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Category Archives: contingent faculty appointments

Notoriety as a Rationale for Demonization

This past week, Danny Ledonne’s documentary Playing Columbine was scheduled to be shown and discussed in a public forum at Adams State University, from which he has very publicly been … Continue reading

November 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

“It’s the End of the University as We Know It”

The following piece was published originally on the website of the AAUP chapter at the University of Akron. Although it addresses issues at their institution, none of those issues are … Continue reading

November 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Academic Due Process for Non-Tenure-Track Full-Time Faculty Members

The following brief statement, approved by AAUP Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure on October 30, pulls together existing AAUP policies on academic due process for non-tenure-track full-time faculty … Continue reading

November 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Former Adjunct Faculty Member Banned from Adams State University Campus in Colorado: Part 2

Here is the e-mail from the Chief of the Campus Police at Adams State University to the campus community: From: Adams State University Police Department <> Date: Wed, Oct 28, … Continue reading

November 5, 2015 · 2 Comments

Adjunct Robin Meade Case Updated on AFT Website

The American Federation of Teachers has posted the latest developments of the Robin Meade adjunct-persecution case. Professor Meade has written for this blog, and the AAUP has provided financial and strategic assistance in … Continue reading

November 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Former Adjunct Faculty Member Banned from Adams State University Campus in Colorado: Part 1

This post will be the first in a series treating the decision of the administration of Adams State University to ban Danny Ledonne, a former adjunct faculty member, from the … Continue reading

November 3, 2015 · 3 Comments

Students in Debt, Professors in Poverty—What’s Going Wrong?

In a piece published last week by Huffington Post, Laurie Jones and Wanda Evans-Brewer ask and answer that rhetorical question in promoting a new short film called Professors in Poverty. … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

First Eliminate Job Security; Then Have Faculty Bid on Their Salaries

In one of my recent reviews of recent news items on higher education [], I opened with an item on the elimination of continuing contracts for faculty at Florida State … Continue reading

October 31, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Corporatization of Higher Education: Crib Notes

Writing for Nation of Change, Paul Buchheit has provided a very succinct but comprehensive overview of how corporatization has had a very damaging impact on higher education. In his article … Continue reading

October 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Professors in Poverty

As part of Campus Equity Week, Brave New Films has released this terrific short film about the very real poverty of many faculty in contingent positions: Contains some illuminating stats … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 · 2 Comments



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