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Category Archives: ethics

Ethics and UIUC Board Chair Kennedy

On January 23, 2014, Christopher G. Kennedy was reelected by his peers as chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. In the public relations announcement it … Continue reading

September 14, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Language and the Marketing of “Intelligence”

I have recently posted an item on the controversy generated by the Department of Defense’s when it made available to its employees with Appalachian backgrounds a course on how to … Continue reading

September 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Fate of the Bearer of Bad News…

The influence of outside money on education has always been strong–and fighting it is one of the reasons the AAUP came into existence. Rarely, though, do we educators have real … Continue reading

September 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

When Religious Beliefs Conflict with Public Policy

Writing for the Boston Globe, Oliver Ortega has reported on the Lynn, Massachusetts, school district’s decision to sever ties with Gordon College, a Christian institution that has placed student teachers … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

On This Labor Day

  Here are two items related to Labor Day that I thought might be of interest. The first article is from Diane Ravitch’s blog and titled “Labor Day 2014.” Here … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · 3 Comments

One Might Ask Steven Salaita Why There Are No MOOCs on Gaza

In late July, Kris Olds wrote a piece for Inside Higher Ed’s Blog U: Global Higher Ed titled “Why No MOOCs on Gaza?” [The complete article is available at: https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/globalhighered/why-no-moocs-gaza%5DContinue reading

August 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

Discussing the Steven Salaita Case in Our Classrooms

If you want to engage your students in a thoughtful debate about public discourse in the age of Facebook and Twitter, you can of course use the ten or twelve … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

“Why Would They Hire YOU?”

When I returned to campus, after two years teaching elsewhere, for the final interview that would bring me back full-time, I stopped into the adjunct room to see if anyone … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · 3 Comments

Poorer by Degrees

Here is a link to Poorer by Degrees, a new short documentary by Jennifer Shuberth, a former faculty member at Portland State University: http://vimeo.com/95828754. The documentary questions the premise that … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · 3 Comments

Godwin’s Law at Clemson

Godwin’s Law says that online arguments devolve into comparisons with Hitler or Nazis. We can extend that, I think, to almost any American argument involving politics and include “fascist” in … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · 1 Comment
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