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From the Union Blog

November 24, 2014

Peter Goodman

What Is the Very Model of a Modern Dean?

by Peter Goodman

With higher education under tremendous pressure to explain its purpose, justify its cost, innovate and maintain its place today as a center of knowledge, research, communication and education, often the people in the best place to deal with all this are the deans of the various schools. “Institutions are...

Peter Goodman

Prof to be Paid $185g to Resign

by Peter Goodman

In the most recent fallout from an ongoing sexual-harassment imbroglio in the philosophy department at the University of Colorado-Boulder, Associate Professor Bradley Monton will be paid $185,000 in salary and additional compensation to resign, according to Andy Thomason in The Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/u-of-colorado-will-pay-philosophy-professor-185000-to-resign/90081. The settlement, in which...

Peter Goodman

NLRB Official Rejects Anti-Union Vote

by Peter Goodman

Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, illegally interfered in a vote on whether its adjuncts should organize, and the results should be thrown out, according to a recent ruling by a regional National Labor Relations Board hearing officer http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/labor-board-officer-rejects-marist-college-vote-against-adjunct-unionization/89885?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en. The attempt to organize by the Service Employees International Union was...

November 19, 2014

Peter Goodman

The Senior Faculty Retorts

by Peter Goodman

Recently the retired Hofstra art professor Laurie Fendrich suggested in The Chronicle of Higher Education that a teacher who doesn’t retire around the age of 70 is being greedy, selfish and too self-involved for the good of the university. Not so, retorts SUNY New Paltz journalism professor Howard Good,...

November 17, 2014

Peter Goodman

So Retire, Already!

by Peter Goodman

Tenured professors hang on too long. They take up space that would be better used by fresher, younger faculty more likely to be in tune with the students they teach. They’re expensive, may be out of touch, sticking around because they love teaching—which is greedy and selfish. So, in...

Adjunct News

June 24, 2013

An Adjunct’s Vindication

Inside HigherEd reports that Florida Atlantic University has rehired the adjunct instructor that was fired over the controversy of a lesson he utilized in...

June 14, 2013

Adjunct Win at Religious College

Inside HigherEd reported this week that the NLRB ruled has ruled that adjuncts at Pacific Lutheran University in Washington University have the right to...

May 19, 2013

Adjuncts May Be Shut Out of Obama’s Speech at Morehouse College

President Obama is scheduled to deliver the commencement speech at Morehouse College in Atlanta today.  He is the first sitting president to deliver a...