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Category Archives: faculty

An Expression of Thanks That We Can All Embrace

This brief post is from Diane Ravitch’s blog: “Let us give thanks for family, friends, and the right to speak freely. There is so much potential for good in our … Continue reading

November 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

What People Are Most Thankful For, by State and by Age

The data analytics staff at Facebook has produced the following map indicating what people are most thankful for by state:   One cannot help but notice the range in focus, … Continue reading

November 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Time to Degree: The Wrong Measure of Success

My colleague, California State University, East Bay English Professor Susan Gubernat, has published a terrific piece in the Sacramento Bee that should go viral.   Read it here: http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/soapbox/article4126796.html

November 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Performance Funding Is Only Increasing the Problems That It Is Ostensibly Supposed to Solve

The Community College Research Center at the Columbia University Teachers College has released a report on “Unintended Impacts of Performance Funding on Community Colleges and Universities in Three States.” The … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

America Re-Imagined, in Retrospect: Fifty Notable American Novels about the “West”: 24-26.

  Huffaker, Clair.  Nobody Loves a Drunken Indian.  New York: McKay, 1967. When Nobody Loves a Drunken Indian was published in 1967, Huffaker had already established himself as a novelist … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

CFP: Neoliberalism and Public Higher Education

In order to promote critical reflection and public discussions on the impact of neoliberalism on higher education the Julian Samora Research Institute at Michigan State University is hosting a national … Continue reading

November 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

Ebola Is Just the New Chandra Levy

Three weeks ago, Ebola was an all-consuming crisis that obsessed politicians and the media. But now, it’s just an old issue and old news. People are still dying in droves … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · 4 Comments

Votes of No Confidence in Minnesota

At this past June’s annual meeting, a chapter leader suggested that AAUP ought to start tracking votes of no confidence—even if not as formally as it tracks its own investigations … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Changes at the Top at the University of Illinois: Will it Affect Salaita Case?

President Robert Easter of the University of Illinois who participated in and approved of the egregious dismissal and summary suspension of Dr. Steven Salaita at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Investing in the Search Process

 This is a guest post by Alan R. Shoho, a contributor to the recent November-December issue of Academe. Shoho is a professor of educational leadership and policy studies and associate … Continue reading

November 18, 2014 · Leave a comment
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