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Category Archives: shared governance

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

Very Few Tears at Lloyd Jacobs’ Departure from the University of Toledo; The Former President Will Be Remembered for His Almost Singular Disdain for Shared Governance

In June 2010, Jack Stripling wrote a piece for Inside Higher Ed reporting on faculty responses to a survey about the performance of University of Toledo president Lloyd Jacobs. Here … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · 2 Comments

Disavow the “Sacred” 1940 Statement Civility Test: Remember Steven Salaita!

It is time for a direct and specific disavowal of a key component of the sacred text of the AAUP: the 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure. Most … Continue reading

September 28, 2015 · 8 Comments

The Faculty as Punching Bag.

I’ve been working on a book about the effect of the Internet on the terms of employment and working conditions of faculty at all levels.  As a result, I’ve read … Continue reading

September 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Education Reform Humbuggery

Kevin Carey, writing in The New York Times last July, said this of American colleges and universities: “These organizations are not coherent academic enterprises with consistent standards of classroom excellence. … Continue reading

September 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

LSU’s Violations of Academic Freedom and Shared Governance

The following is an expanded version of a letter to the editor published last week in the Louisiana State University Daily Reveille.  The author is LSU Professor of Physics and … Continue reading

September 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

New Leadership Institute: Shared Governance Makes Change “Problematic”

“Change in any industry is difficult, but it is particularly problematic in higher education with its unique culture and history of shared governance.” So begins the description of the first … Continue reading

September 12, 2015 · 3 Comments

Iowa, California, and Presidential Searches

On Thursday, the Iowa Board of Regents unanimously appointed former IBM senior vice president J. Bruce Harreld as the University of Iowa’s next president.  Harreld’s experience in higher education is … Continue reading

September 6, 2015 · 4 Comments

On the Suborning of Free Speech and Shared Governance at the University of Iowa

By Stephen Kuusisto   When Iowa’s Board of Regents selected J. Bruce Herreld, a businessman with no prior experience in education, as the new president of the University of Iowa they … Continue reading

September 5, 2015 · 11 Comments

Booksellers’ Delight

Academic publishing has gone topsy-turvy  over the past couple of decades, leaving those responsible for hiring, retention, tenure and promotion often scratching their heads. There’s so much money, now, in … Continue reading

September 5, 2015 · 2 Comments



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