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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

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Inchoate Agency: Technology, and the Liberal Arts

A few weeks back, I shared a few thoughts on being a Social CIO at a Liberal Arts College. The post had its genesis in a magazine article that I had been working on, and generated many subsequent conversations, offline and on… like the one below: 883 more words


Why Ph.D.s Should Teach College Students

Who should teach? And who should decide who teaches? What should the learning environment look like? And who should decide how it looks–and should there even be just one “look”? 2,126 more words


Colorado Community College Faculty Bill of Rights

The following is reproduced from the website of the Colorado Conference of the AAUP. 

Faculty Bill of Rights Proposes to End Adjunct Labor

by Suzanne Hudson… 1,164 more words


Provost responds on civility - but ducks the question

The Campus Faculty Association asked the Provost at the beginning of October to “explain how civility is to be defined and evaluated in hiring, promotion, and tenure cases at the University of Illinois.” The question is pertinent and topical, and as the top academic officer of the campus, the Provost should be well placed to answer it. 345 more words

Adding to the Armamentarium of Academic Freedom

Robert Kreiser, a former staffer of the American Association of University Professors Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure and Governance, spoke at an Illinois Conference annual meeting. 1,062 more words


Furloughs in 2010 were "Just Plain Destruction"

The Campus Faculty Association fights for transparency about decision-making processes at the University of Illinois. Unilateral decision-making by the administration undermines the core missions of the university, teaching and research, and so we are working for a faculty union that can provide a strong and independent faculty voice. 532 more words