Monthly Archives: July 2017

We won't sit by idly while students face rule rollbacks that signal "open season"

We won’t sit by idly while students face rule rollbacks that signal “open season”

Faculty Forward Network signed a joint coalition letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on July 12 expressing opposition to “the delay, dismantling or weakening of the gainful employment regulations finalized in October 2014 and the ‘borrower defense to repayment’ and college accountability regulations finalized in November 2016.” Students and taxpayers should not be on the hook for fraudulent and deceptive business practices that fail to deliver quality education at a reasonable cost. In man ...

Summer is the cruelest month for adjuncts but there’s a glimpse of hope

Summer is the cruelest month for adjuncts but there’s a glimpse of hope

Summer is the cruelest month for adjunct faculty. For many part-timers, the months between the spring and fall semesters mean week after week with no income. For those adjuncts given summer classes, that one assignment can make enough money to get through June, July and August. However, that one assignment is likely to be elusive because it is common practice for full-time faculty to take all available summer courses, shutting out their part-time brethren. Who can blame full-timers who can ma ...

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