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Comments on Academic Freedom at the University of British Columbia

Comments on Academic Freedom at the University of British Columbia Delivered at “Breakfast with the Dean” panel April 21, 2016 E. Wayne Ross, PhD Professor Faculty of Education University of British Columbia First of all I would like to thank … Continue reading

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UBC Faculty Association and student society call for external review of Board of Governors; Momentum gathers among faculty for UBCBoG no-confidence vote

With UBC’s crisis of administration and legitimacy growing worse, the Faculty Association has re-issued its call for an external review of the Board of Governors and its operations. Clearly, there are failures of governance and shadow systems of decision-making from the ranks … Continue reading

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More bucks than brains: James Ramey and the ruination of the University of Louisville

  In the late 1990s, Kentucky’s legislature initiated a program to upgrade and reform the state’s postsecondary education system, it was called “Bucks for Brains.” (The state’s promotional tagline at the time was “Open for Business.”) I was recruited to the … Continue reading

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Professors in Poverty

Via Brave New Films: PROFESSORS IN POVERTY An average of 51% of faculty are adjunct or working on a part-time only basis. 31% of those adjuncts live near or below poverty levels and are forced to work multiple jobs just … Continue reading

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Do private programs belong at public universities?

The University of Victoria has contracted with the Canadian telecom giant Telus to deliver a “customized” MBA program to Telus employees. Telus executives will be teaching some of the courses; the instructors from UVic will apparently be teaching on contracts … Continue reading

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Why the UBC Leadership Crisis Matters Beyond the Ivory Tower

The ongoing drama at University of British Columbia may look like a tempest in a teapot, but the dispute among university governors, managers, and faculty has implications that reach beyond the ivory tower. Two principles are at the heart of … Continue reading

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Reforming Academic Labor, Resisting Imposition, K12 and Higher Education (Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor, No. 25)

New Workplace Issue #25 Reforming Academic Labor, Resisting Imposition, K12 and Higher Education Writing About Academic Labour Joss Winn Survival in the New Corporatized Academy: Resisting the Privatization of Higher Education Ellen Boesenberg The Radical Keynes: An Appraisal Carlo Fanelli “A … Continue reading

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U of L provost who hired notorious ed school dean Robert Felner steps down

Shirley Willihnganz, the University of Louisville provost who hired “notorious ed school dean” Robert Felner has stepped down from her $342,694 a year position and will return to the faculty after a sabbatical. Willihnganz told the Louisville Courier-Journal that the … Continue reading

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Neoliberalism and the Degradation of Education (Alternate Routes, Vol. 26)

Alternate Routes: A Journal of Critical Social Research VOL 26 (2015) NEOLIBERALISM AND THE DEGRADATION OF EDUCATION Edited by Carlo Fanelli, Bryan Evans Contributors to this anthology trace how neoliberalism has impacted education. These effects range from the commercialization and quasi-privatization of pre-school … Continue reading

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J. L. Turk: Protecting Academic Integrity When Universities Collaborate with Industry

2013-2014 CHET Seminar Series (University of British Columbia) “Protecting Academic Integrity When Universities Collaborate with Industry” By James L. Turk, Executive Director, Canadian Association of University of Teachers February 25, 2014

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