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Category Archives: faculty

“Why Would They Hire YOU?”

When I returned to campus, after two years teaching elsewhere, for the final interview that would bring me back full-time, I stopped into the adjunct room to see if anyone … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · 3 Comments

AAUP Takes UIUC to Task for Apparent Summary Dismissal

The AAUP today wrote to University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign chancellor Phyllis Wise to express deep concern about actions taken against professor Steven Salaita. “Aborting an appointment in this manner without … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · 3 Comments

COCAL–A Tri-National Contingent Workforce Self-Organizes to Abolish Contingency

By Joe Berry and Helena Worthen Over 200 people attended the eleventh conference of COCAL (Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor) which took place August 4-6 at John Jay College of … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

When One News Story Clarifies Another (and Another)

Ohio State University has gotten national media attention for something other than Gordon Gee’s excessive compensation and the football team’s diminished prospects following quarterback Braxton Miller’s season-ending injury. The university’s … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Correction, a Clarification, or a Cat Chasing Its Tail?

On August 16, the Lafayette Journal-Gazette ran this small item []: “Some Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne faculty members are unhappy with comments Purdue University President Mitch Daniels made about … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

An Open Letter to Allan Bense, Florida State University Board of Trustees Chair, and Florida Governor Rick Scott

Dear Chairman Bense and Governor Scott: The battle over FSU’s next President seems to have slowed, except that the FSU Board of Trustees (BOT) has silently “postponed” its Aug. 26th … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · 2 Comments

When Congressional Staff Become Wikipedia Contributors

The following passage is excerpted from a news report from The Hill: “For days, someone in the House had been editing multiple pages related to transgender issues that critics called … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

National (In-)Security: Fifty Notable American Espionage Novels: 46-48.

  Sinclair, Upton.  World’s End.  New York: Viking, 1940. Now known primarily for his muckraking fiction and journalism, in particular for his novel The Jungle, Upton Sinclair also produced a … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

PBS NewsHour Series on “Rethinking College”

Lil Taiz, President of the California Faculty Association, has shared the following information which should be of broad interest. The PBS NewsHour contacted the CFHE leadership about CFHE’s take on … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

When You Drop Your Freshman Off at College Remember This

This is the time of year when it has happened to many parents already and is about to happen to many more. The act of “dropping off” your child at … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

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