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Category Archives: shared governance

Shared Governance Failure at Santa Fe Community College

This is a guest post by Miranda Merklein, a contributor to the recent September-October issue of Academe. Merklein is the acting president of the Santa Fe Community College-AAUP chapter, where she works … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

CUCFA Statement on “Civility” and Academic Freedom

The following is the text of a statement issued on September 11 by the Council of University of California Faculty Associations (CUCFA): On Friday Sept. 5, Chancellor Dirks of UC … Continue reading

September 12, 2014 · 3 Comments

You are not alone.

Last Friday, the Colorado Conference of the AAUP (for which I serve as co-President) held a one-day meeting at Fort Lewis College in Durango devoted to the topic of shared … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · 4 Comments

Discussing the Steven Salaita Case in Our Classrooms

If you want to engage your students in a thoughtful debate about public discourse in the age of Facebook and Twitter, you can of course use the ten or twelve … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

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

On August 16, the Lafayette Journal-Gazette ran this small item [http://www.jconline.com/story/news/college/2014/08/16/ipfw-faculty-unhappy-daniels-comments/14181695/]: “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

California Reverses Ruling on Abortion Rights at Catholic Universities

In a major victory for faculty and staff and for reproductive rights more generally, the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) has reversed a previous decision to allow two … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Usual Suspects Saying the Usual Things: Critiquing the Schmidt Report

This week the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA), a right-leaning group founded by Lynne Cheney (aka Darth Vader’s wife) released a report endorsed by a group of twenty-three … Continue reading

August 22, 2014 · 3 Comments

Antisemitism and Salaita

The following letter by Michael Rothberg originally appeared on his website. Rothberg is the Head of the Department of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Director of the … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · 48 Comments

A Response to “Shared Governance and the Salaita Case”

By Nicholas Burbules, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign I want to thank Mr. Wilson for sending us his posting on “Shared Governance and the Salaita Case” and inviting us to … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · 8 Comments
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