The mainstream media’s narrative really seems to be that tenure, and not the takeover by administrators (and social justice warriors), is a big part of the collapse of higher education. Hey, I realize that “jo… Learn more.
Many pressing issues have been calling for attention these days – the unprecedented increase in mortality rates among white Americans, the Black Lives Matter movement and the upending of the Republican Party. At the… Learn more.
Alabama is removing tenure, but before I get to that, I feel the need to give some background: The degeneration of higher education, slowly increasing over the last few decades, is now visible to the casual observer. … Learn more.
The State College of Florida recently scrapped tenure for incoming faculty. New professors at this public university will be hired on the basis of annual contracts that the school can decline to renew at any time. … Learn more.
Earlier I covered a conservative professor, at a private Jesuit school, who had been on suspension well over a year for naming a student with pro-heterosexual views in a blog post. Now, for what it’s worth, I think … Learn more.
“I am altering the deal. Pray that I don’t alter it any further.” --Darth Vader, though I knew a deanling that took pride in her power to alter “agreements” any way she chose. Tenure, the supposed “job… Learn more.
I want to talk some more about this tenured philosophy professor who was fired, because it isn’t just the firing, it’s the overkill that is truly amazing here. While in the “normal” world a pink slip is usually e… Learn more.
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I’ve covered a few times the adjunctification of higher education, which is the replacement of full time faculty by “temporary workers” with no benefits, minimal pay, and the expectation that these temporary worker… Learn more.
I’ve certainly given the mathematician’s perspective on what’s going on higher education, and I’ve also provided the English professor’s perspective, and the Liberal professor’s perspective. Despite our dispa… Learn more.