My august university president says: too many faculty because… “quote-unquote ‘overstaffed'” (air quotes included)

Yesterday, at BGSU my fine university’s Faculty Senate meeting, faculty once again grilled upper management administrators on recent faculty cuts. Pres. Mazey our august president’s response?  Resorting to air quotes.  Now that’s intellectual leadership.  More below the fold.

NY Times finally recognizes the problem of adjunct abuse, offers vague solutions, no mechanism

Today the NY Times  at least finally recognized that the casualization of college faculty is a serious problem that affects students’ education and results in poor employment conditions and compensation.  No kidding.  What’s amazing is that the Times editorial board appears to think that it’s the first to realize this issue (maybe part of the Old… More NY Times finally recognizes the problem of adjunct abuse, offers vague solutions, no mechanism

News Flash #384,729: Coaches’, administrators’ salaries growing faster than faculty’s

Another shocking, just shocking development that none of us had ever expected: as indicated in the AAUP’s annual report on salaries in higher education, coaches’ and administrators’ salaries have been grower faster than that of faculty. The NY Times and Slate noted the former, but did not report the latter. Here’s the also entirely predictable reaction… More News Flash #384,729: Coaches’, administrators’ salaries growing faster than faculty’s

Survey says! …what you’re making compared to others in academia

The AAUP’s annual salary report out (and, sadly, it is aptly titled, Losing Focus) . I’ll be going through some of the particulars in upcoming posts. In the meantime, if you want to see how you’re doing, you can check out the interactive, by institution salary survey at the Chronicle.

Unlike Colbert, college football coach follows age-old anti-union playbook

The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,Video Archive Another development in the continuing story of the Northwestern University football players who dared, dared suggest that their university cared more about dollars than athletes, and that perhaps unionization might get them a voice in their own employment “student-athletic careers.”  And some of… More Unlike Colbert, college football coach follows age-old anti-union playbook