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Category Archives: ethics

Resisting Teach for America and the “Reform” Agenda

Soon after I returned from Peace Corps service in 1990, I started to hear of a new organization called “Teach for America.” People fancied it as something of a domestic Peace … Continue reading

November 16, 2014 · 7 Comments

Why Ph.D.s Should Teach College Students

Who should teach? And who should decide who teaches? What should the learning environment look like? And who should decide how it looks–and should there even be just one “look”? … Continue reading

November 8, 2014 · 4 Comments

Seventh Circuit Protects Part-time Faculty Union Leader, Robin Meade

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is becoming a very pro-faculty, pro-adjunct, pro-academic freedom and anti-Garcetti v. Ceballos court. It continues to reverse or remand upon … Continue reading

November 4, 2014 · 5 Comments

Branding—Not Cattle, but Whiskeys and Universities

Many of our institutions are paying consultants very large sums to improve their “branding.” My own institution, Wright State University, has budgeted $2.3 million for this purpose. And I believe … Continue reading

November 2, 2014 · 3 Comments

Adjuncts, Faculty Working Conditions, and Student Learning Conditions

An “On the Issues” Post from the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education [] _______________ In “I Used to be a Good Teacher,” Alice Umber contrasts her experiences teaching … Continue reading

November 2, 2014 · 3 Comments

Ranking the Worst Colleges and Universities in the U.S.

This month’s issue of Washington Monthly includes a thoughtful article by Ben Miller in which he attempts to compile such rankings and, in fact, provides several alternative lists of the … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · 3 Comments

Ebola News Coverage as Educational as Shark Week

I should have expected the exploitative nature of news coverage concerning Ebola. I don’t know why I thought the news media would offer an educational experience. Offerings on television and … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

Salaita in His Own Words: Columbia College, Chicago Speaking Tour

Professor Steven Salaita on October 8, 2014 spoke at Columbia College Chicago that I previously commented on. John Dworkin asked the panelists, Steven Salaita, Iymen Chehade and myself whether we would consent … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Salaita Speaks!

It’s 6:50 in the evening on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. The 7:00 event start time at Columbia College Chicago draws near. The lecture hall is filling up rapidly. The star attraction has … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Latest: Salaita Chicago Speaking Tour

The Chicago Tribune has updated the Steven Salaita whirlwind speaking tour in Chicago. Kindly see here. I noticed that a scheduled appearance at the University of Illinois at Chicago was canceled … Continue reading

October 6, 2014 · 3 Comments

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