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The blog of Academe Magazine. Opinions published here do not necessarily represent the policies of the AAUP.

Letter on Trigger Warnings to Crafton Hills College

Earlier this month a student at Crafton Hills College, a community college in the Los Angeles area, and her parents urged the institution to ban several graphic novels.  They complained … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Wage Theft Increases with Contingent Employment–and Not Just among Fast-Food or Retail Workers

What follows is a news release disseminated this week by the Department of Labor. _________________________ Federal enforcement effort finds more than 3,000 Gulf Coast workers owed nearly $3.5 million in … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Education, Inc.

Education, Inc., is a forthcoming documentary film about how money and politics are changing our schools. It will premiere on Friday, August 14, 2015. Here is the promotional description from … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

In Much of the World, Academic Freedom Is a Value for Which Faculty, Students, and Administrators Are Suffering and Dying

The AAUP focuses on academic freedom issues within the United States. Scholars at Risk, an organization based at New York University, focuses on attacks on academic freedom elsewhere in the … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

“Restoring Salaita’s Position Would be Right Move”

The News-Gazette of Champaign, Illinois published yesterday in its Sunday edition an op-ed I wrote on my interpretation of the American Association of University Professors censure of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · 3 Comments

Countering the Corporate Con

The two great parts of American higher education are the students and the faculty. The administrators are only around to facilitate the learning of the former and the teaching and … Continue reading

June 28, 2015 · 3 Comments

New Faculty Majority Blog Reboot!

Majority Rules, the reborn blog of the New Faculty Majority, has a call for contributors: We’re looking for contributions from contingent faculty and allies across the country and anywhere else … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Corporate Representation of Contingent Employment

Some time ago, the authors of several posts to this blog, including me, took issue with several reports that asserted either that a very large percentage of adjunct faculty are … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Anyone Can Run for President

It may not be true that anyone can grow up to be President of the United States, but it does appear to be true that just about anyone can be … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

“Louisiana, Louisiana, Huey Long, Huey Long”

This comes from The Chronicle of Higher Education: The Louisiana State University system’s Board of Supervisors voted last week to uphold the firing of Teresa Buchanan, an associate professor of curriculum … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

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