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Category Archives: corporate influence

Because I Am Apparently a Masochist

Phil Magness keeps attributing the growth in the percentage of part-time faculty to the rise of the for-profit universities. But his own chart seems to show that that impact has … Continue reading

August 25, 2015 · 6 Comments

Addendum to Aaron Barlow’s Post on Contingent and Adjunct Faculty

Another element of the broader issues addressed in Aaron’s post is the disparity in the nature of adjuncting–of teaching part-time–in different disciplines and in covering different levels of courses. The … Continue reading

August 23, 2015 · 6 Comments

The Decline of the For-Profit Colleges Continues

Forbes September 7, 2015 issue will contain an article “Black Arts: The $800 Million Family Selling Art Degrees and False Hopes” by Katia Savchuk. It’s about the for-profit Academy of … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

The University of Akron Largely Reverses Its Decisions Related to the Future of the University of Akron Press

The following is from an article by Rick Armon for the Akron Beacon-Journal: “The University of Akron is rehiring UA Press workers that it let go last month and says … Continue reading

August 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

The High Cost of Not Educating Our Very Large Prison Population

When state governments began cutting state support for public higher education, one of the first casualties was the federal and state funding for providing college educations to prisoners.  It was … Continue reading

August 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Slow Demise of Another Much Ballyhooed Digital Education Venture

Last week, in the New York Times, Michael J. de la Merced reported on News Corp.’s plan to sell off its unprofitable education unit. _________________________ “Amplify, a much-heralded push by News … Continue reading

August 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

At the University of Akron, Some Olives Are Very Expensive

This is the opening of an article written by Karen Farkas for “AKRON, Ohio – A $556.40 olive jar in University of Akron President Scott Scarborough’s bedroom has become the flashpoint … Continue reading

August 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

News on the Scroll from “Ohio’s Polytechnic University” (aka the University of Akron)

This will be the first in a series of posts taken from the blog of the AAUP chapter at the University of Akron []. That blog provides a chronicle of … Continue reading

August 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

Western Governors University, the “Competency” Model, and the Next Wave of Higher-Ed “Innovation”

Between 6:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. this morning, the Discovery Channel aired the following three 30-minute infomercials:Sexy in Three Weeks!; The Graduate: Learn about Innovative Grad and Undergrad Degrees; and … Continue reading

August 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Urgent Demand for STEM Graduates Is Dubious

In a post to this blog that I made on June 18, “Why Selecting a College Major Primarily Because of the Employment Outlook in That Field Is a Terrible Idea” … Continue reading

August 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

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