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Author Archives: Ezra Deutsch-Feldman

The Importance of Gender Studies

In the current frenzy of cost-cutting and budget slashing, many administrators are quick to blame what they determine are “less valuable” programs like the humanities and social sciences and cut … Continue reading

May 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

Network Citizenship Behavior and the Boston Consortium

In the mid-1990s, a group of chief financial officers from Boston-area colleges joined together to form the Boston Consortium for Higher Education, or TBC for short. It quickly grew beyond … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Long History of Automated Teaching

The rise of online courses—massive and open or just regularly-sized—is one of the major trends in higher education over the last few years. Of course, the rapidly growing access to … Continue reading

May 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Case for Academics as Public Intellectuals

The January-February issue of Academe marks a major milestone for the AAUP: It’s issue 1 of Volume 100. As we begin the celebration of the AAUP’s centennial, Nicholas Behm, Sherry … Continue reading

January 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tenure-Track and Tenuous Track

The AAUP has long been sounding the alarm about the problematic rise of contingent faculty appointments, which generally come with no job security, few if any benefits, and a fraction … Continue reading

January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

12 Angry Professors? (Not Quite)

How is a courtroom like a classroom? The two may not seem related – but as Patricia Evridge Hill writes in the new issue of Academe, they are more alike … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Participate or Perish – New Issue of Academe available now

The new issue of Academe, which looks at the public policy landscape for higher ed, has just been posted online. The issue is guest-edited by Brian Turner, a professor of political science … Continue reading

November 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Now Online: Journal of Academic Freedom Volume 4

In 2010, the AAUP began publication of the Journal of Academic Freedom, an annual, online-only publication. Each year, we’ve published articles on current issues in academic freedom, and this year we … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

“Rutgers, Inc.”

For his piece in the September-October issue of Academe, William Vesterman looks back – way back – and learns contemporary lessons from early twentieth-century economist Thorstein Veblen. Vesterman, a professor … Continue reading

September 20, 2013 · Leave a comment
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