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Category Archives: students

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

“The Greatest Threat to Campus Free Speech”

Last week the AAUP and the Council of University of California Faculty Associations (CUCFA) issued a statement protesting remarks made by University of California Regent Richard Blum, which threatened negative … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

A Transnational Occupation

This is a guest post by Kamala Visweswaran. She is a professor of ethnic studies at the University of California–San Diego. She is the editor of Everyday Occupations: Experiencing Militarism in South Asia and the Middle … Continue reading

September 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

Robert Reich on College Rankings and the Value of Public Universities

In last week’s iteration of his syndicated column, Robert Reich takes on college rankings. After noting that the Obama administration has decided to give up on the idea of providing … Continue reading

September 22, 2015 · 1 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

Liner Notes: Backdrop to “3 Things HBCUs Should Do”

This is a guest post by Donald Earl Collins. He is adjunct associate professor of history at University of Maryland University College. He previously taught at Howard University in the Department of Afro-American Studies and has … Continue reading

September 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

AAUP Joins Amicus Brief in Vergara Case

A bit more than a year ago a California Superior Court, ruling in Vergara v. California, overturned California statutes guaranteeing due process protections for K-12 teachers with more than two … Continue reading

September 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

New Working Paper from the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education

  Back to School in Higher Ed: Who Needs Faculty? Although 50 years of research has shown that faculty/student interaction is crucial to student success, recent trends and newly-adopted practices … Continue reading

September 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Whistleblower Effect

This is a guest post by Mihran Aroian and Michelle L. Damiani, contributors to the September-October 2015 issue of Academe. Mihran Aroian is a lecturer in the Management Department of the McCombs School … Continue reading

September 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

How NOT to Encourage Interest in STEM

I don’t know how much I can add to this item from the political blog Talking Points Memo (the headline says it all):  “Police in Texas Arrest Muslim Teen Who … Continue reading

September 16, 2015 · Leave a comment



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