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Category Archives: tuition

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

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

Adjuncts, Faculty Working Conditions, and Student Learning Conditions

An “On the Issues” Post from the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education [http://futureofhighered.org] _______________ In “I Used to be a Good Teacher,” Alice Umber contrasts her experiences teaching … Continue reading

November 2, 2014 · 3 Comments

Trying to Reduce Higher-Ed Costs without Addressing Administrative Bloat Is Only Making Things Worse

John T. McNay, a professor of history at UC-Blue Ash, is president of the Ohio Conference of the American Association of University Professors. The following op-ed appeared in the Cincinnati … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

John Oliver Compares Student Debt to an STD

On this past Sunday’s “Last Week Tonight” show, John Oliver devoted about two thirds of the show to an extended riff on the student-debt issue. At one point, he compared … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

More “Innovation” from Mitch Daniels

Over the last several weeks, Purdue University has announced that its School of Communications and its College of Technology have received $500,000 grants from President Mitch Daniels for creating, respectively, … Continue reading

September 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Poorer by Degrees

Here is a link to Poorer by Degrees, a new short documentary by Jennifer Shuberth, a former faculty member at Portland State University: http://vimeo.com/95828754. The documentary questions the premise that … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · 3 Comments

PBS NewsHour Series on “Rethinking College”

Lil Taiz, President of the California Faculty Association, has shared the following information which should be of broad interest. The PBS NewsHour contacted the CFHE leadership about CFHE’s take on … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

Mitch Daniels, “Re-Inventor” of American Higher Education

On August 10, the Chicago Tribune has published an editorial titled “How Purdue Is Re-Inventing the American University.” No author is identified. The article title is both misleading and hyperbolic. It … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

The College Affordability Crisis: Real Solutions or Lip Service

An “On the Issues” Post from the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education [http://futureofhighered.org] _______________ The staggering level of college loan debt in our country finally seems to be getting … Continue reading

August 15, 2014 · 2 Comments
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