Posts Tagged ‘Administration’

July 11th, 2012 - 8:43 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

Leroy Searle: The conviction that universities should do so is as time-honored and legitimate as the conviction that we should teach students to think, to read, and to write. But the way we are doing it now surely is not sustainable.

  This is a very thoughtful post by Leroy Searle.  Dr. Searle was responding to a long stream of UW emails about a 5% pay raise the faculty union at Western Washington had negotiated with their administration.  Most of thread was woven out of the usual angst about why UW faculty does d not ha[...]

June 21st, 2012 - 4:08 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Chaos at Jefferson’s University

Few Americans understand the significance of the University of Virginia to world history.  U Va was Thomas Jefferson’s proudest creation, the world’s first PUBLIC university.  Moreover, in the tradition of Jefferson, U Va was created as place where ordinary citizens could participate i[...]

February 27th, 2012 - 7:24 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Unions vs Teacher: Who is the bad guy?

Who Breaks a Butterfly Upon a Wheel by Bill Lyne An Open Letter to Nick Hanauer Our friends over at Publicola have recently been hosting a rousing debate between big bucks Democrat Nick Hanauer and WEA President Mary Lindquist on teachers’ unions and K-12 schools.  Here at the blog, we have a har[...]

February 14th, 2012 - 5:17 am § in Schools & Colleges

Privitization of UC Berkeley

A closer look at UC’s “tuition-free golden past” and who’s financially hurting today by Bob Jacobsen, professor of physics |Berkeley Blog Tom Hayden recently wrote an article, entitled “We Can’t Afford to Be Quiet About the Rising Cost of College,” in the Chronicle of Higher Education.[...]

February 1st, 2012 - 12:46 pm § in America, Politics, Schools & Colleges

URGENT: Presidents’ Mtg tonight at Town Hall

WA State Presidents Promote  Higher Education Funding in Washington Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 7:00 – 9:00pm Great Hall; enter on 8th Avenue. $5. I spoke with a reporter who will be attending this tonight.  He asked me a lot of questions … more about areas of controversy than about the[...]

November 29th, 2011 - 12:25 pm § in Schools & Colleges

The Faculty Code at “For Profits”

Five Six Troubling Things About the For-Profit Industry’s Self-Policing Standards Campus Progress,  November 21, 2011 by Brian Stewart     Kaplan is one of 16 for-profit schools that have signed the Foundation for Educational Success’ Standards of Responsible Conduct. For-profit c[...]

November 19th, 2011 - 2:22 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Phyllis Wise Will Cut Athletic Subsidy at Her New U

from ACADEME BLOG by John Wilson Last month the  Chicago Tribune had a lengthy front-page article about how the University of Illinois’ general fund subsidizes the athletic program with $920,000 in free tuition waivers for student athletes. The University plans to reduce this number to $500,000[...]

November 10th, 2011 - 10:49 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges, UW

The Ironic Role of Marc Emmert in the Penn State Scandal.

Emmert Says Penn State Child Abuse Scandal, a ‘Cautionary Tale,’  An article by  Libby Sander in the Chronicle of Higher Education quotes liberally from UW recent ex-President about the situation at Penn  State. “It certainly didn’t help Penn State’s reputation,” Emmert said.  “Thi[...]

October 8th, 2011 - 6:37 am § in Schools & Colleges

Corporate Inflation on Campus

To the student or legislator paying tuition, or the taxpayer funding NIH,  it does not matter whether administrators are using their money to pay themselves or increase their staffs,;the difference  is a distinction with no meaning.  The focus of the public discussiion is always the same … [...]

August 26th, 2011 - 11:58 am § in America, Schools & Colleges

How the UW deals with “diversity”

Racial discrimination in our institution is covered by a thick layer of symbols, declarations, and committees that despite our discourse keep the skeletons in a tightly locked closet.  In 2000, with the change of chair in my dept –and dean of our engineering college—after more than 25 years of [...]