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Author Archives: Aaron Barlow

The “Slow” Decline of the Elite Scholarly Journal

The elite scholarly journals, long the gatekeepers of the ivory tower, have been losing their effectiveness this last decade or so–in their gatekeeping role, at least. As these journals increasingly … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

“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

October 13, 2014 · 3 Comments

Thanks to Diane Ravitch, I read Glen Ford’s July post today, “How to Pay for a Free, Non-Racist Higher Education.” It is certainly worth the look. It starts: Corinthian Colleges … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

U. Illinois chancellor earns mega-correction for duplicate publication

Originally posted on Retraction Watch:
Phyllis Wise, via University of Illinois Phyllis Wise, the chancellor of the University of Illinois and an obstetrics researcher, has called for a massive correction…

October 9, 2014 · 2 Comments

It’s Not All About Salaita…

…certainly not about the content of his tweets or of his character. Among other things, it’s about whether or not being scheduled to teach with students actually enrolled constitutes “hiring.” … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · 4 Comments

Fallout From Salaita: Taner Akcam Cancels Visit

This comes from Days and Memories: A blog of the Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Earlier this year, I invited Professor Taner Akçam to … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Roll Back the Free-Market/Privatization Education Boondoggle!

Let’s be blunt: There has never been anything behind “let the market do it” privatization schemes for education beyond a desire to tap into the stream of tax dollars going … Continue reading

October 5, 2014 · 3 Comments

Coincidence? “Service” on the Train and the Profession

The other morning, I was reading on the 2 train on my way to school, reading a book on education issues that a publisher had sent me for review. The … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sometimes It’s All About What We Leave Out

In his New York Times column today, David Brooks examines a Lewis Mumford essay from 1940. Brooks also writes of “Those who threaten civilization — Stalin then, Putin and ISIS now” and … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · 1 Comment
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