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Category Archives: faculty

Growing Up: Boston’s Colleges and Universities and the 2024 Summer Olympics

The US Olympic Committee has selected Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington and Boston as finalists for the US bid for the 2024 Olympics, with a decision announced in 2017. While … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

The “Slow” Decline of the Elite Scholarly Journal

The elite scholarly journals, long the gatekeepers of the ivory tower, have been losing their effectiveness this last decade or so–in their gatekeeping role, at least. As these journals increasingly … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

A Defeat for School “Reform”

In what may hopefully be a small sign that the tide could be turning against a corporate-funded K-12 school “reform” movement that thrives on autocratic administration and the denigration of … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

How NOT to Oppose the Academic Boycott of Israel (Again)

Back on January 2 of this year I posted to this blog a piece entitled “How NOT to Oppose the Academic Boycott of Israel.”  As should be well known to … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ebola News Coverage as Educational as Shark Week

I should have expected the exploitative nature of news coverage concerning Ebola. I don’t know why I thought the news media would offer an educational experience. Offerings on television and … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

Salaita in His Own Words: Columbia College, Chicago Speaking Tour

Professor Steven Salaita on October 8, 2014 spoke at Columbia College Chicago that I previously commented on. John Dworkin asked the panelists, Steven Salaita, Iymen Chehade and myself whether we would consent … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

My class, my choice.

“To be absolutely blunt, it is time for individual faculty to give up, cheerfully and not grudgingly, any claim to sole authority over teaching methods of any kind.” – Former … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

An Improving Employment Picture for College Graduates?

The Collegiate Employment Research Institute released findings recently reporting that hiring for new bachelor’s degree recipients will increase by 16 percent in 2014-2015. The Center based its findings on surveying … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

“Organizing within Our Changing Profession”

Academe: September-October 2014 Volume 100, Issue 5 FEATURES Overcoming the Challenges of Contingent Faculty Organizing By David Kociemba Organizing for Advocacy By Miranda Merklein Making a Tangible Difference in Campus Culture … Continue reading

October 13, 2014 · 3 Comments

Kill the Music: Students Must Read, Write, Do Math

This weekend’s Wall Street Journal featured a well-intentioned piece, “A Musical Fix For U.S. Schools,” which took up nearly 3/4 of a page with a huge accompanying photograph of a … Continue reading

October 13, 2014 · 1 Comment
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