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Category Archives: compensation

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 · Leave a comment

“You’re the Top”

In what passes for “business” these days, institutions of any sort become potential cash cows for those at the top, structures allowing extraction of wealth while providing a minimum in return. … Continue reading

May 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Race to the Bottom: The Price Students Pay

The following is the Executive Summary of a report issued by the California Faculty Association, which represents all faculty in the 23-campus California State University system.  The report is the … Continue reading

May 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chomsky on Neoliberalism, Exploitation and the Decline of U.S. Higher Ed

The following is an edited transcript of remarks given by Noam Chomsky via Skype on 4 February 2014 to members of the Adjunct Faculty Association of the United Steelworkers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. … Continue reading

May 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

Higher Ed’s Version of the Revolving Door

One often hears complaints that legislators, especially at the federal level, court donations from powerful interests, introduce and seek to advance legislation that serves those interests, and then, when they … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Race to the Bottom: Losing Ground and Losing Faith

The following is the Executive Summary of a report issued recently by the California Faculty Association, which represents all faculty in the 23-campus California State University system.  The report is … Continue reading

April 12, 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

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

Race to the Bottom: Salary, Staffing Priorities, and the CSU’s 1%

The following is the Executive Summary of a report issued recently by the California Faculty Association, which represents all faculty in the 23-campus California State University system.  The report is … Continue reading

April 1, 2015 · Leave a comment
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