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Category Archives: working conditions

AAUP Chapter at Miami University Hosts Presentation by Howard Bunsis

In the late afternoon on Thursday, September 24, between 80 and 100 faculty and students at Miami University attended a presentation by CBC Chair Howard Bunsis on the university’s finances. … Continue reading

October 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

What Happens when Expatriated Workers Return Home?

Over the past few decades, multicultural studies, diaspora studies, and cross-cultural and transnational studies have all provoked considerable scholarly interest and have become distinct disciplines, reflecting the dramatic increase in … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Liner Notes: Backdrop to “3 Things HBCUs Should Do”

This is a guest post by Donald Earl Collins. He is adjunct associate professor of history at University of Maryland University College. He previously taught at Howard University in the Department of Afro-American Studies and has … Continue reading

September 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Whistleblower Effect

This is a guest post by Mihran Aroian and Michelle L. Damiani, contributors to the September-October 2015 issue of Academe. Mihran Aroian is a lecturer in the Management Department of the McCombs School … Continue reading

September 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Undermining Public Education

The September-October 2015 issue of Academe magazine begins with two articles focusing on disturbing trends in public education. Both articles point to increasing private sector influence as a threat to … Continue reading

September 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Faculty: “Speed Bumps to Progress”?

In the comments to one of the posts on this blog, someone wrote: in my opinion, faculty absolutely should not be governing a university. We need broadly trained academic professionals … Continue reading

September 6, 2015 · 11 Comments

Booksellers’ Delight

Academic publishing has gone topsy-turvy  over the past couple of decades, leaving those responsible for hiring, retention, tenure and promotion often scratching their heads. There’s so much money, now, in … Continue reading

September 5, 2015 · 2 Comments

My Year at an ‘American Style’ University in Africa

Guest blogger Lyn S. Graybill had earlier taught in West Africa as a Senior Fulbright Scholar at Fourah Bay College of the University of Sierra Leone. When the plane landed in Abidjan … Continue reading

September 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

On Becoming the Enemy We Fight

A supplementary Report on the AAUP-Censured Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge appeared today. It deals with the dismissal of Teresa Buchanan: Buchanan, a specialist in early childhood education with an … Continue reading

September 2, 2015 · 4 Comments

So You Want to Be a Tenured Ally

You’re tenured or on the tenure-track, and you would like to help out your non-tenure-track colleagues, but you’re not sure how.

August 31, 2015 · 17 Comments



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