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Category Archives: tuition

Why you should sign a petition calling for the Department of Labor to investigate contingent faculty working conditions

Guest Blogger Seth Kahn is a faculty member (composition and rhetoric; critical pedagogy; qualitative research methods) at West Chester University of PA. He’s a peace activist and serves in several positions for … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · 17 Comments

The Looming Crisis in Higher Education

The “real problem” behind the exploitation of adjunct faculty is quite obvious: universities have continued to produce a reasonable number of Ph.D.’s but no longer are willing to hire a … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · 8 Comments

So Everything That We Have Read and Heard Is Wrong?

Writing for the New York Times (June 24, 2014), in a column titled “The Reality of Student Debt Is Different than the Cliches,” David Leonhardt reviews a recent study released … Continue reading

June 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

“Help Me. I’m Poor.”: Don’t Worry, Grandma Got Run Over by Your Tuition Payment

Seeing the Department of Education’s Tweet of “Help Me. I’m Poor” with a picture of Kristen Wiig’s character in Bridesmaids memorably shnookered at first made me think yes, she is … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Administrative Bloat as It Is Reflected in Presidential Compensation: 2013 Ohio Edition

Although the increases in the compensation by college and university presidents represent a negligible percentage of their institutions’ budgets, they do very clearly set a baseline for the compensation received … Continue reading

June 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Eric Holder’s Commencement Address at Morgan State University: A Commentary on Race in America

The following is the text of remarks as prepared for delivery by Attorney General Eric Holder at the Morgan State University commencement ceremony in Baltimore on Saturday, May 17, 2014. … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

CFHE 7th National Gathering Focuses on Affordable, Quality Higher Education for All

On May 16-18, the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education’s 7th National Gathering drew nearly 100 faculty, student and organizational leaders to the Desmond Hotel in Albany, New York, where … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

An Acerbically Brilliant Analysis of Media Analyses of Spiraling Higher Ed Costs

What follows is about 10% of a long but very engaging article, “Colleges Are Full of It: Behind the Three-Decade Scheme to Raise Tuition, Bankrupt Generations, and Hypnotize the Media,” … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · 2 Comments

AAUP Testimony on Faculty Workload, Student Debt, Administrative Bloat, and Instructional Spending

Testimony of John McNay, President of the Ohio Conference of AAUP, on House Bill 484, before the Ohio State Senate Finance Committee, on May 13, 2014 Chairman Oelslager, Ranking Member … Continue reading

May 21, 2014 · 5 Comments

The Erosion of State Funding for Higher Education since the Great Recession, in a Single Chart

This chart is reprinted with the permission of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities [].    

May 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

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