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Author Archives: Gwendolyn Bradley

New Volume of the AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom

The new volume of the AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom is out today! Below, guest editor Michael Bérubé describes the contents. You can read the complete editor’s introduction here.–Gwendolyn Bradley  I’m … Continue reading

September 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

After Salaita

In a guest post below, an author of the essay “Civility and Academic Freedom,” which appears in the new volume of the AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom describes his involvement with … Continue reading

September 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

Reactions to Kansas Social Media Policy

If you’ve been following the news, you know that the Kansas board of regents on Wednesday adopted a social media policy that allows faculty and other to be punished for … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · 4 Comments

How the Adjunct Crisis Hurts Students and the Importance of Fighting Back

Today I’m pleased to be able to publish this guest post by AAUP member Miranda Merklein, a contract professor serving the Northern New Mexico area. She holds a Ph.D. in … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · 16 Comments

Colorado Community College Equity Act Song and Video

I’ve enjoyed this video in support of legislation for equal compensation for all faculty in Colorado’s community colleges and asked colleague Don Eron to write about it. Don is a … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · 4 Comments

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

Adjunct Positions and Student Learning

A new report out today from the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education (of which the AAUP is a member) focuses on problems faced by contingent faculty–and, by extension, … Continue reading

August 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

Time for a Humanities Offensive?

The humanities have more to lose in the current budget wars than either the sciences or technical fields, says AAUP president Cary Nelson, in “Fighting for the Humanities,” just out … Continue reading

January 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Student Debt and Other Threats to Affordable Higher Ed

There was lot of Twitter buzz this weekend about a roundtable at the Modern Language Association convention in Seattle on the fight for public higher education (see a roundup of … Continue reading

January 9, 2012 · 1 Comment

Are We in for a Wave of Privatization?

In the new issue of Academe, Bruce Burgett argues that for public universities in states like Washington, the temptation to privatize is becoming overwhelming. He writes: Given the rise of … Continue reading

November 21, 2011 · Leave a comment



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