One of the biggest ironies about Donald Trump's Presidential campaign is his pledge to bring back jobs that have been outsourced to other countries--the major driver behind his support from blue-collar workers.
We know we're paying significantly more than our parents ever did to reach the same end goal -- a degree. So naturally, in true Michael Moore fashion, we ask ourselves: where's the majority of our money going? If your response has anything to do with learning, think again.
Who's to blame for abysmal graduation rates according to the AAUP's recently released Report on the Economic Status of the Profession? Adjunct faculty, of course.
You read stories all the time about adjunct college professors who quit because they're badly paid, worked too hard, don't have health insurance, and don't even have get decent office space. They love what they do, but eventually the negatives make their jobs impossible.
The nationwide movement for better pay and benefits expands to the South.
The major argument for free public college and university education is the same as for free public education in general: like the free public elementary, middle, and high schools already existing in the United States, free public higher education provides educational opportunity for all.
In a time when college enrollment is booming and college tuition is at an all-time high, the prospect of getting an upper-level degree and working at a college or university would seem like a sure bet for anyone. And yet, in 2015, a PhD does not guarantee a great living.
Thank you for your willingness to be vulnerable, to enter into the deep waters of your being for the sake of illuminating yourself and, in turn, our team. Thank you for wading through challenging but important conversations on race relations, restorative justice and institutionalized inequality.
More than 200 cities will see strikes today. Tens of thousands of people will join in and express their support. They are people like you.
I'm all for creating a sense of urgency to inspire meaningful change. And certainly there is crucial work to be done to address adjunct pay inequities. But to do it in such a way that further deepens an already-felt divide between faculty and staff/administrators seems to be counterproductive.
We applaud President Barack Obama's many steps toward educational and career access for all Americans. We believe that for the free community college initiative to deliver needed results, we need clarity on the problems facing community colleges, strong accountability measures, and solutions to drive student success, not simply access.
"We’re just not getting what we need to stay afloat from our employer," Bolin said. But with this organization, she hopes
If university administrators continue to cling to Wall Street principles of financial greed, then faculty unions are essential for the survival of teaching and citizenship. We must work together, in solidarity, to get back to the substantive heart of higher education.
As the ranks of individuals employed in part-time academic appointments have grown, many part-time faculty lack the support of the colleges and universities where they work. A new report highlights that many part-timers even lack institutional email accounts.