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Category Archives: students

Time to Degree: The Wrong Measure of Success

My colleague, California State University, East Bay English Professor Susan Gubernat, has published a terrific piece in the Sacramento Bee that should go viral.   Read it here: http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/soapbox/article4126796.html

November 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Performance Funding Is Only Increasing the Problems That It Is Ostensibly Supposed to Solve

The Community College Research Center at the Columbia University Teachers College has released a report on “Unintended Impacts of Performance Funding on Community Colleges and Universities in Three States.” The … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

So, We Should Teach to the Test?

In an exasperating article on the op-ed page of The New York Times today, science writer Benedict Carey argues for the benefit of testing, conflating all types from yearly standardized tests … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

People Are Getting Rich on Charter Schools, but K-12 Education Is Not Being Enriched

The following is a news release from We Are Ohio, the progressive coalition originally established to oppose Senate Bill 5. This coalition has remained in place because the attacks on … Continue reading

November 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Votes of No Confidence in Minnesota

At this past June’s annual meeting, a chapter leader suggested that AAUP ought to start tracking votes of no confidence—even if not as formally as it tracks its own investigations … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Commercial Intrusion into Academic Space

In their recent November-December Academe article, Jonathan Alan King, Ruth Perry, and Frederick P. Salvucci look into MIT’s decision to build commercial buildings on campus land and make the argument that institutions … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

How Many Ways Must We Say It?

This is a guest post by Joel Thomas Tierno, a contributor to the recent November-December issue of Academe. Tierno is a professor of philosophy at the College of Southern Nevada; … Continue reading

November 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

“But I Am Their Professor”

This is a guest post by Rebecca Jordan, a contributor to the recent November-December issue of Academe. Jordan is an associate professor of environmental education and citizen science, and director … Continue reading

November 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

An Academic Winter Session

This is a guest post by Kelly Price, an online contributor to the recent November-December issue of Academe. Price is a marketing professor at East Tennessee State University. She has … Continue reading

November 18, 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
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