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Category Archives: corporate influence

Excellent Universities Begin with Excellent Faculty

The following article was published originally on the website of the AAUP chapter at the University of Akron, though it appears that the university will soon have a new name—and … Continue reading

May 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

A Coincidentally Ironic Juxtaposition of News Items

Earlier this month, two items appeared on the same day on the Chronicle of Higher Education’s website. The first article was written by Charles Huckabee and concerns the decision by … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · 3 Comments

Update on Axact, the Pakistani “Diploma Mill”

The New York Times has run a follow-up to its investigative report on the business practices of Axact, a Pakistani corporation that has advertised itself as the “largest software exporter” … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Chomsky on Neoliberalism, Exploitation and the Decline of U.S. Higher Ed

The following is an edited transcript of remarks given by Noam Chomsky via Skype on 4 February 2014 to members of the Adjunct Faculty Association of the United Steelworkers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. … Continue reading

May 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

Corinthian Colleges: There Is Almost Nothing Left, but There Was Next to Nothing There to Begin With

Stephen J. Lubben has contributed an article on the bankruptcy filing by Corinthian Colleges to the New York Times. Here are some excerpts from the article, titled “Corinthian Colleges’ Lean … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

Good National Coverage of the Causes of Student Debt

The think-tank Demos has done a report on the causes of soaring tuition costs and debt levels for students enrolled at public colleges and universities, and the report is getting … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

Leading Higher-Ed Consulting Firms

Another list courtesy of University Business:    

May 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

Follow the Money–Literally

Consider what has occurred during an extended period of unprecedented growth in administrative positions and administrative staffing. Our administrations have employed consultants, usually at exorbitant cost, to provide professional guidance … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

My Visit with the Illinois Conference

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of joining the leadership and some members of the Illinois Conference at their annual meeting in Chicago. I had previously met several of … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · 5 Comments

Higher Ed’s Version of the Revolving Door

One often hears complaints that legislators, especially at the federal level, court donations from powerful interests, introduce and seek to advance legislation that serves those interests, and then, when they … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

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