POSTED BY KELLY HAND
The new November–December issue of Academe examines political and other divisions within higher education. Contributions from faculty members, AAUP chapter leaders, and an undergraduate activist consider how to advance learning and social justice in tense campus climates. Follow the links in the table of contents below or access the entire issue at https://www.aaup.org/issue/november-december-2017.
The University in the Age of the Learning Factory (member login required)
Dueling narratives in the culture war around higher education.
By Larry Catá Backer
How Our AAUP Chapter Responded to Postelection Violence
When a student is attacked, how do we respond?
By Amy Hagopian and Eva Cherniavsky
Fostering Student Activism on Campus
Success must be measured by more than immediate results.
By Rachel Watson
Balancing Classroom Civility and Free Speech
Lessons from a history classroom.
By Catherine Nolan-Ferrell
Creating a Civil Classroom in an Era of Incivility (member login required)
Resources for teaching in a politically charged environment.
By Lynn C. Lewis
From a Contract Faculty Member to Her Colleagues: It’s a Feminist Issue
Feminism helps us understand our collective future.
By Gwendolyn Alker
Rewriting the Faculty Handbook: Tales from the Trenches (online only)
A revision process proves the value of transparent engagement.
By Rebecca S. Linger and Ericka P. Zimmerman
Experiential Learning: Some Reservations (online only)
A skeptical perspective on forays into the “real world.”
By John Fawell
This Is Not the Campus of Your Youth
Leah Chan Grinvald reviews The Branding of the American Mind by Jacob H. Rooksby.
Education and the Austerity Reform Agenda
Deondra Rose reviews Austerity Blues by Michael Fabricant and Stephen Brier.
From the Editor: The Divided University
By Aaron Barlow
Faculty Forum: When the White Supremacists Come to Campus
By Walt Heinecke
From the President: What Is a Union?
By Rudy H. Fichtenbaum
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