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On the Job: Stanley Fish on Academic Freedom

‘Academic freedom is in the eye of the beholder.’  That, I think, will be the most common takeaway by readers of Stanley Fish’s new book Versions of Academic Freedom: From Professionalism to Revolution (Chicago: University of Chicago Press). 705 more words

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Commercial Intrusion into Academic Space

In their recent November-December Academe article, Jonathan Alan King, Ruth Perry, and Frederick P. Salvucci look into MIT’s decision to build commercial buildings on campus land and make the argument that institutions often put profit before students’ and researchers’ needs. 115 more words

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Board of Trustees Forum today @ SAC, NAHC 218, 6pm

District 8 Trustee Clint Kingsbery will be present at this open forum at SAC. There is a reception starting at 5pm. The forum will begin at 6pm. 483 more words

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How Many Ways Must We Say It?

This is a guest post by Joel Thomas Tierno, a contributor to the recent November-December issue of Academe. Tierno is a professor of philosophy at the College of Southern Nevada; he has also taught at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Erie Community College, Buffalo State College, and Elmira College. 762 more words

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Investing in the Search Process

 This is a guest post by Alan R. Shoho, a contributor to the recent November-December issue of Academe. Shoho is a professor of educational leadership and policy studies and associate vice provost for academic and faculty support at the University of Texas at San Antonio where he has been for the past twenty years. 449 more words

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“But I Am Their Professor”

This is a guest post by Rebecca Jordan, a contributor to the recent November-December issue of Academe. Jordan is an associate professor of environmental education and citizen science, and director of the program in science learning at Rutgers University. 457 more words

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An Academic Winter Session

This is a guest post by Kelly Price, an online contributor to the recent November-December issue of Academe. Price is a marketing professor at East Tennessee State University. 340 more words

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