Higher Ed. news around and about
Ohio University’s Faculty Senate voted 23-18 with three abstentions Monday to endorse a movement toward unionization…Professors supporting unionization stress the three words “meaningful shared governance” as being something a collective bargaining unit can achieve that, amid administrators’ disregard, the Faculty Senate has not.
- “HR at a Global University“: issues to do with hiring for foreign branch campuses.
- Newfoundland and Labrador government still pushing agenda for Grenfell College.
- “University of Phoenix opens a campus“:
The facilities are equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology, complete with computers for professors in each classroom and plugs for students who chose to carry laptops to class.
… funds for labor-research centers on two University of California campuses … was the only individual item the governor vetoed in the university’s $3-billion budget for 2008-9 …
- Brief interview with William G. Tierney, author of The Impact of Culture on Organizational Decision-Making: Theory and Practice in Higher Education:
Multiple constituencies have to be involved if a decision is to be successful. Trust is central to an effective culture. Those institutions that are most effective succeed less by formalized rules and regulations and more by the consent of the governed.
- University Affairs beefs up its web presence, including a new news blog by Léo Charbonneau. See the latest issue for an article by Fred Donnelly, “N.B. plans to restructure postsecondary sector.”