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Why We're Not Grading Exams

After a successful two-day walkout of faculty across the United Kingdom led by the University and College Union, more than 1,000 scholars have resigned from their roles as external examiners, who are contracted to sit on exam boards at other universities to review students’ work and sign off final grades.  659 more words

Collective Bargaining

Faculty Strike in UK


College and university faculty in the United Kingdom began a two-day strike today against the Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA).   Members of the… 750 more words

Collective Bargaining

Uber, Adjuncts and Exploitation: The Same Old Thing (Let's Fight!)


Jim Hightower, discussing the Uber “defeat” in Austin, TX, writes about the “gig economy”:

This “alternative work arrangement” is not a futuristic concept — it’s already here and spreading fast.

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Bad Pedagogy

This is a post about making bad pedagogy decisions out of necessity, specifically the drive towards bad pedagogy in order to move forward on the career path. 1,770 more words

Course Planning

Translation of Provost's interview in News-Gazette

Original document: the Provost’s interview in the News-Gazette (April 21, 2016).

Detect language: admin-speak

Translate into: reality

Administrators want multiyear contracts to be based on merit and performance…

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Supporting NTT Faculty at the U of Illinois

The two-day strike by non-tenure-track faculty at the University of Illinois seeking a contract continues today.

Here is a letter that appeared in the local newspaper supporting the strike: 527 more words

Collective Bargaining