Saturday, August 30, 2014

Higher Ed Class Struggle: A tenured faculty member's insensitive comments have drawn a backlash in the blogosphere... but do they reveal what many tenured faculty feel?

Karl Marx (1818-1883)
Karl Marx (1818-1883) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
http://chronicle.com/article/Offensive-Letter-Justifies/148551/?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en

The Letter:
http://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/is-that-whining-adjunct-someone-we-want-teaching-our-young/

Let me suggest that the author has (rashly?) stated what many tenured faculty really believe and feel. Their own sinecures are threatened by the revolution in higher education content delivery and the uncertainty of working in a financially stressed, over-extended industry.  Don't expect much sympathy for their part-time, contingent colleagues.  Expect instead a class consciousness to come to the forefront with increased starkness.  This letter is only the tip of that iceberg. 

Marx wouldn't be surprised.

Time is running out to enroll in my IP webinar

English: Cover of Against Intellectual Propert...
English: Cover of Against Intellectual Property by Stephan Kinsella (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Sign up for the September 9th program here:
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Friday, August 29, 2014

ANother for-profit educator bites the dust.

Anthem (novella)
Anthem (novella) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The anthem sounds for Anthem.

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/08/29/profit-anthem-education-abruptly-closes-campuses-after-filing-bankruptcy

SOcial Darwinist Ayn Rand presumably would approve.

SHould corporations have to pay taxes?

Death & Taxes (film)
Death & Taxes (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
http://www.nationalmemo.com/companies-pay-taxes/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=NM_Master_List&utm_campaign=Daily%20Newsletter%20-%20August%2029%202014&utm_content=Final

Obviously they don't think so.

When is enough enough?

Women on Top: How Real Life Has Changed Women'...
Women on Top: How Real Life Has Changed Women's Sexual Fantasies (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
New York appellate court judges ponder the question of when the statute of limitations runs in a sexual abuse case.  
http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/home/id=1202668401095?kw=Circuit%20Judges%20Challenge%20Timing%20of%20Sexual%20Abuse%20Claims&et=editorial&bu=New%20York%20Law%20Journal&cn=20140829&src=EMC-Email&pt=Daily%20News&slreturn=20140729071026

If you have been pondering the challenges posed by sexual assault cases on your campus, sign up for my two part webinar series on the subject.

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A new line of work for notary publics?

English: Publicity photo of Howard Cosell from...
English: Publicity photo of Howard Cosell from Monday Night Football. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
California's legislators have a  "yes means yes" law.  How will people prove that the "yes" happened? Do I exchange text messages with my date?  
http://features.aol.com/video/california-approves-yes-means-yes-bill?icid=aol|carousel|dl1

Well, I suppose if Howard Cosell could be present at Woody Allen's wedding night in "Bananas," having a notary present on a date is equally possible.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=howard+cosell+in+bananas