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Category Archives: working conditions

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 · Leave a comment

So, We Should Teach to the Test?

In an exasperating article on the op-ed page of The New York Times today, science writer Benedict Carey argues for the benefit of testing, conflating all types from yearly standardized tests … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

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

Seventh Circuit Protects Part-time Faculty Union Leader, Robin Meade

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is becoming a very pro-faculty, pro-adjunct, pro-academic freedom and anti-Garcetti v. Ceballos court. It continues to reverse or remand upon … Continue reading

November 4, 2014 · 5 Comments

Colorado Community College Faculty Bill of Rights

The following is reproduced from the website of the Colorado Conference of the AAUP.  Faculty Bill of Rights Proposes to End Adjunct Labor by Suzanne Hudson Following several years of … Continue reading

November 4, 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

The “Slow” Decline of the Elite Scholarly Journal

The elite scholarly journals, long the gatekeepers of the ivory tower, have been losing their effectiveness this last decade or so–in their gatekeeping role, at least. As these journals increasingly … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

Two Stories from Oklahoma That Seem to Illustrate Skewed Priorities

The first of these stories, “Gun Activists Lobbhy for Weapons on Campus,” appeared in the Norman Transcript [http://www.normantranscript.com/news/article_52a58aa0-4b3d-11e4-89de-0f889f7b5efd.html]. Gun-rights activists are pushing for legislation that will allow guns to be … Continue reading

October 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

Keynote Address at the University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association Academic Freedom Event: Part 1

Rudy Fichtenbaum, President American Association of University Professors   First I want to thank the University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association for inviting me to attend your Academic Freedom Event. I … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · 5 Comments

Keynote Address at the University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association Academic Freedom Event: Part 2

Rudy Fichtenbaum, President American Association of University Professors   While cases such as the ones I have been discussing receive lots of public attention, they pale in comparison a number of … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · Leave a comment
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