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Author Archives: Guest Blogger

Teaching Evaluation Survey

By Craig Vasey As the new chair of the AAUP’s Committee on Teaching, Research, and Publications, I asked the committee members what we could do this year to be of … Continue reading

November 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Koch Foundation Buys Academic Slots

By Marjorie Heins, Free Expression Policy Project The Koch brothers, Charles and David, are best-known for donating millions to the election campaigns of Tea Party candidates and others committed to … Continue reading

November 13, 2014

My Story

Last week, Robin Meade won a ruling by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, overturning a district court decision that had dismissed her lawsuit against Moraine Valley Community College in … Continue reading

November 11, 2014

Adult Education: Addressing the Needs of Today’s Workforce

Guest blogger Sister Mary Reap, IHM, is President of Elms College, Chicopee, MA, She also served as President of Marywood University, Scranton, PA, for 19 years. As the economy continues to … Continue reading

November 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

How to Talk to Strangers

Guest blogger Nicholas H. Wolfinger (@NickWolfinger) is a professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Studies at the University of Utah. Academia doesn’t always do a good job of communicating … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · 2 Comments

Questioning the AAUP’s Objectivity on Salaita

By Sharon Ann Musher In the aftermath of the board of trustees’ vote at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to terminate Steven Salaita’s conditional job offer, the scholar of … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · 23 Comments

Keynote Address at the University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association Academic Freedom Event: Part 2

Rudy Fichtenbaum, President American Association of University Professors   While cases such as the ones I have been discussing receive lots of public attention, they pale in comparison a number of … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

What every student should know about the modern university

Guest blogger Michael Behrent is an associate professor of history at Appalachian State University and President of the ASU Chapter of the AAUP. This was first published as a letter-to-the-editor of The … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

Reflections on the Salaita Case: Contradiction, Overdetermination, Mobilization

By Michael Rothberg [An earlier and shorter version of these remarks was first presented at the forum “Academic Freedom and Political Dissent,” which was sponsored by Illinois Faculty for Academic Freedom … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · 2 Comments
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