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Category Archives: faculty

Salaita Academic Freedom Speaking Tour Heading To Chicago!

Professor Steven Salaita, who had been appointed as an associate professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is planning a five-day speaking tour in Chicago not only to seek … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Which Banned Book Are You?

In recognition of Banned Books Week, September 21-27, librarians at Columbus State Community College (CSCC) in Ohio have developed this quiz which playfully helps you learn which banned book bests … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · 3 Comments

It’s Okay to be a Thug in College–If You Play Football

If I have to hear one more mention of the name Winston, anything about crab legs, including jokes that are not funny, or the latest, while I was trying to … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Vision Thing in Higher Education

Finding a good college president is a little like choosing the right college. You know it when you feel it. This is not to say that the best presidents are … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Souls of Students

Writing in The New York Times today, Vicki Madden, who works for the New York City Department of Education as an instructional coach, asks, How can we help our students prepare for the … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

Campus Cops vs. University Professors

This article by Western Michigan University AAUP chapter president Lisa Minnick was originally posted at her website, where you can also see photos of the event. By Lisa Minnick I have … Continue reading

September 21, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Growing Caste System in Higher Education: Campus Construction Edition

It is hardly surprising that as colleges and universities have struggled to maintain their finances in response to the deep reductions in state support and the sometimes volatile fluctuations in … Continue reading

September 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

America Re-Imagined, in Retrospect: Fifty Notable American Novels about the “West”: 6-8.

Capps, Benjamin. The Trail to Ogallala.  New York: Duell, Sloan, and Pearce, 1964. The Trail to Ogallala is Capps’s most acclaimed novel, receiving the Spur Award of Western Writers of … Continue reading

September 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

Improved Responsiveness to Sexual Assaults on Campus: The University of Iowa’s Plan

The ongoing media concentration on cases of domestic abuse perpetrated by NFL players against their spouses and children has, for the moment, pushed the issue of sexual assaults on our … Continue reading

September 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

Online Education: The Great American Class Divider

Here we go again.  And there’s more.  Corinthian Colleges, after having dashed any academic hopes of its students, is now also accused of predatory lending.  That the wake and fiasco … Continue reading

September 20, 2014 · 6 Comments

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