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Category Archives: tenure

The Atlantic on the Adjuncts With a Correction

Laura McKenna has written an excellent article for The Atlantic, titled “The Cost of an Adjunct.” I include the paragraph that references the AAUP’s analysis of the contingent component of the … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

Toward a New Consensus for Tenure in the Twenty-First Century

The May–June issue of Academe starts out with Clark G. Ross’s discussion of tenure. We think we all know what the concept of “tenure” means, but, in light of recent … Continue reading

May 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

AAUP Investigation Report: Felician College

From the Conclusions of the report, “Academic Freedom and Tenure: Felician College (New Jersey)”, May, 2015: In terminating the appointments of sixteen fulltime faculty members, seven of whom sought the … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

AAUP Investigation Results: The University of South Maine

From the Conclusions of the report, “Academic Freedom and Tenure: The University of South Maine” of May, 2015: In terminating the appointments of sixty of the 250 full-time faculty members … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

Gov. John Kasich Is Wrong to Denigrate Ohio Universities’ Innovation Capabilities

What follows is an op-ed by John T. McNay, chair of the department of history, philosophy and political science at the University of Cincinnati’s Blue Ash campus and president of … Continue reading

May 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

Sound-Bite Pronouncements on the Present and Future State of Higher Education

Janet Napolitano, the President of the University of California system recently wrote an opinion piece for the Washington Post in which she argued that, despite the challenges created by unprecedented … Continue reading

April 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

Steven Salaita Resists University of Illinois Effort to Dismiss Civil Rights Lawsuit

Tenured Associate Professor Steven Salaita, last night, filed a response to the University of Illinois motion to dismiss his civil rights lawsuit against the Board of Trustees, University of Illinois officials … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Safety, Secrecy and Security

If college campuses are to be safe spaces, the goal needs to be to make them safe for everyone—even faculty. With tenure reduced and enfeebled and secret investigations commonplace, I … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

Are Colleges and Universities the New Version of the Family Farm?

In the post that I made yesterday to this blog, “Why Is the Future of the University Never a University?,” I included the following observation: “All realms of human endeavor … Continue reading

March 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

Why Is the Future of the University Never a University?

In August 2014, Graeme Wood wrote an article for The Atlantic titled “The Future of College?” The tease under the headline is: “A brash tech entrepreneur thinks he can reinvent … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · 3 Comments

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