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Category Archives: faculty

So You Want To Be an Administrator…

The administrative superstructure that characterizes American higher education is coming under increased scrutiny. Yet administrators keep multiplying anyway, as do the “managerial pathologies” that Benjamin Ginsburg vividly described in his … Continue reading

April 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

Howard Zinn, A.A.U.P., and the Battle for Academic Freedom

This essay originally appeared in Logos: a journal of modern society and culture. The first paragraph was edited to reflect subsequent revelations concerning the Association and the Great War. Howard Zinn … Continue reading

April 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Income Inequality–among Universities

Moody’s has just released a report indicating that just ten universities control over 30% of the total institutional wealth in higher education. The first number in brackets is the previous … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

Joan W. Scott on Civility and Academic Freedom

On March 13, Joan W. Scott, Professor Emerita of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study and a member of AAUP’s Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure, delivered … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

OCAAUP Testimony on Legislation Stripping Ohio Faculty of Collective-Bargaining Rights

Testimony of John McNay, Ph.D., President Ohio Conference of the American Association of University Professors Before the House Finance Committee Representative Ryan Smith, Chair April 16, 2015   Chairman Smith, … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Sneak Attack on Faculty Collective Bargaining Rights in Ohio!!!

Earlier today, Tuesday, April 14, House Republicans unveiled Substitute House Bill 64, which contained their revisions to the governor’s budget. Most alarming about the substitute bill were new provisions that … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · 4 Comments

When the Financial Crisis Looms: A Tale of Three Colleges

Late last week I had a telling conversation with Dr. Jim Douthat, a colleague and mentor and the highly respected president emeritus of Lycoming College (PA). Like me, Dr. Douthat … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

Current Hurdles to Academic Freedom and Shared Governance

The following is the text of my keynote address at “Hurdles on the Horizon: Governance & Student Success in the Connecticut State College & University System,” a conference organized by … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Race to the Bottom: Losing Ground and Losing Faith

The following is the Executive Summary of a report issued recently by the California Faculty Association, which represents all faculty in the 23-campus California State University system.  The report is … Continue reading

April 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Making Safe Schools a Priority

Item 1 Marking the National Rifle Association’s 2015 Freedom Festival in Nashville   To direct school staff on how to respond to a visitor who is carrying a visible firearm, … Continue reading

April 12, 2015 · 2 Comments

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