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Category Archives: faculty

India, Free Speech and Academic Freedom

One of the most disheartening events of this past summer on the Academe blog was the rise of invective in the comments that started with our posting of a guest commentary by … Continue reading

October 3, 2015 · 2 Comments

Opting Out of Factory Model Schooling, by Ira Shor

Originally posted on Creative by Nature:
“All in all, for a long time educators have known “what works” for kids in schools and we have not been allowed to do what…

October 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

AAUP Chapter at Miami University Hosts Presentation by Howard Bunsis

In the late afternoon on Thursday, September 24, between 80 and 100 faculty and students at Miami University attended a presentation by CBC Chair Howard Bunsis on the university’s finances. … Continue reading

October 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

Four Things to Know about the Debate over Guns

  1. Who Is Getting Killed with Guns and Why   2. The Dramatic Increase in Gun Sales in the U.S. 3. Where the NRA Now Generates More than Half of … Continue reading

October 3, 2015 · 2 Comments

U.S. Higher Education News for September 28, 2015

The Christian Science Monitor includes a commentary on how universities and colleges are trying to measure the development of their graduates critical-thinking skills. It turns out that Mitch Daniels was … Continue reading

October 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

Women Don’t Do This: Why Blaming Mental Illness, Violent Video Games, and Gun Laws Won’t Stop Another Mass Shooting

I originally wrote this back in June in the wake of the Charleston shootings, but sadly, the claims made here still ring true.  We will never solve the problem of … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · 6 Comments

“The Greatest Threat to Campus Free Speech”

Last week the AAUP and the Council of University of California Faculty Associations (CUCFA) issued a statement protesting remarks made by University of California Regent Richard Blum, which threatened negative … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

Think Outside the Box and Publish an Index

By Caprice Lawless, VP for Community Colleges, Colorado Conference, AAUP Adjunct faculty, especially, are pressed for the time to research their institution, to learn how the moving parts work (or … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

CFA and PSC Fighting for Faculty

Two AAUP/AAUP-CBC affiliates — the California Faculty Association (CFA), which represents over 23,000 faculty members in the 23-campus California State University (CSU), and the Professional Staff Congress (PSC), which represents … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

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October 1, 2015 · 1 Comment



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