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Category Archives: budget crises

A Faculty Response to the University of California’s Budget Proposals

The following post is by Michael Meranze, Professor of History at UCLA, and is reposted (with some minor clarifications of terms for non-Californians) from Michael’s and Chris Newfield’s Remaking the … Continue reading

November 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

More Details on Salaita Settlement with University of Illinois

The Daily Illini, the student paper at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been a very reliable source on the tenure travesty of Dr Steven Salaita. They report that Dr … Continue reading

November 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Outrageous moves to foster runaway salaries for administrators

Michael Behrent, the president of the Appalachian State University chapter of the AAUP, and John Steen, Program Coordinator of Scholars for North Carolina’s Future (with contribution from Jim Carmichael, professor at UNC … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Quo Vadis? Or, On Quitpieces

“Quitpieces?” That’s what Ian Bogost calls them in The Atlantic, writing “No One Cares That You Quit Your Job.” He’s right, but I’m more interested in what they say about … Continue reading

September 10, 2015 · 2 Comments

For Students, “Skin in the Game” is More Like a Pound of Flesh

The following is an op-ed piece by Susan Gubernat, Professor of English at California State University, East Bay and a member of the CSU Academic Senate.  It was published in … Continue reading

September 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Many HBCUs Are Struggling and Ten States Are Exacerbating the Problems by Failing to Meet Historic Commitments

A new report from the Association for Public and Land-Grant Universities is titled Land-Grant but Unequal. Focusing on the funding for the HBCUs covered under the Second Morrill Act of … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

The University of Akron Largely Reverses Its Decisions Related to the Future of the University of Akron Press

The following is from an article by Rick Armon for the Akron Beacon-Journal: “The University of Akron is rehiring UA Press workers that it let go last month and says … Continue reading

August 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

The High Cost of Not Educating Our Very Large Prison Population

When state governments began cutting state support for public higher education, one of the first casualties was the federal and state funding for providing college educations to prisoners.  It was … Continue reading

August 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

In Photos, Protests at the University of Akron over Budget Cutting and Lack of Shared Governance—In Particular, the Closure of the University of Akron Press

      The photos have been taken from the “Save the University of Akron Press” Facebook page, which is available at: If you visit the page, please “like” it. … Continue reading

August 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

Governor Rauner Opposes Chancellor Wise 400k Severance Deal

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner opposes the golden parachute $400,000 severance package for Chancellor Phyllis Wise, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While Rauner, a Republican, wants to cut 31.5% from the state’s higher education … Continue reading

August 11, 2015 · 1 Comment



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