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Free (Or Fettered) to Teach at the Community College?


The academic freedom wars rage across the country as professors debate trigger warnings, hostile environments, bullying eradication, and multiple other sins infringing on academic speech.   895 more words

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Adjuncts Are Scholars Too


Kevin Birmingham has a Ph.D. in English from Harvard, where he is presently an instructor in the university’s writing program.  His book, … 1,153 more words

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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

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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

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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

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