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Category Archives: students

Countering the Corporate Con

The two great parts of American higher education are the students and the faculty. The administrators are only around to facilitate the learning of the former and the teaching and … Continue reading

June 28, 2015 · 3 Comments

Delbanco: Outrageous Reality

Andrew Delbanco, writing in The New York Review of Books, looks over the state of American universities, noting the promise they once represented but writing that: Today this story is stalled. … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · 2 Comments

A(n Incremental) Case for the Economic Benefits of Reducing Student Debt

In a guest editorial for the Concord Monitor, demographer Peter Franchese argues persuasively that the future of New Hampshire’s economy requires a much larger state investment in public higher education, … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Does the AAUP Defend the Academic Freedom of Pro-Israel Faculty as We’ve Defended Steven Salaita?

Shortly after the AAUP’s annual membership meeting placed the administration of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) on its list of censured administration for its summary dismissal of Professor … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · 5 Comments

Miscalculations of Student Living Costs, Their Impact on Financial Aid, and What They Suggest about Our Institutional Priorities

The following paragraphs are taken from an article that Jill Barshay contributed to the Hechinger Report on June 1: “A team of academic researchers found that one third of colleges … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Education for the Corporation?

In an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education entitled “Business Can Pay to Train Its Own Work Force,” Eric Johnson writes: This is how employment is supposed to work. Companies hire … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

What’s Wrong with Performance Based Funding?

This is a post by Rudy Fichtenbaum, President of the AAUP. _______________ The Chronicle of Higher Education just had an article about performance based funding in Florida. Performance based funding … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

Why Selecting a College Major Primarily Because of the Employment Outlook in That Field Is a Terrible Idea

Peter Cappelli, a Professor of Management at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, has specialized in studies of employment patterns and, more specifically, shifts in the American economy … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

My Congressional Comment

On June 2, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, held a hearing on “First Amendment Protections on Public College and … Continue reading

June 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

Guns on Campus: Texas Edition

This week, Politico published an article by Matt Valentine titled “Texas Just Made College Less Safe: University Leaders Have Thought That Guns on Campus Are a Bad Idea since 1824. … Continue reading

June 3, 2015 · 2 Comments
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