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Category Archives: budget crises

Abolish the Military Academies: Give Peace a Chance

The hawkish Washington Post has actually published an op-ed advocating the abolition of the military academies. Having been involved in a career struggle a few years back with the Air Force Academy, or more … Continue reading

January 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

Basic Arithmetic Is Catching Up with Bobby Jindal

Bobby Jindal is seeking the 2016 GOP presidential nomination; so Louisiana’s public colleges and universities may have to absorb $380 million in cuts and as many as nine institutions might … Continue reading

January 17, 2015 · 5 Comments

The academic equivalent of a corporate campaign.

Does your university have troubles? At the risk of turning this post into the academic equivalent of Monty Python’s “Four Yorkshiremen” sketch, your school probably has nothing on Northern New … Continue reading

January 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

Speaker Series at Wright State University: Overview

 

January 6, 2015 · 4 Comments

Ten Questions for Conference and Chapter Leaders: 1. Ohio Conference

This is the first post in what I hope will be a series, in which conference and chapter leaders comment on the issues that they are trying to address and … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Young Invincibles’ Annual Report on State Support for Higher Education; Or, Analogously, What If Almost Half of Your Students Received D’s and F’s

Here is the table summarizing the results from the Young Invincibles report on state support for higher education over this past year: The detailed profiles for each state are available … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

It Is Time for Some Real Accountability

In a feature article for University Business, Ioanna Opidee provides an overview of the major trends related to postsecondary teaching that we might expect in 2015. Opidee focuses on what … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Koch Brothers and the University of Louisville: Or, Why You Cannot Sell Your Soul, or Your Principles, Incrementally

On December 9, James McNair, writing for Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, has explored the many implications of a pending gift from the Koch Brothers and Poppa John’s CEO John Schnatter … Continue reading

December 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

Want Student Retention? Hire More Full-Time Faculty

When I returned to teaching more than a dozen years ago, I taught a great deal of developmental writing. At that time, the City University of New York (CUNY) used … Continue reading

December 26, 2014 · 10 Comments

The Increased Teaching Load for Composition Instructors at Arizona State Provides a Disturbing Glimpse into the Future for Other Faculty

Inside Higher Ed recently ran an article on a 25% increase in the teaching loads for full-time non-tenure-eligible writing faculty at Arizona State University. The article, written by Colleen Flaherty … Continue reading

December 21, 2014 · 2 Comments
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