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Category Archives: budget crises

Two Very Different Issues: Paying College Athletes and Paying for Intercollegiate Athletics

Now that the dust is settling on “March Madness,” all that is left to do is to count the money—the revenues generated by and those spent on “dreams of glory.” … Continue reading

April 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

A Real Numbers-Cruncher Weighs in on the Campos Article

Rudy Fichtenbaum has sent me the following statistical analysis in response to the assertions made by Campos in the article in the New York Times and as a follow-up to … Continue reading

April 7, 2015 · 1 Comment

Getting It Right and Getting It Wrong on the “Real Costs” of Higher Education

In the Sunday Review section of the New York Times, Paul F. Campos has offered his opinion on “The Real Reason College Tuition Costs So Much.” [The whole piece is … Continue reading

April 6, 2015 · 6 Comments

How Much Does Our Football Program Cost?!?

The following item, which appeared in the Ohio Conference’s weekly communications to our members, highlights the value of getting “our” message out and not relying on our institutions and our … Continue reading

April 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Making the Case for Our Values

The following letter was published in the Toledo Blade this past week. It was written in response to a seemingly well intentioned and fairly thoughtful op-ed on the increasing tuition … Continue reading

April 3, 2015 · 2 Comments

Notions of Privilege and Basic American Values

Aaron Barlow’s post today concerns legislation proposed in North Carolina that will uniformly increase teaching loads at all public universities to four courses per semester. I might look at this … Continue reading

April 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Media Response to Ohio Conference Report and Testimony on Ohio Higher Ed Appropriations

John McNay’s testimony was listed first in University Business’s daily overview of the most notable higher-ed news stories of the previous day The UB Daily item links to an article … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

Ohio Conference of AAUP Produces Higher Ed Report

The Ohio Conference AAUP has produced an “Ohio Higher Education Report” entitled The Real Problems Deserve Real Solutions. The purpose of the report is to influence public policy around higher education … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

Ohio Conference President Provides Senate Testimony on the Decline in State Support, Administrate Bloat, the Cost of Intercollegiate Athletics, and Faculty Workload

Testimony of John T. McNay, Ph.D., President Ohio Conference of the American Association of University Professors, Before the Ohio Senate Finance Committee, Senator Scott Oelslager, Chair, March 3, 2015   … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · 4 Comments

In Delaware, Dramatically Different Conceptions of the Current State and the Future Prospects of Higher Education

Earlier this month, Dr. Patrick T. Harker, President of the University of Delaware, wrote an op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer expressing his views of the American university and the faculty … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · 1 Comment
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