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Responding to ASU's "response"

Thanks to John Warner at Inside Higher Ed for linking to this statement from Arizona State regarding the restructuring of full-time NTT instructor job responsibilities in the English Department. 254 more words

Academic Labor

"Fifteen Minutes of Fame" and a Lifetime of Notoriety

One of the effects of the rise of social media and “reality” entertainment is that we are all, in effect, in danger of becoming the topics of tabloid stories. 1,105 more words

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The Self-Propagation of the Consultants

In its list of the most influential people in higher education for 2014, the Chronicle of Higher Education includes diverse individuals and just one group, “The Hired Guns: The Consultants.” 1,250 more words

Corporate Influence

The Ideal of the American University: A Primer (Part 2)

“It need scarcely be pointed out that the freedom which is the subject of this report is that of the teacher,” says the 1915 Declaration of Principles on Academic Freedom and Academic Freedom. 782 more words

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From Great Universities to "Knowledge Factories": Another American Institution in Decline

Thomas Frank, perhaps best known for What’s the Matter with Kansas?, an examination of America’s new conservatism, has an article in Salon, “The New Republic, the torture report, and the TED talks geniuses who gutted journalism.” Toward the end, he writes this: 649 more words

Faculty

The Ideal of the American University: A Primer

At its idealistic best, the traditional vision of American higher education was one of beauty, dynamism and diversity. With undergraduate students able to take courses from as many as 40 different professors, with requirements designed to give as broad a taste of intellectual pursuits as possible, with “shared governance” assuring that corporate-style top-down influence is kept to a minimum, with academic freedom keeping lock-step attitudes (even within the faculty) to a minimum and with tenure guaranteeing stability, this framework could (when it operated effectively) keep intellectual exploration expanding and students learning without unduly onerous administrative restraint. 744 more words

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Undermining Affordability and Access to Higher Education

An “On the Issues” Post from the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education [http://futureofhighered.org]

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A recent report from the New America Foundation highlights one important way access to higher education is closing down for low-income students. 607 more words

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