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Category Archives: faculty

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

Training Tomorrow’s Leaders in Higher Education

What happens when you get the job? The best college and university presidents start out with an understanding of what they do not know. As candidates, they presented the Search … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

Confidential Searches for Chief Academic Officers

This is a guest post by Joerg Tiede, a contributor to the recent November-December issue of Academe. Tiede is professor of computer science at Illinois Wesleyan University. He serves as … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Resisting Teach for America and the “Reform” Agenda

Soon after I returned from Peace Corps service in 1990, I started to hear of a new organization called “Teach for America.” People fancied it as something of a domestic Peace … Continue reading

November 16, 2014 · 7 Comments

“Reclaiming the Narrative”

November-December 2014 Volume 100, Issue 6 FEATURES One Faculty, Organizing for a Stronger Voice By Jamie Owen Daniel How Many Ways Must We Say It? By Joel Thomas Tierno Resisting … Continue reading

November 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

The One Good Thing About Online, Which Beats Even Face-to-Face

Unfortunately, online education, or its include-all moniker “online,” tends to be lined up against face-to-face or classroom instruction, as if the two were gunfighters.  Even if in the minds of … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

My Story

Last week, Robin Meade won a ruling by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, overturning a district court decision that had dismissed her lawsuit against Moraine Valley Community College in … Continue reading

November 11, 2014

Some Thoughts on College Fundraising

For several years, the media has highlighted the importance of capital campaigns to relieve the financial burden at many colleges and universities. In doing so, they focus on the scale … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Wishing Doesn’t Make It So

After the 2012 presidential election, it became apparent that Mitt Romney was very surprised that he lost the election because his internal polling had indicated that he was not just … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · 2 Comments
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