For your reading pleasure
June 1, 2009
Getting through the crisis:
- “CANADA: Academics call for greater transparency,” Anne Kershaw, University World News (May 31/09).
- “Don’t expand universities: upgrade, demographer says: David Foot questions wisdom on spending stimulus money on bricks-and-mortar projects,” Elizabeth Church, Globe and Mail (May 26/09).
- “Colleges Consider 3-Year Degrees To Save Undergrads Time, Money,” Valerie Strauss, Washington Post (May 23/09).
- “UPDATE: Report shows Rutgers students, staff contribute billions to state economy,” Sergio Bichao, mycentralnewjersey.com (May 13/09).
- “Business and the Relevance of Liberal Arts,” Melanie Ho, Inside Higher Ed (May 7/09).
- Electronic Book: Reports from the Frontier: A global view of the key issues confronting higher education (Higher Education Web Publishing Ltd, London, 2009).
On contract academic labour:
- “‘Off-Track Profs‘,” Scott Jaschik, Rev. of Off-Track Profs: Nontenured Teachers in Higher Education, John C. Cross and Edie N. Goldenberg (MIT Press, 2009) in Inside Higher Ed (May 27/09).
- “Employment Trends And Academic Labor,” Lisa Wade, Sociological Images: Seeing is Believing (May 23/09) [Thanks to Jonathan for the link.]
- “MLA Urges Chairs to Focus on Adjunct Issues,” Inside Higher Ed (May 7/09).
- “Drawing Attention to Contingent Labor,” Inside Higher Ed (May 1/09).
- ““Whose university is it, anyway?” A question we need to keep asking,” Jennie Hornosty. Rev. of Whose University Is It, Anyway? Power and Privilege on Gendered Terrain, edited by Anne Wagner, Sandra Acker, and Kimine Mayuzumi (Sumach Press, 2008), in Academic Matters (May/09).
- “‘Resilience‘,” Scott Jaschik, interview with Kenneth Oldfield and Richard Greggory Johnson, editors of Resilience: Queer Professors From the Working Class (SUNY, 2008) in Inside Higher Ed (Apr. 30/09).
- “US: The business of higher education,” Timothy McGettigan, University World News (May 31/09).
- “GLOBAL: Academic manager or managed academic,” Richard Winter, University World News (May 24/09).
- “New international agreement will help safeguard academic freedom and standards in the face of transnational commercialization of post-secondary education,” CAUT (May 20/09).