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From "Awfulizing" to Organizing

Yesterday I posted an entry about the AAUP Colorado Conference’s efforts to organize part-time community college faculty, who represent the overwhelming majority of community college teachers in that state.  2,571 more words


AAUP 2015 Meeting Recap

By Rachel Doll, advertising and direct mail manager, University Press of Florida

Last month, along with four other staff members from the University Press of Florida, I traveled from sea-level Gainesville to mile-high Denver for the annual meeting of the… 510 more words


Colorado Community College Faculty Fight for Equity

In Colorado, somewhere between 70% and 80% of all community college faculty members teach part-time on term-to-term contracts.  Yesterday, July 27, following the AAUP’s successful 2015 Summer Institute in Denver, AAUP-CBC President Howard Bunsis and I traveled to nearby Louisville, Colorado, to join some of those community college faculty members at a mini-Institute (the “Mini-Innie”) sponsored, with the financial support of the Assembly of State Conferences, by the Colorado Conference of the AAUP and organized by Caprice Lawless, President of the AAUP Chapter at Front Range Community College.  383 more words


AAUP/AFT‐Wisconsin Joint Statement on Wisconsin Biennial Budget

The following statement was issued today, July 20, 2015:

The AAUP and AFT‐Wisconsin stand together in condemning the attacks on higher education that the Wisconsin Legislature included in its biennial budget, which Governor Walker signed into law last Monday. 365 more words


Trigger Warning - If you need this, read no further

Like most writers, when I get the urge to write, it’s usually because I feel strongly about something.  I like to think I’m fairly tolerant of many ways of life, understanding of different views and knowledgeable about obvious things that may offend people.   644 more words


Expansive Teaching Versus the Assembly Line

In a comment on a post of mine yesterday, someone wrote:

“Adequate teaching” of any subject (humanities and social sciences included) requires:

– decent texts;

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"Je Tweet...!"

“My name is legion: for we are many.” Maybe that’s the faculty on Twitter these days. Including many who get themselves into ticklish situations—with no savior casting their devilish tweets into swine and herding them into oblivion in the sea. 709 more words