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Category Archives: working conditions

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

Thomas Perez on the Uneven Economic Recovery, Income Inequality, and the Need for Strong Labor Unions

This is a carefully prepared, persuasive, and at times eloquent speech. It would have been nice if such speeches had been given more consistently at the beginning of the Obama presidency, … Continue reading

April 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

Getting It Right and Getting It Wrong on the “Real Costs” of Higher Education

In the Sunday Review section of the New York Times, Paul F. Campos has offered his opinion on “The Real Reason College Tuition Costs So Much.” [The whole piece is … Continue reading

April 6, 2015 · 6 Comments

Notions of Privilege and Basic American Values

Aaron Barlow’s post today concerns legislation proposed in North Carolina that will uniformly increase teaching loads at all public universities to four courses per semester. I might look at this … Continue reading

April 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Teach or Perish

If the dateline on this story had been a day later, I would not believe it (hat tip to Diane Ravitch for linking to it): “Bill would require all UNC professors … Continue reading

April 1, 2015 · 13 Comments

Ohio State University Seeks to Dramatically Revamp Its Policy on Faculty Intellectual Property Rights

Ohio State University is internally circulating a draft of a new policy on faculty intellectual property rights. The following summary of the main outlines of the lengthy and very detailed … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Centennial Speakers Series at Wright State University: 6. Hank Reichman

March 22, 2015 · 1 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
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