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Category Archives: compensation

The Numbers Support Patricia Arquette, Not Her Critics (And They Indicate a Truth about “Right to Work” as Well)

Patricia Arquette is being slammed from both the Left and the Right for her comments during and after her acceptance speech for the Academy Award for Best Actress in a … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

Speaker Series at Wright State University: 3. Howard Bunsis

The poster for the entire series is available at:  http://academeblog.org/2015/01/06/speaker-series-at-wright-state-university-overview/  

February 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

Four Additional and Very Revealing Charts about the Economics of Intercollegiate Athletics and of College Football in Particular

“Sports Chart of the Day” is a news item distributed daily by Business Insider. The sources of these charts are indicated at the bottom of each chart.    

January 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

When Truthful Answers Are So Very Hard to Find

I received this somewhat lengthy item in my e-mail this evening; perhaps financial desperation is making people more amenable to reading the longer pieces that we have been repeatedly warned … Continue reading

January 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

Some Early Thoughts on President Obama’s Proposal for Free Education at U.S. Community Colleges

I should begin by stating that I am in favor of any proposal that provides free higher education at public colleges and universities. In fact, I am in favor of … Continue reading

January 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Speaker Series at Wright State University: Overview

 

January 6, 2015 · 5 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

Results of Graduate Students’ Strike at the University of Oregon

The strike by graduate students at the University of Oregon lasted eight days and ended after a 22-hour marathon session with a mediator. Here the highlights of what the Graduate … Continue reading

December 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Undermining Affordability and Access to Higher Education

An “On the Issues” Post from the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education [http://futureofhighered.org] _______________ A recent report from the New America Foundation highlights one important way access to higher education … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

Administrative Bloat Is Driving Up College Costs

I just realized that this is something that I posted previously. If you haven’t read it in its previous iteration, it is very much worth reading. If you have read … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · 1 Comment
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