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The Future That Is Already Here Isn’t Much of a Future

Here is the weekly newsletter from Education Dive, which focuses largely on digital innovations in higher education:

The first article somewhat blithely acknowledges that “instructor availability” is one of the major concerns of students enrolled in MOOCs, as if it is a problem that can be resolved with more “innovation,” rather than one of the most fundamental features of MOOCs. 735 more words


How to Fight for Education Funding

Maybe some of us in higher education might think about what these K-12 teachers in Washington State have done, as reported in Labor Notes: 1,355 more words


California Task Force Recommends Replacing ACCJC

If you have been following my long series of posts about the accreditation controversy at City College of San Francisco (CCSF), you are aware that I have been one of many critics of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), an independent entity of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) charged with accrediting two-year institutions in California and elsewhere in the west.  936 more words


The US, India, Academic Freedom and the World

People are the same everywhere, I guess.

That cliche stared me in the face this morning, when I saw over 30 new comments on the statement we published signed by a long list of scholars… 503 more words


For a Union, Passivity Equates to a Loss of Collective Bargaining Rights

Yesterday’s NLRB’s decision on the collective-bargaining rights of employees hired through “temp” agencies has meant that very little attention has been paid to a decision handed down yesterday by an NLRB Administrative Law Judge. 617 more words