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萨拉塔事件与学术自由 / How to Interpret the Salaita Affair Through the Lens of Academic Freedom

How to Interpret the Salaita Affair Through the Lens of Academic Freedom

Memo 8 (Week 9)

Gordon (Guoping) Feng, 10/31/2014

Academic freedom has again become a hot topic in the past couple of months because University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) decided to de-hire Steven Salaita, previously a tenured associate professor of English in Virginia Technology University, after UIUC had approved his hiring into its American Indians Study program  and then somebody exposed a few of Salaita’s overcharged tweets (picked from among over 8,000) denouncing Israel’s action in Gaza. 610 more words

高等教育议题 / Higher Education Issues

Transformative Education and Quality Assurance

[Address to the PAASCU Annual Assembly, La Salle St. Benilde, Nov. 24, 2014]

PAASCU has been alive for 57 years. It has a sterling record of providing Quality Assurance for this country.   3,781 more words


Dear Alma: can any scrap of paper be a union card?

Dear Alma,

The Admin’s FAQ on unions tries to suggest the Campus Faculty Association will somehow trick faculty into unionizing. It just about claims that CFA could pick up one of my credit card receipts off the floor, slap the CFA logo on it, and use it to get a union!

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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

Academic Freedom

Changes at the Top at the University of Illinois: Will it Affect Salaita Case?

President Robert Easter of the University of Illinois who participated in and approved of the egregious dismissal and summary suspension of Dr. Steven Salaita at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is retiring. 455 more words


James Kilgore May Teach: Now What?

It’s good news that the Board of Trustees has backed-away from its banning of James Kilgore.

Organized faculty, especially The Friends of James Kilgore (many of whom are active CFA members) kept the issue before the Administration and the Board, with demonstrations, speeches, letters, petitions and press conferences.  322 more words

Shared Governance

'Rank and Yank' in Higher Education

From What about Me?: the struggle for identity in a market-based society by Paul Verhaeghe:

Enron, an American multinational, introduced this practice at the end of the previous century, dubbing it the ‘Rank and Yank appraisal system’.

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