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Category Archives: compensation

Phyllis Wise Wants the $400,000: Is She a Philanthropist?

Phyllis Wise, former chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, issued a statement claiming the board of trustees of the University of Illinois reneged on a promise to pony … Continue reading

August 15, 2015 · 7 Comments

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

Countering the Corporate Con

The two great parts of American higher education are the students and the faculty. The administrators are only around to facilitate the learning of the former and the teaching and … Continue reading

June 28, 2015 · 3 Comments

“Louisiana, Louisiana, Huey Long, Huey Long”

This comes from The Chronicle of Higher Education: The Louisiana State University system’s Board of Supervisors voted last week to uphold the firing of Teresa Buchanan, an associate professor of curriculum … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

2013 Statement on Contingent Workers from the US Department of Labor

The rampant exploitation of contingent faculty—in particular, of part-time or adjunct faculty—is one of the more disgraceful developments in American higher education over the last quarter century. It ranks with … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

U. of Illinois President on Censure: “No need to get out of jail.”

President Timothy Killeen is completing his first month as leader of the University of Illinois system. In remarks before the Urbana-Champaign faculty Senate Executive Committee, he was rather cavalier about … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · 7 Comments

Higher Ed Salaries According to Forbes: Or, a Lesson in How Averages Depend on What One Is Averaging

Forbes has just published an article by Kathryn Dill titled “The Ten Best- and Worst-Paying Education Jobs.” Here is the explanation of the methodology: “To determine the Best- And Worst-Paying Education Jobs, … Continue reading

June 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

Exciting Times in Higher Ed Hiring

In January, Joan Axelrod-Contrada wrote an article for the Boston Globe in which she profiled a number of professionals who have moved from the private sector into higher education. Beyond … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Atlantic on the Adjuncts With a Correction

Laura McKenna has written an excellent article for The Atlantic, titled “The Cost of an Adjunct.” I include the paragraph that references the AAUP’s analysis of the contingent component of the … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

Teaching at Louisiana Tech

This is a guest post from an instructor at Louisiana Tech, who writes anonymously for fear of retribution. I see so many of my colleagues suffering, mostly in silence because what … Continue reading

May 26, 2015 · 4 Comments

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