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Category Archives: contingent faculty appointments

Why Is the Future of the University Never a University?

In August 2014, Graeme Wood wrote an article for The Atlantic titled “The Future of College?” The tease under the headline is: “A brash tech entrepreneur thinks he can reinvent … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

Pivoting is hard to do.

Usually, I save everything I write about subjects like tenure for the blog that you’re reading now.  After all, I’m in the AAUP and even if you’re not (and you … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

Moving Tenure

Writing under the pseudonym “Aurora Dagny,” a Canadian activist offers four pieces of advice for those working for any sort of cause: “Embrace humility…. Question yourself as fiercely as you question … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · 5 Comments

Centennial Speakers Series at Wright State University: 5. Miranda Merklein

March 10, 2015 · 2 Comments

Thoughts for my fellow tenured and tenure track faculty on National Adjunct Walkout Day

Tenured and tenure track faculty share a (broken) system with adjuncts. We are all connected in this system of higher education. It’s time we believe it and start acting that … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · 8 Comments

National Adjunct Walkout Day

AAUP chapters across the country will be tabling, holding teach-ins, lobby days, films screenings, or other activities as part of National Adjunct Walkout Day this Wednesday, February 25. The day, … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · 2 Comments

Adjuncts Push for Change in Colorado

This is a guest post from Don Eron, who recently retired from the University of Colorado Boulder as a senior instructor in writing and rhetoric. He is a member of … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · 3 Comments

Robin Meade Wins Ruling for Her Adjunct Job at Moraine Valley

Last fall, AcademeBlog reported on the case of Robin Meade, an adjunct instructor and head of the adjunct faculty union at Moraine Valley Community College in Illinois, who was fired … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · 8 Comments

Very Frustrated but Fearful

This past week, we received “over the transom” the following e-mail from a non-tenure-eligible full-time faculty member. I am reprinting it with his permission but with all identifying details removed. … Continue reading

January 24, 2015 · 4 Comments

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
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