research looks at the intersection of intellectual property law and higher education, and he is a … Continue reading

September 24, 2012 · 2 Comments

Love It or Leave It: Does ISU’s Code of Student Conduct Violate the First Amendment?

Illinois State University (ISU) has received an undesirable designation: it has been named “Speech Code of the Month” for September by the Foundation for Individual Rights (FIRE), a libertarian organization … Continue reading

September 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Cary Nelson’s Media Strategies

Cary Nelson recently ended a six-year stint as president of the AAUP, and while in the office, he made a priority of media outreach. In “Media Matters,” Nelson’s article in … Continue reading

September 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Access in the Academy

In the September-October issue of Academe, Stephanie L. Kerschbaum writes that administrators and other leaders can take positive steps to help ensure access for all faculty, before specific needs arise. For example, … Continue reading

September 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Queensborough Community College: At an Impasse?

Twenty years ago, I was a teacher/administrator at a New York City private school. About halfway through the year, the head of the school asked me to conduct a vote … Continue reading

September 20, 2012 · 1 Comment

Fisher v. Texas: A Primer

On October 10, 2012, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, a major affirmative action case that could fundamentally change college … Continue reading

September 19, 2012 · 2 Comments

Interdisciplinarity at Wesleyan

In 2010, Wesleyan University began offering courses and holding events in its new College of the Environment, a new interdisciplinary school and associated think tank. Each school year, the College … Continue reading

September 19, 2012 · Leave a comment



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