POSTED BY KELLY HAND
The new September–October issue of Academe focuses on a profession that increasingly finds itself “in the crosshairs.” Articles address recent and historical instances of targeted harassment of faculty, the obligations of tenure-track faculty toward colleagues on contingent appointments, and the suppression of a course scrutinizing collegiate athletics. Follow the links in the table of contents below or on the AAUP website at https://www.aaup.org/september-october-2017.
Faculty Rights in the Classroom
Classroom activities remain a faculty responsibility.
By Aaron Nisenson
Exhuming McCarthy (Meet Me at the Book Burning)
Faculty members respond to the Professor Watchlist.
By Hans-Joerg Tiede
Surviving Attacks on Academic Freedom
A lesson from the past.
By Larry Gara
“Tenured Allies” and the Normalization of Contingent Labor
Tenured faculty need to step up.
By Carolyn Betensky
Our Job Was to Fix It
An effort to improve the treatment of non-tenure-track faculty.
By Michael Bérubé
Academic Freedom, Meet Big-Time College Sports
Can sports and its money control the curriculum?
By Jay Smith
How Should Textbook Authorship Count in Evaluating Scholarly Merit, or Should It Count at All? (online only)
Factors for tenure and promotion need constant reevaluation.
By Nicky Hayes and Robert J. Sternberg
A Short Interviewing Guide (online only)
Navigating the interview process in a competitive academic job market.
By Florence Neymotin
The Danger of a Liberal Arts Education (online only)
The importance of “becoming.”
By Ryan McIlhenny
Paying the Price of a Broken System
Anastasia C. Wilson reviews Paying the Price by Sara Goldrick-Rab.
The Failure of Privatization
Henry Reichman reviews The Great Mistake by Christopher Newfield.
From the Editor: In the Crosshairs
By Aaron Barlow
Faculty Forum: Telling Stories to Defend Our Scholarship
By Arlene Stein
Legal Watch: Friedrichs Redux?
By Risa L. Lieberwitz