Author Archives: Bryan Doyle

Faculty, students applaud new bill to hold for-profit industry accountable

Yesterday, U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) introduced legislation that would hold for-profit colleges and universities accountable when they prey on low-income students and saddle them with crushing debt without delivering a quality. Students and faculty across the country are applauding the Senators for sending the important signal to the for-profit industry that students should be the priority, not profits. ...

Sen. Durbin Warns Prospective Students About Deceptive For-Profit Colleges

.@SenatorDurbin: We need more aggressive oversight of for-profit colleges. #pricewepay pic.twitter.com/DFoPS7vDId — Faculty Forward Net. (@FacultyNetwork) September 3, 2015 In Chicago, Sen. Dick Durbin warned prospective students about the perils of for-profit colleges and called on the U.S. Department of Education to use its full authority to end abusive practices and improve student outcomes. “The collapse of Corinthian Colleges, Inc. was a wake-up call for the Department of Educati ...

Reigniting the Mission: A Survey of Jesuit Faculty in Higher Education

There are over 218,000 students and 20,000 faculty members who study and work at 28 Jesuit institutions across the United States. Once a middle-class job, nearly a majority of college and university faculty are now working part-time for very low pay, isolated from colleagues without job security, benefits or even office space. Catholic schools are not immune from these trends, with many colleges and universities increasingly relying on a contingent faculty workforce while shifting resources a ...

North Carolina faculty and allies demand state lawmakers do their jobs, pass a budget.

Across the country, Faculty Forward Network and our allies are fighting to make sure that higher education is affordable, accessible and reflects the public mission of our colleges and universities. This is a critical time for the UNC System and faculty are working to make sure North Carolina invests in instruction and research.The state is spending 23% less on higher education than before the great recession, nearly $3,000 less per student, adjusted for inflation. Roughly a third of UNC re ...

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