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Illinois peeps, check out - University's Rescinding of Job Offer Prompts an Outcry

Thousands of scholars and others are objecting after the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign rescinded the offer to Steven G. Salaita.. via NYT Education http://ift.tt/1lDAmiH

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One Might Ask Steven Salaita Why There Are No MOOCs on Gaza

In late July, Kris Olds wrote a piece for Inside Higher Ed’s Blog U: Global Higher Ed titled “Why No MOOCs on Gaza?”

Rightly recognizing that the MOOC format would be perfectly suited to providing succinct overviews of the conflicts in the world’s hotspots, Olds searched sites of the half-dozen most prominent MOOC providers, a process that she describes in detail in order to illustrate that on most sites identifying the courses by topic is counterintuitively difficult. 445 more words

Corporate Influence

Illinois peeps, check out - University’s Reaction to Twitter Posts Prompts an Outcry

Thousands of scholars and others are objecting after the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign revoked the offer following Twitter posts about Israel.. via NYT World http://ift.tt/1rHzADL

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Christopher Kennedy Speaks on the Salaita Firing

Here’s what Christopher Kennedy, chair of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees, told the Chicago Tribune in an article in today’s newspaper:

“We create an environment appropriate for students to learn in,” Kennedy said.

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Academic Freedom

Discussing the Steven Salaita Case in Our Classrooms

If you want to engage your students in a thoughtful debate about public discourse in the age of Facebook and Twitter, you can of course use the ten or twelve excellent posts that John K. 453 more words

Faculty

Dear Alma: on Secret Codewords

Dear Alma,

My friend says “civility” is just a codeword for “don’t upset the donors”. Could she be right?

Yours,
Politically Sensitive

Dear Polly,

You can’t spell “euphemism” without “UI”.

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Dear Alma: On the No-Teach List

Dear Alma,

I seem to be on the University’s No-Teach List. How can I get off?

Perplexed Instructor

Dear Perp,

People in Swanlund Administration Building were suddenly too busy to talk with me, after I asked about the No-Teach List.

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