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Category Archives: shared governance

The Accreditation Wars: Where are the Faculty?

Inside Higher Ed has since its creation some years ago earned a largely justified reputation as a site more hospitable to views outside of the educational establishment and, in particular, … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Where shared governance goes to die.

I’ve had a strange fascination with an education start-up called Minerva for some time now. They’re a Silicon-Valley inspired online operation that has actually enrolled students now.  Yet unlike so … Continue reading

August 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

Must-See Video: The Yes Men Pose as Members of the Iowa Regents’ Efficiency Review Committee

The Yes Men — whose slogan is “impersonating big-time criminals in order to publicly humiliate them, and otherwise giving journalists excuses to cover important issues” — delivered a satirical speech … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

The University of Akron Largely Reverses Its Decisions Related to the Future of the University of Akron Press

The following is from an article by Rick Armon for the Akron Beacon-Journal: “The University of Akron is rehiring UA Press workers that it let go last month and says … Continue reading

August 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

Steps Toward Making Censure History at MD Anderson?

Just over a month after being censured by the AAUP annual meeting, the administration of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center took steps toward instituting a shared governance model and improving academic … Continue reading

August 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Assessment Myth

One of the ways faculty are intimidated and coerced into accepting codified curricula is through the specter of not living up to assessable “outcomes” (I use the scare quotes because … Continue reading

August 17, 2015 · 11 Comments

In Photos, Protests at the University of Akron over Budget Cutting and Lack of Shared Governance—In Particular, the Closure of the University of Akron Press

      The photos have been taken from the “Save the University of Akron Press” Facebook page, which is available at: If you visit the page, please “like” it. … Continue reading

August 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

News on the Scroll from “Ohio’s Polytechnic University” (aka the University of Akron)

This will be the first in a series of posts taken from the blog of the AAUP chapter at the University of Akron []. That blog provides a chronicle of … Continue reading

August 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

District Court Strikes Down University of Illinois Dismissal Efforts in Salaita Case

Steven Salaita, a tenured associate professor in the American Indian Studies program, was fired a year ago with a summary dismissal for tweets that were construed as lacking civility. A … Continue reading

August 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

University Bureaucracy as Organized Crime

Vincent J. Roscigno, a Professor of Sociology at Ohio State University, has published a clever and insightful piece under the above title in the online magazine Counterpunch.  The entire article … Continue reading

August 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

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