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Category Archives: working conditions

“You’re the Top”

In what passes for “business” these days, institutions of any sort become potential cash cows for those at the top, structures allowing extraction of wealth while providing a minimum in return. … Continue reading

May 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

When Capitalism Calls the Shots, We All Lose

In a news story about the move by the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina System toward deleting 46 degree programs, Steven Long, one of the members of … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

Just Soft Machines

Replace “technologies” with “reforms” and “economic” with “educational,” in Paul Krugman’s New York Times column today and he could be writing about our schools and colleges. He claims, “the whole … Continue reading

May 25, 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

Chomsky on Neoliberalism, Exploitation and the Decline of U.S. Higher Ed

The following is an edited transcript of remarks given by Noam Chomsky via Skype on 4 February 2014 to members of the Adjunct Faculty Association of the United Steelworkers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. … Continue reading

May 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

My Visit with the Illinois Conference

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of joining the leadership and some members of the Illinois Conference at their annual meeting in Chicago. I had previously met several of … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · 5 Comments

So You Want To Be an Administrator…

The administrative superstructure that characterizes American higher education is coming under increased scrutiny. Yet administrators keep multiplying anyway, as do the “managerial pathologies” that Benjamin Ginsburg vividly described in his … Continue reading

April 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

OCAAUP Testimony on Legislation Stripping Ohio Faculty of Collective-Bargaining Rights

Testimony of John McNay, Ph.D., President Ohio Conference of the American Association of University Professors Before the House Finance Committee Representative Ryan Smith, Chair April 16, 2015   Chairman Smith, … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Making Safe Schools a Priority

Item 1 Marking the National Rifle Association’s 2015 Freedom Festival in Nashville   To direct school staff on how to respond to a visitor who is carrying a visible firearm, … Continue reading

April 12, 2015 · 2 Comments
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