Tom Auxter, the president of the 7,000-member United Faculty of Florida, said "intense and feverish" opposition from faculty helped scale back the plan. Still, he warned of a generation of "cheap and dirty" online courses offered to students before they enroll in college. ... Continue Reading →
University of California— “The new language states that faculty members have the ‘freedom to address any matter of institutional policy or action when acting as a member of the faculty whether or not as a member of an agency of institutional governance.” ... Continue Reading →
As education leaders across the nation are calling on Congress to act before July 1 to prevent student loan interest rates from doubling, a new report released today by the American Federation of Teachers warns that the combination of massive student debt and public disinvestment in h ... Continue Reading →
Bernie Machen has had a good year. The University of Florida president delayed retirement to take another shot at long-sought goals such as getting pre-eminent status for the university and additional funding to try to reach the top 10 public institutions. ... Continue Reading →
Citing several instances of what it regards as breakdowns in shared governance, the American Association of University Professors is calling for colleges' governing boards to take steps to hear directly from faculty members, without letting administrators filter such talks.
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The picture that emerges from a look at the staffing practices of Florida universities in the past five years is complex. Like universities across the nation, Florida schools have been beset by budget cuts. And like schools nationally, ... Continue Reading →
James Call | Contributor, May 13, 2013, The Florida Current An inspector general report ordered by Gov. Rick Scott recommends the Division of Florida Colleges establish standards and a methodology for compensating college presidents. The report released Monday documents a 28-college s ... Continue Reading →
In her public lecture, Professor Sheila Slaughter will discuss the rising emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and professional fields in many public universities, and the many disparities this has created between these disciplines and the humanities ... Continue Reading →
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