I recently returned from two workshops in France and the Netherlands where, among other things, I learned more about the challenges faced by public universities in Europe. 706 more words
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Congratulations to our NTT colleagues, whose union was certified this week by the Illinois Education Labor Relations Board! The fight continues for tenure-stream faculty to get the same protections offered by collective bargaining. 124 more words
Continued and expanding use of a contingent faculty workforce is not sustainable. The American Federation of Teachers (AFT), an NME supporting organization, has launched a major campaign to educate higher ed stakeholders and the public about the issue and then to take back higher education as a public good. 61 more words
Here’s an interesting piece from Counterpunch, that in our opinion doesn’t go quite far enough. The Kilgore case doesn’t just signal the decline of faculty rights (although it certainly does that)–it also exemplifies the decline of the university as a place of truth-telling and moral courage.