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Category Archives: compensation

CFA and PSC Fighting for Faculty

Two AAUP/AAUP-CBC affiliates — the California Faculty Association (CFA), which represents over 23,000 faculty members in the 23-campus California State University (CSU), and the Professional Staff Congress (PSC), which represents … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

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

Adjunct Survival Workshop: An AAUPportunity for chapter-building

Colorado’s Community College System (CCCS) continues to pay 75% of its faculty (the so-called “adjuncts”) poverty-level wages. To help our hard-working peers make ends meet this semester, our Front Range … Continue reading

September 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

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



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