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Category Archives: faculty

The Atlantic on the Adjuncts With a Correction

Laura McKenna has written an excellent article for The Atlantic, titled “The Cost of an Adjunct.” I include the paragraph that references the AAUP’s analysis of the contingent component of the … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

A Victory for Academic Freedom!

Regular readers of this blog will be aware of the controversy surrounding the decision last November by the Board of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies to … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Start the Day on an Unusual Note

I have always been a trivia buff. This interest has had some professional usefulness. For almost a decade, I have written the questions for the annual middle-school and high-school scholastic … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

America Re-Imagined, in Retrospect: Fifty Notable American Novels about the “West”: 47-48.

  Tidyman, Ernest.  High Plains Drifter.  New York: Bantam, 1973. An award-winning screenwriter, Ernest Tidyman won an Academy Award, and Edgar Award, and a Writers Guild of America Award for … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Administrative Staffing 1987-2011, A Statistical Profile by Institution, Part 1: Alabama (Part 1)

The federal data that will be presented in this series of posts was analyzed by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting (NCIR) in collaboration with the American Institutes for … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Teaching at Louisiana Tech

This is a guest post from an instructor at Louisiana Tech, who writes anonymously for fear of retribution. I see so many of my colleagues suffering, mostly in silence because what … Continue reading

May 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Toward a New Consensus for Tenure in the Twenty-First Century

The May–June issue of Academe starts out with Clark G. Ross’s discussion of tenure. We think we all know what the concept of “tenure” means, but, in light of recent … Continue reading

May 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

“You’re the Top”

In what passes for “business” these days, institutions of any sort become potential cash cows for those at the top, structures allowing extraction of wealth while providing a minimum in return. … Continue reading

May 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

When Capitalism Calls the Shots, We All Lose

In a news story about the move by the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina System toward deleting 46 degree programs, Steven Long, one of the members of … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

If You Keep Doing the Same Thing Repeatedly while Expecting Different Results

This is what Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley said on the Senate floor on the proposed TransPacific Partnership: “We are creating a structure of a group of seven very poor nations … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · 1 Comment
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