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On freedom, responsibility, and obligation

Three somewhat unrelated news items in the last few days have got me thinking a little about freedom, and how one asserts it through individual or institutional action: a couple of days ago it was, apparently, … 2,231 more words

Politics

"Requirement that faculty disclose their affiliations is not authorized by the law" - Matthew Finkin

Professor Matthew Finkin writes that “to require faculty to disclose any position held with the entities set out in the Executive Order would infringe on the constitutional right of association: a deaconship in one’s church, an elected position in a veterans’ organization, of an environmental organization, a labor organization, an advocacy group for children, the elderly, the handicapped, …” This disclosure is required on the new  957 more words

Shared Governance

What if You Were Saida Grundy and the Tweets Weren’t Actually Yours?

It may sound very far-fetched, but unfortunately it is not as far-fetched as you might assume.

Today the Chronicle of Higher Education ran a story on Noel Ignatiev, a faculty member at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. 381 more words

Academic Freedom

Constructive dissent keeps wheels of knowledge turning

 21 May 2015

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Steven Schwartz, in looking at the Lomborg centre controversey recounts a story about Albert Einstein during his Princeton days; he was… 828 more words

Higher Education Policy

2015 Chapter Progress Report

2014–15 Academic Year Accomplishments.

Our chapter has:

  1. Presented a Forum on Faculty Salaries and University Budget Priorities on October 1, 2014, showing that faculty salaries have fallen significantly below the Bay Area cost of living since 2008-09.
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Chapter Business

Fired Marquette University professor who approved cop-killer mural had appealed for her exoneration

As Twitchy reported, a mural honoring Assata Shakur, a convicted cop-killer and fugitive on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List, went up in the school’s Gender and Sexuality Resource Center recently, and… 753 more words

General

Epistemic injustice in the academy: an analysis of the Saida Grundy witch-hunt

Guest blogger Arianne Shahvisi is an assistant professor of philosophy at the American University of Beirut, and has recently written commentary for the New Statesman, Jacobin, Open Democracy… 1,881 more words

Faculty