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Category Archives: ethics

Doubling Down on the Exploitation of Adjunct Faculty

In an article titled “Outsourced in Michigan” written for Inside Higher Ed, Colleen Flaherty chronicles the movement among Michigan’s community colleges to outsource the hiring of adjunct faculty and the … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · 4 Comments

Another Story about Sexual Abuse Related to Collegiate Athletics—This One Involving One of the Most Highly Regarded Marching Bands in the Nation

In response to a complaint by a parent, Ohio State University launched a two-month investigation of its nationally renowned marching band. That investigation led to the firing of band director, … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · 9 Comments

Selling Us The Right String But the Wrong Yo-Yo

Back in 1962, when I was first inhaling huge gulps of pop music, there was a song by Dr. Feelgood and the Interns that would occasionally surface on Atlanta top-40 … Continue reading

July 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

Candy, Pizza Parties, Extra Credit: Will You Complete My Evaluation, Pretty Please?

I have never been a fan of student evaluations, even when I have received perfect scores, whatever that means, and I have never, ever, ever, given any incentives for students … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Another Hammond Review: Like a Hole in the Head

I don’t know if the world needs another review of Become a Part-Time Professor: Live and teach anywhere you like, but I am now following in the footsteps of my … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Creepy Invasion of Cengage in My Email Inbox

July 3 and I am minding my own business, just checking email before Independence Day, and I have an email from someone named Ashley Minton,, with a cc: to … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

Standards Versus Students?

My father used to ask for a student volunteer to come to the chalkboard the first day of the semester. He would then ask that student to draw a line … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Walk Jog Run . . . We Can Teach That!

Colleagues and I who are more deskbound than individuals who teach P.E. have joked about, I mean entertained the thought of, teaching walk jog run classes. We should be able … Continue reading

June 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

The “Redskins” Controversy May Not Now Seem to Be a Life and Death Issue, but, from a Cultural and Historical Perspective, It Is Fundamentally Just That Sort of Issue

Even if the name “Redskins” is offensive, one can at least argue that the image featured in the team logo is rather dignified. The same cannot be said for the … Continue reading

June 22, 2014 · 4 Comments

The Dirty Secret in the Education Wars: Money Matters

This post was written by Jeff Bryant for the blog of the Campaign for America’s Future [] which has become a driving force behind the New Populist Movement. The group’s … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

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