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From Academe to Activism: We Gon' Be Alright


Guest blogger Tiffany Kraft tells who she is through the following post:

It’s eight years and three months since I sat for my viva voce exam to defend my thesis (in the United Kingdom the doctoral manuscript is called a thesis not a dissertation), … 1,194 more words

Contingent Faculty

That Awkward Feeling I Get When Discussing Necrophilia with My Students: My Experience Teaching McCarthy's Child of God

I don’t remember much about my seventh grade Health class, but I do recall one particular unit vividly—sex education.  Slides—so many slides—anatomical illustrations of unmentionable body parts and graphic photographs of the damage caused by sexually transmitted diseases. 1,371 more words

Class Discussion

Ruling sets stage for 2,500 Twin Cities faculty to take union vote

The historic organizing drive among faculty at the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus cleared a major hurdle today, when a state agency ruled contingent and tenure-track faculty could join together in one potential bargaining unit. 422 more words


Adjuncts and Academic Freedom


Guest blogger Eva Swidler is an environmental historian on the undergraduate liberal arts faculty at Goddard College and the Curtis Institute of Music. 773 more words

Academic Freedom

The Ugly Administration of Higher Education


Guest blogger Tiffany Kraft is a former adjunct and present higher education activist and organizer with Faculty Forward Network.

For all special snowflakes who aren’t on the front lines with students and contingent faculty fighting for racial and economic justice in our nation’s colleges, universities, and communities, you may want to stop reading and stay in your safe places. 1,381 more words

Corporate Influence