The Academe Blog

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

An Interesting Series of Articles on Australian Higher Education

The Conversation is an Australian website that seeks to synthesize academic and journalistic inquiry in order to provide very thoughtful commentary of Australian and international issues. Its mission statement includes … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Teaching Is Either a Profession or It’s Not

In a recent post to her blog, Diane Ravitch has reported on the ongoing effort to unionize the teachers in Detroit’s charter schools. At five of those schools, the AFT … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

9/11 from the Perspective of an International Graduate Student

This is another guest post from Victoria Scott, an art historian. _________________________ I moved from Vancouver, Canada, via St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Binghamton, New York, population 47,376, to begin doctoral … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · 4 Comments

Organizing Adjuncts and Wikipedia

This is a guest post by Victoria Scott, an art historian with considerable experience as an adjunct faculty member. _________________________ Dimidium facti qui coepit habet: sapere aude, incipe. (Half done, … 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

CU Scholar: An Open-Source Repository of Scholarship

A recent, relatively short article by Joshua Bolkan published in Campus Technology broadly describes a new initiative at the University of Colorado at Boulder: “The University of Colorado Boulder has gone public … Continue reading

May 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Climate-Change Skepticism and the Economic Impact of Climate-Change Research

This week, University World News includes two items on climate-change research. The first is a summary of a news article that appeared in Science: “The Australian government’s controversial move to … Continue reading

May 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

MOOCs 4.0: Clearing the Way for Huckster 4.0?

I just read an article on the Huffington Post blog titled “MOOC 4.0: The Next Revolution in Learning and Leadership.” The article is written by Otto Scharmer. Here is his … Continue reading

May 24, 2015 · 3 Comments

Sometimes It Takes the Persistence of Sisyphus to Get Collective Bargaining Rights

In June 2004, the full-time faculty at Point Park University voted overwhelmingly to join the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh, or CWA Local 38061, making it the first Guild local to … Continue reading

May 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

Excellent Universities Begin with Excellent Faculty

The following article was published originally on the website of the AAUP chapter at the University of Akron, though it appears that the university will soon have a new name—and … Continue reading

May 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

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