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Category Archives: ethics

Academic Freedom, Freedom of Speech, and the Far Right

In a number of instances, I have been told that many on the Far Right are every bit as concerned about constraints on academic freedom as Progressives are. When I … Continue reading

July 20, 2015 · 4 Comments

The Department of Labor’s Guidelines on the Distinctions between Independent Contractors and Employees—and Their Application to Adjunct Faculty

As Maria indicates in her comment, the first half or so of this post is my own commentary. The material below the line is the item from the Department of … Continue reading

July 20, 2015 · 8 Comments

“Je Tweet…!”

“My name is legion: for we are many.” Maybe that’s the faculty on Twitter these days. Including many who get themselves into ticklish situations—with no savior casting their devilish tweets … Continue reading

July 17, 2015 · 7 Comments

Psychologists and Torture

Today the New York Times reported that a 542-page study examining the involvement of the nation’s psychologists and their largest professional organization, the American Psychological Association (APA), in the harsh … Continue reading

July 10, 2015 · 3 Comments

The Current “Crises” in Higher Education

In an op-ed published by the Providence Journal in Rhode Island, James Baar identifies “Four Crises That Dog Higher Education”: 1. Inflation of product cost. 2. Deflation of product value. … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

“Restoring Salaita’s Position Would be Right Move”

The News-Gazette of Champaign, Illinois published yesterday in its Sunday edition an op-ed I wrote on my interpretation of the American Association of University Professors censure of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · 3 Comments

Delbanco: Outrageous Reality

Andrew Delbanco, writing in The New York Review of Books, looks over the state of American universities, noting the promise they once represented but writing that: Today this story is stalled. … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · 2 Comments

Am I Feeling Frustrated? You Betcha

By 1970, almost everyone who had worked to create “programmed instruction” during the 1950s and 1960s had moved away from the idea of teaching machines as the centerpiece of education. … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

Salaita Attorneys Respond to AAUP Censure of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr Steven Salaita, denied academic freedom for his tweets on the Israeli operation in Gaza last year, has been the subject of a national conversation on free speech, academic freedom … Continue reading

June 13, 2015 · 6 Comments

A Student Review of the Florida State University Gift Acceptance Policy: Undue Influence and Charles Koch Foundation

  Executive Summary   This report has been prepared to serve as public comment regarding the 2015 revision of Florida State University’s Gift Acceptance and Counting Policy, otherwise known as … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

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