We begin with an invitation to UFF-UF members to discuss how faculty can address the changing needs of students in a restricted funding climate for higher education. The background for this discussion is an increasing and multidisciplinary body of scholarship that is examining the ris ... Continue Reading →
With the selection of Representative Paul Ryan as his running mate Saturday morning, presumed Republican nominee Mitt Romney made federal spending — including on higher education — a major flash point of the coming presidential campaign. ... Continue Reading →
Cary Nelson, then President of the American Association of University Professors, wrote an article on the benefits of faculty unions not only for faculty but for the campus and local community. ... Continue Reading →
Since the 2010 midterm elections, public employee unions have been in the crosshairs in states with Republican governors and/or Republican-dominated legislatures, including in Florida. The conservative think tank ALEC – the American Legislative Exchange Council – has pitch ... Continue Reading →
The last few years have been frustrating for the Gator Nation. Even while independent audits show that UF’s budget condition continues to improve (1), President Bernie Machen has desperately tried to convince us that the University is in crisis due to budget cuts from the State ... Continue Reading →
Before the 2012 legislative session, leaders of the House and Senate, as well as the Governor, warned that higher education faced severe budget cuts this year. They also called for a transformation of the structure and curriculum of public universities and colleges to reduce expenses ... Continue Reading →
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