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James McKeen Cattell

One of the less-frequently mentioned founders of the AAUP is Columbia University psychologist James McKeen Cattell (1860-1944). Cattell was perhaps the most prominent academic gadfly of his time. 522 more words

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Strike Averted at University of Illinois at Chicago

News from the University of Illinois at Chicago faculty union (an AAUP/AFT joint union):

“STRIKE AVERTED- University of Illinois at Chicago United Faculty (Local 6456) has successfully negotiated a tentative agreement on labor contracts for tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty!” 25 more words

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Different Understandings of Academic Freedom

I’m going to disagree with the arguments in Aaron Barlow’s post earlier today about the meaning of academic freedom. When Patrick Deneen described academic freedom… 671 more words

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From The New York Times: "Colleges Increasing Spending On Sports Faster Than On Academics, Report Finds"

Tamar Lewin reported in the New York Times (April 7, 2014) on a recent study released by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP)which reported that from 2001-2011, “…while spending on instruction, research, and public service declined or flattened, most colleges and universities rapidly increased their spending on sports…” 153 more words

Texas Week with Rick Casey: video available

Alamo Colleges is about to replace a humanities course with a learning framework focusing on leadership strategies, including those outlined in Stephen R. Covey’s book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” The presidents of all five colleges in the system oppose the change, but the chancellor says it is part of a broader effort to align students’ education with workforce needs. 24 more words

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AAUP's Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession

There’s lots of information and analysis in the AAUP’s Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, which was released today. Find it here… 16 more words

Administrative bloat and CBE

Back in 2011, Benjamin Ginsberg (professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University and author of The Fall of the Faculty: The Rise of the All-Administrative University and Why It Matters… 284 more words

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