JOBS OUTSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION

Adjuncts participate in National Day of Action for a Living Wage

Adjuncts across the country participate in a national day of action for a living wage. How do their interests align with low-wage workers from outside academe?

Writing teachers talk teaching students about 'white privilege' at composition instructors' meeting

Writing instructors at Conference on College Composition and Communication talk about teaching about racism and white privilege -- and the political and career risks they face for doing so.

Historians discuss ways to engage students on Ferguson protests

At annual meeting, historians discuss ways to engage students on protests in Ferguson, Mo., and elsewhere.

New report argues for better mentoring, pay, and career progression for postdocs

National Academies report sees system in disarray and calls for better pay, more mentoring and speedier path to their own labs.

National survey suggests a greater focus on teaching but ongoing concerns about diversity, adjuncts

Survey of undergraduate instructors suggests increased attention on student-centered teaching and ongoing concerns about diversity and adjunct working conditions. 

Panel criticizes ASA's Israel boycott at association's annual meeting

Panel criticizes American Studies Association's year-old academic boycott of Israel at body's annual meeting. And the panelists in turn are criticized.

Tufts adjuncts tout pay and job security gains in first union contract

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Adjuncts at Tufts say their first union contract, which includes significant pay and job security gains and a right to be interviewed for full-time positions, could be a model for new unions in negotiations elsewhere.

 

Psychology group objects to book's portrayal of its role in post-9/11 torture

The American Psychological Association objects to a new book's portrayal of its role in government-sponsored enhanced interrogation practices in post-9/11 years.

Speakers at liberal arts conference begrudgingly make case for their utility

Is making a practical case for the liberal arts necessary, or a trap? Attendees at St. John's College conference differ in their opinions.

 

New books warn of expanding notions of academic freedom and checks on free speech that are hurting higher education

New books on academic freedom and free speech argue that the most serious threats to academic freedom and free speech are coming from within higher education.

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